Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Family Dollar Stores Chairman and CEO Howard R. Levine
Howard R. Levine
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Pros
  • Most areas support work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Providing great customer service everyday (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance if on salary (in 21 reviews)

  • upper management works at big publically-traded companies (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Pros

    It’s easier to focus with fewer meetings to attend and no coworkers stopping by your desk to chat. You may get more work done in less time.

    Cons

    you never from one day to the next if you will have a job. they are well known to come in and fire the whole store.

    Advice to Management

    you need to review the team better and stop firing everyone in store. this is a terrible practice that you do .


  2. It's a good place to start off but...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending where you work and how your manager is, they can be very flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    Flexibility, pay isn't enough for all the multi tasking we do especially the cashiers. no security which makes us and the customers feel very unsafe.

    Advice to Management

    Hire security!! It would make things so much better and stop all these thefts and robberies. Increase payroll, you're trying to make family Dollar into a bigger store but with 5 employees, 2 or 3 working each shift..you can't expect for us to have the back room completely cleared out and the store to be completely recovered.


  3. Good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Matthews, NC
    Current Employee - District Manager in Matthews, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good people. Its not a bad place to work.

    Cons

    To many hours to work and not enough time to have much of a life outside of work.


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  5. Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pawn Broker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Pawn Broker in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love working with others and want to grow with the company.I will make agreat asset to the company.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons with working for a new company.

    Advice to Management

    Will do a great job.


  6. CSR

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores part-time

    Pros

    Allow you to learn all aspects of the company

    Cons

    Only management can work full time

    Advice to Management

    Allow team members to work full time


  7. Store manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast advancement, Work not terribly hard, Easy job to learn. They seem to hire anyone including. people with records.

    Cons

    Low payroll, Working alone in stores in rough areas. Upper management always trying to cut costs, Including shutting off the air conditioning etc.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being cheap with payroll. Increase payroll = less theft = more profits. Stop acting like every employee is stealing.


  8. assistan manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Anniston, AL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Anniston, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great people good pay and great hours monthly plans for displays

    Cons

    manager in store alone not enough payroll for cashiers before 3pm


  9. Truth

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Meeting new and regular customers everyday was amazing except when they brung attitude.

    Cons

    Very strict about their employees not reaching overtime, so no extra pay.


  10. Department Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift & Receiving Department Manager in Saint George, UT
    Current Employee - Forklift & Receiving Department Manager in Saint George, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family dollar offers great opportunity for growth if a TM is willing to put in the effort. Goal program is a great way to develop new talent.

    Cons

    Benefit package needs to be revamped to offset pay which is sometimes below market value. Review incentive program to see if department goal is better for business than individual targets.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the talent and knowledge of the personnel you have on hand. Manage to your team's strengths while developing new talent and skills.


  11. Assistant Manager

    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Galveston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Galveston, TX

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

    Pros

    Its and easy way to move up the ladder from a Customer Service Rep to a management position

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the hours you work



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