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"Experience Depends on the Manager"

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Former Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier in Greensboro, NC
Former Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier in Greensboro, NC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The hours are flexible.
The job itself is relatively easy.
Some of the customers are nice.
You will learn how over-prices things are at some stores.

Cons

Pay is minimum wage, but that is what you'd expect from a job like this.

If your manager doesn't like you, they can cause you a lot of problems, and some are power-tripping and enjoy lording it over everyone.

Can get monotonous.

No employee discount.

Other Employee Reviews for Dollar Tree

  1. Helpful (6)

    "High expectations, Lowly regarded"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time

    Pros

    -its a job in a bad economy.
    -having a job helps you to get a better job.
    -experience.

    Cons

    -hours (they say they don't want you to schedule under the "minimum" but they not only want you to they expect it.) even if you are in the store completely alone.
    -security... let's just say i never feel safe at work.
    - you can't actually fire anyone ever.. They have to basically stab you in the face with a knife in front of at least 3 witnesses to be able to fire them.
    -mandatory 6 day workweeks in fourth quarter, the stores aren't actually busy enough to need you there 6 days.
    - sales expectations are INSANE. they say you are eligible to bonus off your sales but then if you are on track to bonus the company ups the amount needed to bonus so you don't bonus.
    -You are somehow expected to retain good cashiers by giving them less than 15 hours a week at minimum wage and treating them like dirt (actually been told they are just "cogs" by higher ups)
    -as a store manager you will spend 90% of your time stocking because you don't have the payroll to have anyone else stock.
    -if something in your store breaks they WILL NOT fix it, instead you will get constantly yelled at for not having it (example: your internet won't work and you get yelled at for not doing payroll online...)
    -They are the CHEAPEST company ever... I know everything is a dollar but come on
    -The customers... wow a dollar store attracts some winners. And forget it if you think you can kick out the man who called one of your managers fat, a slave, racial slurs, etc... because you can't

    Advice to Management

    Go on the show undercover boss... You may just learn that you have some good people at the bottom that you are telling your SMs to treat badly. If you want to promote from within then PROMOTE within. Stop the super part time hours and be less cheap with payroll. don't up speh goal to 138 when its busy.. that gives me less hours than when it is slow. I need hours when we are busy for a little thing called CUSTOMER SERVICE.


  2. "overall go good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redding, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redding, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    they are very flexible with your schedule. Getting time off was never a problem. It was easy to advance if you wanted to. they like to promote from with in, this was a very positive place to work.

    Cons

    cant think of any at this time.

    Advice to Management

    none.

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