Family Dollar Stores

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Family Dollar Stores Reviews

Updated 24 November 2014
Updated 24 November 2014
668 Reviews
2.3
668 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.  

    A great company if your willing to work hard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fairhaven, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fairhaven, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Interacting with customers on a daily basis. Able to move up in ranks if you are dedicated and a hard worker. Always busy and something to do.

    Cons

    Need more hours so employees needs can be met. Aisles are narrow and the bulk of the freight comes in one day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    District managers should interact with PT and FT associates more. Both parties will benefit from their feedback. Run contests, add excitement to stores. And give a pat on the back for a job well done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Need more time off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training, advancement, working with truly great people

    Cons

    Work/home life balance, spend too much time alone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    excellent co workers and great atmosphere where the people are like family

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Stroudsburg, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Stroudsburg, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    co workers, customers, fun place to work

    Cons

    low salary, benefits, hours were scattered

    Recommends
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  5.  

    About Family Dollar

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    • 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
  7.  

    working

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    assitant manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Good company in which to grow your career

    • 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

    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
  10.  

    Easy but not enough hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    All Work and no Pay

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    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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