Dollar Tree Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
590 Reviews

2.7
590 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
  • 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Not good for your health.

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    Former Employee - Ft Assistant Store Manager  in  Port Richey, FL
    Former Employee - Ft Assistant Store Manager in Port Richey, FL

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Steady 40 hour a week paycheck was nice. I liked the small staff size of the store as it made it feel like more of a team setting then everyone out for their own. I highly enjoyed my customers. Paid time off was a plus. District manager was always encouraging and gave praise when due.

    Cons

    40 hours a week was never enough time to get all the work done. Lack of support from store manager and working 50+ hours most weeks (unpaid) made it a very stressful and unhealthy environment. As with most jobs, too much favoritism and gossiping going on. No life outside of work unless you could tear yourself away. As a full timer, usually ended up taking 4+ hours of work home with me every week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    District managers who are good are few and far in between. Don't throw them away so easily but value their input. Learn to listen to your store management staff as a whole and not just take Store Managers at their word. You will continue to lose valuable members of lower management, whom are really the back bone of the stores, because you take store managers words versus opening your eyes and seeing the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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
  9.  

    Only good for temporary experience

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    This is a good place to get your foot into the door of retail.

    Cons

    There isn't enough volume to schedule associates, so it is just one manager and one associate all day long. Half the time you are on the register and the other half of the time you're filling in the role of a stocker. There is not a time when I actually feel like I am in management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an associate should use their own car and gas to drop off a bank deposit for the company, they should be compensated (which I believe I will not).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    highschool all over again

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    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier  in  Perkasie, PA
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier in Perkasie, PA

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

    Pros

    great if you have a full schedule

    Cons

    managers act like children

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    ok for the experience

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    Current Employee - Employee
    Current Employee - Employee

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice to work with the public, in the right store, very nice people to work with

    Cons

    As everyone has already said............they pay, the pay rate is not enough to live on and forces good employees that really love working for the company to go else where. When and assistant manager of 2 or 3 years can go else where and get the same rate just starting out at a different company something is really wrong, corporate needs to do something if they really care and want their company to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to the higher up management.............put on a dollar tree uniform, come work our shifts, do our job and survive on what we make for a month, just then maybe you could reconsider giving more hours so we can actually do our jobs, a little more money so we can put food on the table and pay our electric bills.
    WALK A MILE IN OUR MOCCOSINS, see what we are really dealing with, if upper management really took the time to read any or all of the reviews on ANY site, they would see that it pretty much is the same problems every where. We as employees do see and appreciate what they need to do to keep everything a dollar, BUT maybe if the higher ups weren't getting such a big piece of the pie, maybe they could give a little more from their employees.
    LOOK real hard at the versatile group that work for Dollar Tree, a good portion are students, people from broken homes, single parents, people trying to get on their feet.........think about it, they are ALL keeping Dollar Tree on their feet, so return the favor and LISTEN to those that work for you, HELP those that work for you. I am sure that this will fall on deaf ears but at least those that walk into the company are not walking in blind. Know what your getting into, prepare yourself to work real hard, 8 hours of work expected to be done in a 4 hour span, humanly impossible! Upper Management.........walk and talk with us, make it a true fortune 500 company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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