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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 20 reviews)


Cons
  • The starting pay is minimum wage and you only get the barest on raises once a year (in 45 reviews)

  • I feel as though the company or just the local upper management (unsure which it is really (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent place to get a start, difficult to build long career

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

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time

    Pros

    Work with a lot of really experienced people in a very unique business model. Learn to be adaptable and flexible to meet the business needs at a low cost.

    Cons

    Defined career paths are almost non existent at any level. There is no clearly communicated opportunities for advancement in any one area. As such the company has a degree of title deflation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to ensure that high potential employees have avenues for career advancement within the company.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    I feel very fortunate to have ended up here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Corporate culture values making the office an enjoyable place to spend the workweek, and work-life balance is a priority. Associates tend to be friendly, yet focused on achieving success for the company. The self-centered career-maniac types, or just plain poor workers, may find it hard to advance. Hard work and smarts will be noticed and rewarded. I feel that Dollar Tree has recognized and values my talents, and that no matter what direction the company takes in the ensuing years, there will be a place for me (job security).

    Mistakes are viewed as learning opportunities, and it will take someone a lot of flubbing up before losing their job. I have enjoyed a lot of autonomy in my job. The expectation is that I use sound judgment and make decisions on my own, seeking guidance when needed. Management appreciates creative thinking, and that sometimes "asking forgiveness instead of asking permission" is the right call.

    Bonuses are based primarily on company performance and can get really big when the company performs well, which it typically has over the past several years. The company has proven adept at consistent growth during my time here, and expects to continue growing for the foreseeable future.

    401(k) match is better than average (100% match up to 4% of pay).

    Associates regularly rub shoulders with and participate in projects and meetings with the executives. The company president knows me by name and is aware of what I am doing for the company. Particular to my department, our VP is always accessible, like just another member of the group, and is very loyal to those who work under him.

    Cons

    Health care premiums are high, and I wish HR would offer more incentives to improve health and lower cost (see "free soda" below). The obese chain-smokers (and there are plenty in the office) and I pay the same.

    Dollar Tree is light on perks, but I dig the ones we have (free birthday lunch and other free lunches during the year, soda fountain in the cafe, occasional blue jeans on Friday).

    There is little difference in yearly salary increase between those who "exceed expectations" and those who just do enough to keep their jobs. The real boost in compensation will usually come from promotion, which may include a larger bonus and stock award.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent pay. Co workers are great to work with. Different types of work schedules to help work around school.

    Cons

    Not alot of advance chances. Pay increases can be low at times. No ice on the weekends to get drinks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I love my job.

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Buyer in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Replenishment Buyer in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, strong leadership, stability

    Cons

    No growth potential, decreasing benefits with increasing premiums, high stress environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees.

    Recommends
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