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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  1. "Was a good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Pros

    Family Dollar promotes from within and they are open to new ideas.

    Cons

    The company lacks vision and departments work in silo's which makes it hard to achieve goals.

    Advice to Management

    Effectively communicate vision and goals for the company and ensure each department is aligned to the overall goals.


  2. "Former store manager at different locations"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It was an easy repetitive job

    Cons

    It was no security guards in the store

  3. "Decent pay hard to move up lot of politics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, customers highlight of job, system easy to learn. Computer based training as well

    Cons

    No work home life balance. Payroll budget too low . work is very repetitive. Hard to advance. More on who you know than what you know.

    Advice to Management

    Promote high achievers immediately. Do not let them get discouraged by dangling them around.


  4. "Gm"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People you network with here.

    Cons

    Lying district managers that's why you keep struggling because you lie . Rewards aren't always given because of your dishonesty.

    Advice to Management

    Honest higher ups


  5. "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in West Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in West Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really not a hard job, fun with the right team...

    Cons

    Don't seem to care about there team members, can't keep a full staff, won't move up without a car, but has Hired ppl without cars,(facts)....

    Advice to Management

    Hmmmm


  6. "Police Academy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful Senior Management. Nice, helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Long, hours of never ending work. Employees not motivated. Much theft, robberies. Low standards for cleanliness.


  7. "Worse Company I've Worked For"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Byesville, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Byesville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The regulars that came in

    Cons

    Upper Management, Communication, Scheduling, Pay

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your dedicated and hard workers

  8. "idk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores part-time

    Pros

    not too hard. nice environment

    Cons

    bad management, the higher ups dont care about employees


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for get to meet a lot of good people

    Cons

    Needed to pay more need more hours

    Advice to Management

    Was ask to be asst manger but it was to much work for the pay


  10. "So so expiernce"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Inglewood, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Inglewood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers some great customers helping others having the authority

    Cons

    Schedule ghetto customers. Got robbed at gun point

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking all weekends off and holidays and give opportunity to the employees


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