Employee Review

  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Been a manager almost a decade

    11 Apr 2021 - Store Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good environment

    31 May 2021 - Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and friendly

    Cons

    Na na na na na

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

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

    4 May 2021 - Assistant Operations Manager in Lake Jackson, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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