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"Company could use some improvement"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Food Lion full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

nice co-workers, hard working people

Cons

company has no regard for employees, poor pay, full timers are lucky to get 40 hrs unless a storm comes and then you are used..funny how suddenly there are hours available then, poor upper corp management. Health Ins used to be decent when using BC/BS, but this year some people did not have the option of BC/BS any longer and have been switched to Aetna. Its terrible, paying more out per paycheck than what they covered for one Dr visit, my prescription cost has sky rocketed and they won't approve some things even though the Dr ordered it-give us BC/BS back!

Advice to Management

LISTEN to your employees!!! People want to perform well, most have a hard time because they fear repercussions if they speak up about something. Treat them with consideration and respect. Don't expect them to give all for nothing. If you value your employees, treat them well. Give merit raises, give cost of living raises.. seems everything goes up but the salary. If people are forced to work more than one job, they can't perform well. Do corporate/employee workshops, meetings monthly or every few..just to see how things are and to provide moral boost and training if needed. Provide a forum where people can speak candidly without fear of their job being threatened. Offer incentives and awards for people doing a noticeably good job. It doesn't have to be much, but recognition inspires. Offer awards to employees for customer related good deeds..give customers a place to make comments and use those for feedback in ways to continue good service or improve. Often employees hear second hand whats happening in the company when they should be hearing it from the top first. Change the scheduling to every 2 wks. People do have lives outside of Food Lion. Juggling schedules, child care, transportation etc. causes conflict and hardship which then trickles into their job performance. Is it really that hard to schedule out for 2 wks? Exp- Schedule is put up on Fri and new week starts that Sun- only gives 2 days to plan the week.. bet there would be less call outs if there was more time given to manage personal schedules. Have consideration! Give enough hrs to employees to get necessary work done in their depts. For exp- if frozen and dairy are combined, you can't expect one person to do the work of 2 and rotate and keep product available, etc- all on less than 40 hrs. Keep in mind some depts. are bigger in other stores, what works well in one store isn't the same in the one a few miles down the road. Treat each one according to its needs. Use your security cameras- monitor them regularly- you are placing your employees on dangerous ground by expecting them to intervene. Hire a security person for big shrink stores and press charges on the people you do catch! Get a generator and keep it serviced for power outages!!! It doesn't seem wise for ANY company to risk tons of product going bad because the power went out..not to mention the need to have people work extra hrs to pull product, then to restock when new product arrives. That is really a no brainer.. and with hurricane season and bigger storms now, it appears the company will take huge losses because of this! I could go on and on..just another reason to have a place for employees to speak out.

Other Employee Reviews for Food Lion

  1. "I enjoyed my time at food lion. It was a great first job; would definitely recommend to others"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The managers trained very thoroughly and made sure I was confident before releasing me independently to work. Monthly meetings addressed any issues at hand.

    Cons

    The schedule was very unreliable.


  2. "Great managers though i dont know that all the stores are like this"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    flexible hours and good management

    Cons

    low pay with low raises

    Advice to Management

    share wealth with employees

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