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Dollar Tree Chicago Reviews

Updated December 30, 2016
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  • Minimum wage, not many hours 13-18 if lucky (in 123 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 109 reviews)

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  1. "If it's all about the money to you. Go for it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Oak Park, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Oak Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    After a while the pay was nice if you're a high school student or a college student home over the summer.

    Cons

    At the dollar tree I worked for in oak park illinois the communication was extremely poor with their employees. I constantly felt bullied as a new employee

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key when it comes to having a smooth working company and respect should be given to everyone no matter the level the person is working at


  2. Helpful (3)

    "District Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a good company to work for.

    Cons

    They keep adding more work and not enough time in the day.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hard work, but rewarding at times."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some merchandising creativity(nothing ever comes out exactly like the book), fun & friendly environment(depending on the current team), decent sales bonuses. As long as you follow the rules, life is "good". Benefits are decent. Advancement opportunities, promote from within. Every day is a new challenge.

    Cons

    Long hours, required to work 9 1/2 to 10 hours per day, usually longer; you never get out on time. Pay does not cover any extra time you put in. If someone calls in, you cover, unless a replacement can be found(depends on your current staff.) The work load is very demanding, about half the time, I bring paperwork and planning home to complete so I can spend more time with my family. They expect a lot with minimum pay offered.

    Advice to Management

    Always say "please" & "thank you". Treat all employees with respect. I never ask an employee to do something that I am not willing or haven't had to do myself. Be the example. Inspire your people and share your wisdom. The more they know and can do, the easier your job will be.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Dollar Tree Distribution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Joliet, IL
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Joliet, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money is decent, and the job is not all that physically demanding lost most factories. Hours are steady and there is always option for OT

    Cons

    Too much mandatory over time and strict attendance policy. One minute late, is late and some times that's hard to avoid when the line to clock in is often long.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be as strict on attendance when it comes to being late, MOST companies give a 5min grace period, especially when too many 1min tardies will get you terminated.


  7. "Okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy place to work if only part time.

    Cons

    Less hours for employees in spring to fall

    Advice to Management

    Hire less people so there can be more hours spread around


  8. "Understaffed, under-monitored"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is no rigid system of organization for stockers ("if it fits and it's similar, put them next to each other")

    Cons

    Only one associate and one manager at a time, even at high-traffic locations

    Advice to Management

    Use a system of agenda or notes for tasks, instead of impulsive chaos


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Cashier in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    This was my very first job, and I learned a lot from it. Management worked hard to hire and keep employees, and worked around schedules when needed. I was a full time student at a community college, and they always scheduled me around my needs. Once I went off to a University, they would happily hire me back.

    Cons

    Sometimes management would forget who they were talking to, and start gossiping about about other employees, including managers.


  10. "cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    stocking the shelves
    my pay
    the work environment
    training
    doing inventory

    Cons

    the neighborhood
    some people were just to disrespectful
    how they had the aisle set up
    also how they had the aisle with boxes all in the way


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Compant Ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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



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