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What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Dollar General?

What do you like best about working at Dollar General? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

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SUZAN in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

103 months ago

I WORKED FOR DG FOR 2 YRS LOVED IT THEY START AT MINIMUN WAGE OFFER MEDICAL FOR A PRICE AND 401 K PLAN NO EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT AND IF YOU HAVE THE RIGHT MANAGER IT IS A VERY PLEASANT PLACE TO WORK, LIKE ANY WHERE ELSE THEY HAVE DOWNFALLS LIKE NO MATERNITY LEAVEALOT OF TIMES YOU WORK DIFFERENT SHIFTS FROM DAY TO DAY AND THEY HAVE COME OUT WITH A MATRIX SYSTEM THE MORE BUSINESS YOUR STORE BRING THE HIGHER THE HOURS AVAILABLE.

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jones

91 months ago

Cheryl Ann in Mobile, Alabama said: I do not agree.I have been with the company for 2.5 years, my store is very clean and one of the largest stores in Mobile. Yes I do work 70-80 hours a week but not because I have to, only because I want to. I take pride in my work, and the customers appreciate me and my team. I am one of my DMs Better Managers. Maybe if you would have stayed a little longer you would have gotten the Title DM. You know life really isnt about what your Title is or what you get for a paycheck because you cant take those with you when you leave this world.

THAT PAYCHECK SURE HELPS WHEN THOSE BILLS ARE DUE.
UNLESS YOU LIKE LIVING AT THE POVERTY LEVEL, WHICH I AM SURE YOO ARE.
MAYBE IF YOU WOULD HAVE WORKED A LITTLE LONGER, YOU COULD HAVE BEEN DRIVING THE RACE CAR, OR BETTER YET, FLYING THE COMPANY JET!!!!!!!!!!!!

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jones

90 months ago

Cheryl Ann in Mobile, Alabama said: You sound like you have alot of problems and you're a real bitter person. You know DG didnt hand you the keys sounds like whoever was in charge did so don't blame the company for the way you were treated. I work long hours because I dont look at my watch every minute like you probably did. Time goes by fast theres not alot of time in a day to do the things that have to be done in the stores but you have to do what you got to do.

What part of what I said gives you the idea I have alot of problems?
Dollar General did hand me the keys, after I passed a background check, and a drug test.
As far as looking at my watch, it was more like going to work in the dark, going home in the dark, and wondering when the DM was gonna start comming out of the dark.
BITTER, yes, for the way you are trying to sugar coat this company to people who have legitimate, legal gripes.
REMEMBER, WE ALL ALL HUMAN BEINGS, TRYING TO GET BY IN THIS WORLD, AND PAYING PEOPLE AT THE POVERTY LEVEL, AND TREATING THEM LIKE ANIMALS FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMPANY IS BULL SH** AND ALWAYS WILL BE.
MY ADVICE TO ALL OF YOU, CALL THE DEPT OF LABOR, AND FILE A COMPLAINT.

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jones

90 months ago

ohmyback in Wewahitchka, Florida said: Dollar General management says employees are a dime a dozen and treats them that way whether they are good or bad. Having good folks to work with can make a miserable job better. There are a lot of good workers out there however that don't get treated right with the way the company does things. Great turnover happens because of the way this company does things. Short term for most folks except for those who can't do better.

That is the most truthful thing that has been said so far. Thankyou. I thunk there is also some type of subliminal brainwashing going on too, Old Cheryl Ann is working while the place is closed and has been for months, which means shes in violation of company policy.
She tells someone not to take a managers job for under 40,0000 when she knows damn well she doesn't come close to that.
Dollar general is truly a job for those willing to settle in life. IE working off the clock, after hours, and then admiting they are not making any money, by sugar coating the fact with "Its not all about the money", and calling anyone else bitter. PLEASE!!!!
I bet she pees lemonade;)
PEACE-JONES OUT!

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jones

90 months ago

Cheryl Ann in Mobile, Alabama said: Ha Ha Ha Bitter not. Just a little reminder, just remember Jesus never complained or was bitter toward us when he got nailed to the cross for you and me. Stop complaining life is what you make it.

So now you think your Jesus?
Ok, well that explains alot, what looney bin do you call home?

