Dollar Tree Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
595 Reviews
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Dollar Tree President, CEO, and Director Bob Sasser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy to work with other employees because there arent that many but enough that you can request off if need be (in 12 reviews)

  • As a part time employee there is a great deal of flexibility for scheduling (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • The starting pay is minimum wage and you only get the barest on raises once a year (in 44 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great coworkers but horrible Management !

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Stock Boy in Suisun City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier/Stock Boy in Suisun City, CA

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had great hours i chose to work early shifts 4am 5am and was able to spend the afternoons with my family. when working on the sales floor your meet alot of great people but like anywhere there are a few bad apples. Made some great friend ships with coworkers and management. And if need i would work at other stores within our area.

    Cons

    But due to the unorganized and horrible work ethics of the management in all the stores Ive worked at there was no way that i would recommend this job to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to evaluate your company's management and find who can do a simple job of managing their time right and find people that are upbeat about working their job not just willing to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dollar Tree will cut costs at any expense

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working here you get to know the community and talk with interesting people. It is retail so expect the worst from a few

    Cons

    Complete disregard for company policy from full time management. The district manager can never be reached and has obvious favoritism towards select employees. The pay is also outrageous. Associates make 7.75 per hour for an 8 or 10 hour week. Management doesn't make too much more but works 30 - 40 hours a week doing 9 or 10 different tasks around the store ranging from paper work, to running a register, to even stocking shelves all while being scrutinized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees and give out some decent hours. The sales that are expected of a store for a week is the pay someone a 13 an hour for a 40 hour week makes in a year. Stop lining your pockets and pay from the ground up. You can wait for your next $30,000 bonus when the rest of us can afford to eat

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company treats its people like criminals.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company puts a few dollars in your pocket when there are no ditches to dig or sewers to clean.

    Cons

    Every worker is treated like a thief. It is insulting to not be able to purchase something for break or lunch without taping the receipt to the item. And if you purchase more than one item, such as a drink and a sandwich and chips. Three separate sales must be rung up and a separate receipt taped to each item as you consume it in the break room. This company is, at best, just a fill-in job until a better one comes along. It is a shame to feel like you are walking on eggshells as you are monitored via cctv. If workers were treated with a little more respect, there would not be so much turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide an anonymous channel to voice employee concerns without fear of reprisal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pay doesnt reflect the hard work put in...........

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a Job and has Steady work...

    Cons

    The managers show favoritism
    Male managers hit on the female workers
    It seems like making quota isnt good enough
    You can easily get fired if you are new
    Some employees are immature and classless and managers find it entertaining
    They take advantage of the temp service process
    They use the temps for odd jobs with no intent to hire them long term.................I could go on and on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work life balance sucks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time

    Pros

    price & value of the products can be quite good. There is a tremendous amount of room to grow and it is easy to move up in position.

    Cons

    no work life balance, no benefits even for ASM (keyholder) or cashiers or stockers, crappy hours, no shift rotation. The district manager is extremely hard to get a hold of and doesn't return emails or phone calls. Once you reach a level of management, the hours get horrible because the manager will not rotate the shifts giving all ASMs a fair amount of day and night shifts. They'll put mostly night shifts on one person disallowing them the same work life balance that every other employee gets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of employees and provide benefits to all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demanding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Store Manager in Williamsport, PA
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Store Manager in Williamsport, PA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great way to learn how the business of retail is managed. General Managers have their hands in every area of the retail experience.

    Cons

    The company is cheap!
    The clientele is demanding and disrespectful.
    90% of the job is spent pushing freight to the floor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Okay for a temporary job, but not much else.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier in Tyler, TX

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dollar Tree is a great place to work if you are a high school or college student. They are flexible with scheduling and management is reasonable and competent. You gain experience in retail sales and customer service and also cashiering.

    Cons

    The starting pay is minimum wage and you only get the barest on raises once a year. Upper management isn't very clued in to what goes into stocking. Hours are often cut if the store doesn't make its sales goals. There isn't enough time given to stock the shelves, so merchandise often sits in the stock room collecting dust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise management to consider starting pay based on experience and raises based on how the employee is doing. I would also like to see raises given out every 6 months or so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Okay entry level JOB, not career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Berea, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Berea, OH

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As long as you have a district manager that comes in the store and does what they are supposed to do then the store will operate smoothly employees are happy and everything is good. Pay is not excellent but it also is not terrible compared to other employers.

    Cons

    Crazy retail hours...not being able to call off or take full vacations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate should be on top of their store level operations. There is a lot of theft and employees working off the clock, and other unethical things going on...get on top of things, your losing amazing workers because of this!!!!!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The management is horrible, no sense of direction.

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

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Scheduales are flexible.
    If you speak spanish then you are automatically promoted to assistant manager.

    Cons

    There are no raises, even if you have worked there a long time.
    You have to do way more that it is worth for minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be raises when you are a loyal employee. The store where i work at, the employee is there for less than a month and they leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    expect to much in to little time

    Current Employee - Store Manager in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Worcester, MA

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

    Pros

    great value of products and everything is one dollar

    Cons

    not enough payroll to have enough people in store

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