Dollar General

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Dollar General Reviews in Nashville, TN

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
1,068 Reviews
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1,068 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

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


Cons
  • for a part time associate you have plenty of work life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Store managers receive absolutely no direction or support from their District Managers (in 75 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A world class organization with a genuine conviction for Serving Others

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Development Professional in Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - Store Development Professional in Goodlettsville, TN

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working at the Store Support Center in Goodlettsville, the opportunities for growth and advancement are limitless. The organizational structure is flat, with accessible, transparent leaders who truly care about their employees. The people here are more like family than co-workers. Whether you're a high octane self-starter or a consistent contributer, there's a place for you at DG.

    Cons

    As with any discount retailer, the support staff is very lean and the work load can be overwhelming at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where possible, allow support employees to work remotely from home a few times a month. This option would virtually cost nothing and would be well-received by employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great Co-workers, Allowed to Joke and Play Around, Repeat Customers

    Cons

    Horrible Management, Low Pay, Difficult to Achieve a Steady Work-Life Balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in on the store managers at consistently problematic stores, because its the managers' fault.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not appreciated by upper management

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

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and the company use to be a great place to work. But those days are over.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Employees are talked down to on a daily basis by upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your store teams be involved do not just listen to the DVPs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company, Very Lean Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going places....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Professional in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Business Professional in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Lots of store growth and career opportunities for anyone willing to roll up their sleeves. Caring, friendly employees. Stable and strong business. Great to shop too as the store has everything I need at home.

    Cons

    Nothing that doesnt happen everywhere else you work. What is different here is the company gives you a voice and cares about how employees feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep addign stores and promoting people

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

    Amazing company with an incredible opportunity to grow your career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Goodlettsville, TN

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

    Pros

    Leadership is supportive and inspiring. The culture is energizing, the people are collaborative, friendly, supportive, everyone is working hard towards the same goal. The company is growing at an impressive rate and has aggressive growth plans. Excellent opportunity to join the team, learn the business, earn your stripes and take your career as far as you want.

    Cons

    Not really a con, like most companies, if you want a long term career, you’ll need to be ready to work really hard and contribute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating with your teams and caring about their success. It’s amazing with how large the organization is to get as much hands on support and training as you give. Thank you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Passion about DG customers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 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
  9.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Turned Third Key in La Vergne, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier Turned Third Key in La Vergne, TN

    I worked at Dollar General part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No drug test to get it, other than that, absolutely nothing

    Cons

    I worked there for four months as a general employee, and I could see all of the management together like a gaggle of geese. I was left unattended as the only cashier, unable to call for back up many times, and getting the blunt fore of angry customers (we were the largest in the area). I got a promotion, and I thought I could help change how they had run things. My employees adored me over the others, because when they needed help, I was RIGHT there. I began dealing with major family issues, mother dying, father relapsing from the stress, both my brothers in jail, and I was the only one there for them to keep them through it. I was running low on fumes and fell asleep outside during a smoke break. I woke up dizzy, sick, and confused, like most people sleep deprived and I told the other manager on duty I had to go home or I was going to faint. She, who was a butt-buddy to the main boss there, texted her that I was leaving and then told me I had to call her. Then I got fired, with a long rant about how horrible of an employee I am.

    I do not care that I went into detail, I don't are that they read this and know exactly who I am. The truth is that they are all the misfits from High School coming together and making things hard for those girls who were prettier or smarter than themselves. All these times I was told by them 'I wish I still had my mother, do what you gotta do' and I follow that advice, happy that they understand, and suddenly I was 'Faking it all for attention'. They gossip on other employees and say horribly mean things, things that I have heard just by standing on the other side of an aisle. Immaturity at its finest.

    Rant end.

    DO NOT WORK FOR DOLLAR GENERAL. Since I was fired, Everyone I've mentioned the job to them, they've all had similar situations.

    Plus I was supposed to work 20 hrs a week, and they had me at 30 or more, when I needed that time off work to help my mother(a situation I told them about at my interview).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A company that is starting to grow too fast that if not fixed will have its foundation crumble.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for personal growth as the company is growing by leaps and bounds,total organization has drastically improved.no perks!

    Cons

    not able to control payroll.constantly asking all stores to cut back labor because some managers go way over .deliveries from dot is bad about giving you what belongs to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hold your managers accountable!cut their labor when they go over,not everyone else.they are robbing a well ran store's hours that their employees need to live on and giving it to a store that isnt being ran right.Find a way for dot deliveries to be made better to insure that the right product is getting to the right store and quit blaming the mangers for the shrink from this,it's a lot more than you think.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Csr clerk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clerk in Goodlettsville, TN
    Former Employee - Clerk in Goodlettsville, TN

    I worked at Dollar General part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and management, good pay for the work, i enjoyed my short time there

    Cons

    I was a temp for 6 months, didnt get hited ft, wasnt given a reason, was given good work reviews and raises, only a few others got ft, i later saw a news story they often hire temps to avoid paying benefits , i was scammed,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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