99 Cents Only

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99 Cents Only Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
82 Reviews
2.5
82 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • The team in the offices, the warehouse and the stores are all very dedicated and hard working (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Low Pay, Huge Amounts of work, expect managers to work 52 hours a week with really (in 9 reviews)

  • Dishonest upper management that abuses employees, especially Hispanics (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    ok to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only

    Pros

    pay on time every friday

    Cons

    hard work benefitswith lousy

  2.  

    Always on part time

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

    I worked at 99 Cents Only

    Pros

    Accommodates your preferred day-off. Encourages on time breaks and lunch.

    Cons

    Stay part time for the rest of your life with 20-28 hours a week except of course during Holiday season. No advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider offering old timers a full time job.

  3.  

    Higher management does not care about the people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in San Ysidro, CA
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in San Ysidro, CA

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

    Pros

    As with any other company, you get to meet great people.

    Cons

    There is no social reward to balance the work pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get trained on you social skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    stuck in the dark ages

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

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

    Pros

    great product, revamping brand image, HR really makes an effort to keep morale up and appreciate the employees, great benefits. great for employees that are seeking consistency and are not concerned with growth or advancement.

    Cons

    senior leadership emphasizes growth and development but repeatedly dismiss input from employees who are experts in their field and were hired to propel the company forward. most executives have been around for decades, and instead of valuing and encouraging new ideas, employees are expected to be robots who just execute directives from the top.

    depending on the position, people either work 40hrs per week or 60hrs per week.

    titles don't match job description. managers do work that, at other companies, would be considered staff-level responsibilities. directors and VPs do work that managers should be responsible for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust and listen to your employees. having come from other companies that have succeeded in what you're trying to do, their input can greatly help achieve your goals. it is much more difficult to be successful without changing your process. spend more time strategizing and driving the business, and less time doing work that you should be entrusting to your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Wow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    Well the people are cool at least till....

    Cons

    Late hours and always changing a lot of flirting and sexual misconduct in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set schedule no sex

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I learn from this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Pinole, CA
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Pinole, CA

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

    Pros

    I like working with people

    Cons

    when you dont get the support from yr manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always have time for yr coworker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I enjoyed working here for the most part

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at 99 Cents Only part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working here is great in certain aspects. Most employees get decent hours, less than 40, but they are not as strict as other companies and are more lenient with giving extra hours. Those who work hard also get promoted frequently.

    Cons

    Working here can be challenging as far as management. Some stores do not have a solid management team which is challenging for the rest of the employees.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good Job to learn and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker
    Current Employee - Stocker

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Asked to wear many hats and gives lots of experience. Praised by management for hard work. Overtime pay.

    Cons

    Long hours, always lots of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Associate/Cashier/Stocker/Maintenance in Victorville, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Associate/Cashier/Stocker/Maintenance in Victorville, CA

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

    Pros

    Great first Job! Flexible scheduling. Kind management. Nice work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of team leadership. Since it is retail it can get boring. Men will pretty much be on the floor and warehouse while the women will typically stay on register.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on team effort to keep the store clean as well as making sure the associates have the resources to maintain it clean (mops, sweepers, buckets, and etc...). Some kind of incentive or work booster to keep those long busy days going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Cashier / stock

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

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only

    Pros

    It is a really easy job.

    Cons

    Company doesn't back you up. Customers complain about things being over 99 cents. You will never get a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees. Maybe have employee meetings. Give store management a break.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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