Dollar Tree Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
577 Reviews
2.7
577 Reviews
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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
  • Also the pay isnt that great, depending on what minimum wage is in your state (in 41 reviews)

  • I feel as though the company or just the local upper management (unsure which it is really (in 35 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time for 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
  2.  

    Work life balance sucks

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    • 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
  3.  

    Okay for a temporary job, but not much else.

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    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 for more than a 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
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  5.  

    Demanding

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    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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    Okay entry level JOB, not career

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Berea, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Berea, OH

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time for 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
  7.  

    The management is horrible, no sense of direction.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time for more than a 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
  8.  

    Needs better hours

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker  in  Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love the work, it's constant.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to support a family or even yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage your time better. Hire better workers, who don't slack off. Notice the ones who actually put in work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great value of products and everything is one dollar

    Cons

    not enough payroll to have enough people in store

  10.  

    FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO WORK HARD AND SOMEONE ELSE TAKES THE CREDIT

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You can build great customer relationships. You get first look at new merchandise.

    Cons

    Mangers will put their work load on you and when District Mangers comes in and you put your heat and sweat in to a display and your manger says that she worked very hard..... you see where this is going. If you have children this is not the job for you. Management has no understanding for life's emergencies. Getting a raise is like trying to put a fire out with gasoline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never again

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in McKinney, TX

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only pro is that they have direct deposit.

    Cons

    Nobody gets paid enough to care. Lots of employee theft. Tedious work. Rude customers.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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