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Dollar General Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Good has most things i need close to home (in 75 reviews)

  • Fast paced retail environment with good team members in t;he workplace with an excellent working schedule for a single person (in 114 reviews)

Cons
  • DG hasn't quite caught on to work life balance just yet but I can tell they are on their way (in 157 reviews)

  • no work-life balance because of the shift changing (in 81 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Talent Acquisition Representative"

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    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 (8)

    "Working at Dollar General has been a very rewarding experience for me at many different levels."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lincoln, AR
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lincoln, AR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Commitment and team work. I have never seen this any place else I have work! Not at this level anyway.

    Cons

    Labor hours are pretty tight. I wish we could get a few more every week. I think a few more hours would help us give our customers a better shopping experience.

    Advice to Management

    I really dont think I have any advice to give. Everything seems to work very well. The only thing I really have issues with is getting a few more labor hours each week.

  3. Helpful (7)

    "It can be great depending on how nice the store you work in is."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Leavenworth, KS
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Leavenworth, KS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like dollar general as a company, its a very secure job if you just do what you are supposed to. its easy and if you are serious it isn't difficult to be trained to be a manager. manager pay and bonuses are fair.

    Cons

    some of the employees aren't the greatest. starting out pay isn't the best.

    Advice to Management

    offer more vacation time for full time employees.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "very well experienced"

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    Current Employee - Stocker/Cashier in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Stocker/Cashier in Valdosta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the customers,the cost of merchandise so cheap

    Cons

    not enough cashiers when needed, store to crowded

    Advice to Management

    needs to show employees the right way to do a job not tell some one else about how they are doing their job,have a meeting at least once or twice a month to tell employees how well the store is doing and how well they are doing, be honest with the employees


  5. Helpful (8)

    "A great place for work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Goodlettsville, TN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Goodlettsville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The corporate office is very comfortable and there seems to be plenty of room for advancement. Fringe benefits are great.

    Cons

    Compensation could stand to be a little better. Sometimes the environment is too structured making it difficult to think outside of the box.

    Advice to Management

    There is great leadership at Dollar General. Just continue to give employees the opportunities to innovate and improve the company.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Extremely positive environment and place to show what I can do."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The business is creating lots of growth, which means work stability and job opportunities. Great team! I have found that the managers try to do the right things and truly live the mission of "Serving Others".

    Cons

    Like everywhere, you wish there were more resources but everyone has that issue. Every organizatio has its own challenges but what is great about this company is that you see people constnatly working on overcomoing those issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the decisions that continue to help our growth, which means more opportunities for everyone. Continue to recognize performance and communicate what's going on in the company. Everyone seems to benefit when information makes its way throughout the company.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "It was great,if I hadn't gotten ill I would still be working there.Loved it!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palmyra, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palmyra, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My manager was the best!! I have grade school children,which means alot of school stuff,I was always able to go.
    When my eldest daughter passed away in 2010 I was able to take my time in going back to work,everyone was very supportive of me.

    Cons

    Complaints from customers about moving merchandise threw out the store.Other employees calling in and not getting in trouble when we knew they were fine. Basket coaching, and the company thinking everyone that works there is a thief when in fact the people I worked with were very honest and hard workers.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't think that we are all thieves, check the cameras,that's what they are there for. Also don't change so much around,people come in for one thing and think they know where it is only to find it is moved clear across the store.On the up side,this small town loves Dollar General that I know. Thank-You

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Dollar General -- A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Finance in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dollar General is offers a significant opportunity for a career. The company has been posting impressive sales results and has an highly experienced retail management team. Dollar General's strategy is clear. The company is focused on providing customers with convenience, quality and great prices.

    Cons

    I am very proud to work for Dollar General. Our mission is "Serving Others" and our employees live it every day in 10,000 communities across the country.

    Advice to Management

    Great job. Keep up the good work! Stay focused on our customer.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Career ended before it got off the ground"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Iron River, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Iron River, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful store, great customers, co workers, descent pay. Wish I could've stayed and grew with the company

    Cons

    Wish I could've known more as far as graphing /charting~feel more confident where to get the information needed. I had to quit because I couldn't get to Chicago for training due to vehicle problems. At least I got to start up a brand new store & get it off the ground.Wish I could've stayed and grew with the company but there was no compromising the issue

    Advice to Management

    Teach more of where to get the information regarding business standings


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Work hard and the company grows and that's good for everyone."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Trainer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Regional Trainer in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Growing company and that is unusual in the past and current economy.

    Cons

    The effort to keep it growing takes hard work and many don't want to.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth


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