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.
If you want to start to work fast, this is the place
Key Holder/Cashier (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 22 April 2017
Short time vision. I can see a lot of work on logistic, controls and planning, because the operation is huge and works. But all that professionalism, does not permeates down the organization until the personnel on Stores.
Fast and simple hiring procedures
Corporate climate does not exist on Stores. Very low salaries
Horrible place to work, 10 hour days, no overtime.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 April 2017
In my time there, every single night we were told to sign out at the regular time, but would then spend the next 1-2 hours off the clock cleaning the place. We were never compensated for this and expected to keep quiet about it.
Fast-paced and make sure to have a good relationship with your coworkers!
Store Associate (Current Employee) – Cloverdale, BC – 21 April 2017
A typical day at work was fast-paced as customers would constantly be coming in and purchasing. This is especially true if you're working the cash; You would have to be able to efficiently and effectively go through a line-up that would span all the way to the back of the store, finish any additional tasks such as pricing and sorting through items to be returned to the shelves and all the while coordinating with your coworkers to ensure that there is a smooth flow of tasks and all customers are helped. Add to this that you have to have a more than passing familiarity with the location of constantly changing and expanding stock means you must be alert and focused while tending the cash. While it was physically and mentally challenging, it really helped to hone my ability to manage time, multi-task and interact with customers and coworkers alike.
Assistant Manager/Acting Store Manager (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 19 April 2017
I worked varied hours on a regular basis. You have lots of supervisory support which was always helpful. I had to supervise between 10-12 people on a regular basis but as long as you have everyone organized with their assigned tasks you will generally have a good work day.
I enjoyed working at Dollarama on Baker Drive, Dartmouth, NS. I was basically left alone at first to stock the aisles. Then I had to go on cash. It was full time at first because it was a new store. Then as the weeks went on because I was moving the manager gave me less hours every week. I did get a transfer to the Sydney River store in Sydney, NS but they were an older store and didn't have a clue how to run it. I wasn't able to move into my home first and then go to work. I had to work out of living in a hotel and then try to move into my new place and juggle trying to work full time hours. I then became ill and had to go off on sick leave. To this day I have not received any pay stubs or T4s for the Sydney River store. I ended up quiting this job.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 19 April 2017
Being organized for the next task of my job helps my day at work ,makes things easier with our daily routine for our management team and co-workers to be on time with that being our typical day the hardest part can be replacing someone elses job title and trying to finish your own.
Having employment interacting with my skills and other people
Key-Holder/Cashier (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 18 April 2017
I started out as a Cashier than got promoted to Key-holder. So I did learn a lot from how to stock shelves to inventory and manage my co-workers. With learning how to manage my co-workers gave me more of a role by managing money and opening/closing the store by myself.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – London, ON – 18 April 2017
Dollarama is a fast paced environment. It keeps you on your feet all day. You are constantly moving, which I loved. The training system dollarama has is very thorough. Overall a good place to work, great management.
Key Holder (Former Employee) – Terrace, BC – 18 April 2017
a typical day at work in dollarama would consist of restocking shelves every day and breaking down skids of product. i had learned alot about cash handling and opening and closing duties as a part of the management team. The hardest part of the job is just simply keeping up with the freight that came in daily and having to get it out as fast as possible with minimum amount of hours and staff. The most enjoyable part of the job was the employees that work there and they just treat eachother like family.
A Good Job to put you through school, Not enough room growth past Store Manager (depending on the district)
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 April 2017
Overall, working with this company was enjoyable for the most part. The associates were always fun and a pleasure to work with. The managers: on one hand they were amazing and always tried there best, but the pressure of the upper management took a toll on the managers I worked with. The Standards were unreachable which often left mangers emotionally drained and no Work/Life Balance at all for management.
fun and enjoyable as an associate
Mangagers work hard with not enough perks (e.i Higher wages)
keyholder/manager (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 18 April 2017
Managers and employees are not trained properly. Sometimes unsafe working environment as there is many safety infractions. Schelduling is never right but that is due to lack of training managers are provided. Managers have a tendency to pick their friends or family over employees that work harder.
Fast paced work environment but super fun atmosphere and people
Team Member (Current Employee) – Abbotsford, BC – 16 April 2017
Working at Dollarama has taught me to work under pressure, it is a great place to work, get to meet so many new people. Management was very professional and kind. The most enjoyable part was the people I worked with, everyone was so different but so kind and always willing to help.
I really did like this job, I enjoyed it so much that I stayed for 3 years. The other employees were very kind and welcoming, and the job itself wasn't too difficult. But I decided to quit after realizing that I was getting too comfortable. I planned to keep this job just until I was done highschool, but I ended up staying longer. I like Dollarama, but I don't want it to be my job for life. Though overall it was a great job place where I learned to be more outspoken (I was very shy at first) as well as more communitative with others. Which is a very good skill to obtain.