75 Years of Service

Dollar General – Why Work For Us?

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Dollar General is an exciting place these days.

Not only is the shopping experience the best it has ever been, our rapid growth has created tremendous career opportunities throughout the company. DG employees find career success and personal gratification by making a difference in the lives of our customers and in the communities we serve. We operate more than 11,000 stores in both large and small communities. Those stores are successful because our Associates are comprised of friends and neighbors who carry out the spirit of our mission: serving others.

 

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​​​​​​​​Store Careers

Customer focus is the driving force behind our operations and support functions. Our founders led this charge at Dollar General's inception, and it has been translated into a statement of purpose for the organization.

 

Sales Careers

Sales Associate applications are accepted online or at our stores. Individual stores hire and manage their own part-time and full-time employees.

 

Corporate Careers

We think of our corporate headquarters as the Store Support Center, because the different departments are here to support store employees that deliver quality products and service to our customers every day. The Store Support Center is located in Goodlettsville, TN, 16 miles north of Nashville. You'll enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced environment where each and every day, you'll encounter new and exciting challenges. Dollar General has many moving parts to meet customers' needs, along with an aggressive growth strategy. This requires innovative thinkers and people who challenge our organization to operate more efficiently and effectively in multiple fields.

 

Distribution Center Careers

The distribution network is an integral component of our retail business operation, as nearly all items that reach our store shelves pass through one of our 9 distribution centers. Distribution Center employees are responsible for receiving, warehousing, and shipping the products you see in our stores every day. The Distribution Centers accept hourly applications locally, which are clerical and material handling positions.

 

 


Mission & Values

 

Dollar General is an exciting place these days.

Not only is the shopping experience the best it has ever been, our rapid growth has created tremendous career opportunities throughout the company. DG employees find career success and personal gratification by making a difference in the lives of our customers and in the communities we serve. We operate more than 8,965 stores in both large and small communities. Those stores are successful because our Associates are comprised of friends and neighbors who carry out the spirit of our mission: Serving Others.

We will continue to grow and thrive with individuals who have a desire to Serve, a drive to Excel and a determination to Succeed. Find out if you have what it takes to succeed on our team. Your future starts today.

 

 

 

Diversity at Dollar General

 

At Dollar General, we're all about serving others. Not some...not just a few...all! We serve all and that extends to our employees, our customers and our shareholders. 


We recognize that our continued success requires active participation of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

 

We strive to build a workforce that incorporates the diverse talent in the communities we serve. We foster an inclusive environment by actively seeking out and using our employees' ideas and feedback in an effort to continuously improve. We do this because we know diversity leads us to quality. Isn't that what it's all about?

 

So if you strive for excellence, enjoy building new relationships, and believe in serving others...Join the Dollar General team. Where being unique matters.

 



Military Recruiting

At Dollar General, we salute your commitment to serve our nation. 

Just as you served our country in the military, you can serve others everyday with a career at Dollar General.

Your military experience prepared you well for challenging leadership roles, working together in teams and being a self-starter. At Dollar General, we appreciate your experiences and offer many career opportunities for you to apply your skills. In the armed forces, you demonstrate integrity, accountability and discipline on a daily basis. Because we share these values, Dollar General is the perfect place for you to start or expand your civilian career. If you are an active duty member, veteran or family member, you will find Dollar General is the company that aligns with your values and commitment to Serving Others. We are looking for people just like YOU!

 

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I am involved in several of Dollar General’s employee resource groups (ERG) at Dollar General.  I have chosen to stay involved because our ERG’s represent our company’s mission of Serving Others.  The ERGs provide networking opportunities with peers and executive management, cultural awareness events, and professional development.  



Carol Nakauchi

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Dollar General continues to challenge me to be the best merchant and team player that I can be. Some of the best merchants in the country work here and exposure to their thought processes and insight allows me to learn and grow everyday.

Gloria Avila

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Moving to Nashville from another region of the country, has provided a better quality of life for myself and my family.

I am able to participate in community events and being so close to downtown Nashville, there is always something interesting to see and do.In my work environment, I trust the leadership at dollar General and enjoy the spirit of camaraderie I share with my colleagues. The work that I take pride in doing is respected.

Dan MacDonald

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Dollar General is a great place build a career. We are growing very rapidly and that growth creates many opportunities for hard working, passionate people to advance. We are a very big company but perhaps due to our small-town roots and our deep-felt commitment to our mission of Serving Others -  there is a very strong sense of team and people really work together with a common purpose. Dollar General is a fun and inspiring place to work.

