A typical day at Food Lion includes me opening the store at 7 am. Upon opening ensure all cash registers have to accurate amount of money in them. Also make sure each register station has appropriate supplies to help the day run smoothly. Greet all customers and employees. Take cash/credit card payments. Assist any customers or employees with any problems or concerns they may have. I enjoy being able to help people. You can make a person/s day by just smiling, or listening to them.
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – February 9, 2016
its great, i enjoyed work there. i learned to work with different people and cultures. my management team was awesome. my co-workers worked as a team always. he hardest part of thee job i would say it wasn't because we've always worked as a team. the enjoyable part of the job is help the customers because i love helping people out.
My work days were long and unpredictable, the hardest part of my job was running the meat, frozen and dairy departments without being fully staffed. I did enjoy completing tasks even though I was never fully staffed. it gave me a since of accomplishment.
Cashier/Shift Manager (Former Employee) – Forest, VA – February 8, 2016
They are a pretty good company to work for. They will advance you and train you if you show progress but they will not want to pay you more even though you are doing more work and if you become salary they will completely take advantage of that and work you 60 hours a week as needed.
customer service, and general office duties (Former Employee) – Yorktown, VA – February 8, 2016
the customers were the high point of my job, I also enjoyed the employees that I worked with. The management team were the best. They care about the employees as well as the best interest of the company.
I started working at the Henderson location in November 2015 as a stock clerk. The frozen food person quit and I was placed in that position. The freezer was so packed with back stock, you couldn't get in the door. I worked extremely hard, and by January 2015, I got it under control. I had to get help from management as it relates to plan o grams, tags, and minor help in running back stock, I became the bad guy. Management did not want to help, and only did so when ordered to by the district manager, or due to a bad audit. I was rarely able to make a order because management would not schedule me to do so. Working here was a big mistake and waste of hard work and my time.
Unprofessional management, low pay, revolving door of employment
Front End Cashier, Grocery Stocker (Former Employee) – Wadesboro, NC – February 5, 2016
The lesson here was to see how things should not be done; how NOT to run a store. The store manager was involved in his personal reputation (a narcissist) and was referred to as "The Dictator" behind the scenes as he "ruled by fear". The Assistant Manager and the other Customer Service Managers had their hands full groveling to the store manager's whims. Treatment of employees was based on the store manager's opinion. This was similar to a king in his court with bowing and nodding minions running to provide his every wish and desire. The Assistant Manager was one of the minions, changeable opinions and was also the hiring manager, and went through at least 20 cashiers during the time I worked there and always it seemed that it was some personal issue the Assistant Manager had with the employee that caused their departure. That person was terrified of stepping out of favor with the Store Manager and fired people with frequency without explanation ( which they/ FL are not obligated to provide). My experience was being shifted from front end cashier to grocery stocker, and then repeatedly denied the wage increase that is typically earned for higher risk, physically demanding job. After filing twice for an investigation to find out why I couldn't be paid that wage, my files were closed without any investigation at all. This was over a three week period, which by then I was already working elsewhere. I never quit . Although it's been a year since I was there I was still on "active" employee status as of a few months ago and still receiving blank schedule emails from them.
Employment that is all. Never again
Bad hourly pay, unprofessional management, bad work environment
Cashier, Stocking (Current Employee) – Myrtle Beach, SC – February 5, 2016
My job is to basically make sure all dirty linen is out of dirty vacant rooms as well as trash and to make sure all closets that i'm assigned with that day has everything that housekeepers will need and to also make sure the floors are very clean in hallways
A very good place to work with friendly people good Managerment them
Cashier/Associate (Former Employee) – Salisbury, NC – February 4, 2016
I thought Food Lion to be a great place to work and a very good work environment and with a good staff, and great workers. Food Lion had some of the best customers I ever had to deal with. The typical day was fast pace between 75-80 Customers in my line a day. I leaned to multitask at high speed with good customer service. The Management team was right on the money if I needed any help with customer demands my co-worker where very good at there jobs and Fun to work with. The hardest part of my job was needed to know I had room for advancement. I enjoyed being part of Food Lion and asking to the needs of others,
Deli bakery associate (Former Employee) – Wilmington, NC – February 4, 2016
Love love loved working here! Great staff, management could use some speech improvement and people skills. Great hours rotating shifts and available extra hours if you need them and the store manager is very understanding. very family oriented place to work.
QA ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – Grottoes, VA – February 3, 2016
food lion is not a good place to work as a Q&A associate its unsanitary and they don't have proper cleaning equipment. I was not treated well by my managers and they didn't have certain pieces of equipment necessary to make the workplace safe (i.e. an eyewash station). My day had a routine and if i finished it early i got yelled at for not doing any work when i literally had nothing else left to do. it was awful
Misleading information about work hours and advancement opportunities
Cashier (Current Employee) – North Carolina – February 2, 2016
I have worked at Food Lion for a few months and have already experienced 3 different store managers. I was told there would be possibility of advancement only to find out that the only full time employees are in manager positions and all front end employees are part time and are cross trained to be able to keep you thinking they will give you more hours. This has been very discouraging. Even when working in other areas (combined) you are kept anywhere from 12-28 hours total, therefore no benefits! No wonder they cant keep help! Never a set schedule! Never set amount of hours! Store managers seems to promote from their previous store rather than from the dedicated employee pool.
Food Lion is only a good place to work if you are already financially secure and just want a part time job.
Never a set schedule! Not enough hours! Management sucks!!