Dollar General - Ok company to work for, not enough money for the hours | Glassdoor
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"Ok company to work for, not enough money for the hours"

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Former Employee - Stocker/Cashier in Ponca City, OK
Former Employee - Stocker/Cashier in Ponca City, OK
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Always something to do and the people were friendly.

Cons

Lack of hours and income

Advice to Management

Management should screen Store Managers more closely

Other Employee Reviews for Dollar General

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glendale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    From day one I started working really hard so I got more hours than the other sales associates. Also, my managers are awesome and great to work with.

    Cons

    They expect the sales associates to do so many things at once, it's kind of hard to do everything expected of you: man the cash register while also watching for carts in the parking lot, doing totes, and recovering the store. And it's really hard to recover and watch the register sometimes, plus some customers are really impatient and rude.

    Advice to Management

    It's really hard when there are only two of us working; it would be nice to have at least three: one on the register/watching carts, the manager recovering the area and stuff, and one other sales associate to do totes and recovery.


  2. "Wasn't too bad starting off, but it kept going downhill."

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    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Saint Albans, WV
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Saint Albans, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent starting job.
    Nice co-workers. (When they weren't talking behind your back.)
    Flexible schedule.
    Possibility to move up. (Due to everyone quitting.)
    .25 cent raise every year.
    Customers weren't too bad.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations.
    Minimum wage starting off.
    No discounts, benefits are minimal.
    Very unprofessional.
    Store was always dirty.
    Constant theft, minimal cameras, managers never do anything even when reporting shrink.
    Low security. Left safe without a door for months, and no lock on office door.
    Managers and employees always stressed.
    Often only two people working, not enough to get much done.
    Not enough hours given to the store, not allowed overtime.
    Always get called in on your days off.
    Minimal communication.
    Discontinued ".01 cent" items are to be destroyed and thrown away. Wasteful.
    The store was always HOT, try working in 100 degree weather with no A/C.
    Get written up for mundane things.
    Got fired two days before my paid vacation time!
    This company is CHEAP, they do anything to save a dollar.
    Overall chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Up the pay a little and give the stores more hours to work with. Lower your expectations to a reasonable level and let more people work, 2 people can't do the work of 4 people. Increase communication, that'd help a little. These people need a better work environment, stop being so cheap!

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