Fun but underpaid and not enough hours
Stocker/Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Watauga, TX – April 16, 2019
I loved my managers at the dollar tree, all of them were encouraging and helpful, and it is actually pretty easy to become a manager young as long as you have reliable transportation. I'm 19 and if it weren't for my transportation issue, I'd be training to be a merch manager right now. Unfortunately, for managers, overtime was out of the question but almost impossible to do the job without. My previous manager did end up working off the clock multiple times to avoid job abandonment. The dollar tree also pays only a bit over minimum wage, but is also very likely to hire despite previous problems at other jobs. I was hired on the spot. Another problem is the amount of hours they gave managers to give their staff was so low, so a lot of the time I only received 15 hour work weeks despite being the head stocker, the longest one there, and the most valuble and reliable (managers words, not mine). All in all, a good place to build experience and very easy to get yourself into a managerial position young, but not very good pay and unreliable hours.
Good for experience, managerial positions young sans college degree
Short breaks, minimum wage, 5 hour days unless management, 10-20 hour work weeks