Dollar General

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Dollar General Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
1,038 Reviews
2.5
1,038 Reviews
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Dollar General Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is growing at an impressive rate and has aggressive growth plans (in 24 reviews)

  • You will like most of your customers, as it is a neighborhood store, and you will be close to home (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • No work/life balance the stores are too understaffed due to low associate pay (in 37 reviews)

  • There was one point in time when we had six store managers walk out in a six week period (in 72 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Store Manager  in  Dillon, SC
    Current Employee - Training Store Manager in Dillon, SC

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay, room for progressing with the company

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say about the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The manager Whom I was hired under was very cooperative with working with me and my scheduling issues.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    I love to work in a busy atmosphere around customers and employees I enjoy!

    Cons

    The job is busy, demanding and the turnover rate is high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More time in interviews with those individuals whom are considered hireable and let them be fully trained before becoming overwhelmed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company, Very Lean Organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people who work there, the amazing cafeteria, and their wellness center.

    Cons

    Way too much micro-management. Project planning procedures are in place, but not followed because there is not enough staff to put out the fires that occur. The company manages to work through these issues, but sometimes at the expense of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money and use the tools that were created to make projects more organized and on time!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker  in  Fulton, MO
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Fulton, MO

    I worked at Dollar General full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good hours and constant scheudle

    Cons

    Some of the changes that they do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good job very long hours. The people are fun to work with and are a great team.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job security. Good benefits. Great teaching opportunity at any level to learn retail .

    Cons

    Very long hours for. Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Passion about DG customers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goodlettsville, TN

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This company is very focused on what our core customer wants and, more so, needs. You just need to hear Senior Director of marketing, Angela Martin, talk about our core customer(s) to know how passionate DG is about her.

    Fantastic upward potential.

    Cons

    The lean operating model that Dollar General uses (which is what helps us keep our prices so slow) also means more work per employee than other retailers - store level and corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused, keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I loved working there but strict cashier overages or under till rules

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Owensville, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Owensville, OH

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, if a smoker can take frequent smoke breaks friendly management

    Cons

    not enough training have to self learn a lot, If honestly off on your register and even have proof on camera and are willing to pay out of your own pocket to make the till right even with no write ups you will be fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep loyal hard working hones team members who are dependable the chance to make a register mistake right

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Pleasant Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Store manager worked with my schedule for school and days needed off.

    Cons

    Constantly denied well-deserved promotions for others who did not have the same qualifications.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Family Enviroment with excellent opportunities for promotion.

    Cons

    Long hours and had to find good PT workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get behind

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    it was good for the most part

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the pay is good. employees are grat

    Cons

    long hours over worked not very compassionate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs to be a blance between work and family

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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