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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Gary M. Philbin
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  • Work Life balance is difficult due to rotating schedule (in 67 reviews)

  • Upper management expects too much hand holding (in 119 reviews)

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  1. "Assitant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family dollar is a company you can grow in

    Cons

    Working Every Holiday and not rotating with on which employees work which holiday

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with their employees


  2. "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


  3. "General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Effingham, IL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Effingham, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At the time, the company let you run your store the way you wanted to. You didn't have to adhere to a Corporate schedule.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with similar retailers. Pay scale for your Assistant Managers is very low compared to other hourly associates so it's tough to get quality Assistant Managers into your store.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Family Dollar Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pinebluff, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pinebluff, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only hires for part time

    Cons

    No full time hours, no employee discounts

    Advice to Management

    Hire people and give them full time hours, offer employee discounts


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Short Term Employment"

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Blackstone, VA
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Blackstone, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with people was enjoyable. Learning job was easy and fun.

    Cons

    Communication of daily work tasks was bad. The truck schedule never on time.


  7. "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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company offers competitive competing and the ability to receive monetary values for winning. The people as far as team members and customers are AMAZING!

    Cons

    Upper management will chew you up and spit you out. They don't care about you at all and offer zero support. No matter what you put into the company or how much you turn a store around and produce sales they just don't give a damn.

    Advice to Management

    The money is good but the values suck!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Family Dollar"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  10. "Administrative assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


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