Food Lion Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
479 Reviews

2.9
479 Reviews
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Beth Newlands
76 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • flexible hours with reasonable responsibilities and pay equal to level of work i am doing (in 20 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    New Hire

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Food Lion part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    So far, the co-workers have been helpful in a teaming environment.

    Cons

    Managers play favorites with the store's overall budgeted hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Pricing Coordinator  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Retail Pricing Coordinator in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Food Lion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are looking for a opportunity to star a career Food Lion is a good place to begin.

    Cons

    Many things to do at the salary was too Low , no much opportunities to get a rise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager need to appreciate more the good people that is around him.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ok co-workers. Not Enough Hours.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at Food Lion part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good People to work with. Regular customers are great. Honor time off requests as best as they can, even during holidays

    Cons

    Lazy Management. Rude customers and management lets them treat you however they feel like it without coming to your defense. NO employee perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive.

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

    Good people to work for and with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker

    I have been working at Food Lion for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ease of job, flexible with scheduling, good experience with business attributes and working with people

    Cons

    Salary, customers can be hard to deal with at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the associates opinions, not only customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Cashier/Bagger/Cleaner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Food Lion full-time

    Pros

    Great location for a summer job as its a tourist location and the employees are usually from other countries, so you get to know with lots of different people, plus you usually get over time in the summer to help your bills.

    Cons

    No big complaints. Just the usual issues with interacting with human beings with different sets of minds

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service and Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Service and Sales Manager

    I have been working at Food Lion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    At management level, there is a lot of training. There is ample opportunity to move up within the ranks if that's what you choose to do.

    Cons

    Sometimes there a clicks or groups of people, but that is with any company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When hiring or promoting a new manager, don't just give them keys and send them out on their own. This is especially true for CSSM.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not Again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Food Lion

    Pros

    Only your coworkers are pro

    Cons

    Long hours and no appreciation

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Unusual

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Food Lion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Gives you strength over other candidates in the job market due to the high culture. Work-life balance has gotten worse in recent years. Employees stick together for the most part; but do not care for senior management.

    Cons

    When you begin to falter even in the slightest way; you are on the list to be removed. Wage budget grows tighter and tighter; leaving current employees to work more for less pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too much favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    work hard treated bad

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Associate  in  Lenoir, NC
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Lenoir, NC

    I have been working at Food Lion part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Willing to work with schedule. Great holiday and vacation benefits. willing to make changes to improve sales. Try's to make sure everyone knows what to do.

    Cons

    Management is not on the same page. There is no respect for those who work hard. Wage is very low. Not willing to train, give extra hours, allow lunch breaks and don't respect your input.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your employees. recognize those who work hard and are efficient

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Its a great place if you want to build your career in retail.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Manager  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Sales Manager in Fredericksburg, VA

    I worked at Food Lion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can move up in Management pretty fast . Having the right management team helps.

    Cons

    Schedule is not the greatest for a CSSM. You have to work 10-7 or 11-8 shifts with an hour lunch.Takes up your whole day.No flexibility in the scheduling. You don't make your own schedule the manager does even though we are only getting 12 mod hrs a week if that , usually ends up being one close with the occasional open,because the store manager and the asst managers get all the opens. Management will find you on break or lunch and have you clock back in rather then getting on a register themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We shouldn't have to work all mids,that is what you have a asst cssm and office people for, to back us up.Store Managers should have to work a mid or two.not just their one 12-10 shift a week.If there are 2 asst managers in the store they should get the close that the cssm has.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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