Dollar Tree Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Dollar Tree President, CEO, and Director Bob Sasser
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Pros
  • A good team of cashiers that are friendly and easy to work with (in 14 reviews)

  • 5 hour shifts make it easy to work around for part time job (in 22 reviews)

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

  • And never work for a store with so many hateful comments about black people from some of the assistant managers (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Admin

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, some of my co-workers but not many

    Cons

    Depends on your supervisor. Most are power hungry and threatened by anyone with a brain. Can't trust anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone in management is able to supervise. Some need more work instead of socializing with their supervisors.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Started Out Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits. Flexible schedule for the most part. They just purchased Family Dollar!

    Cons

    Management has changed to a more big corporate feel. Most of the people that were there since the beginning have left. Nobody important really knows who you are. Will promise you the moon.

    Advice to Management

    Just try to have some team building. Everyone just seems so isolated from one another.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Corporate Politics

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. Challenging Work Environment

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Trust your people.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Promises,Promises

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (5)

    Good Place to Start

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    CLO, ensure VPs enforce your direction. Foster a culture of team building. Get rid of ARP to reduce turnover.



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