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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated June 21, 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. "none"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Stocker in Upper Darby, PA
    Current Employee - Stocker in Upper Darby, PA

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

    Pros

    better myself an help my family

    Cons

    there is no cons I believe

    Advice to Management

    im a great worker


  2. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores part-time

    Pros

    Great Supervisors that are trying to change the integrity of the store. They seemed focused on helping the employees learn all they need to know to be successful.

    Cons

    Due to the location there seems to be a lot of theft and disgruntle customers however, management is working on changing that.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "cashier/stocker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the friendliness of the company and customers

    Cons

    I really cant say that I had anydownsides working at family dollar


  4. "good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Pros

    They hire from within. Get paid weekly, easy work, flexible schedule, never a dull moment at Family Dollar

    Cons

    Long hours, no breaks, part timers no vacation time. High insurance rates,


  5. "Best company I have ever worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashley, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashley, IN

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, growth potential, easy/fun work.

    Cons

    Not mant cons, longer work days sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Your doing a great job.


  6. "Team Member"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexi hours and pay was pretty good for it being a part time job. Co workers were pretty good.

    Cons

    I don't really have any negative things to say it was a pretty ok job for the time being and I would work there again.

    Advice to Management

    I'm bad at advice so I have none to really give out except maybe hiring more people we were always understaffed


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Build a great team and you'll LOVE what you do!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - First Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Our team members, regular customers, direct impact in our community, seeing your hard work pay off. Whatever is needed to run your store is given to you monthly via in a marketing kit, intranet, as well as upper management. Family Dollar sets you up for successful store operation, those complaining either didn't or couldn't manage their time and staff well or were just lazy. I personally feel sorry for anyone that wasn't able to have the management experience I've had at the stores that I worked in.
    In non-management roles, you are able to pick up more hours... if you show that you're a great employee. There's no reason to reward someoe who calls out, half does theur job description or complains about everything.
    It's evident that Family Dollar has put a lot of time and resources into creatibg an effectice training program through both the intranet and one on one training. My best advice is to print tge training classes and create your own personal training notebook!

    Cons

    When everyone isn't working together as a team, it's a little harder to accomplish daily goals. As an assistant manager, I look forward to these challenges because not only working through them gives me a better outlook on how to hurdle these difficulties, it also shows my team that I'm willing to give them my all instead of complaining. There are times when I'd love to complain about what's going on in my store, but that would bring the morale of the store down and it's not conducive to a teamwork environment.

    Advice to Management

    My best advice is to change the message from 'Always hiring' to 'always looking for new talent'

  8. "Network analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Friendly environment, full support from upper management, opportunities to evolve

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons working at Family Dollar

    Advice to Management

    na


  9. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent business model- great growth

    Cons

    Discount retail- challenging to hire great people

    Advice to Management

    NA


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I love making a company the best in the business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Valdosta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Pros

    I have no problem listening to another person s idea no matter who they are as long as it helps

    Cons

    When inventory is done I demand it be accurate. Close isn't good enough.

    Advice to Management

    Be friendly with employees but not sure it's a good idea to be close friends


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