99 Cents Only Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
59 Reviews
2.5
59 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Competitive pay, good benefits, alot of tenured employees (in 3 reviews)

  • Busy, learn new things every day, make a difference with someone, whether co-worker or customer (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low Pay, Huge Amounts of work, expect managers to work 52 hours a week with really (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Extremely talented team, tremendous growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Commerce, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Commerce, CA

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great staff
    Flexible schedule
    Lots to learn

    Cons

    Lots of work
    Mot enough promotions from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your current team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    99 Cents Store Plaza

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Centro, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Centro, CA

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Hours
    Distance
    Environment
    Lots of Business
    Great Items
    Great Co-Workers
    Sensor Carts

    Recently started working here after being trained elsewhere, Everything has been good and i've enjoyed the experience. Management is great, hours have been great so far too. This location is surrounded by many other stores which is best for business. I enjoy the work load.

    Cons

    Careless Parents
    Messy Customers

    Gets ridiculously crowded sometimes that stocking can be difficult.
    Parents tend to let their kids run around and make a mess.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    demanding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Cashier in Reno, NV

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good customers and fast paced

    Cons

    low pay, doing work of 3 people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get organized

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

    Store manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well being working for 99 cents for 5 month and I love it !!!!!!! I love the everything about the company

    Cons

    Well I think we need more hrs for our store ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management I feel that 99 cent store I'II look better if they take all that case stack of the floor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    just a job

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    Former Employee - Stocker in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Stocker in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at 99 Cents Only part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It somewhat pays the bills. I was granted permission to fix carts by cannibalizing some of the broken ones. It gave me something at least halfway interesting to do.

    Cons

    I was a good worker, but couldn't get 40 hours. The job is boring. Management tries to make it more than it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    bad place to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    nice co- workers, fast days, good days off

    Cons

    everything, bad magenment, to much changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fast paced environment with merchandising freedom.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Non-stop action! You will physically work into exhaustion. Great for Assistant Manager mantality, while supporting the Store Manager. With the economy the way it is....99 Cents Only Stores will flourish.

    Cons

    The culture needs improving, and compliance is non-existent. While on the right track with a cycle count style of inventory management, the program will only work if a minimum/maximum presentation exists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize associate feedback to empower success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I sincerely hope CEO will not just discount this.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Team Member in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Management Team Member in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Busy, learn new things every day, make a difference with someone, whether co-worker or customer.

    Cons

    Lack of communication, dm's and hr hard to reach, favoritism, Lack of morals and integrity in upper management (SM'S & UP)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at who you have in place. Reverse evaluations could be very helpful. To much hiring for management from the outside, when you have perfectly qualified individuals all ready in stores, And most are doing the job without the pay and recognition. ... usually due to favoritism and/or lack of follow through. Great changes lately, looking forward to a long career here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The managers are very unprofessional, the store has really gone down in the last 6 months, it looks like the swap meet !

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

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    their are no need to give your self that type of stress!!!

    Cons

    the employees curse other employees out, throw stuff, and management does nothing they let workplace bulling go on in their stores and that's not right!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please come to Houston and fix these stores

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

    Disappointing Tenure

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Commerce, CA

    I worked at 99 Cents Only full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company has some aggressive growth plans, which makes the potential exciting to consider. The team in the offices, the warehouse and the stores are all very dedicated and hard working. They are the heart of this company.

    Cons

    This is not a great place to work if you are looking for work/life balance. Most everyone is expected to put in very long days, 6 days a week not uncommon. Meetings tend to be scheduled quite frequently to start after 7 p.m.

    The corporate office is next to the warehouse in an older part of town - security guards in the parking lot, sketchy neighborhood surrounds the area - walking out to your car after working late, with police helicopters overhead searching the area for a felon, or the adjacent street cordoned off by LAPD due to a shooting, is not a comforting feeling. There are plans to move the offices next year sometime.

    The change in sr. leadership has led to confusion in actual direction to be taken. The new CEO is smart and knowledgeable, but is a micro-manager, so moving forward on a timely basis just isn't possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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