99 Cents Only
2.1 of 5 41 reviews
www.99only.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

99 Cents Only Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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Stéphane Gonthier

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12% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good place to work for a few years.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at 99 Cents Only

ProsGood hours. Good people. Great prices.

ConsBad Communication and strict bosses.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication is KEY.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good experience due to lean staffing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at 99 Cents Only

ProsDepending on dept, will be asked to wear many hats. this is good if you like that and it does expand your skillset.

Conslean staffing. it is a bit difficult to be promoted unless you are in very good relationship with management.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at 99 Cents Only

ProsGood environment to work and thrive.

ConsManagement suddenly take decisions about employees layoff

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OK but....

General Manager (Former Employee)
Berkeley, CA

I worked at 99 Cents Only full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDecent salary
A lot of autonomy
Good opportunity for advancement

ConsLong working hours
Little staffing
Dangerous neighborhoods
At the end they converted all store managers to an hourly wage

Advice to Senior Managementincrease prices to allow higher pay rates for hourly associates and provide

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Want Respect don't work here.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at 99 Cents Only part-time for less than a year

Prosthey work with Schedule sometimes. able to get cheap stuff first. relaxed dress code. good start for first job.

Consunless you are good with management socially forget to move up. very un-customer focused. got in trouble for helping a customer find items. no communication other than post a bulletin in a board that never gets cleaned from past bulletins... Low pay

Advice to Senior ManagementRESPECT!!!! I felt so disrespected from the management here. they need to take management classes. This was the only company I lost respect for the management after i seen how they treat the employees. I seen actions from "do as I say not as I do" to management using very unprofessional language and actions. Management need to learn how to delegate and give REALISTIC goals. no matter how fast you do something you don't get praise

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at 99 Cents Only

Proscompensation was good to start there

Conswork environment, culture, training, safety

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It was a good beginner job, I learned a lot and gained some good experiences.

Cashier (Former Employee)
Humble, TX

I worked at 99 Cents Only full-time for more than a year

ProsGood job for someone in high school.

ConsMinimum wage and you will be doing a lot of work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Get Experience and Move On

Stocker (Current Employee)
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I have been working at 99 Cents Only part-time for less than a year

ProsA good starter job for high school kids and those who are not looking to advance.

ConsLow pay & alot of work - I work the graveyard shift stocking and get the same pay as the cashiers who do mostly nothing all day! I lift heavy boxes, bending constantly, my knees are calloused and ache and my hands are completely cut up and feel like sandpaper and the air conditioning is off per corporate's instruction... we beg the supervisor to turn it on for us. I got the same 25 cent raise that cashiers got... is that fair? It is not mandatory but it is customary in other industries to pay people who work the graveyard shift more per hour simply because the hours are grueling and the work is very physical.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote all employees... not just the bi-lingual or minority employees and, stop playing favorites!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company that cares going through transition

Human Resources (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at 99 Cents Only full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCompetitive pay, good benefits, alot of tenured employees

ConsInconsistent structure and goals, alot of internal struggles

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company has been sold and reorganized, I believe this is a good start to some consistency for the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Head Cashier (Former Employee)
Clovis, CA

I worked at 99 Cents Only full-time

Pros-Paid weekly
-Christmas closed
-Decent benefits for full time employees
-Friendly employees

ConsLow pay
Corporate bullies
Lack of training

Advice to Senior Managementadvice to corporate office....just showing up and intimating your employees doesn't do anything...I would love to see a undercover boss here...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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