Store Manager (Current Employee) – 2800 Leesburg rd – October 11, 2014
Responsible for overseeing the entire store operations, Balance cash drawer and petty cash management, established deposits, Maintained appropriate cash limits, Perform cash management, customer service, Keep a record of excess or less cash at the end of shift, Manage total store level operations, including staff hiring, training, evaluation and work schedules, Handle budget planning and tracking, accounting and payroll, Coordinate inventory control, receiving; merchandising (plan-o-grams) and store maintenance, Worked with store managers to ensure merchandise changes aligned with sales patterns, Worked directly with vendors to confirm and verify shipments, Managed all aspects of merchandising, window displays, and stocking, Ensured excellence in customer service and resolved all problems at the store level.
Typically very stressful. Must be quick pace and in shape. Things must get fast. NO LUNCH BREAKS! If management is bad then the place would be falling apart. Hardly anyone can find people to cover their shifts if they are extremely sick, they must work their shift. You must be FAST to put out merchandise and help the cashier all at the same time. Generally only you and the cashier are working.
Be prepared to be sent to other stores when other stores need coverage but it is rare to find anyone.
I would not work here again. Too much of a chance of being injured on the job and papers that I have read that make it difficult for the company to pay for the injuries that you must sign. This environment is too stressful if you do not have a store manager who hardly helps and disappears a lot!! If management is good as I have need in other stores; you are well off. You will enjoy it as I have in those stores. Pay generally starts of at 10$ an hour.
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Former Employee) – Blasdell, NY – December 15, 2017
extensive responsibilities with little or no compensation. expectations were high with no gratitude. the boss was great at first but after awhile of working there i found out that the management along with fellow employees were very clicky and secretive.
Development Associate (Former Employee) – Rex, GA – December 14, 2017
Started working here during a Family Dollar job fair. I was unaware that we were building up a brand new store and starting out with twenty employees only for the managers to choose two-three they wanted to keep on. We had to build the shelves up and stock the entire store and was let go before the grand opening.
There is always something to do to keep you busy, either stocking of cleaning, but the company does not want to pay the employees what they are worth for all the work that they do making sure the store is clean
Cashier (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – December 13, 2017
The typical day at family dollar was easy just me ringing up people on the register greeting people making sure they are satisfied with their items and my service. I learned from family dollar that some people can be rude even when you try to greet them I learn that you have to keep self control from the rude customers because you at a place of business. The management there was well they treated me with respect and gave me many ours to work. The most enjoyable part of the job was just meeting different people because I'm a people person.
just a horrible place. I was worked to death no breaks , as well as the only person working 18 hour days. the manager was like a cop, she made almost every customer feel like they were a shop lifter. I was embarrassed for a long time because of her unprofessional behavior. I would not recommend anyone work this this kind of pay for that kind of responsibility .
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, NC – December 13, 2017
A lot of work for only two people in the store most of the time. They expect you to do so much with 2 people and complain when it isnt all done. District manager was the worst heard her yelling at the two different managers I had in since I been there. I heard she got fired by now though.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Bryan, TX – December 13, 2017
Family dollar is a fast paced work environment. there is alway something to do around the store, wether you are cleaning, stocking, unloading truck or cashing out customers. there is always something to keep you busy.