Dollar General Benefits

2.5 out of 5 (19 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • 401K Plan

    "You pay into your own Plan and the company does not contribute anything towards it." (3 comments)

At Dollar General, we strive to serve our employees with respect and opportunity. To help meet the needs of our employees we offer the following benefit programs:

Health and Welfare Benefits

Dollar General offers multiple comprehensive plans with varying levels of coverage and cost based on your particular needs. Plus, Dollar General contributes toward the cost of these benefits, so we can offer you health insurance at an affordable cost!  All designated full-time positions and designated part-time positions that have averaged over 30 hours per week during a defined measurement period will qualify for the following:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription/Medical Care Flexible Spending Account/ Dependent Care Flexible / Spending Account/Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability/ Life Insurance/Critical Illness/Accident/   Business Travel Accident/ Wellness Programs/Employee Assistance Program(EAP)

Compensation/Rewards/Work Benefits

  • Competitive pay Annual bonus opportunity / Service award recognition program/Vacation time with pay and paid holidays/Non-smoking work environment

Retirement Savings Plan

Through the 401(k) Savings and Retirement Plan, Dollar General helps you realize your dreams of retirement. Here is how:

  • You may contribute up to 25% of your pre-tax income (up to the IRS annual limit).
  • Dollar General offers one of the best match programs in retail – dollar for dollar up to the first 5% of your pay.
In addition to the opportunity to enroll in the 401(k) program, part-time employees are eligible for the Critical Illness and Accident Policies provided by Allstate and the Better Life EAP.


This information reflects the highlights of Dollar General's benefit plans and is intended as an overview. Employee must meet certain eligibility requirements, if applicable. In the event of any discrepancy between a Plan and the information provided on this site, the official Plan documents will govern. Dollar General reserves the right to amend or terminate any Plan at any time and without notice.

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Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount *
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program *
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount *
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events *
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

Employee Comments

  • Sep 4, 2014
    Current Store Manager in Spring Hill, Florida

    They have no one to help explain the benefits they offer it's typically a packet you receive in the mail and it's up to you to decide which option fits you with basically no time to decide.

  • Sep 18, 2014
    Former Employee in Newville, Pennsylvania

    You have to be considered full time to get decent benefits and even then they are expensive.

  • Aug 29, 2014
    Current Employee in Dearborn, Michigan

    The part-time and full-time insurance vary

  • Sep 10, 2014
    Current Assistant Manager in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Very few benefits. Healthy insurance is much too expensive--who can afford to give up a whole paycheck every month? And vacation time is low--you have to work there 3 years to get 2 weeks, unless you're a store manager.

  • Aug 13, 2014
    Current Employee in Goodlettsville, Tennessee

    Phenomenal benefits package, competitive, starts day 1, 401K, expense account, etc. Support is a phone call away with any questions you have and is very helpful and quick to respond.

  • Aug 13, 2014
    Current Director in Dallas, Texas

    Dollar General offers such an amazing menu of options!

  • Sep 12, 2014
    Current Employee in Baden, Pennsylvania

    You get absolutely no paid time off here. As for vacation time (if you are full time), you get 40 hr vacation time after one full year. 80 hours after three full years.

  • Aug 6, 2014
    Former Lead Sales Associate in Burlington, Kentucky

    I was part time, I had no benefits package.

  • Aug 4, 2014
    Current Employee in Nashville, Tennessee

    Benefits includes dental and vision basic coverage which is nice.

  • Aug 3, 2014
    Former Assistant Manager in Sanford, North Carolina

    You have to be full time and most stores only allow one full time person hired at that location.

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