Dollar General

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Dollar General Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,235 Reviews
2.5
1,235 Reviews
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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.  

    Serving Others

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - District Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

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

    Pros

    I am truly honored to be a part of an organization that's mission is serving others. Most large companies have a mission statement that a founder or CEO developed as is companies purpose. I have found that a large percentage of these Mission statements are just words that were put in place at one time but never brought to life.
    I am honored to work for the Dollar General corporation that's mission statement is serving others and we actually live the mission of serving others each day. Serving others in many ways from serving our customers in our local neighborhoods to serving our communities with financial support with such programs as our literacy fund, Local food/ toy drives through out the year. Giving back to our communities is just one way that Dollar Generals makes a difference in their markets.
    The words serving others is what attracted me to Dollar General 5 years ago when I was looking to make a career change. One of the best decision That I have ever made was in joining the DG organization, I wish that I had come on board sooner then 5 years ago.

    Cons

    One of the cons is that we are growing so fast that we have a big demand for talent

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    Positive Outlook
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    great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Nice job. Helping people was great. The way the store was laid out and I learned l most all of it was also cool. My DM And GM was really informative on daily stuff. I liked how stuff never stayed the same.

    Cons

    Didn't like the area it was in. I felt like the people that it was a free take and run. it would upset me to let it happen. they didn't want to pay for security or a great camera system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to move up is not hard but, I don't understand why you have to apply for a position if you are already in the system. be old school and sit down with me to promote me not have me apply since i'm already in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fast paced customers first everyday is a new challenge always something to do.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    Paid weekly nice pay and could pick up more hours

    Cons

    Dissatisfied customers thiefs recovery cleaning store up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication and a better understanding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love working at a company that actually lives and breathes its mission of Serving Others. The culture is unbelievable - very welcoming, family-oriented, and caring but professional. Everyone wants to help each other out and works together for the best interest of the company rather than just themselves. Dollar General cares about its employees and wants them to grow, develop and promote to the next level.

    Cons

    We are a very lean organization so there is a lot of work to get done with limited resources. While this is listed as a con, it does provide opportunities developing time management skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    the best place I work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Webster, SD
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Webster, SD

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Great team at the store I work at.. Love the fast paced environment and that the store manager treats everyone like humans and not a number..

    Cons

    Wish the hours were steady each week and not a roller coaster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have none to give... Our SM and ASM are awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    very good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    With hard work, Dollar General give you an opportunity to advance with a great career and promotions

    Cons

    the work could be difficult at times. you have to love we still to do the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management look for store managers that are dedicated and looking for further development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Dedicated Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Danville, VA

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

    Pros

    I have only been at Dollar General for a year and 2 months, and within just a few months I knew that one day I would want to be a store manager. So I set a goal to learn anything and everything there is to know by utilizing the tools given to every employee by Dollar General to be successful. My current store manager has made me feel very welcome after transferring only a month ago, and I still learn something new everyday. My District manager is one very hard working woman, and has become someone I not only respect, but admire very much.

    Any employee can be successful at Dollar General if they are willing to apply themselves each and everyday, Even on stressful days. I mean come on guys it wouldn't be any fun if there were no challenges in life.

    Cons

    The pay rate should be increased based on the fact DG employees are trained and required to accurately perform multiple tasks. It is never an excuse for any employee to not complete assigned daily tasks based on how much they make, but a little boost or positive reinforcement wouldn't hurt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many stores where I am located that need updated and even new software. Including registers, scanners, monitors, and most of all more cameras with better angles throughout the stores. This would allow older stores the ability to serve customers more efficiently, and help management with unfortunate theft incidents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    The regular customers who turn into friends and my awesome boss Rebecca Hubbard!��

    Cons

    Mean customers are the only bad part.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need stronger bags. I always have to double bag everything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    My experience has been wonderful!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Carrier in Auxvasse, MO
    Current Employee - Key Carrier in Auxvasse, MO

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

    Pros

    I have been with Dollar General for less than two month and have been promoted to Key Carrier! Promotions happen sooner than a lot of people would think it does! So glad to have only been working there for a couple of months because I have finally found some place that I can Progress in quickly!

    Cons

    Don't really have any Cons, i have mostly Pros for working at Dollar General.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My Advice for upper Management is that there could be if possible more organization in the receiving room.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    I love the new store that I work at, its clean with more products to choose from.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker/Cashier in Monroe, LA
    Current Employee - Stocker/Cashier in Monroe, LA

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    The team at the store

    Cons

    Rude customers, shoplifters and the liars that can't admit the truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love my job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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