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Pros
  • Get paid weekly and everyone's nice (in 15 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule and low prices (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay , no vacation , nothing explained in training (in 20 reviews)

  • The pay is not too good minimum wage maybe a lil above (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing people, Growing company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best people to work with hands down!

    Cons

    Other than the office being a bit older and ugly cubicles, this place rocks~

    Advice to Management

    I would continue to integrate the buying team with planning in order to grow.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bad and no structure feels more like they're just winging it everyday"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Weekly pay and leave you alone to do your thing .

    Cons

    Terrible hours, and when they're good they expect you to do more work as a trade off. Always leave late when you're leaving they assign you more things to do and don't give a damn about your schedule. Cut hours like crazy, and then the days you do go it's terrible hours while favorites get easy hours and more often .Be prepared to be called in at 1 am-5 am often if you put that you can go in the morning(huge mistake) and if you put afternoon be prepared to stay close to midnight. Favoratism I've seen employees that are friends with management chilling,eating, and talking with them while not on their breaks while the rest of us work. Like Some part timers who are favorites will get hours like 2-8 pm or 8am - 2-4 pm 5 days while the non favorites will get something like 5-11:30 2 days a week or if in the morning 2 am- 8 am 2 days a week. Go to another store don't work for this company it's terrible and so many other locations I've been to always do the same stuff

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites and stop cutting so many damn hours .


  3. "Dont overwork yourself"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, 2 breaks , and good people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor management due to favoritism, hours get cut if you request more days off, hardwork doesn't go noticed.

    Advice to Management

    As managers, work shouldn't be based on favoritism, it should be on how good of a worker someone is !


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  5. "Growing company with lots to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 99 Cents Only full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Their endless stock schedule will make or break employees. Will definitely build great work ethic.

    Cons

    Management works 10.5 hours per day / five days a week.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be taught aspects of retail. Not just working out stock and bossing staff around. Ask store managers how much in profit their stores make and they can not give you an answer because they really don't know.


  6. "Company wants to embrace a new culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My Co-workers, fast pace environment and funny customer s

    Cons

    Payroll is not realign with the new vision of the company, training is poor. Not enough support for stores at the front, no head cashier or leads, so key holders and store managers are stuck at register instead in coaching and making sure a goof order is done and team are working according to guidelines.

    Advice to Management

    Support your all your stores, not only in San Diego. All stores need to be remodel, specially the restrooms and breakrooms.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a dynamic environment and good opportunity to learn more about the retail side.

    Cons

    Not much growth prospects. It is better to come in and work as a consultant as opposed to an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of investing on external consultants take a look at your own staff and have them to do the complex work because they know the business better than someone taking a look at financials and make decisions which don't work . Take care of your employees.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "It's ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Key in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Third Key in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid every week (Thursdays),getting to see the new products that just arrived before the customers.

    Cons

    Not getting a raise. Always changing managers..you get use to a new manager and 2 months later they let that manager go and bring in someone else who has no clue what's going on. Who wants to change everything right this instant, and puts all the load on the 3rd keys. . Doesn't schedule people right, always short handed and wonders why the store looks the way it does.

    Advice to Management

    Higher people who know what they are doing and who understand direction. Who can work fast and get the job done right the first time.

    Give the employees a raise they work hard. You give them min wage and well that's the out come off work you will get.Crappie pay equals crappie work.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "In 20 years of fixing broken stores, this has been the WORST"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The ONLY pros would be: I'm employed, and getting paid weekly.

    Cons

    Constant different direction from MANY different people, unrealistic expectations for the hours given (200 hour decreases when compared to same week sales in the previous year), back rooms out of control, no actual assistance from the DM, a regional director on a power trip who apparently has NEVER even run a store (ANY STORE, ANY COMPANY) before... It's easy to say just get it done when you really have no clue how.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN. You people clearly have screwed things up... Listen to what others (store managers in the trenches everyday) are telling you.


  10. "cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at 99 Cents Only (More than a year)

    Pros

    none that i can think of

    Cons

    closed til midnight not enough pay not enough break time


  11. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoyed working here for the most part"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at 99 Cents Only part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working here is great in certain aspects. Most employees get decent hours, less than 40, but they are not as strict as other companies and are more lenient with giving extra hours. Those who work hard also get promoted frequently.

    Cons

    Working here can be challenging as far as management. Some stores do not have a solid management team which is challenging for the rest of the employees.


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