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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. Helpful (1)

    "its stale work even in the higher-up position."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Matteson, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Matteson, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a good place to work only if your there for a short period of time like seasonal. If your thier for long-term employment good luck thats all Im going to say.

    Cons

    The Downside of working at Dollar Tree is the stale, repetitive work, low-hours, and has been downsized extremely in the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    The management are selective in giving their employers hours,, choosing mostly family and friends regardless of thier work performance.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "assistant manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    weekly check, occasional bonus, it's a job

    Cons

    exhausting work, negative attitudes, not nice management

    Advice to Management

    resign


  3. ""Dollar Tree""

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time

    Pros

    Good company for people who's trying to save money in today's economy. They have a lot of variety and new items every week.

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional and rude to employees. Pay is low, not enough hours and no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to treat employees with respect and appreciation. All employees need to work their tasks not just some.


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  5. "Very dirty job and junk merchandise. Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier, Stocker, Bathroom Cleaner in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier, Stocker, Bathroom Cleaner in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros to this job

    Cons

    people are not nice and management are not supportive at all

    Advice to Management

    Train your staff and treat them better


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Grunt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Crystal Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Crystal Lake, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time

    Pros

    It's a job nd a very small paycheck. Been with dollar tree over two years. Have had one raise. Work just as hard as people at Aldi but they get paid way more. I get the profit margin stuff. The only thing keeping me there is the flexibility of scheduling. The manager is nice but not a great manager. I have a great work ethic, not everyone does so the rest of the employees including some management don't pull their weight and get away with it. Ya get what ya pay for. They do not do anything for the cashiers who unload the truck, put out freight, recover the store all while greeting and ringing out customers. all for minimum wage. The store gets trashed everyday by the customers we have to fix it

    Cons

    pay sucks corporate decisions suck. I say some guy sits at a desk and sends his wife to the store and makes all these dumb decisions

    Advice to Management

    If your hired to manage then manage. Pay your good employees what they are worth.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ops Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The base pay is below average for the industry. They try to compensate with cash and stock bonuses.
    As an ops manager you have autonomous control of the facility.
    If you can get hired just act like you care but don't rock the boat. There is no genuine accountability for the managers that report to you.
    You get to wear shorts and gym shoes during the summer.

    Cons

    You will work a minimum of 12hrs a day with a 6 day work week for months on end. If you want a weekend off you will be forced to take a vacation day.
    Onboarding consists of you sitting in a room by yourself for 6 hours watching videos.
    Employee turnover is high due to strict company policies and mandatory overtime for the associates. Associate minimum production requirements are considerably lower than department goals??
    Don't expect to receive any compensatory time even when you work over 30 extra days per year.
    The company has ZERO scheduled holidays, and you will work them all.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your senior management team to work together and give legitimate guidance.
    Make your associates have the same expectations as your department goals.
    Get your HR managers to come out of their office and spend time IN the operation.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overtime is required you WILL die! heavy lifting for everyone. Crappy break periods."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get paid... enough said?

    Cons

    everything. especially managers of any type. Youre better off being a full time cashier here. No A/C in the summer manual labor and anyone that isnt a manager gets hours slashed without even second thought. If u are okay with all of this then i guess this is the job for you. this company is a joke lol

    Advice to Management

    You can do wayyyyy better than this. How is that highschool diploma working our for you?


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible employer"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    If there was anything positive it would be that this job only gave me 15 hours/ week which allowed me to go to college.

    Cons

    I worked for a closet racist complete with her "field" lieutenant. The District Manager would frequently come in and curse out the managers and essentially completely ignore the asociates. Horrible company, one of the worse.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to become more humble, caring and compassionate towards your employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Compant Ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Oak Lawn, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Oak Lawn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dollar Tree (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    nice co workers was the best part of working for this company

    Cons

    Long hours
    Bad Pay
    Mistreat employees
    No appreciation from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Portage, IN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Portage, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Don't have any positive things

    Cons

    Store managers working 55 to 60 hours a week



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