Dollar Tree Reviews

Updated February 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Lost the best years of my life working for a company that never cared for employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing positive to say, poor company culture, would not recommend even to my worst enemy.

    Cons

    Free soda at the cafeteria that's all, you don't even get decent office supplies at the corporate office, they make you sign your name when you get your supply of white out eraser!

    Advice to Management

    Get out from your comfortable and big offices, smell the roses and interact with the lower class employees, most of all please smile and acknowledge employees when you see them in hallways!

  2. Helpful (1)

    I learned a lot working here... and its don't do it very rude management.

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    Former Employee - Stocker in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Stocker in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you like customers and like being helpful this this could work for you.

    Cons

    Dealing with constant questions how much is this or very rude managers

    Advice to Management

    Learn respect for employees

  3. Helpful (3)

    Corporate Politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about Dollar Tree were my co-workers and that it was a financially stable company.

    I loved my job tremendously and left on my own, due to a fantastic job offer.

    Cons

    Unfairness to employees, company politics, poor pay raises, favoritism among employees.

    My immediate supervisor tried to intimidate me into following his rules and not company policy. He does not like women and especially those that challenge him. Supervisor had very poor communication skills and interpersonal skills.

    A Vice President intimidates and bullies people in his department if they disagree with anything he says.

    Very few female executives and very few executives that are not Caucasian.

    Take home pay decreased every year for about 5 years, due to very low pay increases and continues increases in health care costs and taxes. I could no longer afford to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and prove that they are valued. Most of them work very hard for DT and deserve to be treated better.

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  5. Challenging Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is fair. Success is rewarded financially.

    Cons

    The workload is immense and the expectations are unrealistic. There is an extreme culture of micromanagement and finger pointing.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Promises,Promises

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyers Assistant in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Buyers Assistant in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pro's are job stability and some dedicated co-workers. A modern work area and café.

    Cons

    New stuffed shirt Managers that they hire off of the street, that know nothing about the job. Associates do all of the work, with little recognition, they make the big bucks.

    Advice to Management

    "Where did the fun,I'm proud to work here, go"?

  7. Helpful (5)

    Good Place to Start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is doing really well in this economy and continues to grow. Good job security.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. Once you become a Senior Analyst you're stuck there. Not much communication between management and analysts. Very low morale.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication about projects going on in the department. Give employees a better understanding about their career track within Dollar Tree.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Dollar Tree needs to realigned itself to support its new growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing Company
    Stock price sky rocketing (2003 - 2011)
    Learning capabilities endless

    Cons

    Upward mobility (horrible)
    Relationships (horrible)
    Upper Management (Logistics) out of touch Steve White (CLO) needs to enforce his direction!

    Advice to Management

    CLO, ensure VPs enforce your direction.

    Foster a culture of team building.

    Get rid of ARP to reduce turnover.

  9. Helpful (3)

    Many Unhappy People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent salary possible if you negotiate, but they will offer you much less than you are worth if they can get away with it.

    Cons

    This is a company that got too big too fast. Not enough employees for the workload, not filling gaps when people leave the company. The focus on company culture seems like something they do because they have to, ex. write these goals that are exactly what we want you to say, not your actual goals. No open communication between management and employees. HR is total crap. Most people who work here are miserable in my opinion. In our weekly meeting representatives for upper management would sit there and check email and texts on their phone clearly being unable to spare twenty minutes a week to care about and or encourage their employees. Bottom line is this company is about profit and profit only, and does not care about internal morale.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees, listen to supervisors when they ask you for things to make life better instead of penalizing them for it.

  10. Good company if you are ok with slow career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good culture
    good overall benefits
    challenging work load

    Cons

    slow career growth
    401K kicks in after one year of employment

    Advice to Management

    work-life balance is unstable.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Decent place to get a start, difficult to build long career

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

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with a lot of really experienced people in a very unique business model. Learn to be adaptable and flexible to meet the business needs at a low cost.

    Cons

    Defined career paths are almost non existent at any level. There is no clearly communicated opportunities for advancement in any one area. As such the company has a degree of title deflation.

    Advice to Management

    Work to ensure that high potential employees have avenues for career advancement within the company.

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