Dollar Tree Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated 12 September 2014
Updated 12 September 2014
594 Reviews
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594 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Easy to work with other employees because there arent that many but enough that you can request off if need be (in 12 reviews)

  • As a part time employee there is a great deal of flexibility for scheduling (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • The starting pay is minimum wage and you only get the barest on raises once a year (in 44 reviews)

  • I feel as though the company or just the local upper management (unsure which it is really (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Too much work, too little pay, no security

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to get hired. Dollar Tree hires any and every one with a valid social security number.

    Cons

    No back ground check for hourly employees. Currently I work with someone who served 16 years for murder, someone with domestic violence charges and one with theft. These a people verify bank deposits then follow me to the bank at closing since Dollar Tree is too cheap to have money picked up by armored car.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporatet is home at night with their families leaving store managers to deal with people from all walks of like. Protect us with background checks!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This was an overall good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier and Stock in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier and Stock in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I was able to gain experience as a cashier, so counting money and interacting with people. These are two good skills that many will need moving forward in their careers (especially people skills).

    Cons

    The store management lacked accountability from within which led to internal issues. Pay (minimum wage) does not match the work we had to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interact more with the employees and store management to be more on one accord with the stores needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    People First, Growth, Opportunity!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Training Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Training Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Debt free Fortune 500 company with 5000 locations. Opportunity for advancement is great. I have never worked for a company with so many internal promotions. When other companies are cutting payroll, closing locations or just going out of business, DT is growing like crazy.

    Cons

    Store Manager position is very hands on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Asst/Freight Mgr

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant/Freight Management in Lake Jackson, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant/Freight Management in Lake Jackson, TX (US)

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great team and Great Mgr only few bad apples

    Cons

    Low pay for any position as much money as this company makes We felt like we were working in a sweat shop Always micro manage you get one thing done and its change it, Get freight to floor but no hours and with 2 people at any given time yea no not happening and full recovery with 2 people at closing and u have 30 min And never the proper equipment to do anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees when we talk to you and tell you whats going on,If it were not for your employess You would not be in business treat us as you would want to be treated.When we call you with a problem donot brush us off,And if you say you are going to do something set an example and do it quit with excuses. You donot want them from us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Great introductory place of employment for teens/young adults. They pay doesn't start that great, but the experience is.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Dollar Tree part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good hours, pleasant atmosphere. A nice entry into the world of employment. Nice opportunity to get some experience under their belt. At least you won't be walking around without any funds. Stores are usually within waling distance to most city dwellers.

    Cons

    Relatively low pay. some stores have crappy management (mines didn't). Not much to complain about however, unless you want a solid full time job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love the store, but they expect a cashier to do a lot for 7.35 an hour!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Dollar Tree full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love to work with customers!
    I like the store

    Cons

    Low hours (applied for full time and only working 15 hours a week!)
    Bad managers! They are so rude w/customers! And even worse withemployees!
    Really bad management!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure u get better Managers, because they're not nice. Well at least in houston! Re-train them...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Headache

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy advance into management from associate position.
    ok benefits (For management).

    Cons

    From an Assistant Manager's point of view. Bad pay(You're expected to do as much work as a store manager, but get paid close to a cashier...), Impossible to achieve monthly bonus, ridiculous if not unrealistic expectations from upper management. Just overall too much work, headache and demands for the bad pay they give you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and pay them what they deserve , after all they do all the physical/crucial work to keep your corporation functioning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    it was okay for a job at the moment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Dollar Tree full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    it was a job and i like some of the people

    Cons

    other managers didnt do there jobs and the pay sucked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have more people want to work and get along with each other in the work place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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