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Dollar General Overview

Goodlettsville, TN
10000+ employees
1939
Company - Public (DG)
Other Retail Stores
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning ... Read more

Mission: We're a fast moving $20 billion, Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 14,000 stores and 15 distribution centers in 44 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic team atmosphere that leverages each person’s ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We’re proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ inclusion!
    Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is just another reason to join our team! #dginclusion #growwithus

  • Come Grow With Us! Looking for high potential talent in Framingham, MA and surrounding area!
    Career Event will be held Tuesday 8/15, and Wednesday 8/16 from 11am – 5pm.
    Location: Hampton Inn, 319 Speen St. Natick, MA.
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    Product availability, styles, colors, brands, promotions and prices may vary between stores and online. Early sell-out possible on special purchase items, and quantities may be otherwise limited. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to limit quantities to normal retail and online purchases. No rain checks available.

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Dollar General – Why Work For Us?



Dollar General is an exciting place these days.  

Not only is the shopping experience the best it has ever been, our rapid growth has created tremendous career opportunities throughout the company. DG employees find career success and personal gratification by making a difference in the lives of our customers and in the communities we serve. We operate more than 14,000 stores in both large and small communities. Those stores are successful because our Associates are comprised of friends and neighbors who carry out the spirit of our mission: Serving Others.

 

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Store Careers

Customer focus is the driving force behind our operations and support functions. Our founders led this charge at Dollar General's inception, and it has been translated into a statement of purpose for the organization.

 

Sales Careers

Sales Associate applications are accepted online or at our stores. Individual stores hire and manage their own part-time and full-time employees.

 

Corporate Careers

We think of our corporate headquarters as the Store Support Center, because the different departments are here to support store employees that deliver quality products and service to our customers every day. The Store Support Center is located in Goodlettsville, TN, 16 miles north of Nashville. You'll enjoy a dynamic, fast-paced environment where each and every day, you'll encounter new and exciting challenges. Dollar General has many moving parts to meet customers' needs, along with an aggressive growth strategy. This requires innovative thinkers and people who challenge our organization to operate more efficiently and effectively in multiple fields.

 

Distribution Center Careers

The distribution network is an integral component of our retail business operation, as nearly all items that reach our store shelves pass through one of our 15 distribution centers. Distribution Center employees are responsible for receiving, warehousing, and shipping the products you see in our stores every day. The Distribution Centers accept hourly applications locally, which are clerical and material handling positions.

 

 


Mission & Values

Dollar General is an exciting place these days.

Not only is the shopping experience the best it has ever been, our rapid growth has created tremendous career opportunities throughout the company. DG employees find career success and personal gratification by making a difference in the lives of our customers and in the communities we serve. We operate more than 14,000 stores, located in 44 states in both large and small communities. Those stores are successful because our Associates are comprised of friends and neighbors who carry out the spirit of our mission: Serving Others.

We will continue to grow and thrive with individuals who have a desire to Serve, a drive to Excel and a determination to Succeed. Find out if you have what it takes to succeed on our team. Your future starts today.

 

Dollar General University

Dollar General is proud to offer best in class tuition benefits and discounts to all employees through our University Alliance Program. Consisting of 8 regionally-accredited universities, Dollar General’s University Alliance Program, provides tuition benefits to full and part time employees. Benefits and discounts include, tuition match, tuition reduction, waived fees, deferred billing, and discounts that extend to include immediate family members of our employees. In addition, our Tuition Scholarship Program offers up to $4,000 reimbursement per calendar year, assisting qualified full time employees, in their desire to advance through higher education.  

Come explore our opportunities and grow your career with us!

University Alliance Partners:

American InterContinental University

Bellevue University

Capella University

Colorado Tech University

DeVry University

Drexel Online University

Strayer University

University of Phoenix

 

 


Diversity & Incusion at Dollar General

Building a culture that respects the dignity and differences in others is driving our success. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is supported through our actions, decisions and initiatives. At Dollar General our mission of Serving Others includes everyone! 


“We are committed to respecting and embracing the differing experiences and perspectives we all bring to the table. This is a journey and the landscape is ever changing.

With such a bright future ahead of us, we will continue to collaborate to reach new customers, promote an inclusive culture, and live our values of giving back.”

- Todd Vasos, CEO


Learn more about Diversity & Inclusion at Dollar General:

http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dg-careers/Pages/diversity-inclusion.aspx

 

 

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I am involved in several of Dollar General’s employee resource groups (ERG) at Dollar General.  I have chosen to stay involved because our ERG’s represent our company’s mission of Serving Others.  The ERGs provide networking opportunities with peers and executive management, cultural awareness events, and professional development.  



Carol Nakauchi

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Dollar General continues to challenge me to be the best merchant and team player that I can be. Some of the best merchants in the country work here and exposure to their thought processes and insight allows me to learn and grow everyday.

Gloria Avila

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Moving to Nashville from another region of the country, has provided a better quality of life for myself and my family.

I am able to participate in community events and being so close to downtown Nashville, there is always something interesting to see and do.In my work environment, I trust the leadership at dollar General and enjoy the spirit of camaraderie I share with my colleagues. The work that I take pride in doing is respected.


 

Pooh Vichidvongsa

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I enjoy working for Dollar General because I learn something new every day. I also enjoy the collaboration with diverse people from different areas of the organization.

Marco Nunez

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I love the fast pace of the SSC and that there is always a new project/service that DG is implementing so my job is never monotonous. Striving to deliver quality processes and support to our field partners and stores keeps me motivated and helps me fulfill the company's mission of serving others.

Hannah Fann

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The people are amazing! In such a large company, it’s refreshing to see a camaraderie that is more like family. We are all working toward a common goal and it is great to see how well people and departments work together to accomplish what is set forth in front of them.

I am a member of the DGYP ERG at Dollar General. It’s nice to be connected to a group of people with similar interests and goals without the pressure of being required to commit to every event. We offer so many different opportunities to get involved that there truly is something for everyone. And each event is different; everything from networking to educational to sporting events – the spectrum is broad!

Henry Jackson

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Based upon the company’s strong market position and continued expansion, I felt confident that by joining the Dollar General team I could continue to advance my career and build upon my education and previous experience.

Dollar General has several Employee Resource Groups, focused on networking, professional development and community outreach. It is great to be part of a group that promotes diversity awareness and embraces differences.


Sravani Borra

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Dollar General  has a great corporate environment. The facilities are wonderful with free covered parking, on-site cafeteria, day care, and subsidized fitness center. You interact with professionals from different backgrounds possessing various skills. The corporate sponsored events available at the SSC provide a great opportunity to network with other departments.



 

Shareeka Meadows

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I enjoy working for Dollar General because the company provides many outlets to grow and develop professionally within the organization. You can be yourself because at Dollar General we celebrate diversity of thoughts and innovative thinking, which allows me to utilize my creativity.

Bharani Krishnasamy

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Having worked with DG for a while, I would say that the company is focused on utilizing new technologies. DG wants to be more than in par with its competition; it is equipped with a well evolving IT infrastructure, and constantly improving/creating tools to improve systems for our end user. It is amazing to think that I am a part of this rapidly evolving environment and learning while adapting to new platforms. I feel that I am in the right place at the right time.

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Dollar General Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
  • Training Top 125, Training Magazine, 2017
  • Employer Partner Award, Opportunity Now- Mayor Megan Barry (TN), 2017
  • America's Best Place for Latinos to Work, HLPA, 2017
  • Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
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