Dollar Tree Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
572 Reviews
2.7
572 Reviews
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Dollar Tree President, CEO, and Director Bob Sasser
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267 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy to work with other employees because there arent that many but enough that you can request off if need be (in 12 reviews)

  • As a part time employee there is a great deal of flexibility for scheduling (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Also the pay isnt that great, depending on what minimum wage is in your state (in 41 reviews)

  • I feel as though the company or just the local upper management (unsure which it is really (in 35 reviews)

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  1.  

    I had a good experience working at the dollar tree enjoyed both assistant managers.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Derby, KS
    Former Employee - Cashier in Derby, KS

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed being a cashier and meeting a lot of different people

    Cons

    pay rate was not good and they did not offer enough hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation should be greater and allow those who need more hours to get them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Fun, fast paced

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    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier  in  Prairie du Chien, WI
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier in Prairie du Chien, WI

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for considering at least at the store i am at every employee and mangers treat you like family. they always make sure iu have something to work on so you are not standing around doing nothing. customers are mostly elderly but very friendly. At my store we have received plenty of compliments of the cleanliness of the store and how much nicer it is than most others. the store manager lets you know how much she appreciates tou on a daily.basis.

    Cons

    Pay is not good and not much room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    the employees are nice to work with and we always get the job done.

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    Current Employee - Stocker  in  San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Stocker in San Carlos, CA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the hours are good and there is never a dull moment. you get to meet a lot of people and its satisfying when you can help out a customer.

    Cons

    no challenges working here. we run smooth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Starter

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kent, WA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Its a good starting point for a job and its easy to move up as long as your doing everthing right and its being noticed. I started working last November and i ended up becoming an Assistant Manager 7 or 8 months later.

    Cons

    The customers always expect for you treat them like high and mighty at all times, theres only so much you can do, reguardless of what it is some customers are never fully satisfied so it can get a little crazy in there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay ontop of everything and make sure you know everything there is to know about your position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Freight Crew - hard work, little hours and pay.

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    Former Employee - Freight Processor  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Freight Processor in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get a first-hand look at the shipments coming in and a bit about how the store operates. It's definitely a workout, if you're looking for one.

    Cons

    Working freight rarely resulted in getting more than 12 hours per week, with little pay, and working at the crack of dawn to get the new shipment sorted out. Once the manager quit, freight hours were cut down to the bone and backroom conditions deteriorated rapidly as a result. The store seems to be doing much better a year later.

    Theft paranoia led to some questionable policies. At least at the time, the company was using very personal information for timecard login; the same type of info, as per company policy, was used to register every purchase made by an employee even as they were leaving the store. Times may have changed, though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please use a random alphanumeric sequence in place of personal info for login credentials.

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

    Room for growth

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I started out as an assistant manager and am well on my way to becoming a district manager.

    Cons

    You have to turn a blind eye to the minimal pay till you start making some real money at the higher levels of management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I found it to be informative and fun

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Liberty, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Liberty, MO

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pros would be that you have opportunities to move up in the company as long as you're willing to put extra work into it and truly want to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Some of the employees are lazy and call in a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who truly want to work and who will try hard to do and be their best.

    Recommends
  9.  

    not a bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar Tree for more than a year

    Pros

    The company offers pretty fair work life balance, decent benefits, freedom to make decisions, friendly customers, a good place to start your career.

    Cons

    There are not whole lots of cons, but better upward mobility would be nice, along with a lower copy for medical benefits.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Store manager
    Working for Dollar Tree is a challenge every day.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable company with lots of opportunity for advancement regardless of tenure. Good monthly bonus program.

    Cons

    Very tight payroll, the current freight processing system needs to be overhauled. The company needs to have security in urban and city stores to reduce high shrink.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your Store managers and value their input after all we are the ones running your stores. Proper Freight processing is vital for the store's profitability therefore it is extremely important to have seperate freight hours based on the size of the weekly deliveries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People are really social and make the workplace fun to be at.

    Cons

    It's pretty hard to get a raise. I worked there for a few years,staring at $7.25 and a year or two later I was only at $7.45

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review employee work ethic and dedication and consider them for raises more often.

    Recommends

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