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99 Cents Only Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
67 Reviews
2.6
67 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.  

    Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Awesome environment and growth potential if you are willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Nothing at the present time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving the needle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A total grind.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Commerce, CA

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

    Pros

    The people were great in a very close net industry. Place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Low pay, lots of pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - they're the multi-millionaires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No morals

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Good, hard working crews in the stores.

    Cons

    Dishonest upper management that abuses employees, especially Hispanics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your people better. The company has been sold and the new ownership has made some strides towards that.

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

    its ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    my current manager is a good man

    Cons

    old managers doesnt speak english and was horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your assistant

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I was a cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Met some awesome co workers

    Cons

    Bad scary neighborhood, strange customers, underpaid, management changed 6 times in a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of employees and hire a security guard.

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

    Typical job for those in college.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 99 Cents Only

    Pros

    Freindly employees. Always working in a fast pace.

    Cons

    Terrible mangers, No benefits, No sense of leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Not progressive

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    Current Employee - Order Selector in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Order Selector in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    40+ hours per week. Lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Management
    Not progressive
    Low moral
    Promotions hard to come by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open-minded and listen to employee suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Worst time of my life. Been here a year and only enjoy the first month. They couldn't pay me enough to be happy.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only

    Pros

    There is nothing positive to say about the company.

    Cons

    Verry unorganized upper management. You do what your DM tells you to do one day, and your regional manager has you do it a different way the next day all while corporate sends down a completely different direction. Its insane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an email system for every store! Really, you still use fax machines? If we are going to execute something, lets make one decision and stick with it. The new auto replenishment system is a joke! Its ment for small department stores, not stores with 100,000 different UPC's. Did you even look up who their clients are??? The company Walmart uses has only been around since 2008 and they use it effectively. It took me 20 minutes of research to figure out all this.

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

    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

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