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You can advance within the company quickly but the job can be very fast paced and stressful
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Thibodaux, LASeptember 26, 2014
Pros: good management
Cons: can be fast paced and stressful
* on register as cashier
* doing recovery
* sweeping
* returning misplaced items
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stocking,cashier, interviewing, schedualling
Manager (Former Employee), Roanoke, VASeptember 26, 2014
Cons: long hours, not much payroll for schedualling employees
open store and registers,start stocking shelves, keep cashiers relieved for brakes and directions on work plan for the day. accommidate venders customers, filing paper work cloing out and making bank deposits.
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nice customers but porely ran by management
Cashier / Stock (Former Employee), Columbia, MOSeptember 25, 2014
Pros: flexible work hours
Cons: to short of hours, no benefits
The actual work was nice with a small retail store. Customers were polite and friendly. The management on the other hand could not keep promises that were made.
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Great Starting Job
Third Key Holder (Former Employee), Ashland, ILSeptember 25, 2014
Dollar General helps you to learn customer service skills and how to work with the public.
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Workplace was productive but short handed
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Bessemer, ALSeptember 24, 2014
Pros: n/a
Cons: not getting paid for the hours i worked.
Overall Dollar General is a productive place of employment when everyone is on the same page as one another. Most times the work load was overbearing because when didn't have enough employees to cover the work load which made it harder on everyone else. I did not like the fact that I put in extra hours but didn't get paid for it.If I had to do it again, – more... I wouldn't do it. – less
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Poor Management
Key Holder (Former Employee), Elk City, OKSeptember 24, 2014
Management was uncommunicative to their employees. Forced employees to work on their days of and interfered with personal life. Co-workers were not motivated. Was promoted but did not receive a raise.
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Enjoyed working with customers
Retail Associate (Former Employee), 714 Terry Parkway Gretna,LA. 70056September 24, 2014
Pros: store was located near my house.
Cons: was part time employee, but got less than 20 average per week.
Normally stocked for 2 hours and then Cashier.
Learned lay-out of store in chemical section and learned how to be efficient on the register.
Management was very nice but not very helpful.
Was required to stock items when no one was at the counter, But the store was so busy there was little time to perform both duties.
I enjoyed helping the customers.
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intresting place to work
Lead Sales Associate (Former Employee), ChattanoogaSeptember 24, 2014
Pros: people
Cons: working in some dangerious areas
not a bad company to work for the people were all great. the company has problems communicating among its various branch's though, left hand just doesn't talk to the right one.
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did daily store operations
Store Manager (Former Employee), Valliant, OKSeptember 23, 2014
did daily store operations, did daily deposits, plan a grams. interviewing and hiring.
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Poor management with no obvious goals to work towards.
CASHIER/SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), Barstow, CASeptember 23, 2014
Pros: close to where i live
Cons: no benefits, poor management, smallest stockroom i've ever dealt with
When I first started at Dollar General it wasn't too bad, I was actually excited to go to work and earn an honest days work. After about 5-6 months that started to change. Management would never take notice of employees going "above and beyond" and the store's goals for long-term success were very unclear. After that management got let go and a new – more... management team was brought it things got even worse. The new management barely knew how to run the store and the blame would all fall down on the hard-working sales associates. I don't mind at all working with a healthy striving crew of individuals but when the captain can't maintain a healthy, productive ship things get difficult very fast. – less
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I have learn alot.
Key Holder/Cashier (Former Employee), Rincon, GASeptember 23, 2014
I gain a lot of experience in retail, customer service and how to manage a shift.
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ITS LIKE PLAYING FOOTBALL
STORE MANAGER (Former Employee), Chicago, ILSeptember 23, 2014
Pros: bonus protential
Cons: achieving bonus in high crimes stores or neighborhoods
In working for DG ,I FOUND IT TO BE VERY TIME CONSUMING WORKING 6 DAYS A WEEK ,NO PAYED HOLIDAYS AND BEING MADE MANDATORY TO WORK ON THESE DAYS ...THE WORK WAS ACHEIVABLE WITH A PRODUCTIVE CREW WHICH WAS VERY RARE ..THE WORK WAS PHYSICAL AND NOT HARD BUT OVERWHELMING AT TIME WITH SO MANY MARKETING STRTAGIES CHANGING AT THE SAME TIME. THE RETURNING GUEST – more... REALLY MADE THE JOB FUN AND,ESPECAILLY WHEN THEY KNEW YOUR NAME AND YOU KNEW THEIRS. – less
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Works in a pinch?
Store Manager (Current Employee), Nichols, NYSeptember 23, 2014
Pros: not bad pay if you are able to only work 45 hours
Cons: high turn over. unreliable help. poor upper management teams
Typical day includes Store Manager and one cashier. Store manager is responsible for all work on the sales floor, while cashier is responsible for checking customers. Too little hourly pay roll hours. Store Managers are salary and are required 45 hours a week min. However, that is a LOW estimate. Store Managers will spend 60+ in order to complete all – more... sales floor merchandising, resets, covering calls off etc. – less
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Having fun working with a company that works with me.
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee), Albany, GASeptember 23, 2014
Pros: helping others.
A typical day at work is having fun doing my job and helping both customers and co-workers. I have learned that whatever you do put your heart and mine into doing a great job with helping others. My co-workers are the key to running a company. It takes a team. There is nothing hard about the job that I am responsible for because I enjoy my work. Everything – more... is enjoyable about my job. I am a people person, hard worker, team leader and have excellence communication skills. – less
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Working while pregnant
Cashier (Former Employee), Tonganoxie, KSSeptember 23, 2014
Pros: down the street from my house
Cons: long hours
This job helped me stay healthy while pregnant with my first child even though the hours where long and sometimes I opened and sometimes I closed and had to multitask quiet a bit but it was a good job.
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Cashier
Cashier and Salesperson (Former Employee), Belle Glade, FLSeptember 23, 2014
Every moring after clocking in Ireport to the manager to get my draw in
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terrible work place
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Somerville, TNSeptember 23, 2014
Cons: bad pay
thumbs down it was a terrible job and the pay was the same way. it was gross the people were nice but the company didn't care about the employers more hours and better pay would have been nice and better security would have been nice also.
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Very fast paced
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Jamestown, NYSeptember 23, 2014
Pros: an hour lunch if you work more then 6 hrs
Cons: only get one break in a 6 hr work day
fast paced on a daily basis very stressful
learned to read skus from product to label
most co-workers easy to get along with
management ok
hardest part trying to get tasks done between customers
most enjoyable meeting new people
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Great Place
CASHIER (Former Employee), Welch, OKSeptember 23, 2014
Most days were extremely busy which is great. You had to stock and greet customers, cash customers out. Only thing that was bad here you were the only cashier and you had to stock and try to watch the front at the same time. Makes it hard to stock while you are watching front.
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Productive and fun place to work.
Cashier/Store Associate (Former Employee), Mount Holly Springs, PASeptember 23, 2014
Wonderful place to work and were very supportive and helpful. Scheduled breaks and flexible hours. The experience of this job was one of a kind.

About Dollar General

Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General Corporation is the nation’s largest small-box discount retailer. We make shopping – Read more