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"Great Place to Work"

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

I have been working at Dollar General as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Laid back and easy going environment

Cons

Same as every other company...

Advice to Management

Update technology

Other Employee Reviews for Dollar General

  1. "Long time manager"

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

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

    Pros

    You get to know your customers on a first name basis. Many store teams pull together to overcome handicaps inflicted on them by poor executive decisions.

    Cons

    No payroll! Managers are severely overworked and abused. Pay is below industry standards. Company executives haven't the slightest clue about operations in store. Store teams succeed in spite of half-hazard decisions by the top. DM's on up are afraid to voice concerns to upper management which stifles innovation and change. The execs are surrounded by yes men. Emperor Drieling you have no clothes!


  2. "Small changes would make a big difference"

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

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

    Pros

    Large company, ability to promote and move up if you are willing to work. 5% 401k match after 1 year. If you can work the guideline schedule of 48 hours then the salary is alright but being able to do that tends to be the exception rather than the rule. Advice to someone looking to become an SMC or promote to store manager: no matter what is going on at work, keep your weeks to 50 hours or less. sometimes you have to say "enough for one day" and go home. it will be there in the morning.

    Cons

    This company definitely has the screws tightened down on payroll, this often leads to "solo coverage" or working in the store alone. All retail is the "too many tasks, not enough hands to do them" but DG takes things to another level. The pay scale for hourly people is way below industry average with most cashiers making minimum wage and ASM's making around $10 hourly creating a situation where it is difficult to recruit decent talent. Because of this you are constantly hiring new people to replace the ones who quit. This trend continues into the store managers and in some cases district managers. After working big box retail for nearly a decade i cant believe some of the store managers are still employed here. Small staff makes covering shifts nearly impossible, leading to the store mgr having to cover(usually on your 1 day off).

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the wage scale for hourly help. DG has the bones of a good company, but some changes need to be made that would make things much better. Consider making the ASM a salary position, this would reduce turnover. Eliminate the mandatory 6 day work week and consider allowing the store more payroll. Work with the HR people to figure out how to get away from the "churn and burn" that most of the management seems to be constantly going through, this will have a positive effect on staff, morale, and most importantly sales.

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