Acceptable part time workplace with flexible schedules
Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee), Oxford, NC – June 27, 2014
Pros: friendly employees, flexible schedule
Cons: does not appreciate employees nearly as much as other companies, grocery crew constantly go on "smoke breaks" literally every 20 minutes, unlike the rest of the work place, low hours
Mostly a typical day at work would be to tend to customers needs and make sure that everything is above par in the work area. Be friendly and attentive. I learned to be a problem solver and find solutions to nearly everything with every problem that can arise. Management should care more of the store as a whole instead of turning their head to other – more... departments that aren't at the front end. Co-workers are friendly for the most part. The hardest part of the job was probably getting carts in the hot sun, freezing cold, or pouring rain. The part I enjoyed most at work was the friends I made there. You'd never expect to be friends with some people but even the most unlikely of friends become the closest of people. – less
Delhaize offered great benefits, however the work environment could have been better. A typical day as a selector would involve starting work at 6am, selecting a pallet jack and head set, then filling and labeling orders as instructed by the computer system. It was production based pay so the harder and faster we filled orders, the higher our production – more... percentage, the higher our pay. A typical work day could last anywhere from 5-11 hours depending on order volume.
A typical day as a forklift operator involved arriving at 6am, selecting a lift and transferring stacked pallets onto trucks for delivery. Typical work day was between 6-10 hours. – less
I worked independently with my team on a daily basis. Clear and concise communication was extremely important via emails, conference calls or direct calling since I was "in the field". I enjoy working independently with my team. Hard part was miscommunication or incorrect info.
I really enjoyed my teammates and fostered an environment of appreciation – more... and pride. – less
District Manager (Former Employee), Salisbury, NC – April 22, 2014
Cons: the "leaders".
What began in 1957 and continued for several years as something great has turned into a miserable company that is seeking relevance. Just like it's sister banners, it will be sold. Why? It has been taken over by leadership from New England (Hannaford) that really doesn't understand the business. Everyone walks around proclaiming they're a leader and – more... what leadership is yet no one leads! A $10 Billion dollar company and they've never had a CEO with more than a bachelor's degree from some small college in the northeast. Sad really. They look at all the wrong and inexpensive tactics to build business then point fingers as sales continue to languish. They have NO concern about the future well being of associates, just ask all those laid off....... Good riddance to a horrible company. Stay away! – less
ASST. CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER (Current Employee), Gainesville, FL – March 27, 2014
i enjoy working for delhaize america , i worked at their Sweetbay grocery store and it allowed me to meet some great people and earn some skills such as accounting that i'd never plan on learning. The schedule isn't consistent which is tough at times but i enjoyed the friendly environment that i worked in.
Pricing and Promotions Analyst (Former Employee), Salisbury, NC – October 18, 2013
Pros: great advancement opportunity and career development
Cons: depending on the position, can require long hours and become nearly overwhelming at times.
I hired on with Delhaize with no prior corporate experience, but with a great desire to learn. They offered me incredible training and career development opportunities and were very helpful with attaining my career goals. I was promoted within the first year of working with them, but keep in mind that I worked above and beyond what was required of me. – more... I would recommend this company to anyone pursuing a career in a corporate atmosphere. – less
Pharmacist in Charge (Current Employee), Charlotte, NC – September 10, 2013
Pros: helping people, great working environment, great pharmacy management
Cons: work schedule, long days
Typical day entailed filling prescriptions and overall management of the pharmacy business. Learned how to completely run the department, with little management oversight, except for direction when needed. Co-workers were friendly and supportive, all pulling in same direction to make business successful. The hardest part of the job was maintaining sales – more... in light of intense competition. Most enjoyable part of job was seeing he impact I had on peoples healthcare and lives. – less
Commodity Buyer (Current Employee), Salisbury, NC – July 1, 2013
Pros: flexible management, flex holiday schedule, open door management
Cons: poor talent retention, expensive/subpar health benefits, low salaries
People come to this company for more of a work life balance, but the salaries reflect this. The company is going through a lot of change and has many opportunitites to develop in areas such as efficiency and talent retention.
Mentoring is growing within the company and building those relationships with leadership is not as difficult as it may be at – more... another company. However, advancement and growth really depend on the role and department you're in.
Senior leadership is looking for ways to improve the company for the better, but there seems to be a lack of support or priority placed on talent retention. – less