Family Dollar Stores

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2 people found this helpful  

Ok for entry level to get experience.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Matthews, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Matthews, NC

I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Lots of interesting people to work with.
Great place to start a career at to gain experience.

Cons

The company has shifted from treating the employees well to treating them like numbers.
There used to be decent benefits and bonuses but those all get whittled away one by one over the years. There is now a review/raise system that offers no incentive to do any more work that what you can get away with. To move up in the company usually involves jumping departments multiple times. That's if you are not arbitrarily laid off in the meantime.
The company mission statement is 'To be a compelling place to work, shop and invest' and I really do not believe that it is any of those at this point.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't treat your employees like a bottom line you can cut to make your margins look better.
Make the company be the mission statement. You can tell people all day long that's what the company is about, but if you don't actually practice it, the words just ring hollow to the people it is supposed to matter to.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Miserable

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I met some and worked with some really nice people.

    Cons

    The work is easy but the stress level is extremely high. I had to work in the store by my self for entire shifts 8-10 hrs long. Ring registers stock shelves help customers and check in vendors. Our store had a large amount of theft because the customers knew you were by yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to make money you have to spend money. 3 people per shift gets all the stock done and betters the overall customer experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in West Bradenton, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in West Bradenton, FL

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    get to people alot of people

    Cons

    lot of work for less money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure you have a friendly so worker want to come to work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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