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A very mixed up company to work for!

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Food Lion

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Flexible hours.
Get to meet a lot of very interesting people.
While the corporate management can leave a lot to be desired, I got to know some of the nicest co-workers at the store level that I have ever had the honor and privilege to know.

Cons

Low pay and hours can vary from week to week.
Corporate management does not care at all about the hourly employee's at the stores or even for that matter, the management at the store level.
Company presents a family friendly atmosphere but company only cares about their bottom line and will dispense with entire stores and their staff with no thought of how that will effect the family's of those who they let go.
Little to no room for advancement. It is a who you know, rather that what you do, kind of company.

Advice to Management

Stand behind you store managers and give them the power to make the choices needed to run their respective stores.
Not all of your stores serve the same demographics. You claim to have researched this area but you insist on having some items that are geared more towards upper end clientele, in working class neighborhoods and those items do not sell. This hurts your profit margin, when you throw those items in the trash, do to being out of date.
If you geared your stores to serve the people in the neighborhood, advertised correctly and set your prices to at least be comparable to your competitors, you would not end up closing stores within a year or two of opening them.

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  1. A job I like to wake up and go to each scheduled day.

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    Current Employee - Produce Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Produce Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Food Lion

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Advancement for a job that is done well. The ability to take ownership and run with it so that your ideas and expectations are followed upon.

    Cons

    Communitcation continues to be a problem along with too many hands in the pot.
    Once management makes a shift or the region makes a shift then again there are different views and rules that need to be adheared to.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow and change, however the theme of things need to be level across the plate. Too much different direction from different management teams continue to be a problem.


  2. very poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Auditor in Greencastle, PA
    Former Employee - Auditor in Greencastle, PA

    I worked at Food Lion

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    i liked a lot of my coworkers.

    Cons

    corrupt management and supervisors. the play favorites ALOT.

    Advice to Management

    Replace all supervisors.


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