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Former Employee - Store Manager in Beaumont, TX
Former Employee - Store Manager in Beaumont, TX

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

Pros

It is a good job if your single without children, and the money is great.

Cons

Long hours, not enough employees, and maybe got a day off a week.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Store managers should make sure that their assistance can produce the work or else they are working alone. Its a good job it your single without a family.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Be prepared to put in lots of hard work and time!

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

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

    Pros

    Never a dull moment. Never bored. You control your own "box". My district manager was great. Merchandising is flexible to show off your talents. As far as the work itself and people I worked with, it was wonderful.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Minimum required hours is 52, ends up being a whole lot more. If anyone on your staff calls in, it will most likely be you coming into work to cover. No family/work balance. Benefits are expensive. Many stores are in unsafe areas and need security. Safety and high external theft are real issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More support for your store managers in terms of payroll, security and recruiting of good assistant managers. Would suggest overtime after 48 hours. Vacation pay is based on 48 hours. Managers should be required to work 48 hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Hard Work = Satisfying Rewards

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Macon, GA

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Qualified talent has the ability to run their own business with little interference from superiors. The sky is the limit for upward mobility to those that are not afraid of hard work and can truly run a successful operation.

    Cons

    Amount of time required on the job to be successful. People making core decisions have been removed from the front lines for too long to be as effective as they could be it they were to spend 2-4 weeks a year seeing what the business is really about at the store level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retail is simple. Quit trying to reinvent the wheel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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