Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Atascadero, CA – October 1, 2018
With in six months and hard work I was promoted to front end lead. Within a year I was again promoted to ASM. With hard work you can be promoted quickly. The 99 cent only company allows you to learn and grow. The more knowledge you have the more valuable you are the the company. The culture differs from one store to the next, depending on Management. Though my store's culture is very positive and had had great reviews from secret shoppers. As management it is important to make deposits as well as withdraws and show respect to all employees there. If you are looking for a company to grow with or to broaden your work experience then I feel the 99 cent only company is the right place to start.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – California – January 6, 2019
Human Resources Department has a lot of work to do. This company regularly educates all personnel on the policies and procedures.Especially when you have just started with the company. But once you get into the store, the store manager runs things their own way. No support for the middle management. The retention of regular employees is very limited to those that have been in place for long periods of time. They keep who they like and blame their problems on the rest of the group without satisfactory information gathering. Worst company I ever worked for.
Stocker and Cashier (Former Employee) – san ysi – October 22, 2018
The work itself wasn't nothing terrible, but the lack of teamwork and customers behavior made it worse, in the sense that they would see you struggling and i would get no help, the customers would have no human decency by disrespecting the staff, and establishment, being rude and flat out gross, i did developed patience and understanding of the employee and employer relationship, managements views are so twisted it was motivated by macho power trips, with a fear based way to manage which leads to a terrible high school drama like workplace culture filled with jealousy and hate, so you needed to be careful what you said and to who, and that's was the hardest part of the job, the best part was the people i could trust who saw thing as i did the kept me going and i appreciate that.
Cashier/Stocker (Former Employee) – San Bernardino, CA – January 3, 2019
I really disliked the was the company itself treated its employees. There is no set schedules you could me opening the store one day at 6am they you could be closing the store the next. The company doesn't offer it's employees benefits unless you are higher up management other than that you are considered part time so they don't have to give them to you.
Front End Supervisor (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – January 10, 2019
Working here was a stepping stone while I was going to school. Very Challenging in day to day activities. I wore different hats everyday dealing with customers and staff. The only thing I really loved was working with the people I interacted on a daily basis it made the job fun and exciting.
Key Holder (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – December 26, 2018
The most enjoyable part of the job was my coworkers. The employees do all of the work, and the store manager gets all of the praise. The pay is extremely low. They hire anybody though, so if you desperately need a job, apply and give them a call.
Overwhelming in merchandise, all stores no exceptions.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Montebello, CA – August 20, 2018
Bad company to work, as a manager there is no control for your store, basically they use you to control labor. Orders doesn't work, all you do is just adjustments if your lucky you get what you adjust if not you will see your truck full of everything.
No pressure behind, but the results show you if you will get fired.
You control labor only, beside that nothing is controlled. Even the management team are without experienced.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – August 13, 2018
I liked working at the 99 cents but they have poor management they don’t pay you for what they expect they treat employees bad they don’t give you raises and don’t knowledgeable people work performance
CASHIER/OVERNIGHT STOCKER (Current Employee) – Sacramento, CA – August 30, 2018
I am a under paid graveyard shift worker who has worked for this company 2 years with no raise, no benefits, no opportunity to advance and grow with the company. There is no appreciation for my hard work, experience, and dependability. I am to just be satisfied I have a job.
Front End Lead Supervisor (Current Employee) – Hiway 249 and bammel..Houston tx – August 14, 2018
Each stores has standards to go by but most aren't ran the 99cent way. Most are ran the way the manager want it to be ran. We have learning programs we are supposed to complete but the assistant manager completed the test for everyone. Not many follow the schedule. Most come in when they want and leave when they want. There is no structure
Lousy place to work...wages are low raises are small way below what shpuldbe paid
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Lakewood, CA – December 16, 2018
It was a good learning experience since it was my first job. Unfortunately, the team was not the best. It was always busy which was good since it was better to have something to do. However, it most of the employees were not helpful since they slacked off and took their time. On the bright side, I did learn to be more patient, not with just customers, but everyone in general. Also, became much more organized since I did a lot of stocking when I was not on register. Management was definitely not the best as they were not very organized. They could not always take control of all their employees and sometimes could be unprofessional when it came to gossiping. The hardest part of the job was to please the managers especially when they gave you multiple and simultaneous work to do. An enjoyable part was working together with some the employees and even having some occasional good small talk with the customers.
Stock Associate (Current Employee) – San Marcos, CA – September 26, 2018
I positively loved working at this place. Until they switched managers and cut my hours from 35 down to 20. Yet still complained the work isn't getting done on time. It's difficult to finish 8 hours of anything when you're scheduled 4 hours. Yes I know "that's retail" however that's not a living wage. Management had an ample supply of hours so it makes you feel like you're not worth much to them. The Manager seemed to have a dissociative identity disorder or was bipolar and was very "UNAPPROCHABLE". The regular employees were super nice. I was to only guy on the stock team of Latinas. We had a lot of fun. It made the low pay rate and lack of hours tolerable but the unpredictable behavior of the manager inevitably forced me to look for employment elsewhere. Perhaps somewhere I'd feel like I'm worth more than 99 Cents only...And no not the Dollar Tree...
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Santa Fe Springs, CA – December 12, 2018
The manager at this store makes your life impossible nothing you ever do is good enough for her there’s always a “but” you can bust your behind for your job and it won’t ever be enough. Sad because the job itself isn’t hard but she makes your life there impossible you’re like robots you can’t talk or smile when she’s around. She hates to see people get along. Other than that it’s fine. People quit all the time because of her yet she hasn’t been fired.
It's fun and relaxing at times, but management made it difficult
Backroom Hand (Former Employee) – Rohnert Park, CA – October 20, 2018
Well first off you get a friendly vibe from everyone at the store. Soon after the management show their true colors. I had one manager watch produce fall off a truck, have me and two others pick it up, half an hour later went on the speaker saying that (fruits that hit the floor) we have fruit half off. Another time, same person started to rant about an employee because he threw away molding vegetables, she said take it out the rest are good. The hardest part of the job was definitely her, and the fact that there was no GM, which resulted into back stabbing
Assistant Manger (Current Employee) – Mesa, AZ – June 27, 2018
They treat their people like garbage in less your Hispanic. They low ball raises. You have no help from the district manager. Your basically a glorified stocker no matter if your part of management or not.
The employees were never happy with the work environment
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Poway, CA – November 30, 2018
The duties of management are more than just sitting in an office in order for the business to really be productive with a small budget you will have to do a good amount of work yourself and sometimes takes away from managing your employees. Management is under paid with the amount of responsibility that you have and is expected from you is really an issue and it shows with the turnover rates with management. SOP is dated a long with inventory system.
Cashier (Former Employee) – North Hollywood, CA – January 6, 2019
During my time at 99 cents Only Stores was different each time people would start to change when getting promoted.We would turn our backs on each other because of management and there incompetence.It was a bad work environment for the most part we would never leave on time do more work than what we should do like they would only schedule 2 cashiers for closing and expect the store to be fronted and all gobacks done by 11. Management can't even say thank you instead they write you up like your replaceable garbage such a sick experience. Bums/Panhandlers would show up everyday theft was a big issue they really never did anything about it. Management treats employees like **** and customers like Vips truly gut wrenching. Management also gossips and talks **** about employees. They also tend to believe the rude customer more than the employee don't bother working here I barely lasted almost a year before I had enough of this b.s.
10% Discount when buying 10 or more items, Holiday Pay
Incompetent Management, Rude Customers, Messed up schedules, Overworked Underpaid Underappreciated