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Dollar Tree Chesapeake Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Chesapeake, VA

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Pros
  • in a family oriented work environment (in 59 reviews)

  • good flexible hours, nice staff (in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • Very hard to get anything above minimum wage and no chance of overtime (in 133 reviews)

  • part time employment, but still a great job (in 118 reviews)

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  1. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dollar Tree (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Run your store as if it was your own business.
    Fun exciting environment. Seasonal changes almost monthly

    Cons

    Not enough payroll hours to support work load. Salaried managers work 55+ hrs per week.

    Advice to Management

    Give more payroll to stores so they can operate efficiently.


  2. "Excellent"

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

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, co workers are very pleasant to work with. Corporate is expanding so a lot of new hires are coming in which make it appears your career here will be stable

    Cons

    The pay could be better. Currently building a new 12 story building so the parking lot can get dusty and crowded. Not everyone is full time

    Advice to Management

    Since Dollar Tree is a Fortune 200 company, offer better pay, more full time positions, stay up to date with the technology, and work from home options

  3. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar Tree (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job. You get paid. Not many pros at all

    Cons

    As a manager, you don't really manage anything

    Advice to Management

    Re title your managers to freight lead.


  4. "Best place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place to work in. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    The leader is autocratic to a great extent.

    Advice to Management

    The leader should be lenient towards his employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Micro-management"

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    Current Employee - Space Panning Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Space Panning Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    well established company with good/kind & hardworking lower level employees, pay & benefits are mediocre

    Cons

    Too many managers & like to micro-manage employees, its uncomfortable. You never feel secure in your job, you get direction from multiple angles & do more than your fair share, NO TRAINING

    Advice to Management

    EASE UP! Your employees do a lot more than they are paid to


  6. "Allocation Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Allocaton Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Allocaton Analyst in Chesapeake, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has been around for a long time with increase comp year over year

    Cons

    very little advancement opportunities, pay

    Advice to Management

    promote from within.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a good start to a career in retail. Interesting business model.

    Cons

    Very antiquated, stringent, non progressive company. There is no career path so turnover is quite high. Office moral is extremely low, it is depressing and almost toxic. There are no company perks to speak of. HR seems to be broken and ineffective.

    Advice to Management

    How about appreciating and investing in your PEOPLE.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Retail sales"

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

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

    Pros

    My first retail sales position. loved the customers and coworkers. The management tried to accommodate my schedule as best as possible.

    Cons

    You are near the entrance so you encounter people that may not have the best intentions. Need more of a security presence. Main headquarters not aware of fixing things in a timely fashion.

    Advice to Management

    The managers can only have a certain number of employees on schedule. Please be aware when you only have two people on the register that long lines form, customer satisfaction level drops because of this.


  9. "decent benefit if you are a full time employee, can't say about anything else"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar Tree (More than a year)

    Pros

    decent benefit, lots of sick leave for hourly associates

    Cons

    pay is not good to start with and very little increase, company do not care about employees

    Advice to Management

    change the management.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "REGIONAL DIRECTOR"

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    Former Employee - Regional Director in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great merchandise and support; outstanding bonus program. Field and regional personnel were excellent and did a great job supporting needs of districts and regions.

    Cons

    Payroll formula challenging; aggressive growth-possibility of store's cannibalizing one another. Somewhat limited technology. Better training for Managers. Not a lot of money put into maintaining or upgrading stores once they are open.

    Advice to Management

    Develop an ongoing remodel/upgrade plan. The stores see a lot of traffic and product pass through them and they get shopped hard. Carpet, paint, graphics get worn down.


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