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Updated 16 January, 2018
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Gary M. Philbin
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  • 100%customer service merchandise inventory planograms resets training employees schedule payroll bank deposits inventory control (in 54 reviews)

  • Great place to work great people (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "No growth opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with and good work/life balance

    Cons

    Too many management levels. Always changing organization structure


  2. Helpful (2)

    "They're just okay"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ardmore, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Ardmore, OK (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work and decent pay.

    Cons

    Corporate is extremely strict about maintaining sales numbers. Requires management to issue write ups for going below those numbers. Write ups are issued for not having your till balanced. Three write ups and you can be let go.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that want to work and who put in the time and effort required by the job. It's disheartening for individuals who are hardworking to see fellow employees who don't take their job seriously rewarded over them.


  3. "Life at work"

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Cape Girardeau, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Cape Girardeau, MO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love working with my boss, an both of my assistant managers.

    Cons

    Pay is bad l had to threaten to quit to get a raise and I have been with the company 2 years. We need more camreas to help keeping track of the stuff that is stolen from the store daily.

    Advice to Management

    Well for the managemet please pay us poor cashiers more and give vacation pay too. Higher people to come into the store just to straighten the shelves, put in more camreas, and get us a guard. Take out the cash back option on the register so people can't get cash back to buy their drugs because it hurts sales in our sales.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "ASM/fraight Manager"

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    Former Employee - Freight Supervisor/ASM/Stalker/Cashier in Capitol Heights, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Freight Supervisor/ASM/Stalker/Cashier in Capitol Heights, MD (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and grow 👆

    Cons

    Don't know it all, do not accept a promotion. unless you're prepared to do everything for the same pay as your first day of employment. Don't just accept the offer just because you have worked hard an learn faster than others please... They will take full advantage of your work ethic!

    Advice to Management

    Stop slaving, your pay is already damaging enough. An stop promoting your employees and hold back on pay, It's really unlikely you'll get in any type of trouble but if an employee get two raises the question is why would you pay the same pay as when he started as a stalker but leave him performing all three job titals.


  6. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sissonville, WV (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sissonville, WV (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun and professional work environment caring and logical thinking management

    Cons

    The. Store is small and could be bigger

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do


  7. "No home work life balance."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Pros

    Decent compensation....paid weekly decent benefits...growing company

    Cons

    Stores are unsafe...lots of arm robberies..work 60+ hours a week ...

    Advice to Management

    If youre a single workaholic this is the place for you ....otherwise steer clear away from it!


  8. "It's ok."

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Customers make your day. Loved ins and outs o f running my location.

    Cons

    Work life balance is horrible. Even on your day off or after your shift you are suppose to know what is going on in your location. DMs are terrible call you at 11pm after your location is closed. Pay is terrible for all the work and hours you have to complete. Dc trucks are horrible pallets collapse all the time. They send things that you do not need or have ordered.

    Advice to Management

    Let your store managers work 5days a week 45-48hrs a week.


  9. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Pojoaque, NM (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Pojoaque, NM (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can learn all retail aspects

    Cons

    Lots of turnover, usually small crews.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the challenging good work.


  10. "Contractor tech support services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Family Dollar Stores full-time

    Pros

    Easy position, straightforward hours and none problematic work environment.

    Cons

    Can be underwhelming in it's slower hours.

    Advice to Management

    More active environment


  11. "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Leesburg, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Leesburg, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Family Dollar Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Love working and making the customer happy

    Cons

    Having to put the drunk ppl out or watch out because we got robbed twice

    Advice to Management

    Would like to if its available


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