Dollar Tree Reviews

Updated 9 May 2021

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Pros
  • "They have really flexible hours which works well if you are a student(in 129 reviews)

  • "I grew a lot through managing as an assistant due to the fast-paced training(in 122 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you are not management you receive minimum wage of 7(in 228 reviews)

  • "Stress not worth pay For part time employees(in 185 reviews)

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  1. "a great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Student 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good progression and further career opportunities

    Cons

    bad hours, standing for long periods

  2. Helpful (3)

    "profit made off of the exploitation of the worker is theft of quality of life for the sake of gain."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Lake Jackson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good relationships with coworkers, most management

    Cons

    low pay with unreasonable expectations. Minimal staffing to the detriment of both staff and customers. Many smaller stores have no stocking team, all cashiers are expected to stock. You are expected to achieve 1 box per 2 minutes, regardless of size, dept, customer flow, and interruptions. all employees that are not actively management are paid minimum wage, and do not accrue vacation or sick time regardless of time spent with the company. health insurance is actually pretty good for the cost, but also the lowest version (which you have to wait a year to get) is 100/month, and when you're making minimum (texas is 7.35/hr) at 15 hours a week (or less) You're only making 110.75/week before taxes. Like, seriously? How are you supposed to make ends meet? And upper management is terrible about you having another job to make up for it - They are always minimally staffed, and want you to be available to pick up a shift at a moment's notice. If you don't, district and regional will tell you to phase the employee out without firing them, by giving them even fewer hours until they "reidentify their priorities" - with the idea being to make dollar tree your first and only priority. Uniforms are specifically a green collared polo shirt, and no blue jeans, any deviation is a possible (recommended) write up. The shirts are not provided, and the ones that are available for purchase are upwards of 25$ a piece! So, A quarter of your weekly paycheck to buy a single shirt. The turnover is MASSIVE. Understandably so. act your wage everyone

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Soul Draining"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Allocation Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits Office is nice My direct manager is nice

    Cons

    -Pay is less than anticipated. -The workload is unbelievably heavy. You’re constantly drowning in different forms of allocations to do. You’re also going to receive a million different requests on top of your heavy work load as well. -No work life balance. I feel like I can never take time off and I’m constantly working weekends to just even finish my base work. -Merchants will constantly breathe down your neck and ask for things to be done. -A lot of coworkers are rude. People will talk over you, talk down to you, and find ways to treat you like you’re stupid. -Systems are unreliable. They move incredibly slow. It takes forever to even do the job you need to do. -Culture is all about winning and how to drive sales and create growth. Your job is even reviewed on it. Yet it’s impossible to do this when you can’t even finish your weekly work, let alone go above and beyond.

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  4. "Poor Management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Richfield, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Maybe see what they sell

    Cons

    This location in Richfield, Minnesota. Bad management. She has poor communication skills, can’t even greet employees when they start work. Certainly has her favorites, allowing several employees to do limited work while others have to pick up the slack. She does a poor job at hiring assistant managers, too. They are incompetent, lacking strong interpersonal skills, and obviously not experienced with finer crowds.

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  5. "Overall, a good place to work part-time"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Cashier in Frostburg, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's a pretty easy job. the company has its moment just like all others do. I personally have great managers at my store. The hours are pretty flexible and short shifts.

    Cons

    You do only make min -wage but to be honest you do much so the pay isn't much of an issue in my opinion.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Tree Dee"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Cashier in Eaton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time

    Pros

    Mostly, good people. I have liked working with most of them. Usually, four hour shifts, but sometimes 5 or 5.5 hour shifts.

    Cons

    Only get 1 ten minute break for any hours worked under six hours. Some people get away with not showing up to work and not calling; Mother and daughter work in same store, so if mom does no call/no show, daughter calls off work. Yet, still they have a job there. Message to people who come in to work, on time, and do the best job they can, are not much appreciated. Just expected to compensate for dead weight on the team. Not interested in that.

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  7. "Great place to work...if one were to be scheduled"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Oceanside, CA

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

    Pros

    - Coworkers are super friendly. - Cheap prices are great for people on a tight budget.

    Cons

    Don't get nearly enough hours scheduled per week to make it viable. Being scheduled only 1-2 days out of the entire week sucks, especially in California.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Don’t work here, it’s not worth it"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree part-time

    Pros

    The only pros of this job is the coworkers. However, seeing as coworkers vary from store to store I’d say that there are NO pros to working this job.

    Cons

    If I listed every con to working this job we’d be here all day. I’ll simply list them out to make it easier. First, rude customers (I feel like that’s a given). Second, the starting pay is $7 an hour which I guess isn’t too bad, but then you add in the fact that they pay bi- weekly. I don’t want this to turn into a dollar tree rant so I’ll end with this. I am over worked every single shift. The things this company makes you do IS NOT, I repeat, IS NOT worth SEVEN DOLLARS AN HOUR. I never work too hard for this job because it simply isn’t worth my energy.

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  9. "Been a manager almost a decade"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Store Manager 
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Autonomy - generally left to your own devices and expected to run your business as if you were the owner, following guidance from the company regarding promotions, featured product, seasonal changes, merchandising, etc. Good opportunities for advancement up until store management, I started as a part time stocker and had my own store within 2 years. Monthly bonus opportunity that's realistic and attainable.

    Cons

    Lack of real work/life balance, due to you being the only salaried employee and generally the one who has to fix every problem that occurs in the building. Not much in the way of advancement beyond manager because of the size of the pool and a lack of local senior management jobs openings. Hours honestly suck (10+ a day, 5-6 days a week), and you do a lot of the work that should be done by your direct reports if you want to run an efficient store, simply because of the lack of payroll

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  10. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Recovery in Yuba City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starter job and always opportunities for being busy so that work time goes by quickly

    Cons

    Poor wages. Been at dollar Tree for two years with no raise but with an increase of knowledge and duties. Didn’t give me a raise but gave me more responsibility

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