Dollar General Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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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. Helpful (1)

    manger

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best looking stores in the city of detroit

    Cons

    Getting the right people to work with you

    Advice to Management

    This company was always looking to advice people from within


  2. Helpful (1)

    Dollar General Review

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Dollar General (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, great location, great pay, amazing promotions, and a great support system for the management team.

    Cons

    I didn't like the change in schedule and not giving you enough notice to change your plans that you have. Producing the schedule well in advance.

    Advice to Management

    My advice for current management is to listen to your customers and employees. Your customer base needs make the sales and make your store grow in volume.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    the reasons it's best is because it's close you home there are always friendly people there is great sales prices.

    Cons

    There would be no bad things about this only that I would like too advance my self in the company with in a few years too improve my career.

    Advice to Management

    please inform the employers about the clean business because it's always happier when it feels cleaner.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    the best job yet

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Joseph, MO

    I worked at Dollar General

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    able to be advance in job titles discounts great mananment teams

    Cons

    not enough hours and hoilday pay

    Advice to Management

    browyn hill


  6. Helpful (1)

    n/a

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    Current Employee - Job Searching in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Job Searching in Waco, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Respectfully working with employees &customers.

    Cons

    Need more overtime hours on daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    At this time I would like to learn the necessities of management before taking that step up.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Dollar General

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast advancement with hard work and determination.

    Cons

    The pay is low and they don't like to give enough hours to properly run the store.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the good employees that you have and pay your employees better.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Not for Everyone

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Dollar General (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible hours, decent pay

    Cons

    Minimal labor hours, low pay for associates creating high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Not for those with families. Great for the young single person


  9. Helpful (1)

    likes to work

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    Current Employee - DOLLAR GENERAL in Selma, AL
    Current Employee - DOLLAR GENERAL in Selma, AL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It does this by recognizing the potential in all employees via established work policies, rather than just through lip service, like many companies

    Cons

    Sometimes it's possible for such people to migrate to other positions within the company to which they are better suited, but often this results in a level of frustration

    Advice to Management

    look to hire from within, recognize significant career experience from new hires over academic, and consider the need for "focus" on particular projects


  10. Helpful (1)

    customer service,scheduling,budgeting,sales growth,merchandising

    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    customer satisfaction,profit margin goals met,bonususes,overall customer satisfaction

    Cons

    hours, working holidays without pay,being on salary

    Advice to Management

    have an assertive and pro active management team


  11. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Dollar General is a good company. They have lots of room for promotion. Hard work doesn't go unnoticed

    Cons

    Working Holidays is a downside to most all retail jobs but Dollar General stays open even longer than most.

    Advice to Management

    It's hard enough to get people in the door, but specifically keyholders because of age requirements. Most 21 year Olds can make more money elsewhere, so either get rid of Beer or offer more incentive



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