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Food Lion Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible hours and enjoy the job (in 64 reviews)

  • Flexible Schedule, reasonable worker attitude, and professionalism is well represented in the stores (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • Worked full-time hours but management refused to make me a (in 75 reviews)

  • Not enough hours given to the part time employees to work there shifts (in 68 reviews)

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  1. "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Yanceyville, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Yanceyville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Food Lion part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to home, nice people

    Cons

    Working with the scum of the earth public

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding of employees


  2. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours, cross training opportunity, multi store opportunities, good management and they're willing to work around things that you have in your life.

    Cons

    Days off are hard to come by, departments are a lot of work for one person, teamwork can be spotty from time to time


  3. "deli clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milton, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Food Lion (Less than a year)

    Pros

    loved the job,and loved the work environment..

    Cons

    had a hard time reading the small typo for Deli meat sku #s

    Advice to Management

    I had a great manager.. cindy


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  5. "Good at times but in the end they treat you badly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Food Lion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers if your in the right store,

    Cons

    pay and uncertainty of how long they will keep stores open company won't admit their struggling. Certain people shouldn't be expected to do it all while others do nothing

    Advice to Management

    Look at what Kroger is doing they always have you beat there's a lot of competition now


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Working your way up!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Farmville, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Farmville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Food Lion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling if you are in school. Paid time off adds up quickly. Easy to move up if you put in the time and effort. Most stores have a family atmosphere and you get to meet alot of people that may be a needed contact in your future endeavors

    Cons

    Very few full time positions available. Hours can vary from week to week depending on where you work in the store and how many other people are in that department

    Advice to Management

    Learn every aspect of the store, even running a register or cash research. Make yourself available to your associates; always greet them and say goodbye to them daily and ask if they need anything before you leave.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Cary, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really respect your availability and it's a very secure place and fun environment!

    Cons

    I only wish they gave everyone 40 hrs more like full time but they can't thanks to Obama care luckily for me I get good hours!

    Advice to Management

    Management it's ok but I think they need a new customer service manager the one we have it's not friendly at all only to selected customers and that shouldn't be that way she needs to be friendly with everybody!


  8. "Not great while in school"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte Hall, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte Hall, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work isn't terribly difficult and shifts usually aren't very long.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care to ask you why you're not available certain days and times and decides when they want to override your availability at a whim. You are expected to find your own coverage too even though you told them you couldn't work at the selected time/day. Employee morale is usually low and the job can be very boring.

    Advice to Management

    Before forcing people to work when they say they can't, ask them Why they can't work then rather than assuming it's just because they don't want to. Also try to encourage a more positive attitude - don't act like you hate your job or everyone else will too.


  9. "QA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Associate in Mechanicsville, VA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Associate in Mechanicsville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, reasonable worker attitude, and professionalism is well represented in the stores

    Cons

    Have to clean bathrooms, the extra person to get carts, usage of cleaning machine, and constant attention for safety of store

    Advice to Management

    Scheduling manger please try not to have mishaps on schedule requests sometimes


  10. "Mixed feelings"

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

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

    Pros

    If position is available you will get full time quicker than other companies. If you get on at the right food Lion then you will have a great experience.

    Cons

    "Count on me" has turned into a way for customers to run you over. Certain managers act like you're super human and don't expect you to make mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to communicate better with associates. Realize that we are all humans and we're going to make mistakes.


  11. "Cash office associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cash Office Associate in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Cash Office Associate in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Friendly staff
    Good customer service
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    None to my knowledge, sorry.

    Advice to Management

    Communication with fellow employees
    Give thanks where its due too


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