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Dollar General Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  • 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 60 reviews)

  • Good Customer service, good at handling chash (in 71 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much of a work-life balance (in 128 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work life balance as a district manager your phone rings non-stop 24/7 (in 66 reviews)

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  1. "Management experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great autonomy in my position, good corporate support for a while.

    Cons

    High turnover, new incompetent management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "3rd Keyholder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    When I worked there I had received a lot of overtime.

    Cons

    The general managers are overworked therefore placing stress on the employees, especially other managers underneath the GM.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Dollar General"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of advancement opportunities in dollar general.

    Cons

    You must make sure every customer is happy leaving the store, even if they are wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great. Keep up the good work.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed the first few months of my job as cashier."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great part time job .They will work
    with you on your schedule. The work
    Is not hard.

    Cons

    Management is the problem. They
    Don't want to be bothered and they
    talk down to you as if your dumb as a bocx of rocks.

    Advice to Management

    Better treatment of employees would
    Help with the big turnovcr.


  6. "To many changes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Working at Dollar General was one of the best jobs I had. I loved how flexible the hours were, great for a college student like me.

    Cons

    To many schedule changes within one week to accommodate everybody, and no communication. There's been minimum of 2-4 changes in schedule and no communication about it. Even a few times where I was alone for an hour or even two..

    Advice to Management

    Communication
    Communication
    Communication


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier/Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, my manager is nice and cooperative, it's an easy going environment

    Cons

    Some of the workers don't do their jobs completely

    Advice to Management

    Management is awesome


  8. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very organized in marketing and merchandising

    Cons

    The Salary is not what I am used to


  9. Helpful (1)

    "eh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    its a communal setting and everyone makes you feel welcomed and appreciated

    Cons

    it's hard work for the money you get paid


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dg market manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Manager
    Current Employee - Market Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No hours in the stores to impact the business.

    Cons

    Can't control shrink with single coverage


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Loved my co-workers. Very fun place for a mundane job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Greenville, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Greenville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome and fun employees. We always were pulling jokes or acting silly to make the day fun. Amazing boss. Fairly easy work.

    Cons

    Was hired part time but worked full. It sucked.



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