Family Dollar Stores

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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
734 Reviews
2.3
734 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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  1.  

    Assistant store manager good place to learn many things.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    So far I'm happy with company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement, decent pay for my area

    Cons

    long hours, can be very physical job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good place to work, as long as you're fully staffed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fremont, NE
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fremont, NE

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

    Pros

    great environment, lots of changes within store so there's always something to do. they like to promote from within. Pay is okay for the position.

    Cons

    If there's not enough staff hired, you could work up to 50 hours a week until replacements are hired. Lots of deadlines to meet. Was promised full time work but except for holidays barely hit 30 most weeks. Managers work alone a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A few kinks but over all not horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate (Cashier)
    Current Employee - Associate (Cashier)

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

    Pros

    Fast paced if you are a hard worker. Friendly environment. A company that you can advance in if you work hard

    Cons

    Hours constantly change lack of training. I received a bunch of papers and took some classes not very personable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Family at my store was just great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Great People if the people are there to actually work

    Cons

    regular employees only get part-time status so you would almost always need to double up with another store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    organization of the store in general

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    You learn multitasking skills. It was a satisfactory first job and gives you an outlook of what type of activities could be in other sale departments.

    Cons

    It can be overwhelming sometimes. Every now and then a costumer will be difficult to work with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    great experience

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    they were always willing to work around my schedule

    Cons

    a lot of people kept quitting so i always got called in last minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training time

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Up to date Review of Kamas Store.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kamas, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kamas, UT

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

    Pros

    We have friendly co workers and a fast passed fun environment to work in. Customers always seem to be pleased with our work and we seem to work together as a team.

    Cons

    As an sales associate I am only capable of part time. My opinion on this would be to raise the part timers to full time if needed. As I have to maintain two jobs to support my family, I'd love the stability the company would bring to my family if I could only work for them and full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what they are doing. Involve each other in sales goals and maintain the store daily. Also, keep up the good job with the customers!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    About Family Dollar

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They will give you good hours.

    Cons

    You have to stand for long periods of time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Assistant Store Manager in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - First Assistant Store Manager in Montgomery, AL

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

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful resources. Growth in the is a plus. Training and mentoring is always a plus.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. There is not enough people working on a shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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