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Think Twice, then a 3rd time...

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Former Employee - District Manager  in  Tidewater, VA (US)
Former Employee - District Manager in Tidewater, VA (US)

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

Pros

Family Dollar strives for GREAT Customer Service. Has plenty of Policies and Procedures for all to follow, they are very consistent with "coaching and counseling" to change the team members or CHANGE the team members.

Cons

Poor payroll hours, most managers and assistant managers are alone in their stores until 2 or 3 pm which makes them easy targets in the mornings. To many tasks to complete at the store level leaving 90% of the stores unsuccessful in one area or another. Poor work/life balance. If you're salaried you should be prepared to work 70 hours plus to be successful whether your're a Store Manager or above due to the lack of payroll, "YOU" make it up. A lot of Micro Managing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put payroll into the stores to have at least 2 team members per store during open hours. Cutting payroll to make your plan isn't the answer, ever. Make sure ALL team member including field management have a quality balance of work and family. You've forgotten the FAMILY part of Family Dollar only to focus on the DOLLAR part. I was told "Change the people or CHANGE the people" that's the new key phrase, so I couldn't change the job so I CHANGED the job.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    loss prevention nightmare with little to no corporate support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores

    Pros

    there plenty of opportunities if you are willing to have no life

    Cons

    leave managers in store by themselves with no help, store managers can only make payroll if they are willing to work 80+ hours a week

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Family Dollar is an absolutely HORRIBLE place to work if you want to be properly payed for what you have to do...

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Woonsocket, RI (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Woonsocket, RI (US)

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

    Pros

    The only pro would be that if you're an assistant manager, you're ALMOST always guarenteed 35+ hours

    Cons

    If you're an assistant manager, you get payed a little over 9 dollars per hour to start. The customers are mostly horrible. Management doesn't care about their employees and expects them to go above and beyond for such limited pay and recognition. You can spend every day cleaning the store top to bottom and the type of clientele that shops here will always ruin it immediately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more if you want to keep them from stealing/leaving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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