Dollar General

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Dollar General Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
1,226 Reviews
2.5
1,226 Reviews
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Dollar General Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling
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Review Highlights

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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a great long-term choice.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Canton, OH

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

    Pros

    If you don't have any experience, it's a decent place to start out, and it's pretty easy to get hired there.

    Cons

    The turnover rate is high, which speaks volumes about employee satisfaction, so you're likely to be working with new people and being asked to cover missed shifts often. Pay was minimum wage as a sales associate, and I wouldn't say it was good pay at salaried positions either because managers have to work far too many hours to make the hourly rate worthwhile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees! Treat them like people, rather than as warm bodies, and prioritize training adequately and paying reasonably to keep them around. One good employee is worth a dozen that quit within the first few weeks. Stop cutting hours and expecting more to get done than is possible, because it keeps your managers at the store longer than they ought to be and you'll ultimately lose them, too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a hard job, but it all depends on management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

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

    Pros

    Always had plenty of hours

    Cons

    unstable management,
    tended to be unfair in regards to being flexible with my schedule

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    Lots of valuable training, great employees, hard workers, fast paced , most employees are dedicated, able to. Tweak things in your store to your liking

    Cons

    Home/ work balance. Expects you to work 80 to 100 hours . when nneeded.Doubles high turnover corp out of touch, UN rrealistic expectations, use to be able to transfer in 6 months now must wait 18 life happens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some of that profit, most districts are short staffed, add more employees to store i promise a better bottom line, maintain good help by paying them and giving them better home life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great customers and staff. Easy to work this job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    fun, friendly, easy going customers

    Cons

    not enough hours and sometimes the night manager has us waiting around for a half hour past our scheduled time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 5 years)

    Pros

    I love working at a company that actually lives and breathes its mission of Serving Others. The culture is unbelievable - very welcoming, family-oriented, and caring but professional. Everyone wants to help each other out and works together for the best interest of the company rather than just themselves. Dollar General cares about its employees and wants them to grow, develop and promote to the next level.

    Cons

    We are a very lean organization so there is a lot of work to get done with limited resources. While this is listed as a con, it does provide opportunities developing time management skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    Working with the public was enjoyable.
    Learning the operation of the store

    Cons

    Not getting recognition for the work you do.
    Not getting good raises.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    the best place I work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Webster, SD
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Webster, SD

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Great team at the store I work at.. Love the fast paced environment and that the store manager treats everyone like humans and not a number..

    Cons

    Wish the hours were steady each week and not a roller coaster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have none to give... Our SM and ASM are awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    very good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    With hard work, Dollar General give you an opportunity to advance with a great career and promotions

    Cons

    the work could be difficult at times. you have to love we still to do the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management look for store managers that are dedicated and looking for further development

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A nice Summer Job with great people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Westmoreland, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Westmoreland, TN

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and laid back individuals. Small store, so there isn't an overwhelming amount of work.

    Cons

    Sometime I would lose sleep on the stocking nights, since there isn't a dedicated crew. It was a nice change of pace, though. Not many opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The manager here was amazing, and whomever comes after should follow in her steps.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Meh

    • 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

    The customers! Staying busy. Culture of the company

    Cons

    Bad management. Not enough hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your management better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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