99 Cents Only

  www.99only.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

99 Cents Only Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.2 51 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

(no image)

Stéphane Gonthier

(6 ratings)

14% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 6 reviews)

51 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    I sincerely hope CEO will not just discount this.

    Management Team Member (Current Employee) Sacramento, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Very long interview process, with multiple field leaders at different locations. Interviewing for a Store Manager role.

    Store Manager (Current Employee) Whittier, CA

    ProsFast paced environment with merchandising freedom, and a great salary package.

    ConsSmall business with a huge customer base and lack of basic IT support.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize IT programs to build leadership communication, associate productivity, and customer service.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Out Sourced

    IT Department (Former Employee)

    ProsLeaving this out for reasons. Leaving this out for reasons. Leaving this out for reasons. Leaving this out for reasons.

    ConsLow pay, out sourced IT out of the country. Laid off over 150 or more since late last year in favor of employees not in this country.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReturn to a family run company. Get the original owners to run shop again.
    Return to a family run company. Get the original owners to run shop again.

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

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    okay

    Cashier/Stocker (Current Employee) Palmdale, CA

    ProsThey work with your schedule, so if your in school then this is a great part time job.
    opportunities of growth in the company

    Consthey hardly ever go by your scheduled time to leave. (overtime is a must)

    Advice to Senior Management99 cent store core values consists of "working managers". Please enforce this, so the store managers don't sit on their butts all day and order people around.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    It was very interesting working at the store

    Cashier (Former Employee) Pinole, CA

    ProsPaid weekly also always doing something never get bored.

    ConsLeadership wasnt really there sometimes.

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Worst job EVER!!!

    Cashier (Current Employee) Garden Grove, CA

    ProsThe ONLY good thing I can say... If you are a responsible person and have an IQ above a pet rock, they will give you hours. Ooops... one more thing... you get first pick at the deals. I.E. - bacon or lunch meat.

    ConsI don’t even know where to begin with this one. I guess I will start with PAY. Everyone starts at $8.05 an hour and then you are eligible for a $.50 raise after 99 days. FYI they don’t give their reviews on time. The longer they push it off, the better it is on their budget. This includes the “annual” raise which is a joke. The most I’ve ever seen someone get is $.25 an hour. Most people get nothing to (if you are lucky) $.15 an hour! This company hires anyone and they take full advantage of them. Not a nice company to work for. If you do advance in the company, they usually give a dollar raise per position. They treat their employees horrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDrug test your employees and managers. The company hires parolees and drug court people. They pass the initial drug test and then usually resume their "normal" activity after they are off probation or parole. Haven't you ever noticed your employees suddenly losing weight under the guise of diet or sickness??? Get with it!!! Ray Charles can see it from outer space. If make the whole company look bad!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Assistant manager

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI was brought in making more than most of the other ASM so pay was good that's about it.

    ConsHorrible training had to basically teach myself, store was dirty n unorganized, store manager didn't know what they were doing very rude n disrespectful always talked down to employees if they didn't suck up to them, the DM's were horrible I mean horrible in the las vegas area if you didn't kiss there butt or speak there language you stuck in your spot n want ever move up

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to replace both DM'S in Vegas n get real ones who know what there doing and who cares about advancing there teams n not talking down to them like there dogs

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Need to pay more.

    Cashier (Current Employee)

    ProsThe cheap things and some funny customers

    ConsBad pay horrible training and corporate

    Advice to Senior ManagementStand behind employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Things Change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe new CEO moves fast and is looking to improve the 99 Cent Only Stores

    Cons.With all the "improvements", there is no job security here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Good place to work for a few years.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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

Worked for 99 Cents Only? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.