Pros: Family-like atmosphere
Cons: You may be expected to work alone for long periods of time
I have worked for Family Dollar for just a little over a year. I was promoted from Cashier to Assistant Manager in just 6 weeks, where it would normally take 6 months or more. If you make it clear that you want to advance in the company, your Store Manager will do everything possible to help you improve yourself and mentally prepare you for advancement in the company.
A typical day involves helping customers and running the cash register, while also doing projects such as putting up signs or working the weekly truck. There is no downtime and you are expected to approach everything with a sense of urgency. You are also expected to clean the store every night and recover the shelves for the next business day.
It is an expectation as an Assistant Manager that you are to unload the DC truck every Tuesday with one other person, and Assistant Managers rotate this task so that not just one person is consistently unloading it every week.
The hardest part of the job sometimes is working by yourself and trying to get your projects done.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the family atmosphere.