Dollar General Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos
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Pros
  • And the one I work at was close to home, so I enjoyed walking to work (in 17 reviews)

  • I started as a part time sales associate (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Worst work-life balance as DMs work 6 days a week (in 49 reviews)

  • Store managers are expected to work 6 days a week (in 79 reviews)

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  1. Awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity for first time store managers. If you have the right staff and DM you can be successful.

    Cons

    Long hours. No personal life. Heavy workload. Payroll hours are not enough to meet the company expectations. You are expected to pick up the slack.


  2. Great so far......

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So far the pros of working for dollar general are the friendly co workers. On my interview day I was greeted in the store by the store manager and two other hourly associates. Very laid back interview as it was clear I had the experience needed to do this job. Absolutely loved the manager! She was awesome!

    Cons

    As of writing I have yet to find a con, other than being forced to take a drug test, but the sheep of America should be used to that, not that I would've failed the drug test as I don't touch the things, I just feel bad for responsible marijuana users not being able to find employment in this country without completely changing their lifestyles.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not in a position to give advice to a corporate team designed to squeeze every dollar they can from the dollar general brand. They seem to know what they are doing so who am I to give them advice.


  3. manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Danville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with the public, serving their needs

    Cons

    The abundance of stores so close together.

    Advice to Management

    Training


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    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    I really liked working there

    Cons

    I am not going to lie its a hard job


  6. Helpful (1)

    Cashier/Customer Service Associate

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mount Sidney, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mount Sidney, VA

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

    Pros

    Pleasant environment. Easy workload. Easy-going rules/stipulations

    Cons

    The concrete floors will hurt your feet/ankles if working long hour days.


  7. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Worth, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Worth, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company if you got the right team and support. Is great if you looking for a part time as a sales associate.

    Cons

    NO FULL-TIME because of the Obamacare, for Sales Associate. So you will need to get another job.

    Advice to Management

    GIVE STORE MANAGER MORE HOUR FOR THEIR STAFF TO BE ABLE TO OPERATE THE STORE PERFECT. DON'T JUST HIRE MORE PEOPLE FOR PART TIME. GIVE THE STORE TIME MORE HOURS.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Just Started

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's better than working fast food

    Cons

    Making minimum wage is never a fun time honestly


  9. Helpful (1)

    cashier/key carrier

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    Former Employee - IM Currently Unemployed in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - IM Currently Unemployed in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I loved my job and my customers and interacting with fellow employees

    Cons

    sometimes they overworked us and for the pay we got it wasn't worth it even though I always went above and beyond for the job


  10. Helpful (1)

    Nice Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Majority of staff are super friendly. Majority of nice customers in town.

    Cons

    Opening alone sometimes until 1 or even 3 pm


  11. Helpful (1)

    It's OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yale, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yale, MI

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's an ok job. Very fast pace with tons of work to do but that helps with making time to go by fast.

    Cons

    Different standards for different stores. Not enough hours for a lot of the stores to stay up to date with the work that needs to be done.



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