A typical day at work would be the moment you walk in you clock in and move carts and other items outside. I learned how to operate a cash register. Management was okay I think it would have been better if my schedule was set every week instead of me having to call in everyday to find out if i was working the next day or not. My co-workers were very friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job would be going back and fourth between the register and stocking shelves because there is no system to know when someone is at the register but it was manageable. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping the customers.
long lunch breaks, very friendly co-workers, offer 401K
calling in to see if your working, a lot of overstock, crowded walk ways
Decent place to start career, unfortunately career advancement and pay is not the greatest or competitive. Company has a good culture but is often last in field to innovate. Amazon will crush Dollar General in near future.
I just had a poor manager who didn't know anything about retail and would change peoples schedules without notification and was very rude. The workload is high but with the right team it is attainable.
Aassist shift manager (Former Employee) – Cullman, AL – July 19, 2017
I worked all shifts scheduled, most at night. Lot of heavy lifting and reaching over head, always cleaning and stocking shelves, but you would get something set the way they wanted today and in the morning you would have to move everything to another area of store.
the only thing is, If you put a store in a urban neighborhood expect a lot of theft. It was a lot of the neighborhood customer stealing and I think the store should Have came to that district with a better plan of action for that.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Former Employee) – Cabin Creek, WV – July 19, 2017
A typical day for me was standing behind the counter taking care of transactions. I very rarely got a chance to stock the shelves. I learned how to operate a cash register and how to read some of the labels located on the back of items. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the management. They were absolutely terrible, they really enjoyed starting drama. Even dealing with Corporate was a nightmare. Couldn't even get someone who spoke English for crying out loud.
CASHIER (Former Employee) – Haines City, FL – July 19, 2017
I worked for three years at Doolar General Market. I cashierd and helped on the floor when needed. When Iwas there we had a team of hard and reliable workers. The manager wasvery nice and so were most of the employees. We were very busy and sometimes we could have used a litle more help. Everyone pulled there weight so that each ones job was the best it could be. They pay is low and advancement is not the best. I can"t speak for how the store is now for there are only two employyees still working.
I liked being a cashier and we were always busy.
I think the pros out way any cons if you want to work hard.
SHIFT MANAGER (Former Employee) – Port Saint Lucie, FL – July 18, 2017
Dollar general is an okay work place if you want an alright paycheck every week. Weren't as flexible and the pay was not the greatest being a key holder. Did learn a lot with dealing with everyday issues and customers. Being a key holder taught me a lot of responsibility.
cashier (Former Employee) – Vienna, GA – July 18, 2017
enjoyed working with the public. manager not very nice and wasn't friendly with customers or employees. was very fast paced and competitive. 10 minute break, 30 min lunch. qualify for insurance after 6 months