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Former Employee - Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

You can learn about people in poor neighbrhoods.Can move up from asst manager to manager quick due to turnover and lack of security for employes.

Cons

Management 80 or more hours a week .Not enough time to get all done they request.Most cashiers get more in food stamps then what they make in a month.You have about 5 hours to recver the store at night By the time you get 1/2 done and start the other half the half you finished is already a wreck. To many people running out the door.To many prostitutes,druggies,drug dealers very unsafe stores.

Advice to Management

More cameras,more security,more payroll, should be a minimum of 2 people in store at all times.If Mr.Levine was so about family he would let his managers actually work 52 hours a week so they could be with theirs.

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  1. Decent company for beginning Managment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lake Park, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lake Park, GA

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

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

    Pros

    Relatively Flexible Hours, available benefits

    Cons

    Rather demanding work, Under compensating pay

    Advice to Management

    Promote you store managers better, slightly better pay almost always means better output


  2. Good place to start!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very good company to start with, you get a lot of experience from the ground up and can work your way up in the company very quickly.

    Cons

    As a Store Manager you must push 3/4 of the freight yourself and if your older that can be very hard to do, sometimes the help is not very reliable for showing up and the staffing is so low there is no one to call in, also they tell you that you will work 52 hr a week but you end up working 80 to 90 hr because of under staffing of the store.

    Advice to Management

    Let the Store Manager be the store manager not the stock boy, hire a stock person who's only job is stocking (not cashiering) 40hr a week and you will see a BIG improvement. Give more responsibility to the Asst. Manager. Have hiring and training stores in every area, then sent the person to their store, (McDs) methods. works very well.


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