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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  • Work Life balance is difficult due to rotating schedule (in 67 reviews)

  • Upper management expects too much hand holding (in 118 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its not for older people

    Cons

    Not Conducive too Caregivers at all


  2. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Montgomery, AL

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Active environment always busy and you meet a lot of people.

    Cons

    No work life balance and you're extremely tired all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Your team are humans and need a work life balance to enjoy themselves. Working 52+ hours a week and only one off day will run your managers in the ground.

  3. "Family Dollar Distribution Center"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marianna, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marianna, FL

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

    Pros

    Lots of vacation time, pretty laid back environment, incentive pay, insurance is paid for by employer, easy to get on day shift.

    Cons

    40 hours is not guaranteed, hot warehouse with no climate control, mandatory overtime, only get two breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the employees a living wage and make sure they get a 40 hour work week.


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    "Family Dollar"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere,friendly,organized,steady work customers weekly paycheck

    Cons

    Over worked and underplayed long hours


  5. "Administrative assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Matthews, NC
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Matthews, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location. Facility located in an area that's easy to get to. Free parking.

    Cons

    Merged with Dollar Tree. Alot of good people were let go. Same work load - less people to get it done.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication with associates.


  6. "Good for temporary employment or supplemental income"

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    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's nice getting to know the regular customers. Merchandising products is fun. Good opportunities for quick advancement to a management position.

    Cons

    Safety is a concern. Stores are often placed in dangerous neighborhoods, and are under-staffed with no security or loss prevention personnel. Theft at stores is an issue, and upper management will assume employees are stealing if your inventory results come up bad. Personally, the company pays me well, but low pay for cashiers and other employees is an issue. Hours scheduled per week are not guaranteed, making some weeks hard on employees financially due to lack of adequate scheduled hours.

    Advice to Management

    Adequate staffing and employment of security guards must be improved for employee safety in stores that are considered high risk.


  7. "A lot of changes...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Pros

    People. store teams are hard working, fast pace

    Cons

    Benefits, poor quality of life, expect team to do more than there is budget or time.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat everyone like they are incompetent, Dollar Tree continues to make changes (not for the good) with benefits, bonus, vacation policies which has impacted morale

  8. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy to learn, can be a fun work environment, can be moved up in position fast

    Cons

    Not enough staff, base pay sucks, raises suck. I've been in my store 5years and my pay rate still under 9.00...

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff..they the ones who keep your job easier...


  9. "Family dollar"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get your 40 hours.

    Cons

    Not enough staff. And hiring process takes forever.


  10. "assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Laona, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Laona, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like what I do at work

    Cons

    Upper management needs to come in and see how things are really done


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