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Dollar General Cashier/Sales Associate Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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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 67 reviews)

  • This is a fast paced company who values true assets to the company (in 101 reviews)

Cons
  • DG hasn't quite caught on to work life balance just yet but I can tell they are on their way (in 147 reviews)

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

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  1. "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Lawrenceburg, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Lawrenceburg, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Would like to work at a job where the stores are growing n new stores opening.

    Cons

    Late hours.keep on going stong.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on growing


  2. "Ok Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jacksonville, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Jacksonville, IL
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great team to work with

    Cons

    Customers that are having a bad day

    Advice to Management

    Put some music on in the store , everyone will enjoy it .

  3. "Cashier manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Eagle Pass, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Eagle Pass, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was working at shell as manager about 2 years

    Cons

    I worked at wendys.and shell.

    Advice to Management

    I know the register know how to do paper work.


  4. "Save yourself, don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Shamokin, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Shamokin, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Some customers are nice, I enjoyed interacting with them.

    Cons

    Very busy and hectic,hard to keep up. Management expects you to go very fast,but still be accurate. I was written up twice for my drawer being off because you can not be more than $2 over or under. After the third write up you are fired. Customers constantly complaining because ther is only one cashier. I wanted to be part time but they started giving me way too many hours. Constantly calling me in on my days off, then they decided to schedule me for a 10.5 hour shift. I walked out when I saw that on the schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Don't schedule people for 10 hour shifts, no one wants that. Stop callling people in and do the hours yourself like managers should


  5. "It was overall pleasing. Certain managers I prefer over others."

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great job for those without young children,and a different family dinamic.

    Cons

    Work hours are changed at the Store manager's discretion. Also some managers aren't very professional at time.

    Advice to Management

    Screen,and develop sensitivity training for those managers who aren't quite sensitive to employee and customer needs.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Douglas, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Douglas, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would love to help and work at dollar general because of the care, patients, and good pay.

    Cons

    Customers may be rude and disturbing.

    Advice to Management

    I really want this job. I am consistent, honest, and dedicated.


  7. "Hard worker"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Maysville, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Maysville, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is very steady work

    Cons

    There really are no downside

    Advice to Management

    I really hope you will hire me and I'll be looking forward to working for the company

  8. "DG"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Charleroi, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Charleroi, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a job.
    Extremely high turnover rate led to easy promotion if you wanted it.
    I have some wild stories about customers.
    I never got stabbed.

    Cons

    The company will come after the employees for theft.
    Their policies are ridiculous at times; for example, the store I was at doubled it's business overnight when the grocery store closed, but we weren't allowed to have more people working at the same time despite the increase in customer volume.
    Due to their policies and how busy it was, it was normal to have a line of 30 people, and these were not nice people.
    The store was literally falling apart. Tiles were ripped up, mold, broken shelves, etc.
    I called the cops about once a week.
    I was regularly followed home.
    I was harassed by customers regularly.
    We found drugs in the children's toy isle. More than once.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management wasn't too bad. Their hands are tied by the company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good Job To Start With"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Americus, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Americus, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Interesting job.You get to meet new people as well as familiar faces. You also learn how to run a register.

    Cons

    Store manager makes you do almost everything in the store with no help.


  10. "Summer Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay check, every week is nice
    My co-workers are pretty neat
    Occasionally a customer is polite

    Cons

    Pay is pretty bad
    Can't actively stop theft
    Constantly suspected of theft
    Too much work, not enough time

    Advice to Management

    Actually train the workers! I watched a few videos, had a "talk" with my manager, and was then on the floor within a 3 days.
    Move the cameras or get more; all of them are focused on the cashier, but none on the aisles where the theft occurs.

    Too much is expected for the person who needs to run the register. You have to do these totes, but don't go to far from the register. So what if all the items in the totes are on the other side of the store?

    Did you bring your own lunch in, well everyone has to check it to make sure you didn't steal as soon as you walked in today.