  

Pooh Vichidvongsa

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I enjoy working for Dollar General because I learn something new every day. I also enjoy the collaboration with diverse people from different areas of the organization.

Marco Nunez

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I love the fast pace of the SSC and that there is always a new project/service that DG is implementing so my job is never monotonous. Striving to deliver quality processes and support to our field partners and stores keeps me motivated and helps me fulfill the company's mission of serving others.

Hannah Fann

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The people are amazing! In such a large company, it’s refreshing to see a camaraderie that is more like family. We are all working toward a common goal and it is great to see how well people and departments work together to accomplish what is set forth in front of them.

I am a member of the DGYP ERG at Dollar General. It’s nice to be connected to a group of people with similar interests and goals without the pressure of being required to commit to every event. We offer so many different opportunities to get involved that there truly is something for everyone. And each event is different; everything from networking to educational to sporting events – the spectrum is broad!

Henry Jackson

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Based upon the company’s strong market position and continued expansion, I felt confident that by joining the Dollar General team I could continue to advance my career and build upon my education and previous experience.

Dollar General has several Employee Resource Groups, focused on networking, professional development and community outreach. It is great to be part of a group that promotes diversity awareness and embraces differences.


Sravani Borra

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Dollar General  has a great corporate environment. The facilities are wonderful with free covered parking, on-site cafeteria, day care, and subsidized fitness center. You interact with professionals from different backgrounds possessing various skills. The corporate sponsored events available at the SSC provide a great opportunity to network with other departments.


David Jeffrey

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As I transitioned out of the military, I hoped to find a career with more stability and a normal schedule.  After working at the SSC, I can see that Dollar General genuinely values the well-being and work-life balance of its employees.  The additional benefits of amenities such as an on-site fitness center and full-service café make the SSC a truly enjoyable place to work.

As a member of Dollar General’s SERVE ERG, I have the opportunity to be involved in numerous community outreach events.  I recently participated in the USO 5K at Fort Campbell as well as the flag service project at the Nashville National Cemetery over Memorial Day weekend.  

Shareeka Meadows

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I enjoy working for Dollar General because the company provides many outlets to grow and develop professionally within the organization. You can be yourself because at Dollar General we celebrate diversity of thoughts and innovative thinking, which allows me to utilize my creativity.

Bharani Krishnasamy

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Having worked with DG for a while, I would say that the company is focused on utilizing new technologies. DG wants to be more than in par with its competition; it is equipped with a well evolving IT infrastructure, and constantly improving/creating tools to improve systems for our end user. It is amazing to think that I am a part of this rapidly evolving environment and learning while adapting to new platforms. I feel that I am in the right place at the right time.

Dollar General Reviews

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    One of the best places I have worked for.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pine Bluff, AR
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pine Bluff, AR

    I worked at Dollar General full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Pros

    The atmosphere is like working with family and friends. It has a small home town feeling about it unlike those larger retail stores.

    Cons

    Not enough hours supplied at times to cover the task that's required. I personally would like to see a couple more cash registers and cashiers. Sometimes the lines get extremely long.

    Advice to Management

    Think about adding a couple more registers to the stores. Five o'clock traffic and weekends can bring in more income if they can be checked out more quickly.


Dollar General Interviews

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    Did my application on Friday, got a call on Monday to come in on a Tuesday at 2pm.. I met the manager he was pretty nice and cool! He asked me about my availability, my retail experience & he basically told me that I was hired, but the human resources had to review my application and that they would send me my hourly wage based on my experience and that I would get the rest of the hiring packet in my email & if I pass my background check he will give me a call back.. The hiring process basically takes 2-3 weeks

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Dollar General Awards & Accolades

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Freedom Award, Secretary of Defense, 2010
Gold Stevie Award (Company of the Year in Retail), American Business Awards (the Stevies), 2013
Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2013
Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2014
Dollar General has moved up for another consecutive year to number 164 from 175 ( in 2013) and 183 (2012)., Fortune 500 List, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.dollargeneral.com
Headquarters Goodlettsville, TN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1939
Type Company - Public (DG)
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers save time, save money, everyday by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With... More

Mission: We're a fast moving $19 billion, Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 12,000 stores and 12 distribution centers in 43 states, growing by hundreds of stores... More

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