Dollar General

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Dollar General Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
1,291 Reviews
2.5
1,291 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Employees calling Corporate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Dollar General has Great promotion opportunities

    Cons

    I was told when I first started I was told that employees are not allowed to call corporate! Is it true or false?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great opportunity, low pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    great opportunity for less experienced applicants with a possible career growth

    Cons

    Low compensation and over worked.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    It was funa and exciting

    Cons

    people were not into it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Management

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    Current Employee - Asstitant Manager in Boone, IA
    Current Employee - Asstitant Manager in Boone, IA

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

    Pros

    Its money coming in so I'm thankful for that.
    Sometimes the customers are good.
    A few good coworkers.
    Close to home.

    Cons

    Can't get a raise & I've been there for 7years & I'm an ASM. I don't make much more than the people under me who haven't been there that long. I travel & go above what is expected& can't get a raise. I even ran the store for 6 months working 80+hours a week. But was told I couldn't get a raise cuz I didn't have "experience". (My DM & SM told me this)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better look into how management treats employees. DMs crack down on SMs and they in turn take it out on the hourly people. After 7years my current SM is the meanest person I've met, to me, my coworkers & customers. I've been in the same store all 7years and I've seen so many people come and go. I thought I would be with this company doing marketing, advertising or even loss prevention but after 7years & little advancement & little pay, I don't see me staying much longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    High customer volume, yet low employee hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    Easy job, short shifts, somewhat flexible, working for growing company

    Cons

    Little oppotunity to move up, they bring in management from outside the company. Small chance of getting a raise, even when working hard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    sales assosiate

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in North Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    im am very easy going i follow directions all on time for work i stay well groomed and i am always helpful to customers

    Cons

    i dont know of any i just want to uptain good hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Mananger

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    Former Employee - Manager in Jackson, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Jackson, MI

    I worked at Dollar General full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Dealing with the public sector

    Cons

    long hours, not a lot of help from District Managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    All about the dollar

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    The customers and coi workers

    Cons

    If you get robbed they will not put any safety measures in place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your employees add much add your bottom line

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

    Good Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distribution Center Supervisor in Jonesville, SC
    Current Employee - Distribution Center Supervisor in Jonesville, SC

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. People are ok to work with.

    Cons

    Not great opportunities for advancement without relocation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of those who take care of you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    It's Ok but not career worthy

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    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

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

    Pros

    Good workers easy enough job decent hours

    Cons

    Not enough workers pay not that great no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more help make it where people want to work there not just it's a job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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