Dollar General Reviews

Updated August 28, 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. Awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunity for first time store managers. If you have the right staff and DM you can be successful.

    Cons

    Long hours. No personal life. Heavy workload. Payroll hours are not enough to meet the company expectations. You are expected to pick up the slack.


  2. Helpful (1)

    cashier/key carrier

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    Former Employee - IM Currently Unemployed in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - IM Currently Unemployed in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I loved my job and my customers and interacting with fellow employees

    Cons

    sometimes they overworked us and for the pay we got it wasn't worth it even though I always went above and beyond for the job


  3. manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Danville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with the public, serving their needs

    Cons

    The abundance of stores so close together.

    Advice to Management

    Training


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Nice Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Majority of staff are super friendly. Majority of nice customers in town.

    Cons

    Opening alone sometimes until 1 or even 3 pm


  6. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    I really liked working there

    Cons

    I am not going to lie its a hard job


  7. Helpful (1)

    Cashier/Customer Service Associate

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mount Sidney, VA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mount Sidney, VA

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

    Pros

    Pleasant environment. Easy workload. Easy-going rules/stipulations

    Cons

    The concrete floors will hurt your feet/ankles if working long hour days.


  8. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Worth, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Worth, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company if you got the right team and support. Is great if you looking for a part time as a sales associate.

    Cons

    NO FULL-TIME because of the Obamacare, for Sales Associate. So you will need to get another job.

    Advice to Management

    GIVE STORE MANAGER MORE HOUR FOR THEIR STAFF TO BE ABLE TO OPERATE THE STORE PERFECT. DON'T JUST HIRE MORE PEOPLE FOR PART TIME. GIVE THE STORE TIME MORE HOURS.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Just Started

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's better than working fast food

    Cons

    Making minimum wage is never a fun time honestly


  10. Helpful (1)

    Dollar General is a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    What i like most about Dollar General is the consistency. The work is a constant cycle. You do the same thing each day, every week. There is no guess work on what should be done.

    Cons

    The cons start with not having enough hours to complete all these daily tasks. If you are not 100% committed to this job, you will fall behind. Everyone's job, and how they, and yourself manage the time given is so very important. It is also very hard to keep customers #1. Sometimes you are so busy in the store that you actually wish it wasn't. People are pulling you in all directions wanting something off the ledge, trying to find an item, have a question about a product,etc. By the time the day is over you did nothing but help customers and didn't get any work done. Then your behind.

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone that actually worked in a store before. Also whoever makes the pogs on the computer needs to rescale the size because most of the time the product doesn't fit right on the shelves.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great customers, and challenges everywhere.

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    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging, meet new people, and Independence depending on your manager.

    Cons

    Little hours and trying to get management to listen is hit and miss depending on whose managing.

    Advice to Management

    More hours and listen to employees.



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