Dollar Tree

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Dollar Tree Reviews

Updated 28 January 2015
Updated 28 January 2015
682 Reviews
2.7
682 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 5 hour shifts make it easy to work around for part time job (in 14 reviews)

  • As a part time employee there is a great deal of flexibility for scheduling (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • over worked so under payed (close to minimum wage if you don't speak up) (in 50 reviews)

  • absolutely no training budget for new assistant managers (in 39 reviews)

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Retail not for sissies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Pay pretty decent, meet wonderful people

    Cons

    Long hours, low payroll hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must be very organized and high energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Former Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    This is a excellent first job for someone applying to be a cashier. Dollar Tree has a very simple register that is easy to learn. Training is easy, just basically do as your told. During the day you run the register and stock whatever merch. the manager gives you. At night you recover the front end of the store while the manager recovers the rest. Keeping the front of the store clean is a must.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is okay for cashiers. Cashier's max shift is 4 hours a day. Management is at the store anywhere between 5-8 hours a day. There aren't many (or any) perks when working for Dollar Tree. There really isn't any room to "grow" in the company. Many start out as a cashier then leave as a assistant manager. You may become a store manager, but it is really hard. You have to travel & take tests etc. The pay is just whatever your states minimum wage as a cashier. As a part time assistant manager (my pay was) just $1.40 more than minimum wage. As a full time assistant manager it's about $2 more than minimum wage. Store managers get a salary pay so I don't exactly know how much that is. You also get paid every 2 weeks on a Friday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've personally only met one person that was above my store manager and he was quite nice. Very understanding and kind but wants everything to be done the right way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    "Not too bad of job"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    "was close to home" liked manager

    Cons

    " Never enough staff on duty"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more man hrs to much work done off clock

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Stocker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker
    Current Employee - Stocker

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    Working mornings! Early but I love it.

    Cons

    Not much hours and they over work you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    Alot of teamwork among the employees, great management , and detailed oriented.

    Cons

    no complaints what so ever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great learning experience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lake City Fl, Dollar Tree. It was Great ! Great People, Wonderful Manager !

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier, Freight, Frozen in Lake City, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier, Freight, Frozen in Lake City, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Worked with great people, learned a lot

    Cons

    Some people though they could be your boss

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Alright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier
    Current Employee - Dollar Tree Cashier

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

    Pros

    The store that I work at has managers and employees who actually care, but I hear that that is rare for this store. Minimum wage, basic retail job. Organized. Good hours.

    Cons

    Not very clean. Everything is dusty, and the bathrooms are often out of order.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean stuff up. Work on appearances, and it'll make the employees and customers all happier.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Never a dull moment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Marietta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Marietta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    Always changing, trying to grow and expand. There are always opportunities for moving up within the company. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Minimum hour stores struggle to keep up with company's standards of "freight in 48". There is a lot of "trial run" with the company, such as new ideas they think would benefit, but never follow through, and it gets forgotten about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like company to consider giving a certain amount of hours to smaller volume stores especially during conversion between seasons to reduce the amount of excess product leftover from that season that tends to get pushed to backroom, causing potential shrink.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    I must say Its been a wonderful experience training myself.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Assistant Manager in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Dollar Tree

    Pros

    You are able to be very independent

    Cons

    They work you way to hard for not enough pay and dont train you you train yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your employees and make room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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