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Dollar Tree Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
684 Reviews
2.7
684 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. 7 people found this helpful  

    Retail not for sissies

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

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay pretty decent, meet wonderful people

    Cons

    Long hours, low payroll hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must be very organized and high energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Former Employee

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

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

    Pros

    This is a excellent first job for someone applying to be a cashier. Dollar Tree has a very simple register that is easy to learn. Training is easy, just basically do as your told. During the day you run the register and stock whatever merch. the manager gives you. At night you recover the front end of the store while the manager recovers the rest. Keeping the front of the store clean is a must.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is okay for cashiers. Cashier's max shift is 4 hours a day. Management is at the store anywhere between 5-8 hours a day. There aren't many (or any) perks when working for Dollar Tree. There really isn't any room to "grow" in the company. Many start out as a cashier then leave as a assistant manager. You may become a store manager, but it is really hard. You have to travel & take tests etc. The pay is just whatever your states minimum wage as a cashier. As a part time assistant manager (my pay was) just $1.40 more than minimum wage. As a full time assistant manager it's about $2 more than minimum wage. Store managers get a salary pay so I don't exactly know how much that is. You also get paid every 2 weeks on a Friday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've personally only met one person that was above my store manager and he was quite nice. Very understanding and kind but wants everything to be done the right way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    "Not too bad of job"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    "was close to home" liked manager

    Cons

    " Never enough staff on duty"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more man hrs to much work done off clock

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Alright

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

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

    Pros

    The store that I work at has managers and employees who actually care, but I hear that that is rare for this store. Minimum wage, basic retail job. Organized. Good hours.

    Cons

    Not very clean. Everything is dusty, and the bathrooms are often out of order.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean stuff up. Work on appearances, and it'll make the employees and customers all happier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Never a dull moment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    Always changing, trying to grow and expand. There are always opportunities for moving up within the company. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Minimum hour stores struggle to keep up with company's standards of "freight in 48". There is a lot of "trial run" with the company, such as new ideas they think would benefit, but never follow through, and it gets forgotten about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like company to consider giving a certain amount of hours to smaller volume stores especially during conversion between seasons to reduce the amount of excess product leftover from that season that tends to get pushed to backroom, causing potential shrink.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    I must say Its been a wonderful experience training myself.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    You are able to be very independent

    Cons

    They work you way to hard for not enough pay and dont train you you train yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your employees and make room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Ok for extra money.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    Being a part time cashier, my hours were usually things like 730am-12pm , 1pm-6om. 10am-3pm. Usually no more that five hour shifts. I always got a ten minute break. All i did for the most part was stay on the register, and tidy up around the front of the store when i had no customers.

    Cons

    Short breaks. I was usually the only one around unless i called someone, the dollar tree i worked at was pretty busy, so that was kinda annoying.
    I didn't have to, but some employees had to work a shift then come back a few hours later to help stock and unload truck. That could tough if you live to far away. Seemed like every week cooperate or whoever would have them change around certain items, it seemed like seasonal maybe? However that would be rather confusing to customers! Id try to help but it happened so frequently that sometimes I didn't even know where the item was. For example, around the holiday season i know the holiday bags moved at least 3 times in a month, like every week!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a little more hours, its bad enough the pay sucks. Stop moving things so often, it gets confusing to the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail

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

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    Not going to fold anytime soon

    Cons

    Low pay
    Long hours
    Unreal expectations of the number hours given to run a store.
    No comp time for working 6 days a week/60 plus hours during Christmas season
    Poor vacation benefits to full time employees
    Almost two years on the job with only one weeks vacation and no personal days
    Many stores have unsafe stock rooms which are small. Stores received 1000 to 3000 cases per week with not enough storage to keep them which creates mounds of product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay high salaries to store managers

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

    Its fine

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Peters, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Peters, MO

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

    Pros

    It's easy work and all you really need to do is show up and its all good. If you try it doesnt take a lot to be the best in the store.

    Cons

    You might as well not have a social life because you get called in on a daily basis if you have bad co-works. It has horrible pay and if you get a raise it wont matter if they keep raising minimum wage up to what you got your raise for. Also if you ask off even in advance try not to plan cause you most likely wont get it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try better with getting managers not to just sit on their phones all the time and compensate for for minimum wage increase for those who just got a raise.

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

    Easy work for the low pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Concord, NH
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Concord, NH

    I worked at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    Just stocking shelves and dealing with customers. The pay was low, $9 for overnight and $8.50 regular. I never broke out in a sweat.

    Cons

    What made me nuts was the random way items were sent out to be stocked. There is a minimum amount of products you must stock during the shift collected by box tags. I remember having to stock 100 packages of paper table top sheets in an already packed section. There's already a 100+ here. Well still gotta hang it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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