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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. "Love working for this company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Park Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Park Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family Dollar treats their employees very well benefits and leave are awesome. They are willing to schedule around college class schedules, and around my volunteer EMT calls for out small rural town.

    Cons

    One of the very few cons is the pay for an assistant manager is lower than expected. I am hoping work ethic will improve the wage.

    Advice to Management

    Up your pay for management staff


  2. "stock or cashier"

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Elmer, NJ
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Elmer, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoying working with people and keeping busy. The customer are always first.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Please hire me I will bea great worker

  3. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and upbeat place to work. If you love to merchandise and be on the move this is it. Store manager Monthly bonuses if you meet the sales for the month.

    Cons

    Very little time off, a very full time job. schedule your self for 52 hours a week end up doing 60 hours a week. Not enough hours given to cover the store needs. If you don't have a family to manager then it the jobs for you.

    Advice to Management

    Give the store the tools they need to run a great store with great increase.


  4. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Wendy's Crew Member in Elm Grove, WI
    Current Employee - Wendy's Crew Member in Elm Grove, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm very well with people I love working with others I'll always be on time I'm a great person to work with

    Cons

    If I'm sick I can be a little cranky but I can handle myself

    Advice to Management

    I love helping others learn more things


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience not a career"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saginaw, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saginaw, MI
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule if you have a good Store Manager. First dibs on clearance.

    Cons

    A raise once a year and not that great .20-.30 cents. Open all holidays even Christmas which is the only hoilday that is double time. The rest of the hoildays are regular pay which leads to many call ins. Slow stores are given low payroll so you are left by yourself until mid afternoon.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management(corp); It is dangerous to leave your employees by themselves and how are we suppose to use the bathroom when we are by ourselves. Also donate your pennied out items. It is gross to fill a landfill rather than to donate.


  6. "Great job for some not all"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Make great money if work hard enough

    Cons

    Have to wait till you can be moved up to full time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place to work.

    Cons

    Compant provides low pay, long hours

    Advice to Management

    More payroll dollars to staff store adequately

  8. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Williamsburg, KY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Williamsburg, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good hard working people and polite

    Cons

    rude customers and the no rehire list

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing and get rid of the no rehire list


  9. "Great if you have another job, otherwise not a stable income"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative (Cashier) in Ravenna, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative (Cashier) in Ravenna, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid-back
    Largely autonomous
    Annual merit-based raise

    The company used to give a christmas bonus based on years of service however due to the acquisition of Family Dollar, the bonus is now given as an all-or-nothing coupon for the store

    Cons

    Inconsistent work schedule
    Lack of payroll
    Location will affect payroll, size of team, etc
    Attractive to unreliable employees

    The maintenance and upkeep of stores is basically nonexistent and many contracted service fall on the CSR to complete

    Advice to Management

    Find the right people, treat them right, and compensate them properly. Turnover is ridiculous, I’ve seen 5 workers in my same position come and go over 1.5 years


  10. "Good Part Time Job Low Pay"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Florissant, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Florissant, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxing Job, Everything you need is available for purchase at the store, laid back environment

    Cons

    Only Part Time, Minimum Wage, Petty Customers

    Advice to Management

    Stop saying the customer always right they're not, stop expecting me to stop a person stealing 3 dollars worth of merchandise get a security gaurd


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