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Food Lion Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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Pros
  • They provide flexible hours, family environment (in 76 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, opportunities to learn new projects (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • Very few full time positions available (in 83 reviews)

  • Not too many hours for part time (in 74 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Food Lion part-time

    Pros

    Great part time job for me

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of


  2. "Great People, Okay Pay"

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    Former Employee - Front End Sales Associate in Oak Island, NC
    Former Employee - Front End Sales Associate in Oak Island, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Food Lion (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Making friends was easy! Most customers were pretty happy, too.

    Cons

    Corporate regulations were very restrictive. In the summer, some high schoolers would wind up in management positions and would get annoyingly (if hilariously) drunk on authority.

    Advice to Management

    High schoolers shouldn't be supervisors! Other than that, great job. :D

  3. "Deli manager"

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    Current Employee - Deli Manager in Whiteville, NC
    Current Employee - Deli Manager in Whiteville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to home, friendly people

    Cons

    Horrible expectations with very little money and understaffed because of so few weekly hours.

    Advice to Management

    Raise minimum starting pay and reward good working associates.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Food Lion part-time

    Pros

    Easy, fun and get to meet and talk to different people

    Cons

    Rude customers, poor management and not a lot of advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Invest more into your employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on Where You Work and Who is Managing"

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    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, generally nice people, and quality and good safety standards.

    Cons

    every store has different leadership, current store doesn't balance customer: employee ratio meaning, crazy rushes & longer hours than scheduled.

    Advice to Management

    know your employees well enough to discern peoples working style. whether lazy or hard working and schedule accordingly.


  6. "Over worked, not enough help."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good prices on food in the whole area.

    Cons

    Need more staffing to ensure a better shopping for customers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.


  7. "A lot needs to be improved"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Ocean City, MD
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ocean City, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people working there are quite nice and friendly, it's a good cohort.

    Cons

    Very few hours and a bit of a low appreciation towards the younger employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take the best out of the young new employees with different perspectives.

  8. "Overall, a good company to work for, but has it's pros and cons like every job."

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    Current Employee - Evening Manager in Lillington, NC
    Current Employee - Evening Manager in Lillington, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Food Lion full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is fair compared to the market pay rates. Flexible work schedule when needed. Advancement is acheivable in a quick fashion for those that are interested and show potential.

    Cons

    There is a lack of employee recognition for a job well done. Employees do not receive bonuses and benefits are a bit expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees for jobs completed in a satisfactory manner. Offer incentives for employees to want to come to work and create an atmosphere of teamwork.


  9. "Very mixed opinions."

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    Former Employee - Stocker
    Former Employee - Stocker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is very straightforward, and management is typically willing to work with you.

    Cons

    The workplace can be very disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    A flaw that I nearly always saw in management was management lacking legitimate relationships with employees, and it lead to a lack of respect within the workplace.


  10. "Acsm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Food Lion full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, people are friendly

    Cons

    Hours suck. No room for advancement.


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