Associate, Cashier (Former Employee) – Port Hope, Ontario – 11 December 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 the customers.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Woodstock, ON – 21 May 2017
work for me is busy. I am responsible for the for and candy isles so you can probably tell not much time for other things.we do go through lots of food and candy so I am busy filling and putting out new stock every day and making sure to rotate . Management is good and is always there to answer any questions I may have or to lend me a hand.hardest part of job isnever enough time to get everything done.. Most enjoyable part of the day is getting to talk to all our regular customers and meeting new ones.
Cashier (Former Employee) – London, ON – 17 May 2017
The co-workers that i worked with were nice, kind people .. The only thing i disapproved of was being told i was going to be staying with the company full time and being put to part time and then laid off as they had over hired employers
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – London, ON – 15 May 2017
It's a steading and busy place with lots of customers ... New freight going out at all times ... Learned new tasks everyday ... Hardest part is to make room for new items, and to make sure that all new items are represented ... The most enjoyable part is that you get to meet some great people and make some really good friends along the way.
Keyholder (Current Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 12 May 2017
I love this job primarily for the people, but the job itself is awful. The amount of hours we're allowed to use is given to us by head office and is never nearly enough. As a keyholder, I make a dollar more than minimum wage and no other raises are given, except for a 10 cent raise they supposedly give every year but refuse to give me. They send ridiculous amounts of one particular item that will then just sit in the back for months and take up storage space because they don't know how to send proper amounts of stock. The company is so cheap that the employees suffer and most of the good ones end up leaving. Our store in particular has a major theft problem, yet all they do to try and "fix" it is install cameras in our back room area, make sure we check employees bags every time they leave the store, make sure that we keep a receipt for our items and that they are signed (if they are not, they will remove the item from you). They have estimated that $800 leaves the store every day in theft from customers, yet won't give us an LPO and still continue to heavily survey the staff. This job is alright to get by for a little, but becomes very tiresome, very quickly.
Lack of hours, lack of proper pay, lack of higher ups caring
Cashier (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 May 2017
I had gotten a job here at just the right time. It was tough at first as I was given an overnight shift. A month of graveyard shift was difficult but I got threw it. Then I was given a day shift which made things easier. It was a fun place to work.
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Val Caron, ON – 11 May 2017
Overall a very good first job. In my one year of working at Dollarama I never saw an employee get promoted to Key Holder, those were always hired separately. Thus, vertical movement within the company may be difficult. If you don't mind menial work, retail bustle, and potentially picky management, there's nothing too wrong with Dollarama.
SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) – Ajax, ON – 9 May 2017
- great place for starting out in a job - not enough money for what you do, an average employee (ex.cashier) could be paid the same as someone who does stock work plus cashier duties and other extra stuff
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Oakville, ON – 9 May 2017
Dollarama is a great starter job for anyone going into retail. It has all the aspects of retail work. Cash, customer service and labour. Organization skills are required, multi-tasking is a good skill to have.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Kitchener-Waterloo, ON – 8 May 2017
Dollarama is a great starting occupation for young workers. At my location where I had worked, the store was location near the downtown Kitchener area. This gave experience working with homeless individuals as well as many with mental health issues.