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Corporate policies force stores to scrutinize every employee and customer as dishonest people.

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Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Dollar General part-time for less than a year

Pros

Individual managers are usually great people who enjoy their jobs. Cashiers have the opportunity to work with customers all day long.

Cons

Stocking occurs during the regular work day, causing stress on employees trying to meet unrealistic productivity goals while also being expected to drop everything and assist customers.
Policies of identifying oneself at other stores because employees are dishonest.
The base pay is less than most individuals can afford to take for the amount of work done.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of your starting employees. For some, this isn't just a part time job that gives extra bucks. Some folks need this paycheck to pay the bills and support a family.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ads and Recruiters state "HANDS ON" and they aren't kidding

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Grand Island, NE
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Grand Island, NE

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

    Pros

    Respectable product at a reasonable price, available in nearly every market needed
    Dollar stores, in general, are profiting nicely in this economic downturn. Why they aren't sharing it in Payroll Percentages above single digits for staffing is beyond me!

    Cons

    Minimal labor hours allotted for quality customer service, store production essentials such as freight and resets. Intro wages attract low level potential employees; nearly impossible to terminate even for cause. Old and/or dilapidated building with maintenance issues. No direct access to environmental controls - e.g. store is too hot or too cold. Preponderance of POP systems failure - poor customer service, frustration for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that you will have the full support of your DM to perform essential functions within your store, especially with regard to employees. The culture of "Coach Up" has more to do with legalities to ensure no toe hold for lawsuits when terminating under-performing personnel. Ask the hard questions prior accepting a position offered. Take a hard look at previous year's growth, shrink, productivity. This company has a high turn over rate among its hourly employees. Employee theft is DGs biggest concern and liability. Unless you happen to be applying to a polite and small community, be prepared to live at work for 3 - 6 months. These stores are open long hours, 24/7/365. The deliberately LOW PERCENTILE ALLOTTED for staffing (less than double digits) means you - the store manager - will be spending a lot of time Alone at the store (dollar stores, in general tending to attract the less-than desirable employee and customer.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Gulfport, MS
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Gulfport, MS

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    It's a pay check
    Planning for seasons and adds are pretty simple

    Cons

    Working 6 days a week
    >150 hrs for 30,000 a week
        That's truck, cashiers, management while being open 15 hrs a day
    Low pay with no room to negotiate for better
    Hiring process takes 3 weeks for a part time cashier

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As management, it is your job to provide your people with the tools they need to do their job. That means staffing and equipment to complete the task correctly and in a timely manner. If a fast food chain can get a background check back in a few hrs why does it take us so long? Please look in to speeding this up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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