Family Dollar Stores

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  1.  

    At first it's great but you soon learn the truth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, great customers (no matter what store I've worked in), the benefits they have and offer

    Cons

    Schedule constantly changes at the last minute, they're constantly moving management around, they hire and rehire alot of the wrong people, they don't give adaquet training, the pay doesn't match the experience, they tell you things will happen and/or change yet never follow through with any of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to take a look at the things you do and how you train other members of management, learn to treat all your employees equally, try to manage a schedule that you can maintain and not have to change it several times throughout the week (especially without asking the employee if they are able to work with the changes instead of not asking and leaving them in a not so good situation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Very friendly customer service experienced valued employee.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    I like working their because you can really make someones day by smiling and having them have a great customer service experience.

    Cons

    The risk of being robbed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am so committed to doing above and beyond what is expected of me. I love to wow people and I would love them opportunity to 'Wow' you as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    The Merge

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Easy work
    Opportunity to move up quickly
    -People person? be a cashier
    -not so much? work stock/ recovery
    Laid Back environment
    Vacation time

    Cons

    Typically not enough hours
    Not enough payroll
    Low pay on average
    Raises happen annually
    No discounts for employees
    Systems are outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize. and then write that down fifty times.
    ask these questions to yourself.
    Why do we get truck loads of crap we already have or dont need. Alot of it sits and sits and sits. Like right now it is spring-ish and we have flowers everywhere. No one buys them! especially since they cant be set up through the store like decoration for impulse buys. why?
    Give employees discounts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    manager

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    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Plainview, TX
    Current Employee - Chief Executive Officer in Plainview, TX

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

    Pros

    just remember to always do ur job dont worry bout everybody else unless u care really deep on the inside.

    Cons

    its wild u always got people talking about how they gonna come do this and they do they run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just stay on them and do whatever u need to to get that store back up to 100 percent like it was.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interview process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    The company is excellent to work for.

    Cons

    The store will keep you busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Decent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Repack Order Filler in Rome, NY
    Current Employee - Repack Order Filler in Rome, NY

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

    Pros

    Benefits namely days off are excellent as you receive about 18 paid days off a year in your first year alone.
    Work is continuous without lulls.
    Facilities are in good shape.

    Cons

    Depending on your department you can work as low as 30 hours a week while other departments are working overtime.
    Absolutely no forgiveness if you miss productivity, make it or gone.
    Several inefficiencies and odd placements make completing the job difficult at times.
    Damaged equipment can hurt your productivity rates but you aren't given any benefits for having to solve the problem
    After the first year, nothing really goes up. You get a max of a 50 cent raise a year, and you don't accrue more vacation time until after second year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    possibility of moving up in future

    Cons

    grossly underpaid and overworked, small labor dollars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better pay

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    under paid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    team work, regular customers, fun

    Cons

    long hours, low payroll budget, no a/c in summer, no heat in winter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ask questions and listen to store level management

  10.  

    Working here has taught me a lot there were a lot of ups and downs

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Fast paced, good learning environment,

    Cons

    Too many task not enough time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Had a tremendous career until my job was eliminated

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Analyst/Auditor in McKees Rocks, PA
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Analyst/Auditor in McKees Rocks, PA

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Blue culture, work with you when you need time off

    Cons

    Having 31 years experience my background was not looked at, I was just told I did not have the experience, a much younger inexperienced person received the promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your employees who are trustworthy, honest, and looking out for the best for the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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