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Dots Reviews

Updated February 1, 2015
Updated February 1, 2015
112 Reviews
2.9
112 Reviews
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Lisa Rhodes
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Muncie, IN

    I worked at Dots full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits competitive salary hours .

    Cons

    Salaried personnel do not receive overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow chain of command.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    cheerful atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good contest, Friendly home office, fun

    Cons

    company shut down, due to very poor actions from upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun, but typical retail

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Addison, TX

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

    Pros

    Fun
    Decent schedule
    Great Discounts
    Employee Holds
    Competition Rewards

    Cons

    Customers were what you'd expect
    Really high turn-over
    Often terrible management
    Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better quality control as far as who you promote to management, but all in all not a bad place to work

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    This company was filled with young associates who ran everything, while letting store management get trampled along.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dots

    Pros

    Fun, quick paced, competitive pay

    Cons

    childish, no authority scale, unoraganized

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    fun environment great discount

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    Former Employee - Seasonal
    Former Employee - Seasonal

    I worked at Dots part-time (less than a 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
  7.  

    Engaging staff and products

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Dots as a contractor (more than a 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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 a 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
  11.  

    Great first job

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    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

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