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Great starting place.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Family Dollar Stores as an intern

Pros

Learning environment, different areas of business to experience

Cons

Unstructured internship program, not a creative environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Help out the young ones

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Valuable experience. I cannot think of anything else.

    Cons

    Unwritten 52 hour (6 day) per week minimum, constant payroll constraints, no vacation for first year of employment, unsafe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More payroll for managers to give employees. The work load for most FD stores has increased significantly with the addition of tobacco and mclane.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Corporate part of the company not on same page as store level part

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

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

    Pros

    Great leadership at the Divisional level and above. Good benefits if you are at the corporate level or above (District Manager or above).

    Cons

    Only 2 paid holidays for Store Managers yet corporate and DM's get at least 7. Salaried Store Managers have to take 6 vacation days to get a full week off vs. office and DM's only have to take 5. Safety in stores in urban markets is lacking and store teams are frequently robbed due to this. Company LP mantra is that "60% or more of theft is caused by management or team members stealing." Most stores have single coverage for too long into the day due to payroll budgets (no security, no one to relieve you for bathroom breaks, etc.). Store team members are not put through a proper background check and criminals with police records have been hired which could put the whole team at risk. HR & Team Relations are consistently inconsistent on how to handle discipline / terminations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money on technology to get the company/stores into the 21st century. Invest in the people so that they will care, turnover will go down, and theft will decrease. Get payroll off of $ on to activity based labor so the stores are not penalized when a Store Manager takes a vacation week, a vacation day, or a sick day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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