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
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Colbert, OK, Achille, OK, Denison, Tx – December 11, 2017
poor managed . could care less about their employees just get the product worked. managers make constant remark s that are what outside guidelines and nothing happens to them but the employee gets in trouble.
Store Manager Candidate (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – December 11, 2017
Chaotic, constant changing of plans. Never know what to expect or if you can expect anything at all - except for your store to be robbed - Guarantee of safety is minimal. Pay scale is on the low end and all over the board with each position. Requires a lot but gives little. Corporate doesn't seem to want to invest back into itself to minimize theft and robbery. Makes no sense. no quality training.
room for advancement because they cant seem to keep positions filled
Lead Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Medicine Park, OK – December 10, 2017
This job is so stressful. If you are a manager, you do not get actual breaks and are not even allowed to leave the store. The hours are awfully inconsistent - you go from working 10-11 hour days to 4-hour shifts. They often expect you to close the store then open it the next morning. You are always exhausted and stressed out, and if you ever get a day off they are blowing up your cell phone asking you to cover shifts at other stores. Great job at first, but it really wears you down after a while. Not a job I would want to do long-term.
Pay above min wage, health insurance
Many interruptions during break, expected to work off the clock, stressful environment
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Flushing, MI – December 10, 2017
A typical day of work at dollar general is not that bad I just want to move on and experience something different outside of retail. I've learned how to supervise others and make the work environment better. The hardest part of the job would probably be making the customers happy but i try my best to keep them wanting to come back. Honestly my coworkers are the ones who help me enjoy my job because we have grown a bond.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – New Smyrna Beach, FL – December 10, 2017
work at this company is quick and you have to be on your p's and q's management is great , workplace is good environment the hardest part of the job was making sure that the stock is being put out on a timely bases
Cashier/Stocker (Former Employee) – Pascagoula, MS – December 10, 2017
I didn't mind working at DG, my manager was fun, and the work, though tough at times, wasn't too much. The district managers were my main turn off. They expected far more from everyone in the store than anyone could handle. That is why staff is constantly changing there, they rotate them like stock.
Key Holder (Former Employee) – Mountain Top, PA – December 10, 2017
I've worked in retail at a place like this before so I thought I knew what to expect but the final straw for me was that they expect you to work long shifts (extended store hours) on holidays and don't give time and a half (no holiday pay) as well as not providing even a benefit option for the part-time employees. Management was absolutely awful where I worked, so it could be better, but Dollar General as a corporation is failing their employees. They also require you to take an hour lunch when you work longer than 7 hours (so they don't have to pay you as much) and most employees end up working on the second half of their lunch. I was once told that I would have to meet up with another associate on my time off because I had to share my store keys, so a lot of illegal activity goes on here and they will take advantage of you, if you're the type of person that doesn't/can't say no.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Hackleburg, AL – December 10, 2017
I had duties as a cashier that had nothing to do with my job. Such as cleaning bathrooms when we had a janitor to do that as well as take out the trash. I was also 4 months pregnant while i worked there and was told by my doctor that i was not to lift over 20 lbs and Dollar General made me lift anywhere from 35-40 lbs at a time.