Dollar General

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Dollar General Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
1,162 Reviews
2.5
1,162 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, friendly,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Athens, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Athens, AL

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

    Pros

    Meet a lot of nice sweet people. Work with some good people.

    Cons

    You get hit on by old people sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    My experience has been wonderful!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Carrier in Auxvasse, MO
    Current Employee - Key Carrier in Auxvasse, MO

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

    Pros

    I have been with Dollar General for less than two month and have been promoted to Key Carrier! Promotions happen sooner than a lot of people would think it does! So glad to have only been working there for a couple of months because I have finally found some place that I can Progress in quickly!

    Cons

    Don't really have any Cons, i have mostly Pros for working at Dollar General.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My Advice for upper Management is that there could be if possible more organization in the receiving room.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Decent

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    • 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 job tasks are fairly easy.

    Cons

    The raise in pay for key holders is not much to be worth it. The tasks they ask you to do are hard because of not being able to see your register.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I love the new store that I work at, its clean with more products to choose from.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker/Cashier in Monroe, LA
    Current Employee - Stocker/Cashier in Monroe, LA

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    The team at the store

    Cons

    Rude customers, shoplifters and the liars that can't admit the truth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love my job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Been working for DG for about 6 months as a cashier.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stocker/Cashier in Dandridge, TN
    Current Employee - Stocker/Cashier in Dandridge, TN

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

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Co workers are fun and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Too much expected of cashiers at my store. Not happy about the hours getting cut constantly. There are usually 3 sometimes 4 people working day shift and always 2 working nights. Day shift does a lot of the stocking. Second shift does some stock recovery and all the cleaning ( it being mostly the cashiers job). I find this store being completely unfair as far as how cashiers are being treated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more employees at night. Too much to do at night me or the other night cashier to do on a part time pay rate. Things would get done better the way management wants if we had better budget to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Big, corporate, and old school, but all in all decent.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Drone in Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - Office Drone in Goodlettsville, TN

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Very nice people, from bottom to top. The pay is great for Tennessee. Office is a super easy commute since it's opposite direction of rush hour. Work-life balance is great, long hours are rare. Company is rapidly growing and doing incredibly well financially. Corporate employees are treated very well.

    Cons

    There are companies out there breaking the mold, doing new and exciting things, and being a catalyst for progress, but... Dollar General is not one of those companies. they're antiquated in practices and ideologies. Dry and corporate office, not much room for creativity or challenges. The company treats their store and retail employees poorly, paying low wages and making them work Thanksgiving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the future! Keep up with the rest of the retail world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good job... but could be better.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    Something new every day, They work with your schedule if for example you are in college.

    Cons

    low pay and you will work most holidays

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Always Busy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    You always have something to update or change with merchandise as it relates to store sets.

    Cons

    Not enough associates during all times of the day for customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more access to corporate office on issues instead of having to deal with already busy district managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Opportunity for advancement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New Castle, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New Castle, PA

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

    Pros

    I have worked at stores that are in small communities with lots of regular customers that you get to know well. I moved up to LSA within my first month, with no prior retail experience, and after a little over a year was promoted to ASM.

    Cons

    Starting wages are low compared to the expected work load. Some stores are not budgeted enough hours to complete the work load. Especially high volume stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do away with the process of 'pennying' items. It's a no-win situation for a store that gets caught with penny items. Just mark them as do not sell. This will also eliminate the overflow of customers who only shop for penny items and never spend a full dollar at DG. These people are, most often, reselling DG products at flea markets at full price and making a profit that should be going to the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    This is a great company to work for!!!

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

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    There is tremendous growth opportunity and very quickly. The salary is great and definitely compliments the work load. The management has always been extremely easy to work with and takes the time to ensure you are trained. This company really takes care of you and makes sure you can succeed.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be challenging if you don't manage you time very efficiently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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