Store manager (Former Employee) – Florida – January 22, 2014
you get yelled at and cussed by customers because you are not standing there waiting on them yet payroll puts u in store alone till 1 most days (unsafe) we get knocked down for shrink yet again were there alone bonus program is set up out of reach dm never calls you are answers ? only in stores when he has to be 1 time a month I work 60+ and that's never good enough you have to run a million dollar store on on 130 payroll hours a week I use to love my job but DG changed that!!!
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Bainbridge, GA – April 28, 2017
I learned much about low level retail; how to run a cash register, stocking shelves, assisting customers, and even basic janitorial duties. The most enjoyable part of the job was assisting the customers and helping them find a good deal that would be unavailable elsewhere. The most difficult part was the lack of control I felt due to stringent company policies hindering what we could and could not do to assist customers with a quicker shopping experience. The work was much of what you'd assume from any retail chain. As many minimum wage jobs stuffed into one as they could. Nowhere near the hours to do all the work requested or required.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Brady, TX – April 28, 2017
I loved that I stayed super busy. The people were nice. On typically fday I worked evneings. When we went busy at the regesters we were busy restocking shelves. I loved my experience with dollar general.
Good place to work. I never had a problem. Worked for the company for three years.
Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Fulton, KY – April 28, 2017
Good place to work . Enjoyed going to work ever day. The customer were great. The people were good. They were all younger then me we got along good. I did not like that we did not have men working with us to do the lifting. That would have be a little easy on me.
Cashier/Stock (Former Employee) – Mobile, AL – April 27, 2017
A typical work day at the dollar general was overall a good day for me.I learned how to deal with people a lot better,you have your bad days when you deal with a lot of theft that was also that hardest part of the job
Full time Assistant Manager/ Key Holder (Former Employee) – Richmond, IN – April 27, 2017
they have a horrible pay rate with minimal chances for a raise, and when you do get a raise its also very minimal. they expect one person to be able to do the work of three people and are very backwards about certain things. also a lot of favoritism and inappropriatenesns throughout the entire company.
Somewhat discouraging environment with little chance of advancing within the company past store level.
Store Manager Candidate Trainee (Current Employee) – Blue Mountain, MS – April 27, 2017
The company exercises poor business judgement. In seeking to be a low cost operator, they have cut in the wrong areas, making the job a very unhealthy situation on many of its managers and hourly workers. To increase one's profit and success, you must also increase the payroll and manpower needed to keep up.
Package Handler (Current Employee) – Gas City, IN – April 27, 2017
Can work as a temp with felony's but not full time. It seems redundant to work extremely hard for a short period of time. There is a lack of unity an team work in the shipping department. There are many things that could be improved if it wasn't a numbers driven department
Not knowing when I'll get off and breaks being set on production rate times not actual times
Part Time Key Holder (Former Employee) – Disputanta, VA – April 26, 2017
Typical day at work would be doing totes or doing plan-o-grams. I learned how to work well with others. The management was great at the beginning until i requested a transfer and didnt get it. So then i got terminated for no reason. The hardest part of the job would be trying to locate all the items to the right spot once the truck is delivered. And the most enjoyable would be having flexible hours to spend time with family.
Cashier/Sales Associate/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Douglasville, GA – April 26, 2017
Low rate of the place less pay for the casher period no job security when closing at not . but other then that its nice to meet new people and help them with things they need to but from the store and maybe put a smile on some people face