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Dollar General Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good has most things i need close to home (in 73 reviews)

  • This is a fast paced company who values true assets to the company (in 102 reviews)

Cons
  • DG hasn't quite caught on to work life balance just yet but I can tell they are on their way (in 151 reviews)

  • no work-life balance because of the shift changing (in 78 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Full time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Laurel, MS
    Current Employee - Cashier in Laurel, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would like to work here to benefit myself and the store I will work any shifts mornings or nights Monday through Sunday whatever is needed

    Cons

    Will not except anything less than minimum-wage

    Advice to Management

    I would be a great employee I can come in if someone is out or sick I live a short distance from the worksite so it wouldn't be a problem for me to get there I would never be late


  2. "Dollar General"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Fast paced and I didn't have time to get bored
    Time went quickly

    Cons

    I was always scheduled 2 pm to close
    I always had to work on weekends

  3. Helpful (1)

    "its ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Key in Versailles, OH
    Current Employee - Third Key in Versailles, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    you stay busy the whole time your there...and then some

    Cons

    high school drama is always there

    Advice to Management

    man up and do your job!


  4. "More hours and pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Keyholder in Cuba, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier/Keyholder in Cuba, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work, friendly co-workers. Nice customers, quality products.

    Cons

    Pay could be better and would like more than 25 hrs a week and would like to be paid for all the hours I have worked in one week and not just for 25.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the employees for the hours they work


  5. "Fairly decent job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Millbrook, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Millbrook, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse atmosphere
    Different assignments
    Management can be good depending on your store

    Cons

    Low hours
    Low pay
    Shifts are unpredictable

    Advice to Management

    I was hired on the spot, no formal interview whatsoever. I was literally asked if I had reliable transportation and if I could handle the job. I'd recommend that pay is raised for employees and more hours are offered. Overall Dollar General is a decent place to work, I wouldn't expect to live off of it though.


  6. "Can be alright.."

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    Former Employee - Key Holder/Lead in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Key Holder/Lead in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You gain service skills to handle the best and worst customers.
    My former managers trained me well and the crew was awesome.

    Cons

    Every week they seem to cut hours.
    Certain district managers make your life hell with tons of emails and petty griping.
    I also think it's a requirement for some DM in the Lafayette. La area to wear their cloths three sizes too small.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bothering your managers with all the stupid emails. We get it. You want stuff done , but we can't if we are having to read and reply to emails every 5 minutes.


  7. "Love to work here and become a good employee."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Christiana, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Christiana, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great and fluent to provide my working needs.

    Cons

    I do not have any bad thoughts about this job.

    Advice to Management

    Love to continue working here.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad company to start with buy you can't progress because no one listens to each other"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment
    Pay isn't terrible

    Cons

    Company keeps cutting my store's hours.
    Management won't do anything about the lazy employees or slackers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your other employees. There's always room for improvement.


  9. "Lead sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    Love my hours ...but can't use less days

    Cons

    Need better pay for my work

    Advice to Management

    Take a few days off u work to hard


  10. "District Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    Ok Pay and very rewarding working with your employees.

    Cons

    Lots of Hours
    Conflicting direction from different management levels.


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