Dollar General

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5 people found this helpful  

You feel like a slave owner 1/2 the time and a slave the other half!!!!

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - District Manager in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - District Manager in Tampa, FL

I have been working at Dollar General

Pros

Company Car is good
You will meet some really hard working people who truly try to do a good job

Cons

Run, run, run!!!
Store Level- You are expected to get Store Managers to run a store that is open for 12-13 hours a day, 7 days a week on 115 hours. Not possible! Most of these Store Mangers work well over 70 hours a week for $30,000. But if you happen to get a Store Manager that is lazy, or is incompetent HR will back them...all they have to do is make a complaint about you. True or not that Store Manager is now untouchable for fear of lawsuit. Meanwhile, the rest of your Managers are busting their butts to get it all done and the squeaky wheels do nothing.

Equipment-Antiquated equipment, computers, buildings...everything! Nothing ever works correctly. The only way to fix it is to go and buy the part or router or whatever yourself and hope you can get reimbursed. One store-in Florida-had no air for over 5 months. They wonder why sales are down...the chocolates are dripping off the shelves, the loaves of bread have condensation in them...disgusting! Another store has a 6 inch wide crack in the floor...a sinkhole will swallow that building, I hopes its after hours.

Corporate Level-Hours and hours of your time is wasted in conference calls about stuff that has no chance of working. No one responds to you from tech support for computer problems for days on end. Facility services almost don't exist. Nasty emails arrive daily and nightly. Your phone will ring from 5:30am until after midnight every day. I had to start leaving my phone in another room so I could get 4-5 hours of sleep a night. They expect you as a DM to get your managers ($30,000 a year) and your hourly employees (min. wage) to work miracles while corporate executives take the private company jet back and forth to work from home every week. It's insanity.

Overall, DG is a terrible place to work. You will be treated poorly and in turn you will be expected to treat those under you the same way. It sucks to lose a $90,000 a year salary, but it was that or my soul. I'm glad I have made the decision to jump ship...wonder what my boss will say when I tell him! Wish me luck!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

RETIRE!!!!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Shitty

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    Good benefits...medical insurance and 401K

    Cons

    As a manager, your life becomes Dollar General and after you give them your heart, soul and family life, they decide you are too old and defame you so they can fire you and put someone one third your age and no experience to replace you. Run don't walk away from a job opportunity with Dollar General.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending you really care about your people. ACTUALLY appreciate the really good and dedicated people who work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good part time job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Dollar General

    Pros

    as a cashier/ stock thrower the work isn't really difficult
    If you get the right people working with you, as I mostly have, it can be fun and fulfilling

    Cons

    Not much monetary incentive to rise to higher position.
    Esp at keyholder/ assistant manager level, a lot of work required for the amount of money you're getting paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect so much from minimum wage employees. Be realistic about the amount of hours you give a store to get done the amount of work you want done, or don't complain that its not done.

    No opinion of CEO
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