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Dollar General Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos
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Pros
  • Close to home can walk to work if have to also different work environment and great opportunity for me to succeed more in my life right now (in 60 reviews)

  • Can get some experience in different areas, can be easy to move up (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Somewhat of a struggle with work life balance (in 126 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work life balance as a district manager your phone rings non-stop 24/7 (in 66 reviews)

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  1. "growth"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good growth and opportunities for moving up

    Cons

    long work days and stress


  2. "Meh"

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    Current Employee - Key Holder/Lead in Enid, OK
    Current Employee - Key Holder/Lead in Enid, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great customers, nice co-workers, good store manager

    Cons

    Upper management outside of store didn't listen to issues and never tried to help get on track after years of crappy management


  3. "Surprisingly efficient"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    Great pay. Organizationally well oiled machine. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Low payroll is an obvious con


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  5. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - District Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great upward mobility
    Great company growth

    Cons

    Challenging to staff remote locations


  6. "Key holder"

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    Current Employee - Key Holder in Columbia, TN
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Columbia, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people very nice

    Cons

    Not any love my job

    Advice to Management

    None keep up good work


  7. "Good job while going to school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    My manager was great with working around my school hours. I started working here in high school, then stayed while I went to college. The people I worked with were great.

    Cons

    No sitting time. When at work, you were on your feet all day. Not a good job to live off of unless you are higher up.


  8. "store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Coker, AL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Coker, AL
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great customers , good employees , good district manager

    Cons

    Work you to death. not a lot of hours to work with


  9. "It's fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's super easy to get hired

    Cons

    Customers give 20'some for 1 pack of gum.


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you get to meet.

    Cons

    Opening with only 1 person at times.


  11. "Liked working at Dollar General"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Webster, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, decent benefits for full time associates..

    Cons

    the staff is overworked and it can be dragging

    Advice to Management

    Should have 2 associates on register during busy times like 4-6p



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