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jones

90 months ago

No, see, I am one of the lazy people who only work 40 hours a week. Therefore, I have alot of time on my hands for my personal LIFE!

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Cheryl Ann in Mobile, Alabama

90 months ago

Congratulations

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Cheryl Ann in Mobile, Alabama

90 months ago

Just FYI I dont need any pointers, if you looked in my past letters Im not in my store as much anymore I said I had to at one time, if I worked all the hours I used to I wouldnt be on this computer. SWEETIEE

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TonyaStarr in Mobile, Alabama

90 months ago

Thank you . Iam very excited about being a Dollar general Employee . I have met many great people .I see the hard work that my boss/trainer ( Tina ) puts into her store ,but its all worth it .She runs a awesome store. She doesnt work 60-80 hours a week either.

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DG WORKER WORKER in CLARKSBURG, West Virginia

90 months ago

DONT EVER BELEIVE FOR A MINUTE THAT IF YOU ARE DOING YOUR MANAGERS JOB THAT THEY ARE GETTING READY TO QUITE, AND YOU WILL MOVE UP. BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN DOING THESE THINGS FOR 8 MONTHS AND AM ONLY A THIRD KEY. THE ASST MANAGER AND I HAVE RUN THIS STORE EVEN WHEN THERE IS A MANAGER HERE.BUT FOR SOME REASON OUR DM DOESNT SEEM TO THINK THAT WE ARE GOOD ENOUGHTO MOVE UP THE LADDER. BUT THE FUNNY THING IS THAT THE STORE SEEMS TO RUN BETTER WHEN THERE IS NO MANAGER.
WE HAVE A GOOD CREW AND WE ALL GET ALONG! we cover for eachother when need be. and that is what coworkers are supposed to do. but what i dont understand is why would you try to get her to beleive that she is going somewhere? it just goes to show that it really doesnt matter how hard you work.

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Keith Adams in Mobile, Alabama

90 months ago

Tonya...are you talking about the store at Schillingers & Grelot. I thought Stacey was the candidate for that new store? How long have you been with this company. Stacey has lived in West Mobile all of her life and has been a store manager for over a year. The residents in West Mobile would really like to see Stacey get that store.

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treatedbadly

90 months ago

Here in Texas an Assistant Manager get's about $8/hour. Managers only make about $28,000 year to start. Sales associates get state min wage. 3rd key gets $1 more than state min. That combined with little to no hours = very little. Sometimes not enough for a weeks worth of groceries.

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leepat in Montrose, Colorado

90 months ago

jones said: WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP!
NOBODY, AND I MEAN NOBODY WANTS TO WORK 70-80 HOURS A WEEK. QUIT B.S ING THESE PEOPLE/
I worked for DG in Denver, replaced an asst and 3rd key for stealing 40,000 in deposits and merchandise, high turnover among employees, working long hours alone, yes ALONE.
AND THE BEST PART, THEY HAND YOU THE KEYS AND THE SAFE COMBINATION FOR 9.50 AN HOUR AS AN ASST.MANAGER.
HOPE YOU GET YOUR BACK PAY FOR ALL THE HOURS YOU ARE LOVING TO WORK!!!!!!!!! (WHEN YOU WAKE UP

Yep, I know what you mean. Especially since we were in the same district until last week. Cost of living is high in CO. but the pay sure isn't!

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Cheryl Ann in Mobile, Alabama

90 months ago

Tonya,

I would hope Tina didnt work more than 45hrs a week seeing she has a new store. Im talking about people with stores that have to be cleaned up and they do it on their own ask your Father hes a District Manager in the other district. Yes he knows who I am and well aware of the hours I had put into cleaning my store up. Also on that note I do not work those hours anymore now I have my store Clean.

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DGSM in Marysville, Ohio

89 months ago

i am a dg store manager and i can tell you one thing....GET OVER IT. the job of a store manager is to deligate the responsibilities to employees...if you close or the sm is on vacation on friday or saterday then why shouldnt you do it? the duties of a third key is what you boss tells you to do. i am sure he or she has had the training and the time in and knows what they are doing otherwise they wouldnt be employeed by DG.

one1jazzy@yahoo.com in South Carolina said: Since you have been with the company for an ample amount of time, what are the duites of a Lead Sales Associate/3rd key? I have only been with DG for 5 months I have had to receive trucks, send payroll, set planograms, make schedules and the list continues. I think that I am being screwed. I believe that I am being told that what I should do is not my job. What am I really suppose to be doing? Please help!!!!!!!!

