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"Good pay, tons of hours, retail schedule"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Meat Cutter in Lexington, NC
Current Employee - Meat Cutter in Lexington, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Food Lion full-time (More than a year)

Pros

-Good starting pay
-Job security
-Hours
-Room to move up

Cons

-Schedule was too much as full time associate (7-10 days in a row)
-Insurance plan (averaged our for all employees, so rates for young associates were driven up to cover older unhealthy employees)
-1% raises yearly

Advice to Management

Consider the balance employees need in their life. A employer shouldn't own an employee

Other Employee Reviews for Food Lion

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The price you pay at retail"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fayetteville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Food Lion full-time

    Pros

    Good pay once you reach upper management. Many avenues to share your ideas and creative nature. Great associates to work with and a fun atmosphere at store level.

    Cons

    Depends on what DM you get because they change many times...some are very uplifting talent developers and others are micro-managers with no positivity. Pay raises for associates are a joke...only getting 1-2% a year which means someone at minimum wage will only get upto a quarter. Also, the pay scale for associates and lower management are not competitive or laid out well. Different areas of the store don't offer any incentive to move up because of the pay scale. If you are a front end associate making around $8 an hour and move up to office or full time your best shot is a 10% increase. Too many expectations for Salaried employees and no regards to how much time you put in weekly...the old saying "...it doesn't matter how long you work because you are salary..." is in full effect with most DM's. Very Stressful at upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Look at changing the structure of the pay scale. Why would I pay a meat cutter close to what I am paying a PT cashier. The scale usually starts at $7.25 for any position under management level. Where is the incentive for anyone to want to move up. It is hard for department heads and store managers to keep associates not to mention hire people because they can do the same work at our competitors and make substantially more.


  2. "Good First Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Bagger in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours, no favoritism, good supervisors, good work conditions

    Cons

    Coworkers complain quite a bit, supervisor gives in to complaints easily

    Advice to Management

    Be more stern

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