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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Gary M. Philbin
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  • Work Life balance is difficult due to rotating schedule (in 65 reviews)

  • Upper management expects too much hand holding (in 115 reviews)

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  1. "Whenever I went to family dollar theirs lots of friendly greeting people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stock in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stock in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's not that far distance and I can put plenty of work into the job. It's a small store that can be controlled with the right help

    Cons

    Watching the store would be a challenge and maintaining if I would have to would be a challenge to overcome

    Advice to Management

    You all run a good establishment so what advice is their to give


  2. "Assistant Manager 1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager I
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager I
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good first job, but not a career

    Cons

    Poor communication between upper & store level of management
    Distribution issues

    Advice to Management

    It takes more than 150 hours to run a store properly


  3. "Store Mananer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Pros

    Meet interesting people and there are no others

    Cons

    No work life balance, dangerous environments, bad management


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  5. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    possbility to move up to store manager

    Cons

    No flexibility with your schedule

    Advice to Management

    Have more than 2 cashiers hired


  6. "I'm all about my work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Clerk/Cashier in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Clerk/Cashier in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace environment, good deals ,

    Cons

    The stealing is at a all time high , people just walk in and take stuff and we not suppose to chase them so they just getting away daily , that's stops us from getting a raise

    Advice to Management

    Had thoughts of becoming a manager but it's a lot to take on when u don't really have a good crew of workers to back u up


  7. "Assistant store manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's easy to get promoted

    Cons

    Rude customers
    The company asks for a lot but little pay


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company and job I have ever had."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have 20 words I have to write in this so I can submit it. No pros to list because they don't have any.

    Cons

    -170hrs for a 1.8 mill store is a joke
    - no work life balance
    -52 hrs minimum for Store Manager
    -turnover is consistent
    - Distribution Center sends way too much product to each store so your back room is filled and your store floor looks ridiculous with product everywhere
    -you will get texts about 5 times a day from other store needing help
    -you will get one day off a week and don't expect it to be enjoyable because your phone will ring or you will get texts all day.
    - 1 week vacation and you can guarantee your phone will still ring quite a few times throughout the day.
    - you will work every holiday and yes the hours are extended so no time for family.
    -get used to having the police on speed dial
    - the police will know you by name after a week
    -clientele is probably the worst of all retail chains
    -associates have no accountability because they only make 9.50 hr and your assistant managers make 12hr. Neither of them will care about getting work done.
    - get used to theft. I used to care about people stealing but when they told me it doesn't matter it's not my product I stopped caring.
    -get used to being by yourself in the store for 8-9 hours a day.
    - yes you will be stuck at the register ALOT
    - you will either be throwing freight or running a register
    -you will NEVER be in your office EVER
    -Good luck getting your schematics set and 8 end caps you have to do each month if you are a busy store because it's not going to happen.
    -You barely have time to get your truck done let alone set a whole aisle schematic.
    -when you leave work you will be mentally drained from customers cussing at you about a 50 cent product or because they could return a tech item without a receipt.
    -Please stay away from this company if you want to have a life and if you have a family you will never see them. ZERO work life balance. I feel like I have been serving prison time while being employed with this company.

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed. They know Family Dollar has a big problem but they don't care. As long as the Store hits the daily sales goal it doesn't matter. They preach recovery but when you only have 2 people max in a store if your lucky it's near to impossible to keep a store clean.


  9. "Family Dollar"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Pros

    Getting Paid
    They try and work with you

    Cons

    No set schedule
    No lunch break

    Advice to Management

    Do better


  10. "cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores part-time

    Pros

    The store is close to home.

    Cons

    Lack of pay, terrible hours, expected to do too much. Management thinks they're in high school.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about each other then acting like bff's to their face.


  11. "hate it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The only good thing is the pay and weekly pay checks.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to successfully run a store.
    Company doesn't care about employees.
    Expect store managers to do everything Alone.


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