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Store Manager Dollar General... BRUTAL !!!!!!!!!!

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Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Toledo, OH
Former Employee - Store Manager in Toledo, OH

I worked at Dollar General full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

None, Seriously apply someplace else.

Cons

Average Store Manager work schedule is 70 hours a week, Salary no overtime.
No labor hours to complete projects or process freight. Employees are hired at minimum wage and only given 24 hours a week max. Work load is ridiculous, Expectations of management are ridiculous. Constant threats and harassment about theft / shrink. Seriously I left the company three weeks ago and I don't miss it one day.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop beating your store managers to death !!!!!!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Dollar General

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stressful, overworked, understaffed, No home life.

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager  in  Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Aiken, SC

    I worked at Dollar General full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Advancement via growth and turnover. A company if you are in dire need of a job or you want to get some managerial experience to take to a company that will appreciate you.

    Cons

    Its amazing that shortly after DG came out on the Worst Employer list you have a large amount of excellent reviews.(August & September) You will notice they came from the corporate office, upper management or anonymous employees. Its sad they are trying to rig the process. Cons are numerous. Managers required to work 6 days year round and on call even on days off for call outs or conference calls , far to few hours to run a proper store, my store ran roughly 25% to 30% of its open hours with a single associate in the store, low pay and high expectations on all staff members. They always push on customer service and shrink control. Any decent company knows the answer to those issues is proper staffing and a happy team. They expect the manager to have and take full responsibility of a store when they have no time to be anything but a high priced laborer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the stores through the eyes of the employees who actually make the money for you. Sitting behind a desk looking at numbers will never give you the insight you need.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I found the Store Managers and staff to be very willing. Corporate has unrealistic expectations of what anyone can do.

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    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - District Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at Dollar General full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Paycheck never bounced, Company car and a gas card...That's it!

    Cons

    Long hours, unrealsitic demands placed on DM's to enforce upon store staff's. Company culture is that of ALL the employee's are stealing, lying and abusing the system. There is no work/life balance- They suck the life right out of you! You DO NOT need a job this badly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dreiling and his crew have dug this company into a pit that it will never recover from. Lose your company jets, race car drivers and HUGE bonuses and pay your store teams a livable salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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