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Store Manager make a big difference in quality work environment. I had a excellent store Manager who took time to cross train and provide hands on assistance to each department within the store.


Room for pay increase


Need hour lunch
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The best place ever, FOOD LION, SMITHFIELD NC

What is the best part of working at the company?Everything!! Absolutely best place I have ever worked!! If I could have found affordable housing, I would still be there!!What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Being from out of state, I was unfamiliar with any roads other than my gps guided me I would stress over phone charged, gps working, things of that sort What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The best! Very friendly, helpful, kind, genuine people. Go out of their way to help anyone, customers and coworkers, flexible with schedules, requests for time off, learning new positions, offered advancement...just fabulous...
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Work place

Boring and pay is bad. The time you are standing there waiting for customers in the front is a waste. They are bad at scheduling. Always cutting hours.
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A typical day

Easy job for the most part would recommend anyone that's needs a job with no experience. Management is great here. Customers can be hard to get along with at times


Breaks, Pto, People


No Overtime, Hours get cut often, customer service
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No words can really explain this experience for my first job by far a 10/10 I love the managers I still have great conversations with them today

What is the best part of working at the company?The best part working here was my co-workers was amazing and very welcoming with a nice clean environment.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The most stressful part about this job I would say is maybe when you get alot of customers at once but I prefer it sometimes because it help the time go by.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It’s a very clean environment with a mix culture very welcoming I enjoyed this job everyday.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Take care of the customer, greeting them as they come in and aswell as checking them out and sometimes I may put they bags in the car for them if its a handicap or elderly Individual.
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Based on 7,433 survey responses
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  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to meet personal goals
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Overall satisfaction
  • Sense of belonging


The work can be tedious but at least it is in an air conditioned environment. The holidays and weekends can be rough. A good manager goes a long way for this job.
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Easy going easy work

This is a good place to work overall. Pretty laid back, pretty easy work, and decent pay. Only downside is the strain it’ll put on your feet and knees.
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Fantastic workplace to work for.

Food lion facilitates a clean trustworthy working environment. Highly suggest, this company to people who want to start out in the public sector of grocery stores.


short breaks, healthcare, lunch
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Horrible, unproductive

This is not a good place t work, management is in no way present very toxic work environment, no policy practice adherehence. Wouldn't be too bad if they got the manager and team all on the same page
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Decent pay, okay job

It's a very customer focused company. You get the good and bad at customer service but that's anywhere. We do a lot of lottery, Western Union and money orders at customer service. Busy times we also work the register and get carts. A couple of managers you have to overlook because they don't know how to communicate with people or gossip about the employees. That's probably the hardest part of the job, dealing with unnecessary drama. The best part of the job is working with your regulars who always have a smile and a kind word for you.


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Good work experience

Decent pay if you put in the work. High turnover. There are opportunities to move up in the company. If you have good coworkers it’s a good place to work.
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It was okay

I worked there and it was okay. The manager at the time was aggressive and didn't know how to speak to employees. I eventually decided to leave and pursue other ventures.
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A pleasant work environment

What is the best part of working at the company?If you work hard, you are rewarded with promotions and pay. The staff is like a family. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?It can get busy. The customer volume can be high.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Good environmental, good people and good bosses.
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Eh it’s alright

Workplace was very nice management was always treating me very good not hard work but also not good pay worked there for about a year and in that time not a single pay raise not worth it
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Great first job!

Great management. Was a great team environment . The job is truly what you make it. If you are hardworking you will not have an issue. I loved my co-workers.
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Typical work of a cashier. Long hours of standing and monotonous work. Management and co-workers were nice and made it tolerable. Dealing with rude customers was always challenging but managers were there to help out. Besides, that it was easy.
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Nice and polite management. Great customers. Friendly environment.

Management very friendly. Customers always very nice and polite. All around good place to work. Pay was ok. Worked 2 locations and enjoyed going in to work. Sometimes understaffed was only con.
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Great starter job, friendly management

Food Lion is a great place to work if you're just starting out. It's very easy to apply and the interview process is super simple.Everybody there is super friendly, I never had any problems with management or any of my coworkers when I worked there.Most of the people they hire are highschoolers, and they're more than willing to balance your schedule with school and personal life.


Good management, flexible schedule


Very few full time positions
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Avoid at all costs

Food Lion does not care about associates and does not give opportunities to advance within the company. They would rather hire from outside than promote someone who has been with the company
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Good company

Loved working here great co workers and awesome management. Was a fast paced job and met lots of great people here thank you so much for the oppurtunity
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Ok place to work sort of

Poor wages but steady hours. No training or onboarding. My sched published on Sat, maybe, for following week which starts on Sun, the day after. Managers work hard so I can't blame them. Most are doing shift of reg employee plus have all the managerial responsibilities for the dept without OT.Rather have work than no income. Food Lion needs to train staff,how to address & respond to Customers. Sir, Ma'am, I'll stop what I'm doing to find answer 'not my dept' is not an answer. Teach new employees how to stock. If no room we do not just put items anywhere. Pies do not get stocked verticallyPersonally, months in, no orientation: 2 weeks of no pay caz mgr never set up my log in. Months later, still cant remote access schedule or benefits. I make min so any bene would be a plus. Seriously, retired once, stock an avg 4 pallets compared to millennials who do less than 1 plus redo their throw anywhere back stock plus do ordering & end cap sale set all for same wage.No worries, ol skol, happy 2hav a job, an income so I'll giv u 110% everyday without complaint but thought u shud kno... publicly caz no one listens at the store level


I get paid


Others make same wage & do little
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Based on 12,502 reviews

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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.9 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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