Winn-Dixie Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
428 Reviews
2.6
428 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice people to work with flexible schedule (in 19 reviews)

  • if your good at your job and have flexible hours you will get full hours every week (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Unrealistic expectations of upper management (in 21 reviews)

  • Only 2 people in each department can be considered full time and get 40 hours a week (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worked 32 years for the company.

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    Former Employee - Location Director  in  Meridian, MS
    Former Employee - Location Director in Meridian, MS

    I worked at Winn-Dixie full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Was a good company when it was family owned.

    Cons

    Fired for making too much money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit firing the people who made you what you are today

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    good company for first time job

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Gulf Breeze, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Gulf Breeze, FL

    I have been working at Winn-Dixie for less than a year

    Pros

    The company has a good training plan they work with you to give you the confidence you need. There is room for growth in the management positions

    Cons

    Their schedules were hard to follow if you did not get enough hours with them you could not except another job because you never had the same schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems if the part time jobs were consistent with certain days or hours that employee that needed more hours could seek more work elsewhere .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Winn-Dixie Response

    Aug 27, 2014Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning

    Unfortunately, schedules have to be made when customers are in the store not when the sun is shining on the beaches in Gulf Breeze, FL which would be awesome but not realistic with business needs.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great employees, rough management

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    Former Employee - Produce Associate  in  Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Produce Associate in Pensacola, FL

    I worked at Winn-Dixie part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The regular staff always are pretty great, and the food is very fresh. Customer service is always steady and excellent. Free coffee for customers and employees

    Cons

    Prices are high, schedules change a lot, no holiday pay, bad discount, management changed often, it really feels like Bi-Lo is trying to kill Winn-Dixie off. Store is often in disrepair in some format and corporate doesn't seen to make an effort to change that. You'll feel like a number not a person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting benefits and positions, you will never be able to compete with Walmart like you're attempting to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Winn-Dixie Response

    Aug 27, 2014Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning

    There are so many moving parts in the grocery business, associates, customers, sales, shrink, community involvement, and the list continues. As an organization we are always evaluating what works ... More

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  5.  

    INN IT TO WINN IT

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    Current Employee - Cashier Associate  in  Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Plantation, FL

    I have been working at Winn-Dixie part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Winn Dixie is The perfect place for anyone to have their first job. you learn how to communicate, build trust and also show your full potential. Winn Dixie has brought my confidence to whole different level.

    Cons

    Business depends on the weather sometimes, Rainy days usually end as a shorter day with less customers. but im starting to realize that in order to build your position you have to stay on top of the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay professional, Even though its important to build a relationship with your employees there's somethings that should not be discussed or entertained inside of the workplace. business is business and we should all consider each other family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Winn-Dixie Response

    Aug 27, 2014Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning

    Rainy days are no fun especially if you aren't watching movies on your couch with popcorn and candy but it sounds like you know how to make the most of them when you are at work. I have always found ... More

  6.  

    No Time for Employees

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Lead  in  Brunswick, GA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Lead in Brunswick, GA

    I worked at Winn-Dixie part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    What I liked best was how close it is to my home and that I see lots of people I know, which means I was able to help a lot of them. Especially the older people who went there to shop. I like the cleanliness of the store also.

    Cons

    I didn't like how they kept cutting our hours, but kept hiring new people. Even though I was a Guest Service Lead, for the last few months of my employment there, they kept putting on as a cashier. When I went and asked why, they would tell me that the hours were cut and working as a cashier was the only way to get me hours. But yet, I would see new people working where I was hired to work! They never told me I did anything wrong, but kept cutting my hours. Also, a manage would be talking with me about nothing in particular and after they walk off, one of my co-workers (they, as I, were in the position to give such information) would tell me that the manager told her to tell me thus and so. I never understood why the manager wouldn't tell me themselves! .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk with your employees and let them know what is going on!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A job worth avoiding

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    Current Employee - Deli Clerk  in  Saint Augustine, FL
    Current Employee - Deli Clerk in Saint Augustine, FL

    I have been working at Winn-Dixie part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Close location to my home makes it a walking commute. Customers were friendly most of the time.

    Cons

    The management is very rude. They go out of the way to make sure you know they are the boss, and what they will not do, that you must do. They make you feel like a disposable commodity. The pay is as close to minimum wage as they can get it. They like to work people on very short shifts. They ask you be there 4-5 hours in the middle of the day and take a lunch. They do not allow you to exceed 25 hours a week. So you end up working 23.5 hours after lunches are taken out. Its about them, and the needs they have. They will not promote, but when they hire you they make false promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    This was a great company to work for until the merge with Bi-Lo.

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Anniston, AL
    Former Employee - Management in Anniston, AL

    I worked at Winn-Dixie full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I absolutely love my coworkers! Working with customers, and establishing close relationships with them was very rewarding. This is a great job to have while attending school!

    Cons

    There is very little opportunity for advancement now. Several positions have been eliminated, and there are not enough hours for any employee to complete the tasks that are expected of them. You rarely get raises, or get any type of positive feedback. They have even changed the employee discount to almost nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management continue to do the best you can with what little hours you have to complete everything. I don't feel like the cons for working for Winn-Dixie are because of management, but the folks at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seeking a career? Don't go here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Winn-Dixie full-time

    Pros

    flexible work schedule for those in school, easy to get a job as a cashier or bagger

    Cons

    Office culture is atrocious and employees are vindictive. Managers do little to discourage favoritism, and fail to adhere to codes of conduct.

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

    Horiible

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winn-Dixie

    Pros

    There aren't any, stay away.

    Cons

    This is a very cheap company, who only thinks of the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do better

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This was not for me

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    Former Employee - Center Store Manager  in  Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Center Store Manager in Lafayette, LA

    I worked at Winn-Dixie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company’s administrative level management strives in a positive direction and remains customer service focused. The training you receive is slightly dated but they are faithful in following monthly computer based training scenarios. The benefits are okay and if you buy your prescriptions, its best to get them with the company’s pharmacy because of the price savings.

    Cons

    I cannot speak for all Winn-Dixie retail outlets but at some store levels are a certain number of long term management that keep an “old school” mentality which includes berating workers while some store directors may have an untouchable attitude that generally bully lower management in some stores. You do have a job to do, but there are times when you will feel like this is not the job for me and want to move on to a more organized retail store chain. As a former manager, I had to manage my subordinates while remaining under an “iron thumb” on how I can manage them. Meaning I was micromanaged to death and had very little room to apply my team building techniques until I figured out how to work around this problem. As far as pay goes, don’t get low-balled. You can expect to make about 12.00 to 15.00 per hour as an assistant store manager even with experience and you will not get raises like you are told when you are hired. Slow to issue pay raises, slow with change, slow to react to employee needs but quick to save their job by playing the blame game on others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have the point of view that you must earn your pay every day and do right by your subordinates and customers every day. I have been in a Winn-Dixie location since I left and notice that (slowly) you are trying to make the changes you need to make your company successful. Keep cleaning house because the fine people I have had the honor of knowing deserve better managers and store directors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Winn-Dixie Response

    Aug 27, 2014Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition & Workforce Planning

    I am sorry this wasn't for you, Retail can sometimes be extremely fast paced and very demanding but for those of us who this is for, we love the challenge. Everyone leads differently and everyone ... More

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