I was a manager in the deli and I helped to stock the shelves with new items. I also did security for the company.It required me to watch suspicious customers either in person or via a closed circuit camera system.
The management doesnt care about anyone but themselves. The pay at BI-LO isn't worth the amount of stress or work effort you put in. If there is a better option or any other option for a job i highly suggest you pick the other place.
Managers and coworker are very eager to help new employees. Most of the customers are elderly. Some will try to take advantage of you if you are new buy trying to argue that certain items are on sale when they are not.
A great job for high schoolers, but not much else.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Greenville, SC – August 15, 2017
I started when I was in high school, and was looking for a lot of advancements after graduating high school. I was told flat out that I was too young for any advancements, despite having been with the company for two years at that point. I was also told that I shouldn't expect to do anything else with my time except for work for them. Management refused to understand that their employees had lives outside of their job. Multiple employees tried to contact HR and corporate about management, but nothing ever came of it.
A great first job, and an easy one to start out
no room for promotions or raises, no benefits unless full time, HR and corporate are of little to no help
A typical day at work consisted of checking customers out of the store. I learned ways to deal with customers more efficiently. Management was stern depending on the manager on your shift. Sometimes a little too stern as the job was very easy and mostly had to do with keeping up appearances. For example, when the district manager came in everyone had to stand at the top of their checkout isles and greet customers but it was inconsistent because we didn't do that when they weren't around. It's a small thing but consistency is key when it comes to jobs like these. The hardest part of the job was learning how to input WIC vouchers which is really easy once you do it enough. The most enjoyable part of the job was making customers happy, especially repeat customers. You get to know a lot of people and they get to know you.
It's an easy job, deal with customer requests, check their orders out, straighten up isles.
Inconsistent, too stern, stress showed very easily when it came to management, management picked favorites
This company has a multitude of great people working for them that are also taken advantage of and exploited.
Part Time Cutter (Current Employee) – Landrum, SC – August 14, 2017
Corporate cares only about money, it uses the integrity of the people you see when you walk in to sell products that are below par as management would tell you that you are to lie to customers and above all sell. If you have integrity BILO won't let you keep your job and your integrity. If you're under the age of 23 it's a good starter job but if you're an adult trust me it's not worth even taking the position they never keep their word in management and I myself have been offered conditional promotions and having held up my end was still denied the position, more than once.
Bookkeeper and floor supervisor (Former Employee) – South Carolina – August 9, 2017
Working with some people that had disabilities is what i like the most an they would get treated the less respect by customers an that is what i hated. I learned that be kind to others no matter what in that field of work cause someone could be having a bad day an your smile an hello maybe what the needed to hear.
Pricing Lead (Former Employee) – Chapin, SC 29036 – August 3, 2017
I loved my job until we changed management. The new manager wanted all his people in there and all the old ones out. That is the only reason I left this job. I started out as a cashier and within a year was promoted. The new job came with a significant pay increase along with longer hours. The hardest part of my job was that I had to work 14 hours every Tuesday night to do the tag reset for the ad. The most enjoyable part of my job was that I was able to help customers throughout the store so they wouldn't have to track someone down.
great insurance, promote within store
depends on the store manager how things are ran, I've worked for 3 Bi-Lo's and all three were ran different.
They need to start saying good things about every body and give Awards
Produce Associate (Former Employee) – Greenville, SC – August 3, 2017
They need to give everyone Awards and say great things about them then putting people down and say good things about them and stop saying bad things about them behind there back every day need to treat everybody good and say they are doing a great job.......
Cashier (Former Employee) – Dayton, TN – August 1, 2017
I absolutely loved working at Bi-Lo grocery store. This job I learned all cashier skills. It gave me flexible hours and days of work. I always looked forward to my shifts. It was nice to be able to stand and move around on my shift, instead of sitting. I love working with the public!
They'll lie to you even if you're serious about promoting. They'll abuse you if you're a hard worker. The pay for what they expect is not even close to enough, people have been there 15+ years and not even making $10 an hour.
Center Store Associate (Former Employee) – NC – July 31, 2017
The job itself is not hard, but the management needs improving to help bring up the morale for the stores team. Dealing with a bad line of crowd due to location, customers can sometimes make your shift a pain. The hours that you work can be spotty due to management hiring too little or too many employees without regard to time management.
Five Percent discount on all orders, plus a fifty percent discount for the chinese and Papa Johns next door.