Dollar General

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Dollar General Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
1,243 Reviews
2.5
1,243 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    An ok company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Westland, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Westland, MI

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay I make $10.80/hr as assistant manager. My customers are awesome. My team is great and the manager is an awesome training manager!!

    Cons

    They do expect a lot from employees
    Also stores should be given more hours so more than 2 employees can work at a time!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Too much work for not enough compensation.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Flexible hours most of the time.

    Cons

    It's retail. Pay is minimal.

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  5.  

    Really enjoyed the company.

    • 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 part-time

    Pros

    Easy to work with staff.
    Everybody gets along
    Compensation wasn't anything too great, helped that minimum wage just went up

    Cons

    I don't like how employees are allowed to go on smoke breaks whenever they want; also that it is a paid smoke break.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, paid shrink bonus, and sales bonus.

    Cons

    Hard work, work frieght every day,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to every customer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I love working at the location that I am at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in North Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in North Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    If I need a day off, I ask in advance and get it off.

    Cons

    It takes a lot of work to keep the store organized, as customers are very careless when deciding they don't want an item that they have already picked up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they are worth!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I had some good here but MOST OF THE BAD.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Customers smiles, fast pace work environment, flexibility, independent working

    Cons

    Bad pay, ONLY part-time hours,minimum security, and treated as if you are a theif

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you layed your employees better, you would be able to keep them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Storer Mamager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    None but a pay check is nice.

    Cons

    A bunch! To many to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the lies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a Company to make a living

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

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Its close to my home

    Cons

    No hours,,,,and little training, Mgr was new and had to find answers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I was overworked and under appreciated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Dollar General

    Pros

    I was given total store control

    Cons

    Way too many hours worked. Not enough labor budget

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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