Family Dollar Stores

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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated 29 January 2015
Updated 29 January 2015
734 Reviews
2.3
734 Reviews
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Family Dollar Stores Chairman and CEO Howard R. Levine
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Hourly associates are paid fairly and can maintain work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Fast-paced job, able to interact one on one with customers to provide excellent customer service (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance is talked about frequently but is looked down upon in some departments (in 21 reviews)

  • Upper management is not in touch with reality in daily store operational challenges (in 42 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interview process

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Orleans, LA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Orleans, LA (US)

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    The company is excellent to work for.

    Cons

    The store will keep you busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    under paid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    team work, regular customers, fun

    Cons

    long hours, low payroll budget, no a/c in summer, no heat in winter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ask questions and listen to store level management

  3.  

    Had a tremendous career until my job was eliminated

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    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Analyst/Auditor in McKees Rocks, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Loss Prevention Analyst/Auditor in McKees Rocks, PA (US)

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Blue culture, work with you when you need time off

    Cons

    Having 31 years experience my background was not looked at, I was just told I did not have the experience, a much younger inexperienced person received the promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your employees who are trustworthy, honest, and looking out for the best for the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Okay place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, relaxed environment, and not a lot of pressure from management

    Cons

    Could be boring sometimes and pay is not good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Decent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Repack Order Filler in Rome, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Repack Order Filler in Rome, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits namely days off are excellent as you receive about 18 paid days off a year in your first year alone.
    Work is continuous without lulls.
    Facilities are in good shape.

    Cons

    Depending on your department you can work as low as 30 hours a week while other departments are working overtime.
    Absolutely no forgiveness if you miss productivity, make it or gone.
    Several inefficiencies and odd placements make completing the job difficult at times.
    Damaged equipment can hurt your productivity rates but you aren't given any benefits for having to solve the problem
    After the first year, nothing really goes up. You get a max of a 50 cent raise a year, and you don't accrue more vacation time until after second year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    possibility of moving up in future

    Cons

    grossly underpaid and overworked, small labor dollars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better pay

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Working here has taught me a lot there were a lot of ups and downs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Rochester, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Rochester, NY (US)

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    Fast paced, good learning environment,

    Cons

    Too many task not enough time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Hello

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Roma, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Roma, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Nice and attend representatives..nice environment to work in..

    Cons

    Needs more organization...more clean environment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Asst. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    I enjoy working with my team. It's not a hard job to do.

    Cons

    Pay can be more for the job. Need more help with theft.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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