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Dollar General Benefits

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At Dollar General, we strive to serve our employees with respect and opportunity. To help meet the needs of our employees we offer the following benefit programs:

Health and Welfare Benefits

Dollar General offers multiple comprehensive plans with varying levels of coverage and cost based on your particular needs. Plus, Dollar General contributes toward the cost of these benefits, so we can offer you health insurance at an affordable cost! All designated full-time positions and designated part-time positions that have averaged over 30 hours per week during a defined measurement period will qualify for the following:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription/Medical Care Flexible Spending Account/ Dependent Care Flexible / Spending Account/Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability/ Life Insurance/Critical Illness/Accident/ Business Travel Accident/ Wellness Programs/Employee Assistance Program(EAP)

Compensation/Rewards/Work Benefits

  • Competitive pay Annual bonus opportunity / Service award recognition program/Vacation time with pay and paid holidays/Non-smoking work environment

Retirement Savings Plan

Through the 401(k) Savings and Retirement Plan, Dollar General helps you realize your dreams of retirement. Here is how:

  • You may contribute up to 25% of your pre-tax income (up to the IRS annual limit).
  • Dollar General offers one of the best match programs in retail – dollar for dollar up to the first 5% of your pay.
In addition to the opportunity to enroll in the 401(k) program, part-time employees are eligible for the Critical Illness and Accident Policies provided by Allstate and the Better Life EAP.


This information reflects the highlights of Dollar General's benefit plans and is intended as an overview. Employee must meet certain eligibility requirements, if applicable. In the event of any discrepancy between a Plan and the information provided on this site, the official Plan documents will govern. Dollar General reserves the right to amend or terminate any Plan at any time and without notice.


Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Feb 17, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Nashville, Tennessee

    The best thing about benefits is that you can go to hospital or any where like it and not worry about paying the bill.

  • Feb 13, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Sales Associate in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

    Good coverage if your willing to have less money a week but its worth it to be insured

  • Jan 30, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Cashier in Watauga, Texas

    Help you get GED if needed. Promote from within. Promote education continuing for all employees at all levels all the time.

  • Jan 27, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Store Training Manager in Jacksonville, Illinois

    The worst thing about the benefits package in my opinion is we don't get any sick or personal time so it all has to come out of our vacation and I dont think that's right.

  • Jan 22, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Bethel, Pennsylvania

    BCBS Health Insurance has high deductibles for family plan. Available 90 days after start date.

  • Jan 18, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Assistant Manager in Bethune, South Carolina

    Not very many benefits. Paid vacation time based on how long you have been with the company, but only for full time employees.

  • Feb 19, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Store Manager in Buckeye Lake, Ohio

    Health insurance seemed decent. Mine was about 130.00/month with dental. Their vacation was kind of a joke, though. You only get one week after a year, and you cannot pay out. You use it or lose it. Two weeks for two years. Then three weeks after seven years. As if anyone stays here that long.

  • Feb 13, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Store Manager in Newark, New Jersey

    The benefits package is fairly useless except to avoid government fees. At $150 being paid to my premiums a week my copays are still astronomical and in many cases simply do not cover small prescription prices or visits. I visit the doctors maybe only once a year (since the company practically requires me to work through illnesses never allowing a shutdown or providing relief) and despite that fact my copays for urgent care visits are $60 out of pocket before services rendered. They’d only be $100 without insurance and could be billed Post visit. The benefits package is practically useless and just a way for the company to make commission off of it’s employees. The company offers vacation but they can’t roll over and cannot be cashed out and the company only allows for vacations between mid-September-mid november and then again from January through april if you have three full time employees who’ve all been employed long enough to get full vacations this means you spend the majority of the year understaffed and that’s IF the company allows you to use your vacation time that they again do not allow you to cash out. Penalizing the hardest workers. The company also recently announced maternity leave and when asked about paternity refused to comment they basically make their benefits up on the fly and for one of the largest retailers in America this kind of by the seat of your pants slipshod management is crazy. They offer sick days but only because the state requires it and they started everyone out at 0 hours and refuse to acknowledge actual hours worked (only allotting sick time for management 1 hour for 40 hours worked and once management works over 40 which we are required to work at least 48 not counting any of those) for management which I’ve been informed by my legal representation is illegal. But it doesn’t matter because other than to buff their own payroll I’ve never seen sick time used or covered. You’re also required to have a phone and most communication is made over it yet the cost of it isn’t subsidized at all. One of the worst benefits packages I’ve ever experienced.

  • Feb 13, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Store Manager in Elizabeth, New Jersey

    Health insurance fair, 401K fair, everything else horrible

  • Jan 28, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Assistant Store Manager in Southaven, Mississippi

    The premiums are too high for the little bit of pay you make. The copays are too high as well.

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