Dollar Tree Reviews

Updated July 13, 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. Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freight Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Freight Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Dollar Tree (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Everything is a dollar. Depending on which store the co - workers are amazing. Customers are funny and family like. Can move up quickly.

    Cons

    Depending on the manager the hours are not evenly spread out. Paid by weekly.

    Advice to Management

    I would like the option for a holiday meeting or office party event for team bonding


  2. Helpful (1)

    Grunt

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Cashier in Crystal Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Crystal Lake, IL

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time

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

    Pros

    It's a job nd a very small paycheck. Been with dollar tree over two years. Have had one raise. Work just as hard as people at Aldi but they get paid way more. I get the profit margin stuff. The only thing keeping me there is the flexibility of scheduling. The manager is nice but not a great manager. I have a great work ethic, not everyone does so the rest of the employees including some management don't pull their weight and get away with it. Ya get what ya pay for. They do not do anything for the cashiers who unload the truck, put out freight, recover the store all while greeting and ringing out customers. all for minimum wage. The store gets trashed everyday by the customers we have to fix it

    Cons

    pay sucks corporate decisions suck. I say some guy sits at a desk and sends his wife to the store and makes all these dumb decisions

    Advice to Management

    If your hired to manage then manage. Pay your good employees what they are worth.


  3. Helpful (4)

    For those who like to work hard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    If you like Merchandising creativity, stores are filled with merchandising guides not planograms. Stores are not micro managed. Day to day flow is structured and planned, but leaves room for your focus.

    Cons

    Over 60% of your time is involved in stocking shelves. Corporate does all employee monetary reviews, you have no control of what good or bad employees get paid. absolutely no training budget for new assistant managers.

    Advice to Management

    read the cons.


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  5. "Dollar Tree"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time

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

    Pros

    Good company for people who's trying to save money in today's economy. They have a lot of variety and new items every week.

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional and rude to employees. Pay is low, not enough hours and no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to treat employees with respect and appreciation. All employees need to work their tasks not just some.


  6. Helpful (2)

    The Job is not hard at all but a lot of cliques (favoritism) and gossip between managers and other associates

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Waukegan, IL

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy, no stress, college student friendly

    Cons

    cliques, gossip, managers are unprofessional and mean somtimes

    Advice to Management

    care more about your associates not just your managers


  7. Helpful (2)

    Better then bigger retail stores

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been at Dollar Tree for about 3 months now and so far my experience hasn't been too bad. As I was reading the reviews a lot of peoples experience at the DT has been negative because of their manager but fortunately I work with a very understanding and overall good manager. For the most part she seems to care about her employees and their needs. I work at a bigger DT and we have about 15 cashiers working there all together (not at the same time of course). At one time there will be about 2 cashiers and 2 managers working. Nothing at the DT is as serious as it may seem at first. When I first started working there I felt confused because of all the different names for the duties I was going to perform and even though I applied for cashier I ended up doing a bunch of different things around the store, which I enjoy very much. You may be doing go back carts or U-Boats, these are two things I really like doing because you have minimal contact with the rude and annoying customers (one of the worse parts about the job). However, at the DT they are weary about putting people on the floor because associates use the opportunity to text on their phones and walk around the store like a zombie barely working. I rushed through go backs and u-boats and my managers were very impressed. Since I started working there I have fewer days on the register and more days opening boxes, stocking, recovering the store and so do the job really well and hopefully they will notice if you don't like working the register either.

    Cons

    The worse part about the job is the company in general. Although I feel like my manager cares about her employees I certainly don't feel like the COMPANY cares about the employees. They constantly change policy making things even more inconvenient for the associates. At the DT you cannot have another cashier do a transaction for you while you work without a manager present and you have to do the transaction for each item you have because you have to have a receipt for each one! It's kind of ridiculous. If you get off at 3, you cant shop around the store once you're off, you have to do it an hour before you get off work during your 10 minute break...pretty self explanatory I don't even need to go in on how stupid and inconvenient this is for the people who work there. Another con may possibly be the coworkers. The dollar tree is a small company so you will work with the same people over and over again and very closely. At the dollar tree its important to be able to communicate with your coworkers because you have to figure things out among yourself, like establishing who is main cashier and back up, who will go on their break and when and who will cover during that time. You cannot just stay to yourself and avoid them so its important to get along with them. There are some coworkers I find difficult to work with and who make things harder for me by not doing their end of the job but theres really nothing I can do except keep a professional relationship with them. I have seen people cry and quit because of coworker conflicts. The biggest con is the pay and hours. It may be different for a smaller store but if you work at a dollar tree like mine then you work 4 hours 3-4 days a week and make hardly any money. The pay is ridiculous and even though I like my job some days I just not worth it to me and I want to quit badly. They keep your hours few so even if you end up working 5-7 days in a row, they were only 4 hour shifts...I got paid more at Wal-Mart and just stood at the register all day.


  8. Retail is not my thing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier in Hoffman Estates, IL

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of works to be done. Won't be standing around.

    Cons

    You can be both cashier, and stocker.

    Advice to Management

    Filter our the water, and new durable bags.


  9. good company if they could only pay better their employees and give support to there store manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    every thing is a dollar.

    Cons

    no pay for associates or hours. managers do a lot with no resourses as payroll.business could do better,look better if only payroll was given. managers work over 60 hrs a week.

    Advice to Management

    pay more to associates so they stay and do a better job.give some pay roll hours to manager so they have nicer ,fuller and happy stores.


  10. Its a fun loving atmosphere

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Des Plaines, IL

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    we are like a family, even if we move to other jobs we some will still come by to visit. we call each other by nicknames. the customers love the store we get compliments all the time, they joke with the staff. we make them feel at home as best as we can.

    Cons

    not very many cons we get the occasional mean costumer, but overall everything is great there

    Advice to Management

    its ok to be nice and friendly to your fellow coworkers we wont think you are not doing your job, if anything it makes us want to come to work and work for you.


  11. Helpful (1)

    its stale work even in the higher-up position.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Matteson, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Matteson, IL

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

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

    Pros

    Its a good place to work only if your there for a short period of time like seasonal. If your thier for long-term employment good luck thats all Im going to say.

    Cons

    The Downside of working at Dollar Tree is the stale, repetitive work, low-hours, and has been downsized extremely in the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    The management are selective in giving their employers hours,, choosing mostly family and friends regardless of thier work performance.



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