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Dollar Tree Chicago Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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Pros
  • good flexible hours, nice staff (in 65 reviews)

  • Dollar Tree is a fast paced, ever changing company with exceptional growth opportunities (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Dollar Tree Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Equipment Operator in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dollar Tree has great benefits and the people are nice there
    If you love driving Reach Trucks it's the place to go.

    Cons

    Horrible management, little to no opportunity for advancement no management trainee system anymore, the production standard is high, you will receive disciplinary actions within your first 90 days they tell you you won't in interview, but I will happen anyway

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to what employees that work the floor are saying


  2. "Cashier/Stocking/Recovery"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Mount Prospect, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time

    Pros

    Good store for a 16 year old aiming for brand new experience

    Cons

    Management team was outright condescending and terrible at training new employees about what their expectations actually were.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate clearer and demonstrate specific tasks that you want your employees to do

  3. "Dollar Tree is a Great Starter job"

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    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.


  4. "Cashier"

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    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


  5. "Assistant manager"

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    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. "Cashier salary"

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    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Living the Job"

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    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.

  8. "Chicago Waterproof Company"

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    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


  9. "Cashier,& Stocker"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    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.


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