ASSISTANT MANAGER (Former Employee) – Leesville, LA – July 18, 2014
Dollar General was not really a bad employer. I actually had a good time working with the people I worked with and the ones that worked for me. Besides the fact that the cooperate office wanted the work of 3-5 people done by one person and the district manager was not understanding of her workers needs in order to make life with the company run smoothly.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Elizabeth City, NC – July 27, 2017
Alot of back a forth from the front of the store to the back.. Putting up stock near the back of store and running to the front to cash people out. registers are old and slow, The scan guns wouldn't work. You would close at 10:30 pm and have to open at 6am the next day. My customers was what I liked the most
Dollar General is an aweful place to work for. They promise you 30 or more hours and they may give you 9. I was hired in as a Full-time keyholder. They refuse to train you correctly so you have to figure it out yourself. They also promise you all these hours and you maybe get like 9.' If you do something wrong then will leave you a petty sticky note of what you done wrong but no icentative of how to fix it. Its just an overall place to work for no wonder the turn over rate is out the roof.
Dollar general is a great place to work they have great benefits
Orderfiller (Current Employee) – Indianola, IA – July 26, 2017
Dollar general is a company that you can grow in and they have a great management system and they are a company that has grow rapidly though the 3year that I have been in the company.Its just that I Vera would like to learn different thing in life
They also give awards for being safe on the job
There we have 3 breaks 2 (15 minutes) breaks and 1 (45 minutes ) a day
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Clemmons, NC – July 26, 2017
Opening paperwork, opening the store, balancing the money for the opening shifts, making sure the store is recovered, the stock room is tidy and the sales floor has a neat and presentable for the customers. Greeting, speaking to the customers, handling any issues that arise. Stocking if needed to replenish products. Ordering products for customers if they need products I do not have. At the end of shift, counting down the til and making the deposit.
Setting up the associates for the afternoon shift with tasks and guidance.
On call for the rest of the day until store is closed for the evening.
Meeting and greeting new customers and having the potential to change someone's day.
Not a whole lot of family time allotted as you are on call, Your day off you are on call as well.
Key Holder/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Santa Claus, IN – July 26, 2017
dollar general is a very stressful place to work for just been a retail store that isn't that big. the manager at the time down talked employees by calling them fat or lazy in front of customers and other employees. wouldn't show up for their shifts most of the time so I would have to work them because we didn't have an assistant manager and I was the next full time person that could open and close the store and could do paperwork and stuff
Unless you are a regional manager, you are devalued. Store managers are unpaid and overworked. They also have a hard time balancing life and work because they have to be devoted to the store. The sale associates are underpaid.
They have great benefits, and paid holidays. But they expect tou to do way more work tgen is possible in a day. The hours are often long but you work alone a lot of the time in the mornings so you cant get alot done.