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"OK place to work"

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

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

Pros

Great mid-level management and talent.

Cons

The pay and benefits are below industry standards. Need to be improved greatly.

Other Employee Reviews for Family Dollar Stores

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Promises a lot, delivers little"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people are quite nice.

    Cons

    Lack of training, upper management will lie and deceive. No breaks even in 10 hours days. May pay well but will not give hours enough to live on.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and keep your promises


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Think Twice, then a 3rd time..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Tidewater, VA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Tidewater, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family Dollar strives for GREAT Customer Service. Has plenty of Policies and Procedures for all to follow, they are very consistent with "coaching and counseling" to change the team members or CHANGE the team members.

    Cons

    Poor payroll hours, most managers and assistant managers are alone in their stores until 2 or 3 pm which makes them easy targets in the mornings. To many tasks to complete at the store level leaving 90% of the stores unsuccessful in one area or another. Poor work/life balance. If you're salaried you should be prepared to work 70 hours plus to be successful whether your're a Store Manager or above due to the lack of payroll, "YOU" make it up. A lot of Micro Managing.

    Advice to Management

    Put payroll into the stores to have at least 2 team members per store during open hours. Cutting payroll to make your plan isn't the answer, ever. Make sure ALL team member including field management have a quality balance of work and family. You've forgotten the FAMILY part of Family Dollar only to focus on the DOLLAR part. I was told "Change the people or CHANGE the people" that's the new key phrase, so I couldn't change the job so I CHANGED the job.

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