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Dollar Tree Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
639 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 5 hour shifts make it easy to work around for part time job (in 14 reviews)

  • As a part time employee there is a great deal of flexibility for scheduling (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • over worked so under payed (close to minimum wage if you don't speak up) (in 50 reviews)

  • absolutely no training budget for new assistant managers (in 39 reviews)

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  1.  

    Customer Care Assistant/Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Puyallup, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Puyallup, WA

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great fast pace environment. Diverse range of customers. Daily employee bonuses.

    Cons

    Long hours when an employee calls in sick, or schedule conflicts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if employers could manage employee's work schedules better. Single moms shouldn't have to work late hours just because other employee's that are students request nights and evenings off. They're in school during the day, why cant they work evenings and nights? Seems only fair moms should be given the same options as well, especially since child care is not only expensive, but hard to find good childcare in the evenings and nights, and especially on short notice if they are called in to fill in for an employee (student) that couldn't make their shift. Just be more understanding of your employees, and there would be lot less scheduling conflict and issues. I feel this would also decrease the turn over rate at which employees are hired and fired/quit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Experience , Poor Management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kent, WA

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great starter job and thats it.

    Cons

    Hours are crappy for associates and asst managers. I worked at dollar tree for a year, for the first 7 months I worked as a cashier, frozen food captin and clipstrip captin and than I applied to be an Assistant Manager and got the position. It was all good for a while but things started to take a turn for the worst. I was told I was going to be full time but was only working part time hours, the pay was okay but it wasn't much of an increase from an associate. My store manager was not the best after a while always complaining about things that was her responsibility. It's not hard to move up in this store and there is a really high turn over as well. Also some of the newer asst were qualified for things that i wasn't and i had been there longer and in the asst manager position longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your attitude and give a fair pay to everyone who deserves it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Under paid and over worked.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ast Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Ast Manager in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    Can't think of one thing.

    Cons

    Being a current employee for dollar tree, I would like to remain anonymous. As far as the deals go, it's great. Working there is a whole different story. And it's not just the retail it's the way the company treats you. I have been an ast. Manager for 4 years now and still haven't managed to get $1.00 raise. $0.15 raise each year for all my hard work. I dedicated so much of my time to this company and they say thank you with $.15cents. I work 40hours a week, and it is not enough to support myself none the less a family. It's a
    Constant struggle to pay the bills. The associates at dollar tree get a standard raise! So another associate doing half the work is getting the same raise as someone like myself who is working twice as hard, taking on more responsibility; it's unfair! I work @ a very successful store, where we always strive for higher standards. It's just disappointing to know that we are
    underappreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better!

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

    Fun first Job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    *The store manager always tried to be flexible with my hours when I had an unexpected church event, that was a huge plus for me. If you were going to school, they could accommodate that as well!
    *If you're an honest hard worker, they could move you up to assistant store manager which they offered me as a part time job.
    *It was fun how I was a cashier and some times they would have me come in a little earlier and just stock for my shift. It's great to do something else.
    *UNIFORMS! Now, you do have to buy it yourself. They require black pants or khakis and any color green or white polo/ button down shirt. It's nice to wear uniform at work because you won't have to ruin any of your good clothes at work.
    *You leave 30 minutes after the store closes to clean up and put stuff back in it's place.

    Cons

    *The pay is minimum wage, don't expect anything else.
    *The times I got were only 4 and a half hour shifts. I was a part time employee so I could not go over 21 hours a week.
    *I showed up to work once wearing a hoodie which one of the assistant managers told me that I could not wear. I forgot the reason she told me but this was in October (I live in Seattle, it's chilly here) and she made me take it off. Now you can avoid being cold while still being in dress code by wearing a long sleeve green polo or button down or a long sleeve shirt underneath. I always wore green long sleeve shirt underneath so I wouldn't have any problems with "store color" and blah.
    *You have to wear this black apron if you don't buy the Dollar Tree shirt with the logo on it. I didn't buy the shirt because it was $20 something and the shirt I got at Ross was cheaper. I didn't plan on staying here for long, that's why I didn't invest in the shirt. (You could put your phone inside your apron, they don't like having your phone visible from your butt pocket).
    *I don't know if every Dollar Tree is like this, but every shift I worked I was the only cashier. It was kind of scary at night because there was only two Dollar Tree employees. The Store Manager would come and stay at times but most of the times, it's only you and the Assistant store manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for being so flexible with my hours when I needed but consider looking at all your hard working employees and provide them with bonuses or raises to encourage that and to help make them committed to Dollar Tree so they won't try to find a better job that pays better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Freight Crew - hard work, little hours and pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freight Processor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Freight Processor in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time (less than an 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.  

    high paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in University Place, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in University Place, WA

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

    Pros

    very happy environment, fast paced. Great bosses

    Cons

    so much to do so little time. Not the best paying job..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep busting you butts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    No room for growth or benefits for middel age or seniors.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    During the interview I was told that part time was 4 hours daily or more depending on the store needs also room for assistant management positions with the company after a years service. Benefits were for managers only. Training was given via the computer reviewed with members of the management team.

    Cons

    I over 20 years of customers service and treated as if I was new to the position of a cashier.
    The store was small dirty and unorganized, daily cleaning was not done. Facing and replacing merchandise was not done, we were always out of everyday items. Customers were not treated like people more like cattle. Team morale was absent. Older team members were down right rude. Customer complain to me I just listen to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for management of the store.
    Build up team members morale with meetings and fire or give a written warning for the ones who mistreat customers or those who are just plain rude to them.
    Be honest about the hours available when hired instead of 3 1/2 hours given

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place for experience!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love some of the managers that I work with! I love how sometimes, it can be a very chill job! Notice, how I said "sometimes"!

    Cons

    Some people that shop there make me so mad. This one customer smokes inside the store while I'm ringing him up. Asked manager if that was okay, and he said that some were allowed.....what?! >:(

    Not enough hours! Sometimes I have to wait until it's 6 to clock in because the company's not very happy about paying for overtime. We're getting stuff done in the store! We only get 30 minutes after we close to put things back together and count out. I want to see how this is going to be during the holidays.

    One thing that really pissed me off was when a manager clocked out because of her hours and made me clock out as well. We were NOT done with our work. I'm all for honesty but not getting paid while you're still working is NOT cool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work TOGETHER! If "No pets allowed in store" is the rule, ALL MANAGERS should agree on this so customers don't give us, cashiers, their nasty looks because there's a dog in the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Way over worked an under paid for industry standard.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pros are this company has a very high turn over and you can move up very quickly if you have no experience.

    Cons

    This company doesn't pay the associates or give them hours. They limit each associate to 15 hours at min. wage. Who can make a living at that and how does Dollar Tree expect to retain any associate that is worth investing in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a shake down. A complete change of thought about how to go about treating and investing in each an every associate. After all associate are the ones that make the company. Also "apple seed" is a joke! Waste of time. Micro Management never works.

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

    Dollar Tree is a GREAT place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covington, WA

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    They are a debt free company. No chance of them going under and filing bankruptcy. There is alot of opportunities with Dollar Tree, you just have to want it. They have fun and exciting merchandise.

    Cons

    I have NO big complaints. Hours were an issue, but i understand the process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push Proper traing for management and associates.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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