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Part-time or Full-time
Cashier (Former Employee), Rector, AROctober 24, 2014
Pros: costumers
Cons: 60+ week, schedule on day you need off
It was a good place to work until management changed hands. Working full-time hours for part-time pay and no benefits.
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Very busy
Cashier (Former Employee), Medina, NYOctober 24, 2014
Typical day included customer service, stocking shelves and answering the phone.
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A good place to work.
Stocker/Customer Service (Former Employee), Columbus, OHOctober 23, 2014
•a typical day at work contained unloading trucks. Stocking the shelves with merchandise. And help customers with the questions and concerns
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much better out there
former store manager (Former Employee), pittsburgh, paOctober 23, 2014
Pros: great retail environment, could be a fun job
Cons: very small payroll budget, hard to keep sales associates since they are all part time and min wage, no work life balance, fragile business model, micro managing
As a sales associate or lead this is an ok min wage job. As an assistant its a lot of work for a small pay. As a store manager it can become a nightmare. This company is based on a business model that is so fragile that one or two call offs in a week can send the store spiraling downward. The work load is high and the low staffing and low payroll budget – more... make it hard for the salaried store managers. They micro manage everything in an attempt to make their low budget business model work. As a former store manager I ended up working 60 to 70 hours a week on a 48 hour salary just to keep my head above the water. You are expected to ride your min wage part time employees to get maximum productivity out of them which in turn promotes high turnover and that results in a constant flow of untrained employees in which you are not given any extra payroll to train. In a perfect DG world where all your employees are well trained with open availability and no one ever calls off, the store manager can work a 50 hour work week and have a nice store. Let me assure you with the pay and the hours you will NEVER have a perfect DG world. Who wants to work their butt off for 15 to 20 hours a week, be expected to be available openly and take home $80? Good luck. They took a job I loved and made it into something I couldn't wait to get away from. – less
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A typical Day
Store Key Holder (Current Employee), Bowman, SCOctober 23, 2014
Be on time and Be ready. The company is full of change each day and everyday its a new day
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work
sale associate (Former Employee), Harrah, OKOctober 23, 2014
A typical day way me either being on register checking out customers or me stocking all the selves of merchandise. I also would unload tots that had merchandise for the front end. I learned everyday to be patient with people and help them out as much as possible. My co workers were good. I cant really say there was a absolute hard part about my job – more... because I found it all very easy to handle. The most enjoyable part about my job was being able to meet new people and helping them find what ever it was they needed and for them to leave happy. – less
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Never a dull moment
2nd Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Lockhart, TXOctober 23, 2014
Pros: discount
Cons: not enough hours
Lots of things to keep you busy, stocking, checking out customers, helping them and training new hires,Opening and closing the store was always interesting.
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Working too many hours for my family
Store Manager (Former Employee), Kansas City, MOOctober 23, 2014
Pros: advancement opportunities
Cons: long hours
A typical work day for me is opening the store at 7:30am, walking the store and making notes of what tasks need to be completed that day. Opening money counts and beginning til for associate drawers. Doing bank run. Making sure associates are aware of tasks to be completed and completing those tasks. Focusing on customer service while completing daily – more... tasks. Closing the store at 10:15pm.

Learned about how to handle difficult situations and complete daily tasks. Management is a rewarding experience with the right support staff.

The hardest part of my job was having to cover people's shifts when they quit and replacing them quickly. Long hours away from my family.

The most enjoyable part of my job was the customers and their kindness and understanding while short staffed. I enjoyed the job overall. – less
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friendly
Cashier (Current Employee), Columbia, SCOctober 22, 2014
this company is very open and flexible when it comes to the times and days you are available to work!They alway make you feel welcome
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Nice cusromers
Key Carrier (Former Employee), Akron, OHOctober 22, 2014
Was nice working with regular and new customer. Was able to move into management quickly.
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great to work for
Customer Service Representative/Cashier (Former Employee), Hephzibah, GAOctober 22, 2014
Pros: great boss
Cons: no pay raises nor advancement
Boss is amazing but no room for advancement left only because I got pregnant with twins
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Fun workplace
Lead Sales Associate (Former Employee), Reidsville, NCOctober 22, 2014
If you are someone who enjoys working with the public then this is the job for you. Got to meet a lot of different personalities. Enjoyed every one of my customers that came in every day.
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Great concept for a store
Retail Cashier (Former Employee), O'Fallon, ILOctober 22, 2014
I enjoyed working here because it was a neighborhood store and I got to know a lot of the customers. My co-workers were hard working but the management was lacking. The line could be 10 people long but the managers would sit in the back on personal phone calls. There were also questionable practices, such as, "throwing away" merchandise rather than – more... sending it back to the warehouse or donating it. – less
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Great place to work. Love my co workers
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Lawton, MIOctober 22, 2014
Pros: works around my schedule
Cons: not enough hours
I stock shelves, run the cashier. I enjoy this job but am not getting many hours a week.
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Productive and very busy store. This is the #1 store in this district. I absolutely love the people I work with
Lead sales associate (Current Employee), Oklahoma City, OKOctober 22, 2014
Cons: healthcare, as far as direct contact with the public
A typical day at work is working as a team to keep shelves stocked, fronted and faced. Keeping up with the cleaning tasks and providing excellent customer service. I've learned how to read POG and spreadsheets. The hardest part of the job is when we as a team don't work together or communicate with each other. The most enjoyable part of the job is providing – more... excellent customer service. – less
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Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Columbus, MSOctober 21, 2014
I operate the register and put out merchandise all at the same time.
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nice place
Third Key Manager (Former Employee), Kaufman, TXOctober 21, 2014
Pros: very easy work not stressful
Cons: had to many robberies
I like working their it was nice place to start out working to get a feel of the retail business. glad I had the chance to work their
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Productive and fun place to work
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), ConnecticutOctober 21, 2014
Pros: good place for starting workers
Cons: weird lunch break schedules
Stock shelves and make customers happy and you'll do just fine. Working on your speed is always a must.
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Sales Associate (Former Employee), Bonham, TXOctober 21, 2014
Dollar General is a great place to start out working and especially if you are in school or college. the schedule is flexible, the mangers are usually pretty great.
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Fun work place, hard work
Sales Associate/Customer Service (Current Employee), Fairmount, INOctober 21, 2014
Pros: close to home
Cons: working for a place that doesn't always follow company policy
Get to work, clock in, verify cash drawer, start stocking shelves, ring customers out, clean restrooms and floors, then clock out and leave.

I learned working in retail has its ups and downs, but the longer you stick with it the better it can be.

Management is little to be desired. Constantly on store phone, doesn't help if line is too long, and when – more... mad at cashiers gives them minimal hours.

Co-workers are great to have and great to talk to. I enjoy showing the newer ones tricks on how to get certain things done the fastest way possible.

Hardest part of the job is closing.

Most enjoyable part of the day is helping customers get what they need. – less

About Dollar General

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