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"No Thanks"

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Former Employee - Cashier in Harrisburg, PA
Former Employee - Cashier in Harrisburg, PA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

More hours than other retail(part time) jobs and I loved the ability to work at multiple locations. The job itself was not hard and adequate training was provided.

Cons

While working I was expected to work for 8 hours without a 10 minutes break or a lunch but was not paid for lunch(even though I worked through it). Management was horrible to customers making my job difficult. Lack of employees made the job difficult as well

Advice to Management

The customers are a vital part of a companies long term survival

Other Employee Reviews for Dollar General

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Company expects to much with very little payroll"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sherrill, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sherrill, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company, easy to run a store

    Cons

    Employee turnover, to many tasks to complete within required timeframe, not enough labor hours=employee turnover, Store Manager getting burned out, and poor employee morale. When you have shrink problems, their answer to everything is "your employees are stealing" yet there is no proof to back that theory. receiving procedures of truck deliveries need to change. There is no possible way to tell if you are getting shorted merchandise when deliveries come in under current recieving procedures. Company expects Store Manager to work 6 days per week, they say it is 5 and a half, If I am driving to the store 6 days a week, I am working 6 days a week, not 5.5. They like to sugarcoat everything to make it sound different and better that what it actually is.

    Advice to Management

    You are causing your stores to have shrink issues by your own policies. Not enough labor hours equals poor employee morale, external theft, high employee turnover. Employees cannot live on 8 to 12 hours a week. Stores run on skeleton crews. You ever wonder why 70% of your stores have shrink issue, and those are the reasons why. When there is only 1 or 2 employees in the stores, we cannot watch and follow everyone around You say 70% of theft is caused internally, how do you get that number? It's 70% just because you say it is. You say the distribution center is 99% accurate at picking orders, it's 99% accurate just because you say it is. By far one of the worst managed companies I have ever seen. It's only a matter of time to see this chain die


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fulfilling"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Former Store Manager Currently An ASM in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Former Store Manager Currently An ASM in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    Fun, merchandising opportunity, fast advancement

    Cons

    Low pay, overworked managers, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Consider paying more to hourly associates


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