Associate, Cashier (Former Employee), Port Hope, Ontario – December 11, 2013
The work place was amazing. We had a great team for Dollarama. The hours were amazing in the beginning when we first opened. Then we got a new DM and a new manager. After that, is when everything went down hill. Our hours got cut back 3 times therefore we would work 5-15 hours a week. Depending if the manager liked you. The best part about the job was – more... the customers. – less
A great place to interact with customers and gain more communication skills
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee), Brampton, ON – February 18, 2014
-being as a cashier i have learned a better way to communicate and improved my customer service skills -i have also experienced merchandising skills while working in the aisles -comfortable working environment, a good work relation with all the co-workers -the difficult part is handling the boxes on daily basis and properly set them in the stock room – more... and constantly moving up and down on the ladder - what i enjoy the most is providing our customers a better service and help them out with anything they need – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – February 13, 2014
My typical day at work is stand by the cash register all day till my shift is over. All I learned was to be on Cash. The management is new just stated. My co-workers don't even talk to me to actually get to know me expect for two of them. My hardest part of the job was when I first learn to work on cash and when I tried to stock stuff on the shelf's. – more... Not really liking it plus I hardly get any hours now ever since I got a new Manger. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Oshawa, ON – February 9, 2014
Pros: indoors in winters
Cons: no hours
Im a cashier I don't do much or get hours. I learn how to count money and use the Machine. my co worker are nice and friendly. The hardest part is just standing there behind the register for 5 hours. theres is no enjoyable part working there.
i just need to make money for collage over the summer months.
Key Holder (Former Employee), Victoria, BC – February 5, 2014
Cons: unstable hours
A typical day at work as a keyholder consisted of supervising associates, managing the back safe and all of the cash registers. Also maintaining store cleanliness and merchandise presentation was a must. Having expertise of store policy was also required for customer returns and exchanges.
Manager (Former Employee), Selkirk, MB – January 29, 2014
Pros: fast advancement, can make a career, have great products
Cons: no balance between home and work
As a manager at Dollarama a typical day was fast paced, always had something that needed attention. The days were 9 hrs or more. The DM was always a phone call away and very helpful if help was needed. As in any retail business hiring and keeping employees was always a challenge. I would say that was the hardest part of the job. Creating a lasting working – more... camaraderie and relationship with the staff and getting to know your customers was definitely the most enjoyable part of the job. – less
Associate (Former Employee), Maple Ridge, BC – January 25, 2014
Pros: my co-workers were the friendliest people i have ever met
A typical day of work included everything but the kitchen sink.
I learnt that customers at a dollar store can complain in multiple ways about how paying $1.00 for a 1L bottle of Pepsi is extortion.
Management was not the friendliest. For example: I quit because I got a job which offered to pay me more money and was offering me full time hours, compared – more... to the 12-14 hours a week I was getting at the dollar store. I took the job because at the time I had a 7 month old baby boy and working 12 hours a week at 10.25 was just not paying the bills. The day I told my manager, she asked me "are you really choosing you son over dollarama?" That was my deciding factor.
My co-workers were a different story though. Probably the friendliest group of individuals I have ever met. Some shifts with these certain co-workers actually made coming to work not so bad. There was never a dull moment when there were 3 people than can always make the best of any situation.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with customers that will argue until the were purple in the face why we were a terrible company because we sold 1L bottles of Pepsi for $1.00 which is apparently extortion, and we also did not accept credit cards and that they never knew we did not accepts credit cards, when there is 1 sign on each door as you enter the building that say no cheques or credit cards accepted, and when you walk in there is another sign that also says no cheques or credit cards accepted, when you arrive at the cash register it said on the register " we do not accept credit cards or cheques"
Working with 2 co-workers specifically was the most enjoyable part of the job. – less