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never a dull moment at dds..

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Area Superisor in Visalia, CA
Current Employee - Area Superisor in Visalia, CA

I have been working at dd's DISCOUNTS full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Building a great team and enjoying the friendships you make with associates and customers. In my experience i'm glad that somebody actually hired me with absolutely no experience and I've learned so much there. I started out in stock and moved to cashiering, cash office, and frontend. i then had the opportunity for a promotion and became FES then an area supervisor. I understand everyone has mixed feelings about their management team but i love my team and how much we've improved over the years. We lacked in communication but we've worked on that and have a completely different team. I've seen people come and go, good and bad attitudes but if you don't know how to control your emotions this isn't the place for you. I am a great respectful supervisor and anyone can come to me when they have questions. Glad to have a great team like mine and happy that i have another opportunity for advancement.

Cons

I feel like i don't get as much recognition as i should from higher management, glad my associates let me know i'm doing a great job. Some expectations are a little too high i don't understand why i have to speak to something as a ASM point of view when my ASM barely knows it and can't speak to it himself. The type of client's we attract aren't always the best and don't always respect us. Hate that we are sometimes short staffed because we have to save payroll. Just wish people wouldn't treat us as a flea market.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

let your team know they are doing a great job don't let every visit be negative!!

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    My experience at dd's has more cons then pros

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate

    I have been working at dd's DISCOUNTS part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Medical benefits for part-time associates, the employees are friendly and close , safety parties when no accidents happen in the store and the managers for very understanding

    Cons

    The pay is minimum even with experience, hours are horrible when slow, new employees are promoted before the old ones and favoritism by certain supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get the more pay for the work, more promotion for the associate that been with the company from the beginning and offer more full-time positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Shady Middle Management Immobilizes Development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buying Office Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Buying Office Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at dd's DISCOUNTS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good (medical, vacation etc.)
    Really flexible about taking vacation time off.
    Casual dress code ("Denim Days" are Mondays and Fridays)
    They might be flexible about the length of your workday....if you are a parent.

    Cons

    Extremely corporate and rigid. Dishonest middle management gives you the runaround when you ask questions about your career trajectory. Very political in decisions regarding raises and promotions. Management approval is required for even minor decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respond to concerns with REAL, honest answers -- not canned, predetermined HR replies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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