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Poor working conditions

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV
Current Employee - Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV

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

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

Pros

Good people to work with including the district manager

Cons

Where to start. The amount of work to be done with the hours given are ridiculous. The store manager is required 52 hours per week based on 5 1/2 days per week, which is okay, but if you care about your store it is a lot closer to 70 hours per week. The associates can't count on consistent shifts to plan a personal life or pay bills. One week they may get 25 hours, the next 15. The opening manager is alone in the store for several hours which is unsafe in many of the areas the stores are located, and the store closes with two people and open until 10 pm which is just as unsafe again considering the areas the stores are located. The truth of the matter is senior management doesn't care about the stores or their associates or they would add a few more hours per store to make sure things are able to get done. They want the manager to be a manager, but all they are, are cashiers with a key.

Advice to Management

Add 10 to 20 hours per week to the budgeted hours if you truly care about your company. Yes, it is an added expense, but could save the company millions in shrink and added sales.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Little opportunity for advancement, especially for females

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    Former Employee - Store Planner in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Store Planner in Charlotte, NC

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

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

    Pros

    job security. someone was even allowed to stay after physically assaulting another team member in front of several members of upper management including a senior level director

    Cons

    little to no opportunity for advancement, especially if you are a female. more responsibilities and tasks are required then are specified in your job description (on a daily basis) without additional pay or advancement


  2. Came in hopeful, only to be fed endless lies and false opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - IT- Networkin, Engineering, Design in Matthews, NC
    Former Intern - IT- Networkin, Engineering, Design in Matthews, NC

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great environment, when upper management were away. Enjoyed job.

    Cons

    Management was over-bearing. Too many rules. Try to overload lower level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give your interns and lower level employees a chance, many of us knew more and had more experience than those higher up on the food chain.


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