Dollar General

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Dollar General Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
1,241 Reviews
2.5
1,241 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • And the one I work at was close to home, so I enjoyed walking to work (in 17 reviews)

  • you'll be managing your own store in less than a year even if you start on part time with no experience (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance is unheard of: Store Managers work a mandatory 6 day, 48 hour work week (in 49 reviews)

  • Store managers receive absolutely no direction or support from their District Managers (in 79 reviews)

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  1.  

    I had some good here but MOST OF THE BAD.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Customers smiles, fast pace work environment, flexibility, independent working

    Cons

    Bad pay, ONLY part-time hours,minimum security, and treated as if you are a theif

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you layed your employees better, you would be able to keep them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Storer Mamager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    None but a pay check is nice.

    Cons

    A bunch! To many to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the lies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a Company to make a living

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Its close to my home

    Cons

    No hours,,,,and little training, Mgr was new and had to find answers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I was overworked and under appreciated

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    I was given total store control

    Cons

    Way too many hours worked. Not enough labor budget

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sometimes fun but very stressful.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kiel, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kiel, WI

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I like the sales associates and the hours. I grew up in this town so it's nice always getting to see people I know.

    Cons

    We don't get perks like employee discounts. If our work isn't done by 9:30 we have to punch out and finish with no pay. Every task is timed and if its busy with checking out and helping customers it makes it impossible to meet the time limits and then we are told we are too slow and there's no way it shouldn't be getting done no matter how fast we work or how hard we try to do our best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to get paid after the store closes while we are doing all our cleaning and bank deposits. I don't think it's fair to work for free. The manager stays until 9:45 or so if he isn't finished and I'm sure he gets paid. I would like more than 20 hrs a week. I get the least of all employees and I would like it if he didn't talk down and be so rude to us in front of customers. An employee discount would be nice. Every other place I ever worked employees always got discounts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    too much work for too little pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Topeka, KS

    I worked at Dollar General full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Quickly advanced to assistant manager.

    Cons

    Expect you to do a lot at one time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separation of duties

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Long strenuous hours. Poor quality of life...........................................

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    Great benefits but unprofessional upper management.................................................

    Cons

    Employees are over worked and under paid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overworked and Underpaid

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    People are nice and stores in nice areas.

    Cons

    Hours inconsistent. A lot work with no appreciation or decent pay even for managers. Stressful job for minimum wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Tough Job... Think carefully before you agree.

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Groveland, FL
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Groveland, FL

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Transparent Company
    Clear Expectations
    Room to advance (if only due to churn being so high)

    Cons

    Extremely tight payroll budget to work within.
    You will do most of the work yourself and you WILL work long hours.
    If you fall behind, you will have to dig yourself out. If you can't, they will send help....once. You will be very aware that your job is on the line afterwards.
    We were reminded multiple times per week that we were replaceable. There is zero expectation of job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sending out (literally) 11, 170 full color planning magazines....monthly! This is especially frustrating when every page is online and printable. Take that money and move it into payroll. There is so much wasted money on signage and shelf stickers that just end up tossed aside anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    DG Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Region Director in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Region Director in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    Growth with professed internal focus

    Cons

    NO PAYROLL, NO Support Center Help, not willing to fix things (maintenance issues)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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