Compare Dollar General vs The Salvation Army BETA

See how working at Dollar General vs. The Salvation Army compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Dollar General vs. The Salvation Army. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Dollar General

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The Salvation Army

Employee Ratings

  • Dollar General scored higher in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
  • The Salvation Army scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.8
(based on 10413 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 2960 reviews)
The Salvation Army employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
The Salvation Army employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.4
Work-life balance
3.5
The Salvation Army employees rated their Work-life balance 1.1 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.6
Senior Management
2.9
The Salvation Army employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.7
Culture & Values
3.4
The Salvation Army employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Dollar General Ceo Todd Vasos
47%
47%Todd Vasos
CEO Approval
The Salvation Army Ceo Brian Peddle
65%
65%Brian Peddle
The Salvation Army employees rated their CEO Approval 18% higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
38%
% Recommend to a friend
56%
The Salvation Army employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 19% higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
37%
Positive Business Outlook
45%
The Salvation Army employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 8% higher than Dollar General employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Dollar General salaries averaged $25,271 higher than The Salvation Army.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager2161 Salaries
$48,393/yr
Sales Associate909 Salaries
$10/hr
District Manager408 Salaries
$93,650/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager61 Salaries
$16/hr
Sales Associate43 Salaries
$12/hr
Director33 Salaries
$66,211/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Dollar general" was the most mentioned Pro at Dollar General.
  • "Salvation army" was the most mentioned Pro at The Salvation Army.
  • Dollar General had 331 more reviews than The Salvation Army that mentioned "Low pay" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Dollar general"(in 310 reviews)
"Fast paced"(in 210 reviews)
Pros
"Salvation army"(in 124 reviews)
"Helping people"(in 123 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 465 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 341 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 134 reviews)
"Salvation army"(in 117 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - General Warehouse Worker

I have been working at Dollar General full-time

Pros

-Great Benefits -“6 Point”, point system so if you cannot be present or have to leave early -Bonuses from time to time -They feed you for certain Hollidays and events and get food catered out on... lunch breaks or have cookouts for us a good bit. -Pay is weekly, starting out pay is good -Pretty fast money in my opinion -Can bid into different departments -PTO -starting out, people definitely get 2 transitional days and I believe 1-2 floater days

Cons

-Very physical depending on what your position is but not very much isn’t physical -Sometimes, it is very hot in the summer time if there is large doors open and the summer just started (but it isn’t... bad once it cools down from the AC I assume) -The physical on feet from 10-12 hours can be difficult, especially for people not used to walking, climbing, and standing so long at one time. -Dirty, dusty -loud/busy pace

Advice to Management

Numbers do matter, but the production number, is absolutely not the whole reflection of how hard some work, or what extra tasks that your employees are actually doing.

"Short review"Feb 15, 2022

Former Employee - Camp Counselor

I worked at The Salvation Army full-time for less than a year

Pros

You are a part of a team.

Cons

I don’t have any cons to list.

Advice to Management

More staff for children.

Job Postings

Dollar General has 77,124 more recently posted open jobs than The Salvation Army.
Recent Jobs
Recent Jobs
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Order SelectorPottsville, PA
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