Family Dollar Stores - worked 60-80 hours 2 1/2 yrs with only one other key holder | Glassdoor
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"worked 60-80 hours 2 1/2 yrs with only one other key holder"

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Amityville, NY
Former Employee - Store Manager in Amityville, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

dm'sweren't too bad you could at least talk to them

Cons

no help, messy, long hours, no advancement

Advice to Management

better pay and more payroll

Other Employee Reviews for Family Dollar Stores

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Company....worse decision I ever made"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Brockton, MA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Brockton, MA

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

    Pros

    There are no pros for this place

    Cons

    They expect managers to work 6 days a week...54 hours....but your lucky if that is all it takes for you to run your store. Assistant managers are nothing more then key holders....you only have one or two of them....no supervisors.....so with 14 opening and closing shifts you do the math when someone needs time off.....but upper management doesn't care. Hourly employees are paid minimum wage and forget about raises. Standards for receiving freight are absolutely ludicrous and unachieveable. Hours are not sufficient to run a store and provide customer service. The company is actually losing money because of this....one register, 10 people in line....atleast half of those people are going to think twice before they come back....but your in the building alone because your cashier is on their break so you can't open another line....and oh, btw, now someone just spilled laundry detergent all over the floor......also there is no employee discount and full time people only get TWO holidays per year....Easter and Christmas.....what is that!?!

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, you might be surprised at how much more money you could make. What you have shown is that your store level staff don't matter....if they don't bust their ass for you then you'll just replace them....rule by fear....that seems to be the attitude from your DM/area managers up.....not a good look


  2. "Life is too short"

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    Current Employee - Currently Employed in Matthews, NC
    Current Employee - Currently Employed in Matthews, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Pros

    Informal communication between groups and departments, nice people to work.

    Cons

    New leadership short sighted and intolerant, not a place to learn skills, just perform or perish. HR department is the worst I ever had to deal with and store operations only know how to say "no" to any new ideas. marketing department is run by one of the worst leaders I ever came across,, does not lead by example and throws his subordinates under the bus to save his own skin.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example

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