dd's DISCOUNTS Reviews | Glassdoor

dd's DISCOUNTS Reviews

Updated December 3, 2017
292 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
dd's DISCOUNTS CEO Barbara Rentler
Barbara Rentler
61 Ratings

292 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • everyone starts as part-time, rare chances to move up (in 18 reviews)

  • low pay for part time associates (in 14 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Area Supervisor"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dd's DISCOUNTS full-time

    Pros

    Great support from upper level management, hours are reasonable, job description is clear, and great sick pay and vacation hours.

    Cons

    Being stretched too thin at times, payroll budgets are next to impossible for employees to live off of which often leads to frustrated staff members.


  2. "Store manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dd's DISCOUNTS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    Long hours during holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Long days

  3. "Good Starter or In-Between Type of Employment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dd's DISCOUNTS part-time

    Pros

    Front end oriented, structured and small stores make for an adequate first job environment. It is easy to build a family type bond with your co-workers.

    Cons

    Policy is always changing which makes it difficult for everyone to be on the same page. Store managers are poorly chosen and often times assistant managers end up cleaning up the messes left by higher ups. The process for stockroom is also messy and poorly monitored. There is too much emphasis on getting work done quickly rather than correctly. Most of the time, a cashier can expect to be bombarded with the demand to keep their area clean and go through all procedures while also being a quick server. It gets overwhelming fairly quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Always have two cashiers operating the front end, unless there is down time in which cashiers should stay near the Front End. Avoid letting management stay in the office, often times they are the only ones who can provide clearance for certain discounts or vouchers. Train the employees thoroughly and avoid delegating stock room tasks to non-stock room employees.


  4. "Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at dd's DISCOUNTS part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    No real bad things to say


  5. "love it."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at dd's DISCOUNTS part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    easy work and good pay

    Cons

    bad pay sometimes. work varies

    Advice to Management

    don't give up


  6. "Assistant Store Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dd's DISCOUNTS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth
    Paid Holidays
    Paid vacation
    Unlimited sick TIME

    Cons

    Growth based on if you're liked by corporate.
    No work life balance
    Requires to work 45 hours a week
    One weekend per month
    They pay people new to the company more than if you grow with company
    Recognition is all show


  7. "Employee"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Cruces, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Cruces, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at dd's DISCOUNTS part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I am a good employee, have been assistant manager for 3 years. I was a road crew manager to assist other stores to fix them up and redo them. I am a very good stocker and good costmer service.

    Cons

    My daughter in sports so I might have to travel with her in out of town games.

  8. "Store Protection"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Protection Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Store Protection Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dd's DISCOUNTS part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice company
    very helpful and nice
    job is easy
    good pay

    Cons

    favoritism
    Gossip
    Not flexible hours
    Some managers are very unfriendly

    Advice to Management

    Promote people based on skills not because of favoritism


  9. "Very good company to work for."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dd's DISCOUNTS part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They help you get scholarship

    Cons

    Benefits are okay, not enough hours


  10. "Bleh"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at dd's DISCOUNTS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers are great. You'll make great friendships with your fellow coworkers.

    Cons

    Training is horrible. And you'll probably be over worked.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the training and stop over working the employees. Everyone is starting to hate their jobs or they already have been.


Showing 292 of 295 reviews
Reset Filters