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Dollar General Reviews

Updated July 20, 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 66 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 145 reviews)

  • no work-life balance because of the shift changing (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Do not work for this company"

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

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    after 7 years there is none

    Cons

    no family time, company hasnt a clue on what they are doing, this company does not permote within the company and the outsiders they hire have no experience and are under qualified. This is not a company you want to work for they have a huge turnover.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your managers they know more than upper management


  2. "Asst mgr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    I met some great people

    Cons

    DM don't know how to talk to their managers and employeea

    Advice to Management

    Respect and learn to talk to your team

  3. "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.


  4. "It was a ok place to work. Pay could be more especially how hard you have to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stewartstown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stewartstown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working here was how flexible they are. They also offer paid time off after 6 months.

    Cons

    Poor management employees not want to work or show up. Always called in when someone didn't show up. Health insurance is high


  5. "Nice job to have"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Great people and hours neighborhood

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    No


  6. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    Weekly pay, making relationships with regular customers

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes 6am-10:30pm, no time for anything else, hard to find good workers

    Advice to Management

    Be more active in stores


  7. "Terrible!"

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    Current Employee - Store Associate
    Current Employee - Store Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    The only pros were getting paid weekly and not bi-weekly.

    Cons

    Dollar General apparently can't afford to have more than two people working at a time. Lines get long and customers get angry. Manager has to be paged every five seconds for voids and other stuff. Stores are always a mess and unorganized. You are instructed to take care of stocking and customers in-between each other and that doesn't work very well.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to have more than one cashier running registers. Find a way to open up a new position strictly for stocking. It is extremely difficult to get these totes put out and take care of the long waves of customers. I get pushed around for not getting stuff put out when I have to take care of customers. This is ridiculous and I'm not the only employee that thinks so.

  8. "Asm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always something to learn. Good chances of bonuses if down right.

    Cons

    High turn over. Always sending something. Never down time.


  9. "Anon. Dollar General Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay (on Saturdays, around 8am)

    Cons

    No work-life balance
    No real benefits for full-time
    Low wages, even as management
    Lazy managers
    Excruciatinglylong hours per-day
    As a full-time cashier, you will avg. 35 hours a week
    No morning shifts

    Advice to Management

    Stay on the floor when there's no paperwork
    Treat members of lower-management better
    Treat cashiers better
    Be a little more fair with scheduling
    Work with availability


  10. "Cashier/ Stocker"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Lower Burrell, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Lower Burrell, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location, Easy Job, Nice co-workers

    Cons

    Slim to no hours, stores function with bare minimum employees, management has slim idea of what they're doing

    Advice to Management

    Quit being so cheap


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