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horrible

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager in Vicksburg, MS
Current Employee - Store Manager in Vicksburg, MS
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

great start pay and paid training . you get paid every week

Cons

employee's stealing , too much work on one person

Advice to Management

be more reasonable

Other Employee Reviews for Dollar General

  1. Helpful (6)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Cuba City, WI
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Cuba City, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay raises consistently awarded on your anniversary

    Cons

    * Every employee is considered and treated as a common thief * Minimum wage regardless of employment history, education and skills * NOT an employee-oriented company -- far from it. Viewed and treated as slave labor. * There are no breaks allowed during shifts except a mandatory half-hour for a six-hour shift and an hour for an eight-hour shift. Then the (multi-billion dollar in sales) company doesn't have to pay you for taking a (albeit short) rest. And store managers are prohibited from leaving the premises for lunch and must be on-call during their lunch. * No perks, discounts and VERY limited (almost laughable) benefits * High expectations to be in three places at once and doing three things at the same time * No respect for family or holidays; and compensation for working holidays minimal. Most companies allow employees to get off early for Christmas and New Year's Eve and give the holidays off with pay. NOT Dollar General. Except for Christmas, you are expected to work. * Employees held accountable and written up for things outside their control: amount shoppers spend, overages/shortages in till (but you don't get to count it down and discrepancies $2 or higher get you written up with a termination on the fourth one) * Corporate is a pack of morons and daily demonstrates their stupidity * Management (district and regional) is unsupportive and pushes aside issues besieging the store * Only China government shows more disrespect and disdain for its citizens than DG does its employees * Corporate requirements tie the hands of store management in effectively accomplishing goals * High employee turnover because of corporate attitude * Did I mention every employee is treated as a common thief and subjected to a search before leaving the store Worst company I have EVER worked for in my 40 years of employment. Only an enemy would be happily referred to Dollar General for employment. NEVER a friend.

    Advice to Management

    Turn your attention to your retail employees and treat them with respect. Stop treating them like common thieves and slave laborers. Observe the national holidays and lead the way back to closing stores so employees can enjoy time with their families.


  2. Not hard to do but sometimes hard to go up.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lebanon, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lebanon, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment and easy to work in without having to remember 100 employees names like you would in walmart. laid back in some cases but still professional and makes it easier on the customers if you hate the "Big Box" feel.

    Cons

    Its hard to meet the demands at times but its much easier than the big box stores. Can be stressful when the head honcho comes to see the store.

    Advice to Management

    Smaller stores need more hours too so we can get our jobs done and keep the place afloat! But you do keep the demands on us down to very manageable levels which makes for (usually) happy managers not being stressed to the core.


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