Food Lion
2.8 of 5 447 reviews
www.foodlion.com Salisbury, NC 5000+ Employees

Food Lion Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.8 447 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

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Beth Newlands

(68 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good flexible hours; having the ability to work another full-time job is good"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Co-workers are usually friendly and easy to work with"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "You needed to have full time hours but expected you to get everything done in a lot less hours"
    in 24 reviews
  • "This company needs to look at store managers because they are not fulfilling their job description"
    in 22 reviews
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    no complaints.

    Head Grocery Associate (Current Employee)
    Greenville, NC

    Prosflexible hours with reasonable responsibilities and pay equal to level of work i am doing.

    Consmore vacation hours earned would be nicety, but unnecessary

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

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

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    Part Time Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Siler City, NC

    ProsGood, friendly staff and customers for the most part, flexible schedule, easy

    ConsPay, raises aren't always given as scheduled, unprofessional and petty management at times, cliques, politics, communication between "managers"

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo your job, don't blame your associates for issues that could / can be avoided with an efficient management team

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok place to work if you can't find anything else.

    Cashier (Former Employee)
    Jacksonville, NC

    ProsThey treat their employees with respect and have a lot of optional trainings at times.

    ConsI felt like the store was always dirty.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very flexible college student/ pre-career income.

    Cashier/Bagger (Current Employee)
    Charlotte Hall, MD

    ProsWithout a doubt, the best reason for working for Food Lion is the flexible hours one will receive. This flexibility allows one to go to school, possibly multiple jobs, etc. Alongside the flexibility, is the willingness to allow one to come back after taking multiple leaves of absence to go away to school.

    ConsAlthough there are some benefits offered for part-time workers, these benefits could be better. Sometimes it seems as if the employees are simply dollar signs, instead of actual human beings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement could be a little more open-minded when it comes to advancement opportunities. It seems that aside from getting moved into the office, not much advancement occurs, despite many employees' hard work and dedication.

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    Master cake decorator, deli clerk, customer service, cashier

    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Fredericksburg, VA

    ProsI love my Job, working with the public, and my team...

    ConsKeeping all the cakes full while waiting on customers frying chicken, filling the floor all by 10 am after coming in at 8am

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

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    Messy, Messy, Messy

    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Durham, NC

    ProsGood Starter Job, Good Benefits, Customers are awesome if you are a people person, great networking, they do pay on time, was a Very great company to work for when Tom Smith was the Owner in the 90's.

    ConsUnderstaffed, High Turnover, Pay sucks, Depending on District and Store Management- can be great or can be a huge disaster zone. Very Sneaky & Shady folks, Too many changes unnecessarily, Open Door policies are a joke, Training for Management depends on who likes you or not: you may get trained or you may not but still be expected to know and be held accountable for stuff you've never been trained on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo the Corporate management, You should consider sending in secret employees to evaluate your district and store management personnel. Too many legal actions being taken against you, not because your company is bad, but management personnel is bad.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked there for 6 years.

    Head Stocker (Former Employee)
    Maryville, TN

    ProsYou can definitely develop good friendly relationships with your fellow employees. It is a decent place to work for a job.

    ConsThe longer I worked there the worse my experience got. The higher ups keep wanting to change things that save them money, but cost the employees more work time and efficiency in doing the job. The rules became stricter and even ridiculous. If outside of North Carolina be very wary of store closings as the company does seem to be struggling.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave some confidence and trust in your stores and management that run the stores to do what needs to be done instead of mandating insane policies. The top management does not feel the effect of their actions or do they consider how it affects the bottom laborers that keep the company running.

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

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    It's A Okay!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, great pay. Lots of vacation time.

    ConsThey expect one person to do the job of 20 in an 8 hour period.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good customers, needs better pay

    Assistant Customer Service Manager (Current Employee)
    Portsmouth, VA

    ProsGood customers, diverse community
    Good company values

    ConsWhile there is room for advancement, pay should be raised more to match the added responsibilities

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation boosts morale

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

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    It's alright, nice for school.

    Cashier (Current Employee)
    York, PA

    ProsFlexible hours, understanding, rather easy to become an office associate

    ConsFast turnover, they have favorites, horrible raises

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive raises to office associates again.

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

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