Dollar General Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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Pros
  • And the one I work at was close to home, so I enjoyed walking to work (in 17 reviews)

  • I started as a part time sales associate (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Worst work-life balance as DMs work 6 days a week (in 49 reviews)

  • Store managers are expected to work 6 days a week (in 79 reviews)

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  1. Dollar general

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Dollar General (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I enjoy helping customers find merchandise and solve and problems they may have

    Cons

    I don't like theifs it was a lot of that


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Friendly customers, nice work environment

    Cons

    Hours are constantly getting cut, do not give enough hours to get everything done one time, almost always behind


  3. Helpful (1)

    Dollar General

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast advancement with hard work and determination.

    Cons

    The pay is low and they don't like to give enough hours to properly run the store.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the good employees that you have and pay your employees better.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    the best job yet

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Joseph, MO

    I worked at Dollar General

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    able to be advance in job titles discounts great mananment teams

    Cons

    not enough hours and hoilday pay

    Advice to Management

    browyn hill


  6. Helpful (1)

    likes to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DOLLAR GENERAL in Selma, AL
    Current Employee - DOLLAR GENERAL in Selma, AL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It does this by recognizing the potential in all employees via established work policies, rather than just through lip service, like many companies

    Cons

    Sometimes it's possible for such people to migrate to other positions within the company to which they are better suited, but often this results in a level of frustration

    Advice to Management

    look to hire from within, recognize significant career experience from new hires over academic, and consider the need for "focus" on particular projects


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not for Everyone

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Dollar General (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible hours, decent pay

    Cons

    Minimal labor hours, low pay for associates creating high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Not for those with families. Great for the young single person


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It was a nice place to work. Laid back but kept you busy. Always something to do but no rush to do it. Pay was decent for starting out and theres always room for growth up to a store manager if you want it.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are on your own if people don't show up and no one can come in. Then you have to figure out the best way to handle everything with no help. Two people should be working in a store at one time but sometimes it just wasn't possible it that was difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have enough employees hired and a 3rd rotating shift would help managers and upper staff have time to get paperwork and errands done without leaving someone in the store by themselves.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced retail with a great atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Port Allegany, PA
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Port Allegany, PA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pros definitely outweigh the cons and the one pro I would like to point out is that being a lead sales associate helps pave the way for other opportunities in management. This position has helped me communicate more precisely and manage my employees and time better.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload that is expected can make employees feel discouraged with minimum wage pay.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be that if you expect the employees to do so much work, it might be nice to pay them a little better instead of $7.25 an hour.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Growing Organization with Lots of Opportunities for Promotion

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities as the company continues to expand and open more stores while other retailers struggle.

    Cons

    The environment is fast-paced and may not be for everyone. However, with our growth, that should be expected.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to think long-term about the company's growth strategy and resist the urge to react or focus on individual situations.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - District Manager in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great development opportunities leading to career advancement. Managers that care about their employees and the communities we serve.

    Cons

    The labor given to performs task is very lean and can lead to issues if you are behind as there is no buffer for catching up. Cannot work a regular schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Look for opportunities for a ROI on increased labor spend



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