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Dollar General Reviews

Updated July 23, 2018
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Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos
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Pros
  • "It is very close to home and they are willing to work around my schedule" (in 81 reviews)

  • "Meet new people, always something to do" (in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work/life balance they will take advantage of salary" (in 167 reviews)

  • "no work-life balance because of the shift changing" (in 86 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (47)

    "Talent Acquisition Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Representative
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Unlimited growth potential on the corporate and retail side
    -Positive financial growth & rate of expansion
    -Great mission and vision ("Serving Others")

    Cons

    Fast paced work environment and expectations


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Lebanon, PA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Lebanon, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and a great bosd

    Cons

    There was not any cons great place to work

  3. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Creal Springs, IL
    Current Employee - Laborer in Creal Springs, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The people are nice and it's an easy going job

    Cons

    I really don't have nothing bad about it.

    Advice to Management

    This will be my first job and I'm looking forward to it in my future and to start a new life


  4. "so tiring"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay is good ... that's it

    Cons

    alway working to stay on target. no set schedule

    Advice to Management

    let us have the time needed to do the job. keep it positive.


  5. "Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    Advancement opportunity because they bleed people daily.

    Cons

    No work life balance be ready to work 50 or 60 hrs a week.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure stores are truely customer ready. And model store ready before you put a brand new manager in them. Training is not good also.


  6. "Not so great"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co workers to work with.

    Cons

    A lot of work for not that much pay

    Advice to Management

    give realistic expectations to the employees running the store.


  7. "sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cititrend in Tupelo, MS
    Current Employee - Cititrend in Tupelo, MS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working with peoples and helping coustomers.

    Cons

    I have no down sides in working retail.

    Advice to Management

    It is a good position to be in.

  8. "Key holder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Management staff works well together

    Cons

    Not enough hours given for floor coverage


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't recommend"

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

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

    Pros

    - Nice co-workers
    - Helping customers
    - Busy constantly

    Cons

    - Poor management
    - Low pay
    - Ignorant customers
    - Too busy
    - Crowded Isles
    - Constant stock shipments

    Advice to Management

    Stop crowding up your stores with rolltainers and hire more employees


  10. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Easy work. Fun. Lots of hours. Close to home.

    Cons

    Customers steal. Hate to stock. Have to work nights


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