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Dollar General Reviews

Updated March 26, 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 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. "Easy hiring process"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    Small store, gotta keep yourself busy.

    Cons

    Work alone a lot, busy rushed now and then.


  2. "Working For Dollar General"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    i just love my job .

    Cons

    they need to hire more men to help us women out more .


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in North Platte, NE
    Current Employee - Store Manager in North Platte, NE
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting salary is good and benefits are ok with a 401K. Excellent job if you love retail.
    Lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Never enough payroll. Always working 55+ hours a week. I have gone months with no days off to have coverage due to lack of payroll.

    Advice to Management

    Payroll Payroll Payroll. More please


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  5. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar General part-time

    Pros

    Some hard working coworkers who I enjoyed working with during time at work

    Cons

    Low pay for the work, not enough labor hours to complete all tasks

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay and provide more labor hours for stores


  6. "manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Elgin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Elgin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay, insurance, customers, co-workers

    Cons

    long hours, upper management changes.. 2 DMs and 3RDs in 2 years, no recognition for job well done, alone in store alot.

    Advice to Management

    give managers more support , stop threating them with their job ..


  7. "Not a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Muncie, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy job, might enjoy people you work with and chatting with vendors

    Cons

    No discount, manager will always expect you to be able to cover, expect lectures about how your pay is adequate and stealing time is the same as stealing money. No respect, the company isnt good to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Stop apreading shrink blame to everyone, and dont give out adequate wage bs, its barely above minimum.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Location is everything"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dollar General full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great advancement opportunities!

    Cons

    Professionalism is lacking in certain areas.

    Advice to Management

    I moved from FL to NC, never had any issues in FL but had to quit in NC as a shift manager because the store manager was giving me less than 25hrs a week!


  9. "Decent Company working lots of hours"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dollar General (More than a year)

    Pros

    good culture with a great mission

    Cons

    lacking in work life balance


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I love my job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I love my customers and most of my coworkers. DG allows me to work part time to supplement the income from my full time job.

    Cons

    No matter how busy you stay, or how hard you try, the DM is never satisfied. I've never met him, since I work evenings and weekends, but if what I'm told is true, he has no clue what it takes to keep a store stocked and clean. We are a lot busier in the evening than during the day. The day crew often has up to 5 people working. The night crew has 2. We are responsible for cleaning, changing ads, stocking shelves and serving our customers.

    Advice to Management

    Even out the work force to match the responsibilities expected to be covered.


  11. "High Stress and Low Pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Mentor, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part of the job was working with the friendly "regulars" customers.

    Cons

    The cashiers and even key holders were on a rotating-door status. No one ever stayed very long. This meant that I often had to handle conflicts, de-escalate my store manager, carry a high workload, and train new employees.

    Advice to Management

    An overwhelmed store manager who is doing poorly will snowball and create problems among every area of the store, team, and productivity.



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