Family Dollar Stores

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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.4 551 reviews

39% Approve of the CEO

Family Dollar Stores Chairman and CEO Howard R. Levine

Howard R. Levine

(309 ratings)

27% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance depending on hours and department(in 7 reviews)

  • Very professional when it comes down to customer service(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance is talked about frequently but is looked down upon in some departments(in 19 reviews)

  • You get the impression that some stores have been abandoned by upper management(in 31 reviews)

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    Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) Pompano Beach Highlands, FL

    Prosthe schedule fits me very well. Sometimes they have great staff

    Conspay is below average ,no one cares about the employees ,all they care about is the store .

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a good place to make money as a teenager, but not as an adult

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGot along really well with the staff and customers

    ConsToo much work for too little money. The hours really sucked started out okay at first, then district manager keep complaining about payroll and kept cutting the hours. I went from having two days off a week, to four days off a week. Sometimes I would have to work from 6pm till 9pm or 5pm to 9pm. I was only used to help get truck put out and to work weekends. No room for growth if there is 2 assistant managers.

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not enough payroll to make the store run smoothly.

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThey don't hound you for the small things, at least my DM does not.

    ConsWay, way, way to many hours. Homelife is non-existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe hours to run the stores are very limited. Also, the inability to order merchandise and cut orders of merchandise can make or break a store. Who is going to sell 100 pillows in a short amount of time. Instead the pillows take up a small spot in the non-existent stockroom. As does the 3 uboats of overstock dog food, the overstock HBA products that are to be held in a repack box, and left open to be certain it gets worked. Oh, and let's not forget the time managers are required to focus on LP matters. LP is important, but lets face it, where is the time allowance for all this coming from? The Store Manager. Always dangling a carrot with promise of hours, but never pans out.

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    It was a great retail experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossome of the greatest customer shop at famil dollars stores. it was a awesome experience helping them on a daily basis.

    ConsThe assistant manger position here is very physical hands on and very demanding.

    Advice to Senior Managementmore reliable staff and show that you really care about your employees on a personal level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great opportunities, if you're willing to work 60, 70, 80+ hour weeks nonstop with little reward

    Store Manager (Former Employee) Binghamton, NY

    ProsDecent salary for Managers, if they work enough hours

    ConsLittle culture or values, Fires women because they're pregnant or have children, tries to get around earned bonuses, no free time, on call constantly, little to no management on higher up levels

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a consistant brand with strong family values as the company name suggests, and you'll have better loyalty from employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hardest working people in retail

    Store Manager (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    Prosjob has great job security term

    Conspay roll not good can't get all done well on time

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to store management levels

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very stressful

    Store Manager (Former Employee) Phila, PA

    Prosyour own schedule two nights

    Consno payroll hours no freight control

    Advice to Senior Managementthey need to gave more payroll for the amount of thing they want done

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Could be better

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    Prosadvancement if you're willing to relocate, bonus based on sales, discounted stock purchase, 401k, health benefits, ok starting pay

    Conslong work hours, no real work-life balance, district manager can prevent raises, evaluations aren't fully objective, when store hours extend they don't increase manager pay

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    never worked so hard and felt so broke

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosjob security, constant change means constant work for the store manager, very promotable company, you can move from a cashier to an assistant manager to a store manager in a short time if you are motivated to do more.

    Consno payroll, full time assistants barely get any hours, too much change in merchandise, no time to really work with your employees and really teach and train them, 6 day work week.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent enough for a low wage retail job.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsGood managers will make your life much easier. You can advance quickly if you're willing to put in some effort.

    ConsYou get the impression that some stores have been abandoned by upper management. If your store is over-budget and undermanned, be prepared to go outside your job description.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease tell the distribution centers that heavy things go underneath light things.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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