Dollar Tree

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Dollar Tree Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
647 Reviews
2.7
647 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 22 reviews)


Cons
  • over worked so under payed (close to minimum wage if you don't speak up) (in 50 reviews)

  • absolutely no training budget for new assistant managers (in 39 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay if you have retail management experience. Cashiers don't make more than minimum wage.

    Cons

    Long hours for store managers. Work nights & weekends. No time for family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bigger bonus. Store manager work their butts off. (Well at least most of us) very stressful during Xmas working mandatory 6 day work weeks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Expectations high with low pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    The best thing was helping the customers. Second was the coworkers. Corporate was great to work with.

    Cons

    Demanding job with no recognition, low pay, and incompetent manager and incompetent district manager. As full time assistant manager there weren't enough hours in the day to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee appreciation and higher wages. Raises that are more than 3% ....that's an insult.

  3.  

    Dollar tree

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    The people i worked with were nice

    Cons

    My manager hardly in the store during normal business hours. And i had to go into work behind a lazy part time manager who had a bad attitude . The store was never clean. It has just on the bottom shelves 2 incest thick. I have only been with the company 3 months and already dissatisfied with the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience if your just coming out of college to learn retail management.

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

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

    Pros

    You could possibly bonus monthly

    Cons

    Not enough payroll to support the business in NYC need to increase pay & hrs for associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    You stand for long period time, can be tiring being in one spot when very busy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    You get cash handling experience and talk to customers at times, if you're a people person.

    Cons

    You only get two 10 minute breaks and only half hour lunch when have 8 hour shift, which feels like you don't really get a break and to top off, you have to punch them in seperately. They expect for you to be near the register area and re-stock front areas only and if you get a chance cause you're always on register, and some employees don't want to help at the register.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make work atmosphere fun and make a plan of teamwork. If all help each other out, everyone gets a good balance and gets goals metwhether at the register or stocking. Have cashiers take a turn to stock to help have a break away from the register once in a while and when it's busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lacking professionalism and organization.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Cashier in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    It was a lot of fun, good coworkers, and good experience for a better job down the line. Every employee handled every job.

    Cons

    No clear chain of command, assistant managers lacked professionalism, and poor pay. Not worth the gas money for a commute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should institute a set duty roster for various positions. Roles of store managers, assistant managers, cashiers, stockers, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    stressful

    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    As an assistant manager you have to receive full time hours, so while everyone else may have there hours cut yours are safe and not difficult job to work at all

    Cons

    over worked so under payed (close to minimum wage if you don't speak up).The work was easy it was just how much you expected to do in the hours allotted.

  9.  

    Alright for short term

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

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

    Pros

    They will work with your schedule a lot (perfect for students).
    Customers are usually always nice.
    You don't have to but their $20 t-shirt. You can wear any shade of green collared shirt.

    Cons

    Minimum wage and only about 10 - 15 hours a week (for stocker or cashier)
    5 hour shifts with a 10 minute break. (They work you hard too!)
    Only a 13 cent raise after 1 year.
    They rather hire more people than give you extra hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less people and give more hours to the current employees who already do a great job.
    Order more of the correct stuff that customers are ALWAYS asking for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    it's Good for a Temporary Job . If You're Looking for a PROFESSIONAL Company to Grow With this is NOT the One.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    The Pay for New ASM's ; Convenient . You're able to Have a Second Job or Go to School Working Full time Here.

    Cons

    No opportunity for Growth ; unorganized; District Managers Suck !

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The truth of Dollar Tree

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

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

    Pros

    A couple of the pro's of Dollar Tree is that it has flexible scheduling and a fast paced environment. Being a cashier is one of the easiest positions.

    Cons

    Hourly Associates are entitled to no benefits, limited hours, and the "team" just talks crap about other co-workers when they're not around. Turn over is really high because the pay is minimum wage and the raises are minimal (0-8 cents/yr). Shoplifters and LP Policies make it really difficult for front end staff. We're expected to make everyone feel welcomed while deeming them to be suspected shoplifters.

    Scheduling, while flexible, can be a nightmare. You may be scheduled from X-Y, but Y becomes Z. This is not good for those with families, second jobs, or a life outside of Dollar Tree. This is a pro to those with a wide open schedule.

    Associate Appreciation Day is an event once a year where associates can give 10% discounts to friends, relatives, and anyone who was given a certificate by an associate. The requirements are that you spend a minimum of $10.00 in order to take advantage of the 10% off your order special. This brings your total order down to $9.63 (after tax). It's not much of an appreciation for an associate that we save $1.07 on $10. Given the amount of work that goes into operating a store.

    Lastly, there is not much room for advancement in the company. As an hourly associate your next step would be a part time assistant manager. Store Managers have no authority to promote people to these ranks, this is totally dependent on the District & Regional Managers, both of which you hardly see.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Undercover Boss! I would love for the CEO to come and experience the life of a stocker and cashier at Dollar Tree. You will understand the struggle we experience with the unrealistic stocking quotas. It's nearly impossible to get 43 cases of an item up onto the shelf in 1 hour when you also have to deal with customers, monitoring for shoplifters, and putting products back into their correct places.

    Hours are very minimal, and many of us need second and third jobs to make ends meet. We'd love to see a minimum 20 hour work week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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