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Dots Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
108 Reviews
2.8
108 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fun environment and great customers (in 5 reviews)

  • I worked with a great team, I had a lot of fun in my short time, more fun than any other job I've had (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • The return policy with customers (in 7 reviews)

  • Favoritism, low pay, no work/life balance, too demanding for incentives/ pay (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    fun environment great discount

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    Former Employee - Seasonal
    Former Employee - Seasonal

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

    Pros

    fun environment, made you feel important

    Cons

    minimal hours, low pay, need upgrades

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company values were top notch

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Engaging staff and products

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dots as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professional workforce, bright people and dedicated employees

    Cons

    Not focused and micro-managers at executive leadership level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great place to work but low salary/

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Crest Hill, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Crest Hill, IL

    I worked at Dots full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Easy to move up in the company

    Cons

    low grade salary and the turn over rate is really high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stores are now closd

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

    Wonderful company turned sour

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dots full-time

    Pros

    Was a wonderful, family run company for over 20 years. We worked hard and our efforts were rewarded. I will always remember how the company helped me grow.

    Cons

    It's such a shame how an investment firm could run this company into the ground...and so quickly.

  6.  

    It was so-so

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oak Park, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oak Park, MI

    I worked at Dots part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great chance for advancement in the company

    Cons

    They closed right after promoting a lot of associates

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

    Great first job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenwillow, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glenwillow, OH

    I worked at Dots full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was able to start my career in a positive atmosphere with great coworkers.

    Cons

    Mismanagement caused bankruptcy and being sold to liquidators. I struggled to get any sort of substantial raises. Holiday bonus was a donation in my name to a local charity of their choosing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late for that. They already ran the company into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Patchogue, NY
    Former Employee - District Manager in Patchogue, NY

    I worked at Dots full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked with a terrific team of managers and associates. All very talented in many different ways. One of the best and most caring corporate offices lead by an owner that put his people first. This made you want to work to improve sales and be successfull.

    Cons

    Unfortunately worked with a Regional Manager that played favoritism and acknowledged to the sales staff her dislike for certain markets within her region. I found this attitude appalling and extremely non motivational and demeaning, to myself and my entire district of 12 stores. Inspite of this the store's sales and statistics, driven by great teams, were number one on many occassions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Roller Coaster - Strap Yourself In For The Ride Of A Lifetime!

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    Current Employee - Management in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Management in Solon, OH

    I have been working at Dots full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People - best team I ever worked with. Pulled together and tried to save the company.

    Cons

    Executive Management - ran the company into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wow - what can I say. How about get a clue on how companies should be run. Good Luck Rue LaLa.......

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dots

    Pros

    Very talented and skilled field and office team, amazing owner when it was privately held, very focused on company culture and serving the customers.

    Cons

    Private equity firm and new management.

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

    Lot of learning and Training.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Colonial Heights, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Colonial Heights, VA

    I worked at Dots full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meeting new people, advancement, travel to help other stores

    Cons

    The return policy with customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and its always two sides to a story

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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