Dollar General - Seasoned employee | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Dollar General
There are newer employer reviews for Dollar General

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Seasoned employee"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The company trys a lot of new ideas, they are somewhat focused on advancing in technology.

Cons

Where to start? If you work in a DG store you are labeled as a thief during your initial training. DG estimates that their shrink is 80% internal. One minute you are doing a new program the next minute you are doing it wrong. Your life as a store manager will be dictated by your DM. Some are awful some are OK. If you ever get short staffed forget about help from up above, its sink or swim for you. The stores are so hot in the summer that the candy melts, (with the a/c on) while the cooperate office has heated doorknobs. The is no work life balance and good luck getting a holiday off (but that's retail) the warehouse dumps product on you that you don't need (we all know the buyers screwed up) but there is no exit plan for the product. If you are out of too many products in your store you get counseled for it, yet the DC out of stock report can show well over 100 outs at times. Anyone that visits you in a suit could care less about you and all they want is a horse and pony show when they show up. Managers can't even take a lunch without getting paged to take care of an issue. And let's not forget about being along in your store for 7+ hours. You have to use the restroom? Too bad. Oh and make it 6 days in a row with no restroom breaks while your at it. This place will suck the soul right out of you. DONT DO IT! (That's the short list)

Advice to Management

Focus on your stores (the people that make you money) and stop worrying about how I stock a case of vegetables. I have been doing this for 20 years and you have a 4 year college grad who couldn't even lace my shoes in the morning telling me I'm doing it wrong. You have a lot of issues. Its a matter of talking to those that mean most. The people running the stores and not the brown nosers.

Other Employee Reviews for Dollar General

  1. Helpful (2)

    "it helped pay the bills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    always something to do so time goes by quickly.

    Cons

    not paid enough for all you are expected to do.

    Advice to Management

    protect your good employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Dollar General"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The regular customers you encounter. That's about it.

    Cons

    Pay is pitiful. No matter how hard you work it's never good enough. The corporation does not care at all for the customers or employees. It's all about the money and employees are treated as such.

    Advice to Management

    Give your stores more hours and focus more on customer service. You might make more money if they actually want to come in the store.

There are newer employer reviews for Dollar General
There are newer employer reviews for Dollar General

See Most Recent

Work at Dollar General? Share Your Experiences

Dollar General
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or