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.
Loss Prevention/ Auditor (Current Employee), St. Louis – April 10, 2015
Pros: Making sure things are safe
Cons: Can tend to be a dangerous job
My typical day at work. I go in at my time scheduled arriving at least 30 mins to 45 mins early. I check out the cleanness of the store, make sure that everyone that is schedule to work is there and ready to began the day. I check employees uniforms to make sure they are neatly pressed and clean and name badge is correctly affixed on the right side of the their shirt where it's visible to see by the customers and myself. Second I walk around the store making sure that all high theft items are tagged , and also the low theft items as well. Merchandise is properly on the shelves neatly arranged and easy access for customers. Third I got to the back office to gather my paper work for the day, also making sure that the security camera's are working properly and are scanning the store as they should. Last I make sure that all my cashier' have enough change and singles, and also bags for merchandise. After that I make my rounds outside the store as well making sure all trash is away from the door and parking lot and shopping carts are at easy access to customers.
Asst. Manager (Current Employee), Baton Rouge, LA – April 9, 2015
Family Dollar is great establishment to work.The company has great benefits in management level. The employees and customers are great. The hardest part of the job is truck day.The most enjoyable part is spending time with your family away from your family.
A freindly and productive place to work that I enjoy greatly!
Associate (Current Employee), Pinedale, WY – April 9, 2015
Pros: Free lunches
Cons: Not being able to get 40 hours a week
A typical day of work consits of helping custumers find what they are looking in the friendliest and most efficient way possible. Along with checking custumers out and doing returns when needed. There are days of the week when we recieve store iventory and on those days we unload and stock shelves as well as cashier and help costumers when needed. I have learned alot about team-work within the work place knowing that team work is what is neccesary in making a company work smoothly and effectively. My management team is awesome,they are constantly showing me how to provide the best service and give my very best at all times. My co-workers are also a big part in helping acheive what needs to be done and make work fun at the same time. The hardest part of the job is having to do multipile tasks at the same time. The most enjoyable part of my job is the people and work envirionment. I could not ask for better!
Training Store Manager (Current Employee), Indianapolis, IN – April 8, 2015
Pros: Left alone unless not making the sales
Cons: work/life balance
Never ending chaos. Rely on a staff of poor character people. No payroll to assist in running the store. The company has a lot of opportunity, not many people stick around to see the store successful. It definitely takes a lot of hard work to keep the store operational. One person drops the ball, the whole store turns to chaos.
Customer Service & Cashier (Former Employee), Shelbyville, TN – April 8, 2015
Pros: good people
Cons: bad management
Disgrace of a company, was fired while pregnant (About a month) because i had to go to the emergency room because i was showing signs of miscarrying. I never called out, and always came in when they needed me to. I stayed late and came in early to help my coworkers. The lady who fired me stepped down 2 weeks later... it got up to 105 degrees in the store and they still wouldn't fix our air and we weren't allowed to open our doors for air....
Cashier/Clerk (Former Employee), Dayton, OH – April 7, 2015
typical day at work would be steady paced, a little bust on truck days I learned to multi task a bit better management was fine. Could be a little more flexible Co workers were nice Hardest part of the job was trying to work in an environment that had mice!! One of the reasons why I left Enjoyable part of the job was interacting with customers
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), New Castle Pa – April 7, 2015
Pros: alot of independant work
Cons: not a fast growing store
My usual day consisted of opening the store, booting up registers, checking petty cash. Checking everything was done the night before according to store policies. Making sure customers have an enjoyable experience shopping at our store and maintaining safe and secure environment.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Seat Pleasant, MD – April 7, 2015
Meeting new people everyday and helping who ever needs it. Making sure the store looks nice and presentable. Restocks of merchandise so customers can purchase more bringing in more profit for the company and helping them grow.
This is a place for young or single people because it's hard to raise a family while working here.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – April 7, 2015
Pros: Company buy in
Cons: No breaks, low pay, long hours, and high demand from management
It was very hard trying to manage the store and raise a family, all the hours at the low pay was driving me crazy. The best thing about the job was meeting new people. The worst thing about the job was the low pay.
Team Member/Cashier (Former Employee), Stratford, CT – April 6, 2015
Pros: not much honestly none it is a j.o.b (just over broke)
Cons: There is nothing good enough.
The work was fulfilling and labor intensive and you need to be at the top of your game to survive. it has unrealistic expectations of people to hourly clear a truck of merchandise and monitor the entire store for theft. and in the end they will fire you for a simple mistake with no mercy or pity.