Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. It's work

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    Current Employee - ASM in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - ASM in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Weekly paycheck You meet new people from the community

    Cons

    No recognition for good dedicated workers.

    Advice to Management

    Train and promote from within more.

  2. very stressful, but great customers

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the customers are the best part of the job. working the same shift over and over, you get to know them all very well.

    Cons

    horrible payroll, not enough time or money to do the things that need to be done to keep the store looking great.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your managers, they are the ones on the front lines with the customers. they are the ones that hear the complaints about no one being around to check them out, or to help them. just because an employee's basket size is low, doesn't mean that they are stealing from the company, you need to look at the whole picture before having them interrogated. look at the hours that they work, and the sales, we can't drag people in off the street and make them spend money that don't have to bring up our basket sizes.

  3. it is an ok place to work .

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    its an k place to work

    Cons

    its an ok place to work

    Advice to Management

    none except try harder

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  5. Busy

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent but you definitely work more than salaried 52 hrs a week

    Cons

    Having good and honest team members

    Advice to Management

    Take longer to train your team members and you will get better store results

  6. Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Suffolk, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Suffolk, VA

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A stable job but you work hard daily to maintain a busy store

    Cons

    You never have payroll to run a store 100%, without burning yourself out

    Advice to Management

    More staff needed on daily basic

  7. What a mess!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Never a dull moment, always busy

    Cons

    Too much work for the pay, lazy associates that no one else will say anything to, often times lazy management

    Advice to Management

    Either raise the pay or get feedback from associates other than the store manager.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Hiding manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

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

    Pros

    Move up the company fast if you work hard

    Cons

    Work hard for little money

  9. Helpful (1)

    I was sort of lucky

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    At the time I worked with an awesome team of people and equally amazing manager. We often had get-togethers after work hours to blow off steam and I was fortunate enough to stay with the company long enough to get to know the customers. Looking back at that year now, I think it was great compared to the things I have to deal with despite all the drama and bad days at work.
    It's ridiculously easy to move up...but it's hard work once you get there. I was made Service Assistance/Assistant Manager really fast and had to step down because it was much too overwhelming.

    Cons

    Benefits suck so much, you are better without it.
    You are a work mule.
    Upper management expects way too much work to be done for little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay employees better and offer better benefits. It would reduce the turn-over rate and show you care about your employees about as much as your customer base.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good overall place but somewhat crazy

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for internal advancement. Some departments are better than others. Some allow for flexible hours, work from home and career paths.

    Cons

    High turnover with executive and senior leadership has lead to lack of focus, unclear strategy and overall distrust. Currently in the process of potentially going through a merger. Recently laid off over 150 employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent, be decisive in making decisions and have a strong and well communicated strategy and plan .

  11. Helpful (1)

    Not bad could be better

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Really super fast advancement to manager

    Cons

    Very low pay no full time at 40 hrs

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