Dollar General

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Dollar General Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
1,038 Reviews
2.5
1,038 Reviews
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Dollar General Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is growing at an impressive rate and has aggressive growth plans (in 24 reviews)

  • You will like most of your customers, as it is a neighborhood store, and you will be close to home (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • for a part time associate you have plenty of work life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • There was one point in time when we had six store managers walk out in a six week period (in 73 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    As far as retail goes, it was a good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  North Wilkesboro, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in North Wilkesboro, NC

    I worked at Dollar General full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company had good benefits.

    Cons

    Unless you were full time, they would not give you many hours at a part time position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Alot of Work

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

    I worked at Dollar General part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's gets you ready for multitasking, and you gain experience in all aspects of the job.

    Cons

    It's alot of work for the little amount of money to be earned from this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is something that would be helpful in here. Also the pay is low for the amount of work that is needed to do this job

  3.  

    A good company to work for on the part time level!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to interact with people.

    Cons

    for a part time associate you have plenty of work life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good growing company to work for if you like working 60 plus hours

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pay is good. You get a company car

    Cons

    No work life balance. Store managers are not paid enough. DM's are over worked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Must depend on the store manager.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate  in  Newville, PA
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Newville, PA

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    District Manager and Regional Managers make sure they are checking in and help if there are any issues going on in the store. There are opportunities for advancement which was nice and I enjoyed working as a team with most of my other coworkers.

    Cons

    They have a hard time keeping employees...went through 2 managers, and 2 acting managers in my 11 months of working. Definitely understaffed for the work that needs done especially getting ready for a holiday set up... (ex halloween, christmas, easter...)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent place to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Royalton, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Royalton, IL

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy, work around school schedule

    Cons

    Low pay, short shifts, if you call in theres next to no one to fill your hours, little trust from corporate towards their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more, offer more overtime, give struggling stores more hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Low salary

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    The people are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Dollar General has an old school management mentality.

  9.  

    way too much for 2 little

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fort Smith, AR

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

    Pros

    They it give you every single thing to do daily with no variationFrom

    Cons

    way too much to do every single day no home time not enough hours in the day the only person working a lot is the store manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lighten up on the hoursgive more help to the stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Working for Dollar General makes me very happy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Cranford, NJ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cranford, NJ

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

    Pros

    I admire the way the corporate employees are so positive about leading their under management to success. Also, how they promote from within. Our teams know each other, and we help each other whenever possible. My DM is the best. He is a bulldog about policy and procedure, and we as SM's are better for it.

    Cons

    Need updated computer system to help us move through the day quicker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have store Managers go to the DC to spend time with them and work together to understand and help each other be more successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    My overall experience with this company was disappointing.

    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Proctorville, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Proctorville, OH

    I worked at Dollar General part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with the public. Like this sort of work.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. Management had favorites,and even though you had to go behind certain people and fix their mistakes, they were the ones getting hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your truly hard working employees more appreciation. Pay closer attention to what is really going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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