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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  • Work Life balance is difficult due to rotating schedule (in 63 reviews)

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

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  1. "Worst place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Salome, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Salome, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Short shifts, lots of down time

    Cons

    Horrible management
    Bad customer support
    bad benefits


  2. "I did not enjoy this job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Third Key Holder in Whitesboro, TX
    Former Employee - Third Key Holder in Whitesboro, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was an easy enough job

    Cons

    After getting written up for not "properly fronting and facing", I was terminated and found out that the manager had forged my signature on other write ups.


  3. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in New Boston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in New Boston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great weekly pay, being the boss

    Cons

    Not enough payroll, have to work at least 65 hours a week and after 52 is free.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to work hard


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  5. "Asst manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Matthews, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Matthews, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like help customers ..... the price are low

    Cons

    It great job . The employee nice to work with


  6. "Only Temporary!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stocker in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Stocker in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every week paycheck easy job

    Cons

    Bad management need more help

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who really want to work


  7. "dont work here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Huron, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Huron, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores part-time

    Pros

    nothing. stay away if you can.

    Cons

    no breaks, manager had attitude all the time, literally felt like I was in the movie mean girls, rude and immature managers. they expect to much to be done with limited time, creepy customers


  8. "Great for a starter carreer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The DM and GM were on their game!! Always gave examples and specifications on what they wanted!!

    Cons

    Finding something in the back is nearly impossible if the crew doesn't take the time to keep things organized.

    Advice to Management

    Unloading the merchandise: Spend the extra money, allow a crew to work overnight once a week to stock the new shipment. This helps customers find what they're looking for without being blocked by carts of overfilled merch.


  9. "Not for the faint at heart"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Avondale Estates, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Avondale Estates, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Weekly paychecks
    Health benefits after 30 days

    Cons

    Non- compensatory rate of pay
    Lack of concern for safety
    Blatant disregard for compliance
    Unorganized
    Communication from management subpar

    Advice to Management

    Make safety priority
    Ensure compliance across the board
    Provide permenant security to high-risk stores


  10. "A lot of changes...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  11. "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its what you make it. Work hard, get reward.

    Cons

    Long hours, questionable neighborhood, not much else


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