Family Dollar Stores

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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
664 Reviews
2.3
664 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)

  • Very professional when it comes down to customer service (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance is talked about frequently but is looked down upon in some departments (in 20 reviews)

  • Upper management is not in touch with reality in daily store operational challenges (in 40 reviews)

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  1.  

    About Family Dollar

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Birmingham, AL (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Birmingham, AL (US)

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They will give you good hours.

    Cons

    You have to stand for long periods of time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Assistant Store Manager in Montgomery, AL (US)
    Current Employee - First Assistant Store Manager in Montgomery, AL (US)

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful resources. Growth in the is a plus. Training and mentoring is always a plus.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. There is not enough people working on a shift.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    working

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    ordinary i would have to say

    Cons

    nothing ever happens, just a regular position

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    assitant manager

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Paterson, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Paterson, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good work schedule. n good co-workers

    Cons

    always findind the bad in someone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging and Fullfilling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Springdale, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Springdale, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    This company has great training programs and access to many extras that most employees are oblivious to due to lack of interest to educate themselves some. Everything you need is right there in front of us. Just have to want it.

    Cons

    Would really love some more payroll to run the store during the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please understand that in order for us to run these stores 100% We need to have two people in the store at all times. This is important. Someone to tend the front and someone to tend the back. It'd be less dangerous also if we weren't by ourselves more than half the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    New Management for DC's On boarding Formal Training nonexistent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Ashley, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Ashley, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Stability of Company
    Company Values
    Good compensation
    Professional advancement is possible

    Cons

    Negative documentation of performance only & nothing positive
    No communication of any dissatisfaction of performance as it occurs so you are aware to make changes
    Incapable to handle different management styles and ideas
    Accepting of current management negative reinforcement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication coaching of any dissatisfaction of performance as it occurs so you are aware to make changes to make a more cohesive team for workers as well as management.
    Negativity invites negativity smiling to their face and negative behind their back

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company in which to grow your career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Pros

    Access to career opportunities; the sky is the limit if you apply yourself, work hard, and keep the core customer as the focus

    Cons

    Long hours, compromised systems and processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the culture

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Easy but not enough hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work is easy. Part time gets offered some benefits. The environment is good(for the most part)

    Cons

    It's pretty boring when it's not busy. They also don't give their employees enough hours. No one can live off of less than 10 hours a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I was Asst. Mgr. So I did everything the manager did I opened and closed and did deposits. Customer service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Holland, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Holland, MI (US)

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The customers. It was a fun job

    Cons

    Real heavy lifting at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    All Work and no Pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    You get paid weekly, which is really great.
    You have a great deal of hiring and firing authority.

    Cons

    You work 6 days a week.
    You will work 70hrs a week
    Atmosphere of mistrust
    Almost all managers I know are looking to leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only work here until you find another job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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