99 Cents Only

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99 Cents Only Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
76 Reviews
2.6
76 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.  

    I learn from this company

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Pinole, CA
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Pinole, CA

    I worked at 99 Cents Only full-time (more than an 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
  2.  

    I enjoyed working here for the most part

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    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    Good Job to learn and grow

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    Current Employee - Stocker
    Current Employee - Stocker

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only part-time (more than an 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
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  5.  

    Okay

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    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 an 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
  6.  

    It was a basic retail job. I didn't get many hours and management was mediocre. I got paid weekly.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 99 Cents Only

    Pros

    I got paid weekly. Easy job.

    Cons

    Management was mediocre, little pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use different people for different duties, I didn't like doing the returns all the time.

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

    Systems Analyst

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Commerce, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay is OK, benefits are basic with a high employee cost

    Cons

    Work environment is horrible. Mice and roaches in the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a more professional place and treat your people better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    A total grind.

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    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
  10.  

    No morals

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    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
  11.  

    If you are not used to retail beware...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    High paced. Consistent moving. High customer service. Possible chances for promotion as the company is growing. Challenges implementing new inventory control methods.

    Cons

    Poor training. Misleading expectations of job requirements. Poor work-life balance. Long hours. Inconsistent scheduling. Work seem to be gender specific.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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