Dollar General

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Dollar General Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
1,071 Reviews
2.5
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    outstanding

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and great company to work for.

    Cons

    None that I have encountered at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
  3.  

    I have dealt with poor management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    The main good thing about working for DG is that it is only 2 miles from home.

    Cons

    Challenging issues of working at DG include poor management, under 8.00/hour and only 18 hours per week. It is challenging because I do not have a second job or my spouse is unable to work. The manager never orders enough of the cigarettes that sell the most, is consistently running out of things that customers are looking for, and very unlikely expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is give the employees a discount. Not even management gets an employee discount the way it is set up, and here, trust your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    not for slackers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    advancement opportunities if you are a hard worker

    Cons

    lots of 6 day work weeks

  6.  

    Cashier

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Fellow co workers are nice, seems it may be easy to move up but not enough pay initially to invest enough of your time trying to advance. Feels like a small family.

    Cons

    Not enough money to live on. Best as a second job. Usually barebones staffing. You have to clean the bathroom that they let customers use. No employee discount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff more associates. The bathrooms shouldn't be public. Consider giving employees a discount. Pay more. Many of my co workers rely on public assistance.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Dollar General Is a Very good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail District Manager
    Current Employee - Retail District Manager

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

    Pros

    The best thing about our company is that YOU GET WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT!. If you give 100% you will get all the support you need. You are given the tools to work with. I was given the opportunity to work my way up and I have earned my way.

    Cons

    A little bit better training with store managers as far as reviewing reports and following the numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't Ever lose the culture of integrity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    DG needs improving within the whole company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Waxahachie, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Waxahachie, TX

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

    Pros

    Sales associates are some of the best best to work with in the world.

    Cons

    Management leaves something to be desired. No room for advancement or to take pride in working for the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees know what needs to be done, do not tell them this is not your store we work for Dollar General.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good job to start our with, but no long term position

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    Small scale store with good bonus potential

    Cons

    Poor working conditions with as few as two people in the store!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GIVE THE STORE MANAGER MORE BUDGET HOURS, INCREASE MGMT PAY, CONSIDER SECURITY FOR FIRST TWO AND LAST TWO HOURS OF OPERATIONS IN SOME LOCATIONS

  10.  

    Overall a good experience but there are too few hours and not enough money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Nice people to work with and an easy job the days don't drag on for to long and there is adequate time for breaks

    Cons

    Equipment failure happens often, and you need a manager to do basically anything at the register, cashiers have little control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not a bad job but there is room for improvement keep it up

  11.  

    A store needs more than two employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Piggott, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Piggott, AR

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

    Pros

    This job requires no experience.

    Cons

    You are expected to accomplish all tasks in a short amount of time, while still running the front of the store and watching customers to prevent shoplifting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The structure I see is to keep one manager and one sales associate. This is not enough to run the store. Please take some of the pressure off of the managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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