Family Dollar Stores

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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
729 Reviews
2.3
729 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fantastic job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great training, great benefits

    Cons

    Actually I had no cons, except when my job was eliminated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more people oriented

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Hello

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Asst. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    It's work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASM in Baton Rouge, LA (US)
    Current Employee - ASM in Baton Rouge, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    Weekly paycheck You meet new people from the community

    Cons

    No recognition for good dedicated workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train and promote from within more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    very stressful, but great customers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Pros

    the customers are the best part of the job. working the same shift over and over, you get to know them all very well.

    Cons

    horrible payroll, not enough time or money to do the things that need to be done to keep the store looking great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your managers, they are the ones on the front lines with the customers. they are the ones that hear the complaints about no one being around to check them out, or to help them. just because an employee's basket size is low, doesn't mean that they are stealing from the company, you need to look at the whole picture before having them interrogated. look at the hours that they work, and the sales, we can't drag people in off the street and make them spend money that don't have to bring up our basket sizes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    it is an ok place to work .

    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    its an k place to work

    Cons

    its an ok place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none except try harder

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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