Food Lion

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Food Lion Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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2.8 459 reviews

51% Approve of the CEO

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Beth Newlands

(70 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible hours with reasonable responsibilities and pay equal to level of work i am doing(in 19 reviews)

  • Co-workers are usually friendly and easy to work with(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • You needed to have full time hours but expected you to get everything done in a lot less hours(in 25 reviews)

  • Although there are some benefits offered for part-time workers, these benefits could be better(in 25 reviews)

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    Not a bad place to work

    Grocery Associate (Current Employee) Fayetteville, NC

    ProsThe job task are pretty easy to where anyone can learn to do it. Decent hours if you're in-school. They hire minors. Overtime is usually not available unless its a busy holiday and if you're good.

    ConsOnly bad thing I see is that a lot of good work goes unnoticed. If you don't continuously push yourself and the product in front of your peers then it's tough to move up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPaying attention to what the employees are doing behind the scenes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Current job

    Delhi Associate (Current Employee) Wingate, NC

    ProsEnjoy my job and coworkers,

    ConsI do not get enough hours to make my bills and have insurance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your word to your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good starter job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEasy job for newly employed, short shifts. Variety of available job positions. Offer direct deposit, paid biweekly.

    ConsLack of communication between management and employees. Poor wages, and benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCross-training all employees would benefit the store due to high turn over rate of employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work and pay but there is chasm between full and part time.

    Meat Cutter (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is reasonable and the pay isn't bad.
    I appreciate one of the core values is humor most coworkers take it to heart.
    Being full-time comes with good benefits.

    ConsUnderstaffed throughout the region.
    Seems a lot of management keeps leaving or ask for a demotion.
    My part-time coworkers can never seem to get enough hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI like your company re-strategy adjustment I just hope the management I keep hearing about leaving is the type I wouldn't like to work for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    So so

    Bakery and Deli Manager (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsPay ok, schedule ok, work was very easy

    ConsMAnagement, drama all the time, people who act superior even when they are not

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat associates with more respect

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place for kids to learn about responsibility

    Cashier (Former Employee) Atlantic Beach, NC

    ProsIf you do not have a lot of experience or in school, this is a good place to begin gaining experience. 401K for all employees was best benefit.

    ConsUnless you are hired into a lower management position, it is unlikely that working hard will ever get you any promotions. They also tend to look for youth rather than experience. I have known them to hire inexperienced college people rather than promote older experienced people in their store. virtually no benefits for part-tine employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that experienced people need less training time. While on the surface it looks like you will have to hire more ofter as an older worker retires, younger workers tend to change jobs more frenquently than an older person so are more likely to have to be replaced.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Front End Person

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Richmond, VA

    ProsWas a position when laid off. Was trained for multiple tasks.

    ConsHigh turnover ratio. Low pay for the work load. Most all employees, unless management, were part-time to avoid insurance and other company benefits. Scheduling was always an issue, never had enough help to cover front end or other areas of the store.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate & treat your employees better to avoid the revolving door effect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Demanding without proper incentives for such high demands

    PT Grocery Associate (Former Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsMy coworkers were the best part about working at this job.

    ConsThe management team is disorganized, micromanaging, and arrogant.

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    Totally dependent on your immediate supervisor

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVacation time was generous, pay was good.

    ConsInconsistent direction, favoritism, company will transfer you whenever it pleases.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf upper management doesn't like you, look for another job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was honest money.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSafe environment, pays on time.

    ConsStaff doesn't listen to supervisors

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake staff accountable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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