Food Lion

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Food Lion Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
575 Reviews
2.9
575 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.  

    Flexible hours, pay is decent with experience, high turn over rate, room for growth within the store. The job is simple.

    Current Employee - Front End Sales Associate in Chase City, VA
    Current Employee - Front End Sales Associate in Chase City, VA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for a credit union, discounts through certain companies, great work environment most of the time. Minimum work, and fast paced.

    Cons

    First of the month and holidays are a bit of a rough spot that will make you want to pull your hair up, gotta know someone to get a promotion, training is simple, PT receives no benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for experience, not a career.

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

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

    Pros

    Pretty good place to work. Loved my store and store family. The work isn't hard and its the same everyday.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for advancement in-store. Promotions often require short distance relocation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    hard working young man, who always worked.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Butcher in Rocky Point, NC
    Former Employee - Butcher in Rocky Point, NC

    I worked at Food Lion full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits and the pay

    Cons

    being able to deal with attitudes on a daily base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    customer satisfaction is the key to success

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good job but not so good pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Norfolk, VA

    I have been working at Food Lion part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, work is easy

    Cons

    low pay, raises mostly on 1% freeze

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Horrible

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Food Lion

    Pros

    Easy job. More for school aged or older people.

    Cons

    Little pay. Little respect. Horrible customers

  7.  

    I've been there for 8 years but haven't been promoted like it....it's a bittersweet experience

    • 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

    Everyone in the store gets along

    Cons

    Not every employee works hard as others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within the company in order to build regular practice strategies

  8.  

    Very busy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Charleston, SC

    I worked at Food Lion

    Pros

    Work around your schedule, helpful as a college student

    Cons

    pulled double shifts, sometimes there 15 hours a day,

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

    Review of Food Lion

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

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

    Pros

    Good customer base, willing to work around your schedule

    Cons

    Management, drama, pay, brown nosers will get what they want

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay and stay away from pre packed meat

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

    It's a good first job; however it's not somewhere you want to stay at because you can't pay the bills with it.

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

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

    Pros

    Time Flexibility. You get to learn at your own pace and management is very understanding.

    Cons

    Not many hours for anybody as there are too many people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring so many people, work with the people you already have and train them to do their job better, it more efficient and everyone would be happier.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Food lion drains you

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

    I have been working at Food Lion

    Pros

    People you meet and relationships you build

    Cons

    Has to be food lion or nothing, no personal life allowed, no work life balance allowed. Expectations are not compensated for and what they ask us to deliver for what they pay people is never going to be able to meet your expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Starts at the top

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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