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good part time job

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Cashier
Current Employee - Cashier

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

Pros

easy work, friendly staff and customers

Cons

only part time hours available to non management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Don't want to be stuck there forever

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Gained a lot of experience, great first/second job,

    Cons

    A lot of work for what little money they will pay you, some managers were great others had no idea what they were doing, drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sure management is properly trained!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    High expectations, Lowly regarded

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

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time

    Pros

    -its a job in a bad economy.
    -having a job helps you to get a better job.
    -experience.

    Cons

    -hours (they say they don't want you to schedule under the "minimum" but they not only want you to they expect it.) even if you are in the store completely alone.
    -security... let's just say i never feel safe at work.
    - you can't actually fire anyone ever.. They have to basically stab you in the face with a knife in front of at least 3 witnesses to be able to fire them.
    -mandatory 6 day workweeks in fourth quarter, the stores aren't actually busy enough to need you there 6 days.
    - sales expectations are INSANE. they say you are eligible to bonus off your sales but then if you are on track to bonus the company ups the amount needed to bonus so you don't bonus.
    -You are somehow expected to retain good cashiers by giving them less than 15 hours a week at minimum wage and treating them like dirt (actually been told they are just "cogs" by higher ups)
    -as a store manager you will spend 90% of your time stocking because you don't have the payroll to have anyone else stock.
    -if something in your store breaks they WILL NOT fix it, instead you will get constantly yelled at for not having it (example: your internet won't work and you get yelled at for not doing payroll online...)
    -They are the CHEAPEST company ever... I know everything is a dollar but come on
    -The customers... wow a dollar store attracts some winners. And forget it if you think you can kick out the man who called one of your managers fat, a slave, racial slurs, etc... because you can't

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go on the show undercover boss... You may just learn that you have some good people at the bottom that you are telling your SMs to treat badly. If you want to promote from within then PROMOTE within. Stop the super part time hours and be less cheap with payroll. don't up speh goal to 138 when its busy.. that gives me less hours than when it is slow. I need hours when we are busy for a little thing called CUSTOMER SERVICE.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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