My co-workers are wonderful my manager is easy to get along with. A typical day at work would be going in clock in and either start running truck or start recover the store, cleaning bathrooms and counting cigs at the end of the night along with getting the money ready. The hardest part of my job would be trying to get everything down before the night ended. The most enjoyable part would be how me and my co-workers get along so well and work together great.
Hours being cut left and right, hours getting cheated from i worked also, no discounts
Normally when I would go to work, I would clock in, get a drawer from the manager on duty, count it, put it in the register and perform my necessary duties. Other times, I would just stock or face products and work as backup for the main cashier. I usually worked at least a five hour shift, but sometimes I would work between six and eight hours. If I helped to close, I would make sure everything was picked up in the store and stay until the manager was done.
As for the manager and other co-workers, I didn't have any issues with any of them. I wasn't close to all of them, but I got along with all of them. The manager was great at her job, and her managing skills were great, which is why everyone enjoyed coming to our store and why no one really disliked her. I think she lacked organization, though because she would always assign multiple tasks to one person. The tasks would take more than a shift to do, which made it impossible for one person to finish it, especially if the person was on the register at the same time.
The hardest part of my job was trying to run the register and stock or face products at the same time. Since people loved our store, there were times when we would have around ten people in line with only two registers to run on. It would've been nice if the store had the newer design with three registers so that we could have called another cashier to help out when we were extremely busy. Being that busy made it difficult to finish tasks on time.
From this experience, I learned that there are times when customers are not always right, butmore... you have to pretend that they are because that's what keeps them coming back. I also learned that organization is very important in everything that you do so that things will be more productive.
Overall, I enjoyed working for Dollar General, but I was beginning to feel like I was working hard for barely any money. It was hard to work while I was a student, so I had to get my hours cut down a lot. I just felt like I was going to work for a small amount of money.less
Great Work Environment, great manager and co-workers
No benefits, hard work for a small amount of money
Assist in setting and maintaining plan-o-grams and programs. Stock merchandise adequately. Perform other duties as necessary to maximize profitability, customer satisfaction, and teamwork, while protecting company assets.
I started my career in LA. I had worked with the company about 4 months, when Hurricane Katrina came along and we had to evacuate. We ended up in GA with my husband's family for a while, then we moved to Dothan AL where I went back to work. The company put me back to work in a position of cashier due to the fact that I was a Manager. Pleasantlyrics surprised to the GM. I was one of the Hardest workers he had come across in many years. I was planning on going back to Ms. But I was offered a new store of my own. I couldn't have been more excited for the opportunity to make my mark.
GM. Was a great man who took me under his wing and made the decision to go back the correct one.
The matrix, scheduling was a nightmare. Unbelievable labor restrictions.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Mount Clemens, MI – October 20, 2016
This job is a good starter job, but that is about it. You are required to do the following: Stocking of shelves, which you are timed on how fast you can stock them from your U- cart. You are also required to do recovery at the end of the day. Meaning, you will have to take misplaced items and put them back in the proper place, you will also have to take inventory of any stolen items. You are required to run the cash register, and if you have 3 or more people in line, then you call management up to help you, besides that You are the one that mainly mans the register. The benefits are not worth much, and unless you are super precise you will not have any advancement within the company.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Oxford, MS – October 19, 2016
Working at Dollar General taught me how to be flexible with my time. Sometimes the manager would call me in to help organize the store. My job as a cashier included greeting customers with a smile, assisting them with their needs, providing good customer service, answering any questions customers may have, ringing up their items, bagging their items, and organizing the store so items will be easier to find for customers.
Looks like a great place to work with wonderful people to worek with just hire me an you will find out how am
Cashier (Former Employee) – Kingman, AZ – October 19, 2016
Sounds like a great place to work like the public an know about tjr the register an stocking an making the stores look neat an clean .dollar general looks like a very clean an neat store an is always we'll shocked An management seem to be very friendlyi. If im hired you will not be disappointed im a very ambitious person an never never late will work any hours or days asked of me
Get to be with the public i do enjoy talking with people and am vety friendly
Lead Sales Associate (Former Employee) – District Heights, MD – October 19, 2016
Labor is the biggest issue with DG. There are not enough labor hours to get the job done. Apparently corporate doesn't know how it is to have to run a shift and stock the store with only one or two other people working.
Theft is a huge problem and security does not help because they can't do anything.
Upper management is hard to work with because of the stress they are under to get things done with few labor hours.