Family Dollar Stores

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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
723 Reviews
2.3
723 Reviews
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Family Dollar Stores Chairman and CEO Howard R. Levine
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Hourly associates are paid fairly and can maintain work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Fast-paced job, able to interact one on one with customers to provide excellent customer service (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance is talked about frequently but is looked down upon in some departments (in 21 reviews)

  • Upper management is not in touch with reality in daily store operational challenges (in 42 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Hello

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Roma, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Roma, TX

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

    Pros

    Nice and attend representatives..nice environment to work in..

    Cons

    Needs more organization...more clean environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    very stressful, but great customers

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    the customers are the best part of the job. working the same shift over and over, you get to know them all very well.

    Cons

    horrible payroll, not enough time or money to do the things that need to be done to keep the store looking great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your managers, they are the ones on the front lines with the customers. they are the ones that hear the complaints about no one being around to check them out, or to help them. just because an employee's basket size is low, doesn't mean that they are stealing from the company, you need to look at the whole picture before having them interrogated. look at the hours that they work, and the sales, we can't drag people in off the street and make them spend money that don't have to bring up our basket sizes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    it is an ok place to work .

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    its an k place to work

    Cons

    its an ok place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none except try harder

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It's work

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    Current Employee - ASM in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - ASM in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Weekly paycheck You meet new people from the community

    Cons

    No recognition for good dedicated workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train and promote from within more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    horrible

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Shreveport, LA

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

    Pros

    there are no pros at all

    Cons

    No work life. Upper Management doesnt care about managers who work 60+ hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    store manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    good pay clean work place

    Cons

    long hours long lines of people

  8.  

    Helpful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Great people good place to start

    Cons

    Rude people and not enough time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hours should be getting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Assistant store manager good place to learn many things.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Fast learning place easy to moved up and learn more management skills.

    Cons

    Staff not a lot employees in store and labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fast learning for shirk control and how to be more experience manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    So far I'm happy with company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement, decent pay for my area

    Cons

    long hours, can be very physical job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Busy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Pay is decent but you definitely work more than salaried 52 hrs a week

    Cons

    Having good and honest team members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take longer to train your team members and you will get better store results

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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