Lead Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Lenoir, NC – July 6, 2014
My experience at Dollar General went very well. My coworkers I would say become more like friends because we would always help each other out any way we could. I started out as a cashier and quickly moved my way up to Lead Sales Associate with the possibility of becoming Assistant Manager within 3 to 4 months of being hired. The hardest part of the job is not being given enough hours to get everything done in the store on a weekly basis without draining employees who are having to do the work short handed.
Laid-back simple and easy work. Might get stressful during rush hours.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Ohio – September 20, 2017
Working here is easy and simple. The location i work is laid-back. I have had a few stressful occurances but they where quickly dealt with by a manager if needed. The hardest part of the job is not yelling at unruly customers that obviously have beef with you for no reason. The most enjoyable part is actually stocking. While stocking, time flies by and before I know it, it is time for me to clock out.
laid-back, simple and easy.
as a part-timer I don't get benefits. minimum-wage, but understandable because I am entry-level and this is my first job.
This was a stressful place to work with everyone trying to tell you the "correct way" to do things. The actual manager was rarely ever there when I worked there. You are expected to put away trucks and be able to keep your customers happy. You are required to take your breaks at certain times even if the other cashier is busy.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Jonestown, PA – September 20, 2017
hard work for little pay and benefits. management did not care or about the store and the daily running. lots of heavy lifting, stores are very warm in the summer and cold in the winter. never have enough staff working to do the truck and help customers
no benefits, working conditions poor, heavy lifting for females and older employees
Lead FT (Current Employee) – Confidential – September 20, 2017
Management is awful, absolutely no communication or accountability. The hardest part of the job is lack of days off, they rarely give you two days off and when it happens they fully expect you'll be fresh for the next few weeks to come and don't even acknowledge you have a life outside work, I learned it's not a company worth investing your time in cause they will take full advantage of you till you cant take it anymore.
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Goodlettsville, TN – September 20, 2017
Dollar General was a good company to work for. I worked for them for almost 19yrs and enjoyed my role in helping the company grow. It was only my last year that I started to hate going to work. In my 19yrs with the company I went thru many management changes and never had any issues with any of them until my last supervisor. Who came in wanting me gone and never hid the fact that she was out for my job. In all my years I never had been given a write up or a verbal. I was the most dedicated employee anyone would want. She made my job unbearable. So I decided that a change was needed. And left the company.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Lakemore, OH – September 20, 2017
I love working at Dollar General, the staff is always friendly. The customers are always great. The atmosphere and environment is always welcoming. The only problem I have is inconsistent hours every week I need something that is set in stone so to speak
I absolutely love my supervisors...this was a very hard decision.
3rd Key Holder (Current Employee) – Chaffee, MO – September 20, 2017
Job is great...fast paced so that is good for me...mutitasking which again that works for me. I did not want to leave Dollar general I am just having financial hardships right now that caused my decision.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Granbury, TX – September 20, 2017
Store Managers are salary and you work way to many hours and do not get paid for what uou have to do . There are times you do not get days off and you pull many open to close shifts. You do not get ovet time.
friendly environment great team members clean environment. I have had to chance to learn more about products best sellers and I have gained experience in stocking recovery cashiering and customer service as well
Dollar General is a revolving door for employees and when they get a dedicated worker it is not appreciated. Minimum wage is paid even with an experienced worker. Raises are only twenty five cents each year for cashiers and key holders. No matter how much experience you have there are no opportunities to move up. Managers are not allowed to have enough hours to do all the necessary work that is required. Managers do not have the capacity to schedule workers more hours to get stores perfect for consumers. District managers and their superiors make all the decisions for each store without explanations as to why hours are cut. Managers are criticized constantly and rarely are given compliments for the hard work they do.
Upper management restricts local managers, they do not allow them to make decisions for their stores.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Belle Glade, FL – September 19, 2017
Have too many duties and not much of pay. Customers doesn't care what they do with the store and doesn't care about the employees. Mean people, and when trying to reduce shrink by calling the police, it is never a success