Dollar General Reviews

Updated April 27, 2015
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Pros
  • And the one I work at was close to home, so I enjoyed walking to work (in 17 reviews)

  • you'll be managing your own store in less than a year even if you start on part time with no experience (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is unheard of: Store Managers work a mandatory 6 day, 48 hour work week (in 49 reviews)

  • Store managers receive absolutely no direction or support from their District Managers (in 79 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Outstanding company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Store Manager in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Training Store Manager in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Dollar General

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

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of advancement opportunity.

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor. Labor model is very limited requiring long hours for salaried management

  2. key holder/shift manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Dollar General

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

    Pros

    fast pacing ,,, standing for long hours,,,, being able to be flexible

    Cons

    very strict ...maintain a friendly facial structure

  3. sales associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    It was a job until I found something else

    Cons

    Too much responsibility assigned to this job

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people for different jobs

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  5. Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Ellisville, MS
    Current Employee - District Manager in Ellisville, MS

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

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

    Pros

    Growth potential is unmatched in retail. The short term and long term growth are going to be wonderful opening up many career opportunities, both internally and externally!

    Cons

    Finding the right people to help fuel our growth. Several other retailers need to take notice. We are on a positive path and want talent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

  6. good if u have good store manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New Braunfels, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New Braunfels, TX

    I worked at Dollar General (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved everything about my job

    Cons

    Dg doesnt give enough hrs

  7. Project Manager - Training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nashville, TN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The growth opportunities along with the financial stability of the company.

    Cons

    It is a very challenging work environment, but there is great reward for those that perform.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve on reducing tasks for the store managers.

  8. great company, great benefits

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    Great company, good benefits, good pay, family company, great training,

    Cons

    The hours a store manager has to put in. Need to give more payroll dollars for larger, high volume stores.

    Advice to Management

    Give more payroll dollars for larger, high volume stores

  9. Okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sherman, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sherman, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Reasonable work, Depends on the manager.

    Cons

    Can't void items without a manager and people can get stingy about the pricing of things because supposedly they were half off. Also can be pretty physically requiring until you build up your stamina

  10. Assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Dollar General full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company is easy to work for. They train you and get out of your way.

    Cons

    There are definitely things they can improve on but it seems like they are trying to just that in the last couple of years

    Advice to Management

    Train better and longer your new associates.

  11. Store Manager

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

    I have been working at Dollar General

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay
    DM and RD are quick to help me with problems
    Decent benefits- Health Ins is a little high
    Paid Vacation
    I only work about 44 hours per week

    Cons

    Labor budget is tight, most of the time you barely have enough labor to run your store properly and still get everything done the manager is supposed to without having to put in a 50-60 hour work week.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate tasks wisely, do not get behind, stay one step ahead and you will do fine.

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