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"Ok for the short term to get something better"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Store Manager
Former Employee - Store Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great place to work if you are female. They tend to promote women more than men from what I saw over five years.
My experience there landed me a better paying job doing less work.
If you are in with your DM and not dumber than a rock you WILL get promoted.

Cons

They base all of the employees minus the manager hours by weekly sales. This means you can be cut at any time if sales are down for any reason. They do not want cashiers working more than 15 hours, but it happens all the time, Trucks are unloaded by piece, nothing comes on a pallet and it takes 1-3 hours to do each truck. You never really know when it will show up meaning the freight crew is on call all day for up to two days. Cashiers are also the stockers because there is never enough hours to run a freight crew unless you are in a very large store. They keep track of how many boxes you put up in a public forum. If you suck, everyone will know.

Advice to Management

Do not making Managers work 60 hours from November till after Christmas and then give them nothing for it. We use to get comp days but they got rid of those.

Other Employee Reviews for Dollar Tree

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Dollar Tree Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to make own schedule.

    Cons

    work-family life balance poor. 3 weekends a month, 2 nights a week, 47.5 hours minimum a week, must work every first of the month weekend, no holidays off, 6 days a week during Christmas if you need to be there or not(no comp days in repayment of extra time), stressful work environment, and outrageous work expectations without proper payroll to accomplish goals.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability should start with the District Managers, making sure they are available to store managers and are knowledgeable about Dollar Tree processes and back office work. District trainers need to be competent and doing their job, so seasoned managers are not burdened by asking an overabundance of questions from new managers not properly trained thrown into stores.


  2. "first one"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fairview Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fairview Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If your store is a high volume store you stay busy.

    Cons

    The hours can be intense.

    Advice to Management

    ease up on lower level management.

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