Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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  1. Assistant Manger. They over work you and under pay you.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits at high costs, if you want to work your life away and never see your family for very little pay, then this is the job for you.

    Cons

    Management expects way too much of you. You have to make yourself available to other locations in order to maintain a decent paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better!

  2. Learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Upper Management in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Upper Management in Champaign, IL

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

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

    Pros

    The team building experience is awesome.

    Cons

    It's impossible to have work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Build a team around yourself, keep your resume updated, and take all things as a lesson.

  3. Worked at Family Dollar as a contractor at the Charlotte headquarters.

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    Former Contractor - Contractor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Contractor - Contractor in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, not overly stressfull

    Cons

    Since it is pretty relaxed you may find it stressful working in this type of place, if you are a by the book kind of person.

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    My experience here taught me I no longer want to be a part of the company

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Team Member in Staten Island, NY

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

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

    Pros

    You pretty much do whatever you want at work. Be on your phone, eat, whatever you want. If the manager likes you, you will get good hours. Just do your job, go home, it will be fine.

    Cons

    Rude managers and customers. When customers have a problem they come to me, and the appropriate thing to do is send them to the manager. However the managers aren't much help at all. I've had three store managers so far within a year. Does that even sound normal to you? The company is just overall a mess.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better store managers and have better organization skills.

  6. Wonderful place to work...and Grow.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful place to learn retail if you don't know it and fantastic place to further your experience if you do. I have been a store manager for about 6 months now and am already looking to advance my career further. With the right people and the right attitude, this is the best place to work. There is so many opportunities for advancement it can make ones' head spin.

    Cons

    My only gripe is that there are constant resets. But if that is all there is to complain about, I'll be happy with it. :D

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for the best in people. Give store management more time to complete resets and the budget that will accomplish it even if it is going over a little on the back end. Presentation through better resets will sell alot more than not.

  7. Not Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Parkersburg, WV
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Parkersburg, WV

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Work Schedule, good work life balance

    Cons

    Pay is not very good.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your educated employees.

  8. work issues and spirit of the company

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good company good prices lot of locationd

    Cons

    none the company has many locations so they are close to home

    Advice to Management

    clean up some of the store

  9. Asst. Manger

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, TN

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full Time , Busy all The Time

    Cons

    Work Overload Crazy At Times

  10. Would recommend as an in between job not a career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Pays slightly above minimum wage

    Many opportunities for advancement in the company for good employees

    Medical benefit and other programs to help with your personal life

    Cons

    Lack of communication is a problem within this company, Poor training, disunity between stores employees and upper management, lack of competent workers, high worker turnover, the stores are usually located in rough or unsavory areas, store issue such a repairs don't generally happen swiftly, you're often out of supplies, your schedule will shift depending on the weekly payroll of managers personal feelings about you, and you don't get employee discount.

    Advice to Management

    We need better employees hired, better training, and most importantly better communication down the tier. Please resolve store maintenance that detrimentally affect put customer/employee satisfaction (and profit margin). We have a life a outside of family dollar so treat us like we do and don't reprieve us for doing so.

  11. Ok company to work for. Very easy work

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Warren, MI

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Weekly paychecks are a bonus

    Cons

    expect alot out of you for little money

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