Dollar Tree
2.6 of 5 512 reviews
www.dollartree.com Chesapeake, VA 5000+ Employees

Dollar Tree Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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2.6 512 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

Dollar Tree President, CEO, and Director Bob Sasser

Bob Sasser

(242 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    If you want to work hard and get treated like garbage by management

    Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee)
    Barberton, OH

    ProsI cannot think of a single good thing about working at Dollar Tree

    ConsIt's a dollar store so of course the pay is crappy. Having to get dressed just to work for 2 hours was ridiculous. The manager's nitpicking on what shade of green is work appropriate...really? Nothing was ever done to the assistant manager for verbally abusing me...in front of customers, my parents and another manager! I was made out to be stupid if this manager miscounted my drawer or if I was too busy to make it to the phone in time when she was right next to it. If I needed more change I got attitude.If I needed help I got attitude. I was cussed at on more than one occasion.I was verbally abused to the point of tears on more than one occasion and NOTHING was ever done. This manager still works there to this day. I just stopped showing up I was so tired of the abuse.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake abuse of employees seriously!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Store Manager (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsYou get an opportunity for hands-on management.

    ConsCompany your employees minimum wage and not enough hours per employee to get the work done. You end up doing almost everything. They dangle the carrot of advancement before you but the chance to move up is virtually non-existent, as they rarely have upper management promoted from within.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit looking the other way when store manages get their employees to work over time off of the clock.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    my experience at dollar tree

    Dollar Tree Cashier (Current Employee)
    Terrell, TX

    ProsGood work to and have good employees too

    Conshours are not good pay is very low as well

    Advice to Senior Managementimproved hours for part time help

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    Too many expectations with little labor

    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    Prosit's a job no more no less

    ConsToo little pay for all the hours as store manager. NO comp time for extra required hours. benefits are horrible.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You are not paid fairly for the work that you do.

    Cashier (Current Employee)
    Tyler, TX

    ProsI've been working at Dollar Tree for about 1 1/2 years and my experience has been mostly positive. I love the people that I work with. Everyone is friendly and wants to get their work done. My store manager Rick is one of the best managers that I have ever had. He is super positive, always there when you need him and never hesitates to work with any schedule conflicts that you may have.

    ConsI am one of the best cashiers that they have and am always being praised for my work yet my pay doesn't reflect that. They give yearly raises to everyone across the board. I wish that the raises were in 6 month increments and were based on your work. Also the truck is rarely on time so that requires management to rework the schedules at the last minute and causes us to get behind on getting freight out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would advise management to look into the prospect of the raise issue and to give more employee feedback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee)
    West Hartford, CT

    Pros4 hour shifts, extra hours tend to be available for just stocking things.Most of my coworkers are friendly enough. This job gave me basic experience in retail.

    ConsCan you be the only person on registrar, stock shelves, recover and put back merchandise , fill balloons, make announcements, and do thrift prevention all at once? If not, this in not a job for you.
    The training is minimal. The company does not value there employees and has a high turnover rate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working Hard

    Dollar Tree Cashier (Former Employee)
    Baltimore, MD

    Prosflexible Hours, chance to get more hours, relaxed work environment, managers are easy to talk to and understanding when you need to take off

    Conswill work you to death if you let them, working long hours with no break, customers are always hostel and angry, always a long line. Received little training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive your employees better pay, and a break

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    Systems Administrator (Former Employee)
    Chesapeake, VA

    ProsThe 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Store Manager (Former Employee)
    West Chester, PA

    ProsNot many pros at all.

    ConsContinuous turn-over. Unapproachable under Management. Lack of pay. So on and so on....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's a minimum wage job in retail

    Associate (Former Employee)

    Pros- Some of your co-workers are ok people.
    - It is apparently very difficult to get fired.
    - Good job for high school kids and college students looking for book money.
    - You don't have to take anything seriously and most stores have no cameras or security.

    Cons- Minimum wage for everyone except assistant managers who get paid ever so slightly more (+$1) and are expected to do 2x as much work.
    - Hours are scarce because of under-preforming stores and laughably bad senior management, DM, RM.
    - If you're a freight team member you'll be given 10 hours a week, and expected to empty backrooms of 1500-2000 pieces in that time period.
    - Conditions seem dangerous at times, broken boxes of chemical cleaning powders coming off the trucks, damaged goods strewn across the store and expired food being left on the shelf.
    - They will try to take advantage of you if you work hard.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI'd say stop opening so many new stores near existing ones, but it's obvious that your intent is to reduce sales in stores so you don't have to pay out bonuses to your managers. You are human garbage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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