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99 Cents Only Reviews

Updated April 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Get paid weekly and everyone's nice (in 15 reviews)

  • Fun, casual environment, team events, weekly pay, great benefits (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. "Stocker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stocker in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Stocker in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team work ,weekly pay

    Cons

    Few hours ,3 hours a day,4 days for 12 hours,it last for months,it is hard to survive,

    Advice to Management

    Should provide more hours ,more opportunity for long term work


  2. "Deli and frozen stocker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deli and Frozen Stocker in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Deli and Frozen Stocker in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a decent 10% discount on purchases

    Cons

    -You will always get your yearly raise one week before the minimum wage get raised
    -You will always be told to work outside your department since the store is always extremely understaffed.
    -Management is always disorganized.
    -When offered a head cashier position and I declined since the raise was 70 cents.

    Advice to Management

    To pay your hard-working employees what they are worth to keep them working to their fullest and stay with the company longer.


  3. "Very poorly managed unethical company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in La Quinta, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in La Quinta, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No actual positive statements can be made about this company. Company violates employees rights constantly. Company doesnt care what it does.

    Cons

    99 cent stores as a whole are in the midst of a complete company restructuring. Changing everything from corporate practice to most impactful to its consumers, the store operations. They are doing this as a necessary reaction to years of previous mis management and years of huge losses. They (corporate leaders) are doing this with an immediate expectation and no reasonable time line. The cost for this is the treatment of its employees or more accurately the mistreatment. As a previous store manager with the company and ultimately forced out due to refusal to continue to endure mistreatment and employee rights violations, i witnessed/experienced acts such as unreasonable expectations, unfair accountability and threats of employment loss if non compliance to their unreasonable demands. I am in agreement 99 cent stores need fixing and are getting there but when its at the cost of its employees treatment and rights, that is the most egregious form of unethical business practices. Remember, if you patron this company you are condoning and even supporting this behavior. Conservative estimates claims 110 million americans work in the service industry. Chances are very high that each of us knows someone in this field and therefore would not condone this kind of treatment of our loved ones. Do NOT condone this or support this behavior from 99. Patron another retailer. Send the message that they cannot treat human being as disposable to their end means.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with an ethical approach stop violating your employees rights


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  5. "Its cool. Chill environment. Not that hard of work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Lomita, CA
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Lomita, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy Work. Fun Environment. First eyes on produce & merchandise. Coworkers are usually relatable & common interests. Management is manageable & respectful.

    Cons

    Circles can form or exist. If you're not a part of that circle you may or may not feel comfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. "Retail Job O/ N stocker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in La Quinta, CA
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in La Quinta, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly, good sales. I'm always shopping after my shift.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. No pay raise anytime soon

    Advice to Management

    Relax dont be so uptight


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Cashier in Rialto, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Rialto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customer Service and cash register experience

    Cons

    Less Opportunities and few hours shift if you are a cashier. They don't cash you out on time.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employee if they work hard.


  8. "store manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 99 Cents Only full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    reasonable pay, good work life balance

    Cons

    growing pains of a company trying to find its way

    Advice to Management

    put your Clarks in the closet, get a good pair of Nike, ha ha


  9. "99 cent store"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get discounts but also its a great way to get experience in stocking fronting and at the register since they require stockers and Fronter to learn the register

    Cons

    There is no set schedule it changes weekly u have to be cautious of the schedule change because you can have the same days for two weeks but then the third week it'll be completely different also you always have to call a 99 when u don't have change for 100$ because they don't let you have more than 2 twenties and they take their sweet time

    Advice to Management

    Keep work employee concerns about the management and store especially of the ones who have been there for years


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Vallejo, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Vallejo, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly,clean, understanding. They work with you if need be.love working with the people made it easy to be comfortable.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. I didn't like getting paid every week either


  11. "Graphic Designer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely lenient / relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    CMO unaware of the unfair departmental favoritism amongst other graphic designers who do little to no work and contribute nothing to daily operations or company growth.

    Advice to Management

    It is extremely unfair and belittling of employees who actually want to work for your organization to have to witness other graphic designers arrive to work in the middle of the day EVERYDAY, and leave early EVERYDAY. How is it possible that management allows this? How is it fair that a salaried employee works all of 4-5 hours a day and get paid as a full time employee does? Management is LACKING and needs to be revamped. This was one of the very things that sent me over the edge and ultimately left the organization to free lance.



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