Sylvia 2 days ago
So my would-be manager informed me to check the jobs site on the dollar general site for papers to fill out before the background check. Only thing is, there's nothing different in there at all. Nothing under assessments, Candidate Portal, Job Cart, Submission Status. Only thing is, under Submission Status, I can click the location I applied to and both Chrome and Internet Explorer both do a little brief loading animation on the address bar, and that's it. Then I also read I might get the hiring package in my e-mail and see nothing.
What am I supposed to do?
clementm 17 days ago
I flunked the test. I feel so stupid!!! I am dyslectic. (that may have had some thing to do with it)
I know at one point-I knew I kept sounding negative about the responses. I didn't want it to look like "I thought the worse of the situation they were talking about.
I had a manager job for 25 years-but I can't pass this test to be a cashier?
Thanks for listening
younya 28 days ago
Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Dollar General?
Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?
What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Dollar General?
mplummer in Wilmington, Delaware 2 months ago
What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Dollar General?
What do you like best about working at Dollar General? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?
Tamothy Tigue in Waterloo, Iowa 2 months ago
Do you work at Dollar General? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?
Any advice for someone trying to get in?
Crystal in Williamson, West Virginia 2 months ago
Very recently, I've tried to apply online for Dollar General via the express hiring method but unfortunately, I'm unable to get past the initial stages, this being the log on page. The requirements are your social security number, which is used as an log ID and the first four digits of your birth date ( ex; 0224 )for your pass word.
My social security is accepted but my birth date is not. Regardless of what is typed, it will always be flagged as invalid. I've tried different fixes from deleting my web browser's cookies / cache to entering another date, assuming the one I entered previously was wrong. None have worked.
Now, I went online to fill out this express hiring because during the holiday seasons I pulled a store walk-in asking for an application but was told they were currently out of them and should try online. At the time, I dismissed it and went on my business. Months later, I finally did as was suggested and obviously, it didn't go well. I went back to the store and again inquired if they had any actual paper applications but was told that they no longer do that, that it was all online.
Now that you've made it this far in my lengthy post ( I apologize ), I'm curious on what I can do. Should I sit tight and try the online application another date or should I try and speak to a manager personally? Could perhaps speaking to one individually but considered an application in itself given the odd circumstances? Again, sorry for the long post, just eager to find work.
willyssis in Titusville, Pennsylvania 2 months ago
I had an interview Monday that seemed to go very well and I'm pretty sure I have the job since an employee sitting in asked the manager what my hours would be. While I was with them the manager sent me the hire packet in an email. The confirmation said they would contact me when all the necessary requirements are completed to schedule my first day. Should I just wait for them to call me or should I check to make sure everything was submitted? and does this for sure mean I have the job?
willyssis in Titusville, Pennsylvania 2 months ago
Just curious. I just started working there and I want to know if I need to increase my speed (somehow!).
How long should it take to completely empty one of those large carts full of dog food, cat food and cat litter take?
aleciahy 5 months ago
How long does it normally take? Do they ever hire felons? I know they used to but that was years ago. Thanks
Jmix in Fort Wayne, Indiana 5 months ago
And I've worked for some pretty crummy places in the past, too.
I started working at DG in late July, and I'm already on my way out. Bad management abounds in this place. The manager complains about Corporate constantly, but is their little lap dog. She keeps telling me that the store has been through a lot of crap, but doesn't tell me what.
I think the problem is just her bad management skills combined with the ridiculous expectations from corporate. In the few weeks that I've worked there- 1 assistant manager and 6 or so employees have quit.
But that's not what I really want to vent about- I want to talk about my own personal experiences there. I saw a sign on their door saying that they were looking for experienced stockers and cashiers. Having worked for 6 months at Target before- I figured that I qualified. Now, what's important to note is that I do have another job at a school- a job that relates more to my college degree, and a job that pays $10.64 an hour. But they don't operate in the summer, so I was basically unemployed.
I handed in my application in June, and I KNOW I put on that application that I was still employed with the school. I didn't get a job offer right away. The manager told me that they had enough people, and that if they brought me on, I'd only be working 5 hours or less a week (so why was there a sign in the window asking for help?).
A few weeks went by, and the manager called me back and asked if I was still interested. I said I was, and she told me to visit her so that she could give me some papers. I did, and it was one of those conditional job offer things that you have to fill out on the internet. She told me to wait until after 5 to do it because she'd have to get the system set up for me to do it. I waited, and it didn't work. She was gone for the next few days, so I couldn't do it then, either. Eventually, she called me back and said that I could fill it out now.
(to be continued)