Dollar General Employee Benefit: Vacation & Paid Time Off | Glassdoor

Dollar General Vacation & Paid Time Off

Updated Sep 11, 2014

461 employees reported this benefit


Employer Summary

Full-Time Benefit

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Available to US-based employees (Change location)

Employee Comments

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

    Company dictates when you can go on vacation with most of the year being a blackout period and also despite expecting management to work a minimum of 48-52 hours a week only provides 40 hours in payroll for each week of vacation a manager takes. Meaning that if a store manager wants to use a week of their vacation they essentially still have to work 8-12 hours to reach the expected workload. Vacation hours also cannot be paid out and they don’t roll over so if you didn’t want to take three disconnected weeks off from January to April (one of the few times you can use vacation time) you just lose them which both put together, the restrictive time windows, and exploitative hour allocation makes their vacation program barely functional and honestly more token than anything. The company also claims to allow bereavement leave, sick leave, family medical/emergency , and paternity leave but doesn’t provide any avenues to do so and basically only allows it if you and your limited staff (most stores consisting of no more than 7 employees including all management) can cover it without expending any hours since they consider managers “paid for” So in theory they have those things in practice they don’t.

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

    The only bad thing is having to wait 15 years to get 4 weeks.

  • Jan 08, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Store Manager in Lebanon, Missouri

    After 1 year you get 1 week paid vacation. Hours paid are based on average hours worked in the previous year.

  • Dec 29, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Cashier in El Paso, Texas

    Good benefits and insurance and good health plans

  • Dec 20, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Store Manager in Clinton, Missouri

    You get a week of vacation after one yr. Not sure about the five yr mark and what not.

  • Nov 02, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Store Manager in McDonald, Pennsylvania

    Same as the rest of the industry

  • Oct 18, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Goodlettsville, Tennessee

    Vacation plan is fair but not special.

  • Sep 03, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Store Manager in Fort Worth, Texas

    No paid vacation and/or sick leave for the first year. Even then, you only get 5 days after the first year.

  • Jul 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current General Warehouse in Scottsville, Kentucky

    Offers paid time off afte 6 months

  • Jul 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Store Manager in Lakeland, Florida

    Vacation time is pretty standard with other companies I have worked for

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