Dollar General Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
1,089 Reviews
2.5
1,089 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)

  • 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    it was good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Weaverville, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Weaverville, CA

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

    Pros

    new experiences and fast pasted

    Cons

    the location and the environment around the store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the store manger more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunity for Growth

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

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Everyone has the opportunity for growth within the organization. This company is involved with its employees and genuinely cares about them.

    Cons

    None at the present time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Pay was okay. Pretty basic duties.

    Cons

    The experience is completely based upon your boss. Literally. You can either learn a lot about managing a store or end up pulling freight all day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep better tabs on the Store Managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    entry level

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    the people i work with.

    Cons

    the district manager is never available to support the store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Hr More involved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was a learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Dothan, AL
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Dothan, AL

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

    Pros

    Advancement that solely relied on your ambition and work drive. Not because of the time frame you worked there.

    Cons

    Terrible hours. The fact that you could be part of management and still only get 27 hours per week. And no discounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The more you take care of your employees, the better revenue the company will bring in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Easy going, fun, energetic job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Carrollton, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Carrollton, GA

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

    Pros

    It's a very easy going job. Not hard to get the hang of things. Friendly people I worked with had lots of nice customers.

    Cons

    At the location I was at I was working part-time and was getting almost 10 hours a week. I don't know what was going on there so I left to find better opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to check and make sure employees are liking the job and asking about management because my management got away with a lot of stuff and was cutting our hours MAJOR!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Supply, but gets boring to work at.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Milton, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Milton, FL

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

    Pros

    Cheap supplies for school and clothes

    Cons

    Expired food, not an easy job and not the best job you can have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    outstanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and great company to work for.

    Cons

    None that I have encountered at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Dollar General

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The compaby is growing in all regions

    Cons

    Most store have Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I have dealt with poor management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    The main good thing about working for DG is that it is only 2 miles from home.

    Cons

    Challenging issues of working at DG include poor management, under 8.00/hour and only 18 hours per week. It is challenging because I do not have a second job or my spouse is unable to work. The manager never orders enough of the cigarettes that sell the most, is consistently running out of things that customers are looking for, and very unlikely expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is give the employees a discount. Not even management gets an employee discount the way it is set up, and here, trust your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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