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Dollar General Reviews

Updated January 23, 2019
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  • "No work life balance whatsoever" (in 90 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Position"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    Nice Staff
    Reasonable Management
    Nice place to work

    Cons

    Long hours Need Longer breaks

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for new people in the workforce"

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    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Powder Springs, Cobb, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Powder Springs, Cobb, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My first job was at Dollar Tree. They pay wasn't that great, and Dollar General offered me more pay and hours.
    The pay isn't that bad for a beginner. You will receive payraises eventually. I received a payraise and got promoted to LEAD Sales Associate 4 months of working there, because I put in as much effort as I could. I came in when someone called out, I was even offering to work up to 60 hours in a given week.
    There are a lot of Dollar General Locations. You may be called in to work at another store if you're off on your own store, and you should always take it to prove your dedication.
    My store managers are really nice, and I like them. They know exactly what to do and isn't lazy at all.

    Cons

    Depending on your store location, a big problem I face is the amount of destruction that happens if it isn't recovered properly. If you tend to get a lot of customers during the day, recovering could be a hassle and it most definitely is at my store.

    Another con would be hours given on the schedule. I've been scheduled as little as 14 hours one week, while another, 32. It's not steady at all, at least for me. If you need it to be steady, speak to management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and handle the store and employees!

  3. "Decent first job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Troy, MI

    I worked at Dollar General part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cash register was easy to learn, not too many products so learning to stock shelves was easy enough

    Cons

    Pay was not great


  4. "Good time"

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work meet new people

    Cons

    Part time no room for advanced


  5. "Its Okay"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Bethel, PA
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Bethel, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rapid pay increases, so-so benefits, most supervisors are pretty cool

    Cons

    Slave to LMS. Less than 100% you will be written up. Long hours--little notice

    Advice to Management

    A little humanity will go further than all the incentives. People don't want to feel as though they are walking on glass, performance- wise, worried about when the proverbial hammer will drop.


  6. "Great fast pace place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is nice it's like a family. Fast paced work

    Cons

    Hours are little and thr no full time positions unless you fall into from being there for years after someone else leaves.


  7. "It was okay but co-workers are very sneaky and will try to come after you daily so stay alert"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Appling, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Appling, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice customers. Clean store.

    Cons

    Bad management. Attitude is awful. Short breaks

  8. "Overall adverage"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bethune, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bethune, SC

    I worked at Dollar General full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Regular work, social workplace, decent coupons

    Cons

    Non flexible schedule. Low base pay.


  9. "Willing to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Never Work There
    Former Employee - Never Work There
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoying the people and helping the elderly

    Cons

    Placing the right items in the right places.

    Advice to Management

    Working with other also whom is willing to grow with the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pros included customer service experience.

    Cons

    Cons included constantly changing hours.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise a slight wage increase depending on the frequency of changed hours.