Food Lion

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Food Lion Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
590 Reviews
2.9
590 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Co-workers are great, customers are great, can go on breaks when you need to (in 14 reviews)

  • flexible hours with reasonable responsibilities and pay equal to level of work i am doing (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • You needed to have full time hours but expected you to get everything done in a lot less hours (in 30 reviews)

  • Although there are some benefits offered for part-time workers, these benefits could be better (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ladson, SC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ladson, SC

    I worked at Food Lion

    Pros

    flexible hours and nice staff members

    Cons

    not enough hours and not enough pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Food Lion

    Pros

    Nice co workers, very helpful

    Cons

    Dealing with the people who come through the lines can be a pain.

  3.  

    Deli Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Harrisonburg, VA

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

    Pros

    More autonomy and less supervision than the other positions in the store. The work environment was relaxed, management was respectful and my coworkers had great sense of humor.

    Cons

    Pay in the grocery industry is low, full-time positions are limited, and advancement is difficult outside of the grocery department (deli, produce, front end, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every store is different and every manager is different. Offer better incentives and raises for well-performing employees, and offer more opportunities for advancement to dedicated employees in all departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    pleasant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Food Lion

    Pros

    good flexibility, made you feel part of the team

    Cons

    not enough income and slow to promote.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer better raises.

  6.  

    Pretty good company

    • 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

    Pros

    Good pay and bonus good people to work with

    Cons

    Work a lot of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Basically what you would expect

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Associate in Dinwiddie, VA
    Former Employee - Service Associate in Dinwiddie, VA

    I worked at Food Lion part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, tasks are simple and easy to perform, easy to stay busy. Usually easy to trade shifts with co-workers.

    Cons

    Training was brief, and depending on who was supervising, they had different expectations. No benefits to part-timers. The only reward for working hard is more work, you'll get many more hours if you outperform co-workers, which isn't really a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Bad experience never again will I work there

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Food Lion

    Pros

    People and down time.

    Cons

    Pay and hours are horrible

  9.  

    Summer Job

    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at Food Lion

    Pros

    Being a sales associate at food lion was is a very good experience for any one just entering the work force. The management was very respectful and work with you if any scheduling conflicts occurred. Very well paying as well.

    Cons

    I don't have any negative, but I advise you to possibly look else where if you have issues with standing for long periods of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun and very nice co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Wilmington, NC

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

    Pros

    Busiest store around...makes the time go by fast. Upper management is very easy to work with. Promotions from within the store.

    Cons

    I am in the south and the store is VERY warm in the summer. Fix the AC

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My direct report was very easy to talk to and really listened to what you said.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Open Door Policy and Human Resources Department is a Joke

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Boone, NC

    I worked at Food Lion full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great working Environment
    Flexible Hours and Shifts
    Opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Compensation is terrible for the work asked
    Human Resources department are not 3 party unbiased as stated in Manuals and Policy
    Open Door/Appeal Policy is a joke. Any complaint or objection is sent to HR; HR is there solely to support the Store Manager group and does not evaluate all facts or complaints made by associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start Paying your employees for the work they actually do. Revise the HR and Open Door Policy so that it is a 3rd Party Company and not someone employed by Delhaize and Food Lion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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