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  • "Low pay and expects you to do others work for them and does not train had to self train(in 530 reviews)
  • "Poor management and very gossipy(in 370 reviews)
  • "Bad managers and not following company policy(in 170 reviews)
  • "No benefits for being part time(in 105 reviews)
  • "The annual Raises are low(in 73 reviews)

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Updated Sep 23, 2023

    1. 5.0
      Mar 28, 2023
      Current Employee
      Charlotte, NC
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Straight forward, easy-going position. Honestly kind of fun to search for the different items. Being able to help in other parts of the store is nice too, not stuck doing the same thing.


      Sometimes slow, but you can always help to pick up on cashiering, stocking, grabbing carts.

      1. 4.0
        Jul 23, 2023
        Current Employee, more than 8 years
        Johnson City, TN
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        Food Lion is one of the better grocery chains to work for in the region. They pay better than Ingles & Food City. There always seems to be a chance to work more hours if you want them. A good employee nucleus with the long term employees who are a wealth of knowledge and full of kindness. Employees are constantly thanked for helping the customers and the count on me mindset really helps us take care of customers and fellow coworkers. Work and life balance is good and asking off for important dates usually gets approved.


        Quality of pay is still lacking and needs to improve. It's gotten better especially with new management being opened to discussing this topic. Even if the region is lower cost of living, the base pay rate is still too low. Also, factoring in cost of living on the rise, company sales continue to grow, employee pay should reflect that. Employees keep hearing about record sales, while hours get cut (in the past) the week after.

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      Food Lion has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 5,382 reviews left anonymously by employees. 53% of employees would recommend working at Food Lion to a friend and 45% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

      According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Food Lion employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Food Lion. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

      53% of Food Lion employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Food Lion 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

      According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Food Lion to be work life balance, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be career development, management, compensation.

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