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Dollar Tree Chesapeake Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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Chesapeake, VA

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Pros
  • Fast paced work environment fellow employees were amazing (in 54 reviews)

  • Dollar Tree is a fast paced, ever changing company with exceptional growth opportunities (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • Minimum wage, not many hours 13-18 if lucky (in 126 reviews)

  • If you are part time u don't get alot of hours but if u are a hard worker and awesome with customers in time u could possibly get more (in 111 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for corporate side"

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and good benefits on the corporate side. Company offers fun activities and takes care of employees. Very strong growth and leadership.

    Cons

    Dependent on what department you are in there is limited growth opportunity. Advertise promotion with in but only to some extent and mostly for field management (store, district and regional managers)

    Advice to Management

    Promote more within on the corporate side, move to different departments if applicable.


  2. "Great company to work for!!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company Culture
    Cafeteria had great Food

    Cons

    Management should be better qualified


  3. "retail sales clerk"

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    Current Employee - RETAILSALES PERSON in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - RETAILSALES PERSON in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to work for

    Cons

    only part time hours and min wages


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  5. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA

    I worked at Dollar Tree (More than a year)

    Pros

    everyone was friendly. The part time schedule was also very flexible for students like me.

    Cons

    nothing that I can think of


  6. "I love my job."

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Buyer in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Replenishment Buyer in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, strong leadership, stability

    Cons

    No growth potential, decreasing benefits with increasing premiums, high stress environment

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Help Desk in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent pay. Co workers are great to work with. Different types of work schedules to help work around school.

    Cons

    Not alot of advance chances. Pay increases can be low at times. No ice on the weekends to get drinks.


  8. "I feel very fortunate to have ended up here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Corporate culture values making the office an enjoyable place to spend the workweek, and work-life balance is a priority. Associates tend to be friendly, yet focused on achieving success for the company. The self-centered career-maniac types, or just plain poor workers, may find it hard to advance. Hard work and smarts will be noticed and rewarded. I feel that Dollar Tree has recognized and values my talents, and that no matter what direction the company takes in the ensuing years, there will be a place for me (job security).

    Mistakes are viewed as learning opportunities, and it will take someone a lot of flubbing up before losing their job. I have enjoyed a lot of autonomy in my job. The expectation is that I use sound judgment and make decisions on my own, seeking guidance when needed. Management appreciates creative thinking, and that sometimes "asking forgiveness instead of asking permission" is the right call.

    Bonuses are based primarily on company performance and can get really big when the company performs well, which it typically has over the past several years. The company has proven adept at consistent growth during my time here, and expects to continue growing for the foreseeable future.

    401(k) match is better than average (100% match up to 4% of pay).

    Associates regularly rub shoulders with and participate in projects and meetings with the executives. The company president knows me by name and is aware of what I am doing for the company. Particular to my department, our VP is always accessible, like just another member of the group, and is very loyal to those who work under him.

    Cons

    Health care premiums are high, and I wish HR would offer more incentives to improve health and lower cost (see "free soda" below). The obese chain-smokers (and there are plenty in the office) and I pay the same.

    Dollar Tree is light on perks, but I dig the ones we have (free birthday lunch and other free lunches during the year, soda fountain in the cafe, occasional blue jeans on Friday).

    There is little difference in yearly salary increase between those who "exceed expectations" and those who just do enough to keep their jobs. The real boost in compensation will usually come from promotion, which may include a larger bonus and stock award.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent place to get a start, difficult to build long career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time

    Pros

    Work with a lot of really experienced people in a very unique business model. Learn to be adaptable and flexible to meet the business needs at a low cost.

    Cons

    Defined career paths are almost non existent at any level. There is no clearly communicated opportunities for advancement in any one area. As such the company has a degree of title deflation.

    Advice to Management

    Work to ensure that high potential employees have avenues for career advancement within the company.


  10. "Good company if you are ok with slow career growth"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good culture
    good overall benefits
    challenging work load

    Cons

    slow career growth
    401K kicks in after one year of employment

    Advice to Management

    work-life balance is unstable.


  11. "Logistics Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar Tree (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Stable employment
    -Plenty to learn and ability to work with several facets of the business
    -Work/life balance was reasonable. Although, there was always work to be done if you wanted it

    Cons

    -Rigid hours. Although, management was flexible if you needed time off. Was just too structured and old-school
    -Lots of old, legacy technology (at least when I was there)
    -Pay was "ok" for the area

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone laptops and allow for flexible scheduling or occasional remote working



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