Dollar General Reviews

Updated July 2, 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. Helpful (5)

    One of the best places I have worked for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pine Bluff, AR
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Pine Bluff, AR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is like working with family and friends. It has a small home town feeling about it unlike those larger retail stores.

    Cons

    Not enough hours supplied at times to cover the task that's required. I personally would like to see a couple more cash registers and cashiers. Sometimes the lines get extremely long.

    Advice to Management

    Think about adding a couple more registers to the stores. Five o'clock traffic and weekends can bring in more income if they can be checked out more quickly.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities if you want them and are willing to work for them.

    Cons

    The pay could be a little better, but I think that's true with all companies.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of Serving Others.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Store Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Fresno, CA

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

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

    Pros

    First off, its retail. I have worked for a few retailers in my years, and this is a great company. Yes, you will have to work. And yes, its not the greatest pay, but its retail. I have been with the company for just over a year, and because of the effort and results, i was promoted to DM in under 1.5 years. This company is growing fast, and i chose to be a part of this growth. There are so many people that have started as a sales associate and because of their performance, and effort, they are a DM. And they dont have any more or less education than I do.
    So, if you want to move up fast, with a growing company, but you are not afraid to work, this is a great company. If you dont want to work, but want the positions handed to you. Than dont waste our time or my payroll. Benefits are as good as most retailers, fulltime get paid vacations etc... but the biggest plus is, if i needed off, i got it. This company does better than most retailers with work life balance.

    Cons

    Hey, its retail. You will work, and deal with some interesting characters. You will throw freight, cashier and.. throw freight and recover the store and did I mention throw freight yet?

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Sales Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lufkin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lufkin, TX

    I have been working at Dollar General

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

    Pros

    very loving and understanding customers

    Cons

    hot temperature in the store

    Advice to Management

    more colder temperatures


  6. Helpful (3)

    Mid level manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

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

    Pros

    Great culture that provides opportunities for all

    Cons

    None that can't be overcome

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the core values


  7. Helpful (1)

    Human Resources

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative II in Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Representative II in Goodlettsville, TN

    I have been working at Dollar General

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

    Pros

    Of all the companies that I have worked for or consulted with, Dollar General is the most genuine. They reward hard work and are open to new ideas and ways of doing things. In my first year, I have received a raise, a promotion and recognition for the work that I have done.

    They develop people who possess key attributes, they do not just put someone in a role because they have done it in the past.

    Cons

    You will work hard, but you will also be rewarded for your hard work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    Amazing customers and co workers.

    Cons

    I honestly enjoyed working this job. I had no complaints.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Cashier

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Panama City Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Panama City Beach, FL

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a nice job get tot work with some really great people

    Cons

    Sometimes i dont get breaks and sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Need to keep some leads on the right path


  10. Helpful (1)

    Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great variety in what you are exposed to for career growth. Fast pace and dynamic environment that is focused on serving its core customer base.

    Cons

    Sometimes the "nice to do" items have to go on the back burner in order to keep up with the growth rates.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of what it takes to serve all the current stores while looking ahead at the growth opportunities.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Corporate Based Review

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

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    This is based on corporate experience, but DG has a fantastic people, great culture, good leadership and challenging work. In my role, I deal mostly with leadership, so I am privy to things that others are not, but DG is going places in the coming years with it's growth plans.

    Cons

    This is based on corporate experience, but pay could be better and there are some long nights/days, but that is probably unavoidable in corporate America. I can't speak for the stores, but I hear work-life balance and direct supervisors make it very challenging to work those positions, which leads to a lot of turnover.



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