Dollar General

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Dollar General Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
1,129 Reviews
2.5
1,129 Reviews
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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
  • Work/Life balance is unheard of: Store Managers work a mandatory 6 day, 48 hour work week (in 45 reviews)

  • Store managers receive absolutely no direction or support from their District Managers (in 76 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pros/Cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - District Manager in Jackson, MS

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for promotion and long term employment.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is almost non existent. Work lots of hours so it is a job you must love to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Loving it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Associate Manager 4th Key in Kittanning, PA
    Current Employee - Lead Associate Manager 4th Key in Kittanning, PA

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

    Pros

    great company they do take care of us. Normal week is easy to get though, fun loving co-workers Planagrams are easy to understand and follow.

    Cons

    Sometimes wonder why higher ups think it is easy to deal with cusmoters that are not happy and we at store level an cannot do anything but say no

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come out and work with the store level employees to see what they have to put up with the customers and here their response and what can help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Dollar General

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Easy, friendly type of job where you have regular people come in daily.

    Cons

    Low pay starting out but can rise quick

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing company that truly values their employees & customers.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Goodlettsville, TN

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

    Pros

    Long-term career growth opportunity. Values employee's work/life balance. Great company culture that focuses on giving back to the community.

    Cons

    Expensive health insurance package with limited coverage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Store Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Great District Manager
    Good Location for store
    Good Travel Pay
    Plenty of Keyholders to lighten the load off manager.

    Cons

    No room for advancement beyond Store Manager
    Labor is tight
    Pay is not equivalent to the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look within company for available positions instead of hiring from outside, especially for higher positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good After Schhol/Part-time job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Eunice, LA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Eunice, LA

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

    Pros

    Good, Friendly People to work around

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Ok pay, good hours great manager

    Cons

    Don't give discounts or value employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give discounts, close on major holidays

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    They worked with me on my schedule pretty good after I had been there a while.

    Cons

    Really Hard to advance there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Awful

  10.  

    So far it's a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erie, PA

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

    Pros

    Very quick advancement, I started as a lead sales associate in September, I was asked just a couple weeks later if I would like to be a store manager candidate. A few weeks after that they had me taking over my own store.

    Lots of hours for management, So much work to do make the 48-50 hours fly by very fast.

    I really enjoy working with all of my employees and working around their schedules to make my store schedule.

    I also enjoy that no day is ever the same. One day I will be throwing freight, the next I may be running register, and the next I may be setting plan-o-grams. Never a dull moment there is always something to be done.

    Cons

    Just wish they would stop cutting the hours I'm allowed to schedule. It's hard to run a business on such low hours.

    Lots of theft in my store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow us to have more hours on our schedules it is very stressful to not have the coverage I need when we get busy or when there is a lot of freight to work.

    Wish there was something I could do about the amount of theft in my store. More cameras or maybe a secret shopper.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    store manager

    Former Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Dollar General full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good pay.Allowed to work on your own with little input from district manager. Working conditions vary from store to store

    Cons

    Fifty hours or more per week...store budget way too low to accomplish any goals.Often work in store by yourself. Not able to hire needed associates without a lot of red tape.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customer service,sales,and theft are all closely related to payroll budget.Increase payroll or stores will continue to decline

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