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Dollar General Reviews

Updated November 20, 2018
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  • "No work/life balance they will take advantage of salary" (in 173 reviews)

  • "Absolutely no work life balance, mandatory six days a week" (in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate/Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mobile, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and team play

    Cons

    Having to call management to get a key turn for all mistakes.


  2. "decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Lead Cashier in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Cashier in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The district and regional managers listened and made changes accordingly.

    Cons

    Low pay for associates managers

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to their employees.

  3. "Manger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get promoted fast in management

    Cons

    Low pay and hard work


  4. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jennings, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jennings, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with

    Cons

    Really great company to work for!


  5. "Key Holder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goodlettsville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Goodlettsville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They were flexible with my personal life schedule and reasonable.

    Cons

    Having to work holidays and weekends. Also not enough employees.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "At the DC it's a tough job but it pays well and you get your 40+ hours."

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Marion, IN
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Marion, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is great and the incentives add up. Weekly paycheck. Two raises in the first six months.

    Cons

    Physically demanding work. Will be on feet 10-12 hours a day. Mandated days are the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Since I worked here before they have made some changes to help new hires with what to expect so they are on the right path.


  7. "Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent pay fast pace learning experience

    Cons

    Long hours. Short staff. No personal time. Forget about anything

  8. "sales associate"

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

    Pros

    Share some of the best reasons to work for this company .

    Cons

    When you aren't able to find time to catch the newest arivals as soon as come.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was a sales clerk in a low-volume store, so it wasn't as stressful as some of the other stores in the area. My customers were usually friendly, except for the ususal layabouts that paid for their chips and soda with food stamps, then pulled out their credit cards for thrit beer and cigarettes. I did appreciate that they carded every single customer that bought booze and cigarettes and didn't make me guess as to their age like Walmart does ("...and if you're wrong and they kill someone you are PERSONALLY LIABLE!" No thanks.) My manager was friendly but too paranoid that everyone was out to cheat.

    Cons

    Corporate policy was that there was no bell at the check=out counter that a customer could ring so that I could know they wanted to check out. Had to keep running back and forth from where I was stocking to the aisle where I could see the register.

    Advice to Management

    For Pete's sake, let the customers ring a bell! What is the problem with that?


  10. "Moderate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee-only digital coupons, flexible hours

    Cons

    Low pay, corporate doesn't care about you they only care about the company

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and pay them a fair wage.


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