Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Excellent

    Aug 3, 2021 - NONE in Sofia
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Loving work community always there to help

    Cons

    Depending on where you work the customers can make the job unbearable.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great starter job

    Sep 16, 2021 - Sales Associate in Sofia
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work any hours you want

    Cons

    I can only be part time

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    I loved it...if you're passionate and willing to work hard, you will too!

    Sep 13, 2021 - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Montreal, QC
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    Pros

    I loved my time working as the ASM at Dollar General. I started out as a part time key holder and quickly was promoted to full time key (my first position was in a small store). The store manager at that time had some "issues" we'll just call them, so the day this "issue(s)" was discovered and outed is the same day she decided to hide and not come back to work. So I stepped in as acting store manager until they found someone to take the position. I had been soaking up tons of information since day one and asking questions, so I was basically prepared for anything. When they sent another store Manager over, the new and amazing woman demoted the assistant manager to give me the role so I could help her turn that disastrous store around! And that's exactly what we did, she was amazing...she's retired now but you can find some really amazing people willing to teach you everything they know and pass things down to you if retail and management is what you're seeking for your future! I got sent to a brand new store a year or so later to help open it, was gonna apply for the store manager position but the girl they gave it to had been applying for her own store for yearsssss....and she was very nice, younger than me but actually worked out perfectly! I had to go through a trial period with some other employees that wanted wanted ASM position to see who got it, I was picked and that's that basically! I was close to being given my own store after just a 2-3 year run because I worked hard and was dedicated to making my store not look like most of them do. I had to quit before that happened in order to relocate for personal/family reasons. But if you like retail, management, a challenge (busting your butt to not be one of those stores with merchandise all on the floor and empty shelves and whatnot), then I say go for it. I loved helping people, working towards a goal, stocking shelves and decorating, shocking the heck out of people because our store was immaculate and fully stocked (because we actually kept our weekly trucks fully ran, did nones & tons and kept up with our inventory)

    Cons

    NEVER, EVER are you given enough hours to accommodate all the employees that you are supposed to have staffed. As management, if you're anything like me, you'll end up being off the clock and still stocking /cleaning & zoning /straightening merchandise to keep your store from falling apart basically. This isn't the amounts you're supposed to have by any means, but for an examples sake let's say you're supposed to have 2 FT and 3 PT employees. Minimum for PT is ≈ 20 hrs/wk and FT is 34 hrs/wk. So minimum for your staff would be ≈128 hours, well they would probably give you like....ehhh 115ish hours or so for your payroll budget for that week. Like how does that add up? AND it's not even fully by hours, if you wanna give your employees raises to keep them "decently" paid and happy...it takes more out of your payroll budget, it's actually a dollar amount so the more an employee makes the more that their scheduled hours take from the weekly budget for scheduling. And they expect you to have like 3-5 people working at a time for so many days of the week to have cashiers and get the truck ran, along with management to supervise.... there's no way. I would be lucky to have ONE other person help me with unloading and stocking a 2,000 piece truck for maybe a day or two tops. I had to figure out how to get all 30 or so rolltainers ran before the next truck so it wouldn't crown our overstock rolltainers. AND, still have a couple extra days to run any back stock after the truck is complete, do any seasonal / holiday resets, POG resets (planograms), etc. Also while supervising the cashiers, scheduling, keeping up with not only your trainings but all the employees as well, payroll, meetings, running to the bank for deposits and change fund money, etc. It's a lot of work and responsibility as surely you can tell by reading this lol. But I'm not trying to complain or sound like it was miserable because I freaking LOVED it, and the people I got to meet and was fortunate enough to work with! 😁

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