Dollar General

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We think a lot of ourselves. Sorry if the company treats you like crap. We were busy serving others....

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Current Employee - Director in Goodlettsville, TN
Current Employee - Director in Goodlettsville, TN

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

Pros

Strong business performance (until this quarter), many nice people at HQ; If you're an executive, you're doing really well. Just look at the 30 or 40 $100k+ cars in the first level of the parking garage. Must be nice.

Love the parking garages at work. Beautiful vistas from the HQ buildings look into nothing special, but they're beautifully placed on the ridge

Cons

Then there's the rest of us.

As you'll see, DG does not pay very well.

The company values mean nothing beyond words. There are lots of company politics, lying, cheating and playing games with the livelihood of the employees and all the contractors we work to death.

DG is also very reluctant to promote minorities/gays/women into upper levels of management.

It feels to me like a lot of the inclusive messages in the office are really just mandates from or cover against the latest lawsuit from an employee. We seem to have a new lawsuit every year. We treat our employees like our customers. Disposable labor, next in line.

No flex time. No working from home. Butt in chair at 7 or 8AM. No time for a life outside work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Serving others=screwing poor people and patting ourselves on the back about how sad their lives are. It's so pious for such a secular, immoral group of "leaders." Egotistical, rich, and out of touch are 3 ways to describe senior "leaders" (a.k.a. the old white guy's club).

DG= $16B, Walmart $465B

Don't buy into the hype. We act like a small town dollar store because that's what we are. That's all it'll ever be, unless you're one of the execs. Rick Dreiling made $16,000,000 last year. Way to go Dick.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Love this Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    Great upper management and the company is always moving forward.

    Cons

    No work/life balance the stores are too understaffed due to low associate pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of work for not a lot of money.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Easy to talk to HR. Easy to understand logistics.

    Cons

    Too much workload for one person. Not enough employees. Store is dirty and you have zero time to clean it. Customer service is lacking. No A/C. No water fountain. No breaks except for lunch unless you're a smoker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that stores are hiring the right amount of people. There are supposed to be 6 more people at the store that I work at. No one has been hired and I've worked there three months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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