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The merger with BILO was a foolish mistake.

Assistant Produce Manager (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL

ProsFast-paced work atmosphere and consistency. Managers and fellow employees are usually open to new ideas and creative solutions. There is room for advancement in the retail sector of the company but don't expect to move up into corporate as the BILO-merger eliminated a majority of previously available jobs.

ConsCompany merger. Like any company merger, there are usually wide liquidation/consolidation of jobs and labor hours to the purchased company (Winn-Dixie). BILO has effectively eliminated most Winn-Dixie corporate positions including specialists and director positions. These are the positions and individuals that brought the company to a higher standard since it's bankruptcy. Things were looking good for Winn-Dixie! BILO is eliminating costs where ever it can. No overtime, no holiday pay, lower hours per department, cheaper products and vendors, et cetera. Most stores are operating on absolute minimum hours. For example, a perishable department pushing nearly $7k daily requires at least four midday shifts to run effectively. Duties often require unloading massive shipments into the backroom while restocking the sales floor, keeping the area tidy, preparing product for sale and maintaining product quality by removing damaged or expired product. On top of that, there are customers that require assistance. Now, that's not possible with 160 labor hours (which is approximately four FT employees including managers). With an average hourly rate of $12 per hour, that 160 hours only cost the store a little over $1.9k for the whole week; barely over a quarter of one days worth of sales! Employees are not the major expense their made out to be. A deduction in hours will lead to degraded customer service and diminish the quality of living for employees that depend on their job. Will Bilo-Winn-Dixie be haling to the tune WALMART logitics and operation soon? Possibly. Ultimately, this will lead to customer dissatisfaction via poor quality of service and poor product quality. Keep it up long enough, there'll be another bankruptcy. Thus, I would only recommend this as a temporary job, not a long term career.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and do what ever you can to keep their morale and happiness up. Ultimately, an unhappy employee will lead to unhappy customers which in turn leads to lower sales. Trying to make a dollar out of a penny via cutting labor hours not only negatively effects employees, it makes essential services less available to customers because the present minimalistic staff is already under enough pressure to accomplish an obscene amount of work with little help. It cost money to run a business, that's the reality. If a company is foolishly willing NOT to invest in people (its employees and its customers), it will surely fail and crumble. NOTE: Bilo-Winn-Dixie presently offers no holiday pay or overtime to employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mixed bag; Mostly good, little bad, half-confusing (at first)

    Cashier (Current Employee) Montgomery, AL

    I have been working at Winn-Dixie part-time

    Pros: In general there is an attitude of openness between management and workers. You can go to a superior without being made to feel as if… Cons: Management is often contradictory in what they tell workers they can/can't or should/shouldn't do. Front-end management will tell you one thing, upper management will tell… Advice to Senior Management: Clear codes of behavior, procedure, and policy from top to bottom. No contradictions between managers. A worker… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Mostly ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Lutz, FL

    I have been working at Winn-Dixie

    Pros: Strong relation with immediate supervisor. Cons: Company does not have a clear goal. Advice to Senior Management: We can not be everything to every one. Must define… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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