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Dollar Tree Reviews in Chesapeake, VA

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Pros
  • 5 hour shifts make it easy to work around for part time job (in 14 reviews)

  • As a part time employee there is a great deal of flexibility for scheduling (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • over worked so under payed (close to minimum wage if you don't speak up) (in 50 reviews)

  • absolutely no training budget for new assistant managers (in 39 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Corporate Politics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about Dollar Tree were my co-workers and that it was a financially stable company.

    I loved my job tremendously and left on my own, due to a fantastic job offer.

    Cons

    Unfairness to employees, company politics, poor pay raises, favoritism among employees.

    My immediate supervisor tried to intimidate me into following his rules and not company policy. He does not like women and especially those that challenge him. Supervisor had very poor communication skills and interpersonal skills.

    A Vice President intimidates and bullies people in his department if they disagree with anything he says.

    Very few female executives and very few executives that are not Caucasian.

    Take home pay decreased every year for about 5 years, due to very low pay increases and continues increases in health care costs and taxes. I could no longer afford to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and prove that they are valued. Most of them work very hard for DT and deserve to be treated better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Challenging Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is fair. Success is rewarded financially.

    Cons

    The workload is immense and the expectations are unrealistic. There is an extreme culture of micromanagement and finger pointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Promises,Promises

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyers Assistant in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Buyers Assistant in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pro's are job stability and some dedicated co-workers. A modern work area and café.

    Cons

    New stuffed shirt Managers that they hire off of the street, that know nothing about the job. Associates do all of the work, with little recognition, they make the big bucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Where did the fun,I'm proud to work here, go"?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good Place to Start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    Company is doing really well in this economy and continues to grow. Good job security.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. Once you become a Senior Analyst you're stuck there. Not much communication between management and analysts. Very low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication about projects going on in the department. Give employees a better understanding about their career track within Dollar Tree.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dollar Tree needs to realigned itself to support its new growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    Growing Company
    Stock price sky rocketing (2003 - 2011)
    Learning capabilities endless

    Cons

    Upward mobility (horrible)
    Relationships (horrible)
    Upper Management (Logistics) out of touch Steve White (CLO) needs to enforce his direction!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CLO, ensure VPs enforce your direction.

    Foster a culture of team building.

    Get rid of ARP to reduce turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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