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"Bait and Hook"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Store Manager in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Store Manager in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

There could be opportunities for growth if you're willing to put up with open ended promises.
Having fun with the employees really made my days and helping them in their personal growth and leadership development growth.

Cons

Lack of support from the district and regional team.
Lack of technology in POS systems.
SOP on Store Managers to review security cameras to monitor internal theft/shrink - To a point where external shrink was considered "out of sight/out of mind".
Benefits are okay but you pay more than the company for those benefits.

Advice to Management

Do not recruit individuals to your management staff stating they are in their current position until a DM or RM role opens up and leave it void and null. In writing, in emails and over phone interviews this was claimed and never followed up on. When asked, all parties claimed to not have stated these words; however, proof was in email with their corporate email address attached.
Store managers need more field support and rely heavily on their peers for support rather than their DM.
Inventory control is a nightmare, need to update technology to account for all "known theft" items, not just logs for certain items.

Other Employee Reviews for Dollar General

  1. "Don't, just don't."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Moundville, AL
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Moundville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to advance quickly.

    Cons

    Very poor and inexperienced management. Extreme mistrust and poor treatment of employees. Zero work / life balance. The week's work schedule isn't posted until the day before it's start, making it impossible to plan ahead.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder
    Former Employee - Key Holder
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promotions, paid every week, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Not enough budget hours, value customers way over employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, and they will take care of you.


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