Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. What a mess!

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    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.

  2. 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

  3. Helpful (1)

    I was sort of lucky

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    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.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good overall place but somewhat crazy

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    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 .

  6. Helpful (1)

    Not bad could be better

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    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

  7. Helpful (1)

    It was alright, but they were very understaffed due to poor funding from HQ.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Great people to work with, and lots of hours.

    Cons

    Lots of hours because they were so understaffed.

  8. Great job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, understanding management

    Cons

    Family dollar has a problem with accommodating with dr restrictions

  9. Helpful (2)

    Could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time

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

    Pros

    For the most part, the hourly employees are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Very high turnover, due to low hourly pay. Managers over worked and under paid. Upper management communication to store managers is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to store managers.

  10. excellent co workers and great atmosphere where the people are like family

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Stroudsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Stroudsburg, PA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    co workers, customers, fun place to work

    Cons

    low salary, benefits, hours were scattered

  11. working

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

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    ordinary i would have to say

    Cons

    nothing ever happens, just a regular position

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