Food City

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Food City Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Friendly, exciting at first and and a good potential advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Food City part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere.
    Room and opportunity for advancement.
    Many departments which makes it engaging.
    Good regular training.

    Cons

    Hard to get full time.
    Head cashiers and front ends got to have too much freedom it seemed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Front ends and head cashiers need more structure and to be more responsible. Also Gas-n-Go needs more attention paid to it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    In no way could it get worse...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deli-Bakery Clerk in Fairfield Glade, TN
    Former Employee - Deli-Bakery Clerk in Fairfield Glade, TN

    I worked at Food City part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    its food city, there are no pros for working here

    Cons

    if you're a full time employee, as i was, i would just move on people... there are NO advancement opportunities unless you're brown nosing the boss. department mgr is too busy pushing their jobs off onto everyone else so they can cut out early at the end of the day. when you explain your problems to store managers/assistant managers they do nothing about it, no follow up of any kind. when you go in and do the best job possible and they still tell you its not enough, maybe you should look to hiring a couple more people to help out your seasoned employees instead of just lumping more work on them, givng them all insentive to quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your seasoned employees and never push a loyal employee to the point that they dont care anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Needs improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Stocker in Kingsport, TN

    I have been working at Food City

    Pros

    The people are great. Love meeting new people.

    Cons

    No room for advancement past department head. They use favoritism for promotions. Very stingy with full time and have made too many cuts. They place too much work on one individual. Never show appreciation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the people who actually care and work, not the people you favor. Stop cutting so many positions and then saying you cant give anymore help because we are barely making labor. As much as you all have cut, you should make labor by 200 hours. Show appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Different

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    Current Employee - Receiver in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Receiver in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Food City full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are flexible and jobs are easy.

    Cons

    People are poorly trained and poorly educated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train management and employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Unprofessional cesspool of nepotism and hypocrisy.

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    Current Employee - Clerk in Alcoa, TN
    Current Employee - Clerk in Alcoa, TN

    I have been working at Food City part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work because managers are lazy.

    Cons

    Hiring is delegated based on favorites.
    managers deligated their work to others and take it easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire good workers, not your friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Alright Place to work!!

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Bristol, VA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Bristol, VA

    I have been working at Food City part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Not to hard
    does demand Physical work
    Flexiable Schedule

    Cons

    Some Mangers
    Pushing Carts
    Physical strain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be alittle nicer Allison LoL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Don't call someone into office BEFORE WATCHING THE STORE VIDEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Food City full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits if you are full time

    Cons

    Managers who are hired without proven results experience
    Managers need to stop believing hearsay and watch the video instead of saying "I do not have time"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hired experience proven managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not one of the best places to work. More cons than pros.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Produce Helper in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier/Produce Helper in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Food City part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people you work with are nice and they are usually down to earth people and understand the store you work in just as much as you do. You meet a lot of nice people and generally make a lot of friends. Good for young high school students and maybe even college students to get some money in their pockets.

    Cons

    Management looks down on you a lot including store managers and even department managers. There are no benefits you get with the store, and no discounts of any kind. It is very rare to get a raise and to be honest, the only time they offer a raise is when you decide to quit and move to a different company, and the raise they give you will generally fall under the $.50 range. Hours can vary between departments. Front-end will give you a lot of different hours within many days of the week while In produce they overwork you and give you too many hours a day for less days a week. Co-workers are too afraid to give honest opinions of the company for fear of losing their jobs. Front-end managers scream at you for standing around doing nothing and talking when there are no customers yet after they are done yelling at you they converse with the other managers Poorly managed and the pay is not good for the work you do. I moved from the front-end to produce and was never offered a raise and produce is 100 times harder than the front.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step back and take a look at your company. Watch who manages your stores and even co-manages them. Stop being so strict and hypocritical and don't look down on your co-workers no matter what rank you are in the store. Hire the people who actually want to give customer service instead of people who don't care to but only pretend to. And most of all, listen to what your employees have to say about the company and store they work in because if you did that, most people would want to stay and you wouldn't have to hire every 14-year-old who applies in the summer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Be prepared for anything

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Lebanon, VA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Clerk in Lebanon, VA

    I worked at Food City part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The job had some very easy days

    Cons

    Promotions seem to come at random to anybody. Some people in upper management are biased towards people of their own race. If something is unsanitary, it's not the janitor's job to clean it, it's your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Bland

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Food City

    Pros

    Better than being unemployed !

    Cons

    A real lack of communication which starts with far to many department head meetings with none of what they discuss passed on to the hourly workers . Promotions are rare along with raises unless your salaried then you get a cost of living raise yearly the vacations are a joke you need to work 1 year to get 1 week then 5 years for 2 weeks and a whopping 10 years for 3 weeks unless you work at the head office this company is a strugging minnow in the grocery industry (although the ceo does have a private jet ) if they rid themselves of the us vs them attude that may help and the levels of management could do with a severe pruning to much dead wood but as this is a good ole boy place that won't happen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn some manners you put your pants on one leg at a time like the rest of us

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