Dollar General

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Dollar General Reviews in Indianapolis, IN

1,162 Reviews
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1,162 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Perfect beginning to enter work force, but terrible career choice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, generous and kind customers, friendly co-workers, relatively easy work

    Cons

    terrible pay, lots of work, little growth (outside the store), micro-manages EVERYTHING!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize effort and reward deligence

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seems as though nobody knows what is going on

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Nothing at all is a positive here

    Cons

    work like a dog for very little pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work as a team

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not hard to do but sometimes hard to go up.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lebanon, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lebanon, IN

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment and easy to work in without having to remember 100 employees names like you would in walmart. laid back in some cases but still professional and makes it easier on the customers if you hate the "Big Box" feel.

    Cons

    Its hard to meet the demands at times but its much easier than the big box stores. Can be stressful when the head honcho comes to see the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smaller stores need more hours too so we can get our jobs done and keep the place afloat! But you do keep the demands on us down to very manageable levels which makes for (usually) happy managers not being stressed to the core.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Work hard and the company grows and that's good for everyone.

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    Former Employee - Regional Trainer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Regional Trainer in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Dollar General full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Growing company and that is unusual in the past and current economy.

    Cons

    The effort to keep it growing takes hard work and many don't want to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not enough pay for work and time expected.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    It is a job in this economy and thankful to have one.

    Cons

    Base pay job with very little reward for extra efforts put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they are worth and store managers will have good people to count on. Having new people to train all the time is a big downfall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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