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"Great place but expectations are WAY too high"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in North Bend, OH
Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in North Bend, OH
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Great starting pay with decent hours
- Opportunity for advancement in position
- Fast-paced
- Having only 8 employees makes it easier to remember names
- Awesome job to get yourself into the American workforce

Cons

- Too little time to do SOOO much work
- its not easy working with employees above you that do not perform as well
- pay should be performance based after first annual review
- sometimes telling management about problems with other employees does absolutely nothing
- no part-time key holder position; there should be one for those that perform exceptionally well but are not required to have immediate availability at all times like a regular key holder would.
- Very little recognition for good performance

Advice to Management

Listen to your sales associates more. We see everything as it happens and have plenty of good idea's to fix problems or improve the work flow in the store. Be considerate of the relationships between your employee's. They can get a bit sketchy sometimes and create serious problems. Lastly, change the VOID process back to not needing a key. It holds up the line and people get pissed off when i have to wait for the manager to come up to void it and if the manager is gone then we are left helpless with nothing to do except tell the customer that we cannot take it off. That will lead to an increase in refunds ( I know this first-hand).

Other Employee Reviews for Dollar General

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good for illegals and high school dropouts. Unrealistic expectations."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it pays...something.
    You get to wear black jeans.

    Cons

    Im convinced if they could get away with paying less than minimum wage they would.
    Management is totally disorganized.
    Employees are treated like criminals. 70% of shrink is caused by employees they say. While real customer theft is basically ignored.
    Schedule is not posted untill one day, sometimes only hours before your shift.
    If you work at breakneck speed, risking injurty, ignoring customers, and never taking breaks, then you will still not get done whats expected of you.
    Took a month to get my first pay check.
    Will complentent you one day for doing so well, then treaten to cut your hours the next day for not doing the impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Get real!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "horrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Vicksburg, MS
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Vicksburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great start pay and paid training . you get paid every week

    Cons

    employee's stealing , too much work on one person

    Advice to Management

    be more reasonable

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