Family Dollar Stores

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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated February 1, 2015
Updated February 1, 2015
40 Reviews
5.0
40 Reviews
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Family Dollar Stores Chairman and CEO Howard R. Levine
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Hourly associates are paid fairly and can maintain work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Fast-paced job, able to interact one on one with customers to provide excellent customer service (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance is talked about frequently but is looked down upon in some departments (in 21 reviews)

  • Upper management is not in touch with reality in daily store operational challenges (in 42 reviews)

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    manager

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    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Plainview, TX
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Plainview, TX

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

    Pros

    just remember to always do ur job dont worry bout everybody else unless u care really deep on the inside.

    Cons

    its wild u always got people talking about how they gonna come do this and they do they run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just stay on them and do whatever u need to to get that store back up to 100 percent like it was.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interview process

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    The company is excellent to work for.

    Cons

    The store will keep you busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    store manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    good pay clean work place

    Cons

    long hours long lines of people

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    Helpful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Great people good place to start

    Cons

    Rude people and not enough time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hours should be getting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company if your willing to work hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fairhaven, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fairhaven, MA

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

    Pros

    Interacting with customers on a daily basis. Able to move up in ranks if you are dedicated and a hard worker. Always busy and something to do.

    Cons

    Need more hours so employees needs can be met. Aisles are narrow and the bulk of the freight comes in one day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    District managers should interact with PT and FT associates more. Both parties will benefit from their feedback. Run contests, add excitement to stores. And give a pat on the back for a job well done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Challenging and Fullfilling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Springdale, AR
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Springdale, AR

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company has great training programs and access to many extras that most employees are oblivious to due to lack of interest to educate themselves some. Everything you need is right there in front of us. Just have to want it.

    Cons

    Would really love some more payroll to run the store during the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please understand that in order for us to run these stores 100% We need to have two people in the store at all times. This is important. Someone to tend the front and someone to tend the back. It'd be less dangerous also if we weren't by ourselves more than half the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I was Asst. Mgr. So I did everything the manager did I opened and closed and did deposits. Customer service

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Holland, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Holland, MI

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The customers. It was a fun job

    Cons

    Real heavy lifting at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Assistant manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Nice company, decent money & good benefits

    Cons

    Short payroll, lack of management experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A positive and enjoyable experience.

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    Former Employee - Temporary Customer Service Representative in Vansant, VA
    Former Employee - Temporary Customer Service Representative in Vansant, VA

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked the relatively laid back atmosphere that this particular store offered. The co-workers were very helpful and friendly. I only held a temporary position (remodeling) but definitely enjoyed my time there. Management (store and project managers) were also good to deal with.

    Cons

    None that really stood out during my stay. If I had worked here longer, my view on this matter would likely be more insightful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    receiving checker

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    Former Employee - Receiving Checker in Marianna, FL
    Former Employee - Receiving Checker in Marianna, FL

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great hours great coworkers great training

    Cons

    working over night from 9pm to 5-7am really will take a toll on you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none all is really good with management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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