Dollar General Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Dollar General Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling
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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. Best job I've ever had.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Marion, IN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative in Marion, IN

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    They truly care about their employees. Not only do they train but they give you the tools to grow and develop yourself.

    Cons

    some weeks can be very long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great Place To Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very clean and nice place to work. Most people are great to work with

    Cons

    communication really needs worked on. Some think you should already know everything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Consumes all of your time and energy.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    Good benefits. Vacation insurance 401K

    Cons

    Low pay too many work days consecutively concrete floor kills your body

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stores need more payroll to run stores efficiently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Demand Chain Management Analyst

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    Current Employee - Demand Chain Management Analyst in Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - Demand Chain Management Analyst in Goodlettsville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, growing company, lots of changes to make the job more exciting and easier, and most of all the freedom to make changes to drive the business.

    Cons

    Lower than average pay, strange promotion schedule, and short staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would pay employees the same or more than the average pay for inventory analyst and offer more timely promotions in order to attract and retain good employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Awesome sauce

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Amazing family oriented company to work for. Great opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    High expectation on performance achievement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great so far

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Paid every Friday. Great company overall with room for growth. Nice benefits if you are full time..which I am not sadly,but hope to be one day. You can truly go far in this company.

    Cons

    Do wish pay was higher for LSA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great opportunities and culture

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    Current Employee - Information Technology
    Current Employee - Information Technology

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    The culture at Dollar General is awesome! DG is a company that will provide many opportunity to grow and explore your potential. Very good at promoting from within.

    Cons

    significant focus on cost controls.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Dollar General is a GREAT company!

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    Current Employee - Management in Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - Management in Goodlettsville, TN

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

    Pros

    I've worked at Dollar General for 9 years in it's corporate headquarters. Our company motto is Serving Others, and this culture is exemplified on a daily basis by the people who make up the organization. We work hard, and the results show it, yet we treat each other with respect and dignity. This is such an important component to long-term satisfaction.

    As a corporate citizen, DG is second to none. Our charitable donations are many, yet I am most astounded and gratified by the contributions of the DG Literacy Foundation. It is almost unfathomable to consider the lives that have been improved, and even saved, by the generosity of this tremendous foundation.

    Like others, I've had opportunities during the past 9 years to leave DG and the Nashville are, but turned them down every time. Why would I want to?

    Cons

    In a perfect world, the DG headquarters would be situated further south, in the heart of Nashville, or in Williamson County. Goodlettsville is not the most conducive environment to support and nurture the diverse needs of a large corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never lose sight of the best component of any organization...it's people. Treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve. Give them a voice. This is what makes a truly great corporation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Outstanding!

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    Current Employee - IT - Corporate Headquarters in Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - IT - Corporate Headquarters in Goodlettsville, TN

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Retail is a business that's thousands of years old. Yet this company is trying - and succeeding - to find new methods and new ways, while maintaining a simple strategy that its customers value. It's just a solid place to work and to grow your career.

    Cons

    Hey, it's not always sexy or cutting edge. But it is important work being a part of this team, if you believe in the mission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great Place For Industry Experience to Find a Home!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Dollar General allows a lot of freedom for its employees, its not a room with no windows! You can bring your outside experience here and it can be molded into a area or job and provide the employee with great opportunities. Hard work is always acknowledged and usually with progression of promotions, if you apply yourself and provide your best work everyday. If you have personal responsibility, this is the place to work!

    Cons

    Sometimes so large, its hard to get things changed. To execute in over 11,000 stores is not an easy task and sometimes its just not possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to pull outside experience along with the same amount of internal promotions, is necessary to have strong loyalty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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