Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Family Dollar Stores Chairman and CEO Howard R. Levine
Howard R. Levine
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Pros
  • Most areas support work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Providing great customer service everyday (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance if on salary (in 21 reviews)

  • upper management works at big publically-traded companies (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    they need to care about their employees more

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love my manager at the store where I work.

    Cons

    All the stores that I have worked in or shopped at were way too hot in the summer and way too cold in the winter. They do not make sure to have more than one person open the store ( I find that dangerous)

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Store Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great start for entry management. So you learn to not accept anything less than your worth.

    Cons

    Don't care about employees at all.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Horrible company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Have liked all my managers and co-workers except for the current manager.

    Cons

    Poor raises, wrong priorities, lots of lies, working alone in store 3+ hours, rampant shoplifting

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about how much $ is going in your pocket and care more about employees. Stop being stingy.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    District manager tried to help
    Employees for the most part were hard workers.
    Not much else.

    Cons

    Hours were 60 min.
    No company support
    Systems went down all the time.
    Cheap company, no wonder it's failing


  6. Helpful (1)

    Old fashioned

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Genuine people, slow pace of work

    Cons

    Old fashioned, takes forever to get anything approved or done. Treated like children, no autonomy to make decisions. Underpaid and benefits are below average. Old building, needs updating.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees!!


  7. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aiken, SC

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Definitely learn about team work and who will attempt to go the extra mile for outstanding performance.

    Cons

    Between the rude irate customers, merchandise truck not received on time, certain stores have no air conditioning in summer weather even after work order is being placed or customers complaint, heavy shoplifters, managers being lazy, the whole environment and culture really.

    Advice to Management

    Know what your doing at all times including counting money correctly and filing paperwork in proper places.


  8. PM review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    PM's in the field are quality individuals
    Supervisors out west were Great!

    Cons

    Loose your personal life because you are gone a great deal
    Quality of existing stores are at different standards.
    District Mangers have there own value systems in stead of being unified.


  9. No air conditioning

    Current Employee - Cashier in Robinsonville, MS
    Current Employee - Cashier in Robinsonville, MS

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome store manager and assistant manager.

    Cons

    Making employees work in building with no air conditioning in 90 degree weather out doors.

    Advice to Management

    Never make employees work without air conditioning in 90 degree weather.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Until Went Bad

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It had competitive pay , great co workers, nice costumers , great location, really really great experience and environment to work in for the beginning closed early enough , co workers are very very caring + my second manager

    Cons

    expect you to do to much as cashier, need a different set of workers for different tasks , management was horrible very corrupt , if they don't want you there they will make you want to quick instead of firing you so you will not receive unemployment. I will never work retail again unless I absolutely have to. the manager I had had a problem with one of my family members in the past once he found out I was relate to them he just turned no me gave me 0-9 hours a week

    Advice to Management

    stop thinking that you actually own the stores. don't be rude don't have personal problems with employees about past events that had nothing to do with them. the second manager was the greatest


  11. cashier

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chambersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chambersburg, PA

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Love working with people and help others that cant help them self

    Cons

    Do like people that stills

    Advice to Management

    When i have. Learn eveything i need know



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