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Dollar Tree Chicago Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  • Minimum wage, not many hours 13-18 if lucky (in 125 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 110 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great customer services low prices they have everything youn basically need on a daily basis after holiday sales are the best they are just great

    Cons

    You get paid minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    Don't have any advice


  2. "Dollar Tree is a Great Starter job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Crystal Lake, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Starter job, Great customers, co-workers feel like family once employee has been there long enough

    Cons

    No room for advancement within company, too much stress if stay with company for long time

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate your employees more. They are the backbone of the company and when that backbone breaks due to unappreciative management the stores will have problems. If an employee wants to advance the ladder within the company, work with them, not trying to keep them from advancing.


  3. "Cashier salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time

    Pros

    easy chill friendly co workers and managers.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


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  5. "Assistant manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A very good atmosphere if you like to work. Good customer interaction.

    Cons

    High expectations for low pay, they play dangle the carrot often.

    Advice to Management

    As we all drive the business, set real,not false hope. Give merit where it's due.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Living the Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and a stable company

    Cons

    Job requires to much dedication for the pay. 50 to 70+ hours a wet with no regard for your family life.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for. Give better pay to all managers and assistants and you may get better employees less turnover.


  7. "Chicago Waterproof Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time

    Pros

    I learn how to get along with other and communication with other perosn better

    Cons

    I didn't have a lot of time to work

    Advice to Management

    IT was a good job


  8. "Cashier,& Stocker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Berwyn, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Berwyn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Family,Friendly ,safe and economical environment, as well as constant flexibility and Growth .

    Cons

    Not enough hours poor communication .

    Advice to Management

    My advice to upper management would be to Communicate more and be receptive to ideas that boost the morale of the overall team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dollar tree has given me the opportunity to learn how to be a leader when it is necessary."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier/Stocker in Crystal Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier/Stocker in Crystal Lake, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and a pretty fast paced environment, which helps the shift go by faster. Store management is understanding and doesn't look down on their employees like other places I have worked

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't always start at the level of cashiers/stockers. So they don't really understand what it takes to run the store.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that different stores (low volume vs high volume stores) need different things. What amount of hours work at a slow store is not going to cut it for a store that is very busy.


  10. "Good for a high school student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schererville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schererville, IN

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

    Pros

    It was easy work. Running the register was extremely easy, the customers were usually nice, and the pay was decent.

    Cons

    The management at the time was kind of rude. Some of the work wasn't very fun, mainly having to put every item back that was left behind by a customer or left in the wrong spot. Having a cart full of 100 or more items and having to find the right spot for every little thing, then having to do it all over again once your done did get irritating at times, but it wasn't hard.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "District Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in Darien, IL
    Former Employee - District Manager in Darien, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar Tree (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are losing all their pros, culture and environment has changed

    Cons

    work/life balance, management untrustworthy

    Advice to Management

    don't try to fix something that's not broken



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