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DGSM in Marysville, Ohio

89 months ago

WTF....what store do you guys work at...you must not do anything for bussiness

dgproblems said: In an earlier comment you said it doesnt matter what your paycheck is, now you say get at least $40,000. Which is it? Guess what? managers start at $27,500.

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DGSM in Marysville, Ohio

89 months ago

umm....you salarie...you work as much as needed to get the job done.....if you have to pull open to closes for a week straight its what you got to do....hmmm ever think that thats why these people who are complaining never made it. and ever since KKR has taken over almost all the store are getting cleaned up and it takes alot of work but if previous store managers gave a sh*t about there store then other store managers wouldnt work so hard...its not DG'S fault its other store managers who are LAZY....and im glad you lazy people quit cause it gives people like me who love this company and take pride in there work a chance to make the money you walked out on so.....THANK YOU

jones said: tALK ABOUT ALOT OF PROBLEMS, THE STORES AREN'T OPEN 18 HOURS A DAY, WHICH MEANS YOUR IN VIOLATION! PERHAPS FORWARDING YOUR COMMENT TO CORPORATE AND THE LABOR BOARD WILL HELP YOU TO GET YOUR HOURS CUT.
AFTER ALL, YOU'D HAVE TO BE ON DRUGS TO DO THAT.
IF BEING LAZY IS WORKING 40 HOURS A WEEK, I'LL TAKE THAT ANYTIME!

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warehouse worker in Williamsburg, Missouri

85 months ago

I stumbled across this site while looking up some information on the Web. I have been reading all the negative things posted about DG, and I had to create an account and say something. I applied at my local distribution center in Sep. 2006 and was working by Oct. It was not difficult to get an interview or a job. I have consistently had great reports from my supervisors, been the lead order filler, become the AIT Coach trainer for my department, and transferred to a different department. I also work the weekend shift, which is 3 days, 12 hour shifts. There are many days I would LOVE to not lift those pallets, smash my fingers in the roll containers, and get off my feet, but I still love my job.
I think a lot of the negative comments and feelings come from people who have trained for a job in a classroom but never had to actually do the physical labor that is required to get the job done. I am also currently looking to do the Leadership training and move into supervising. I am aware of the hours, the different type of work expected, but I think what makes me an excellent candidate is that I have done the work myself. It amazes me how people can waltz through life nad think they are "owed" something. I have a college education and am continuing to get more of one, but I'm still not above doing the "grunt" work at home, or somewhere else. People need to grow up and realize the world doesn't revolve around them. I'm not sure about the store wages, but the DC's pay very well in Missouri. The benefits are great, too. We do have a high turn over, but the way I see it, it comes from people who walk in the door and see that they (GASP!) have to work for their paycheck. Then they walk right back out. It's rather amusing to me.

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monkeyba in Houston, Texas

85 months ago

Well, Missouri must be the exception to the rule--Texas pays minimum wage and I have never worked for such a backwards company in my 20 years of working! I started the first week of June--they promoted me to third key after 7 days--trained me to take the responsibilities of third key...THEN NEVER MADE IT OFFICIAL. It is now the last week of August. They used me, made me their slave labor and drug their feet when it came time to pay for my work. They are never going to have decent employees there because they refuse to be concerned with employee's concerns. I feel that if the "suits" at corporate were forced to work 2 days as a cashier for minimum wage and do what is expected of associates and third keys, they would find that corporate is run by a bunch of MONKEYS!! Their policies contradict one another(voids, refunds, and exchanges), that theft is because the Fortune 500 suits can't manage to put enough cameras in the stores or train their employees. The problem as I see it is that those implementing the "grunt policies" have never done the "grunt WORK".

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warehouse worker in Williamsburg, Missouri

85 months ago

Bear in mind that I work in a DC, not a store. Maybe you are experiencing problems butif there is a corporate policy, it should be enforced. At the DC, we get a newsletter every month and it is always filled with stories about great stores and great employees. On the back, there is a list of phone numbers to use to report problems. You are supposed to go through your chain of command first, but obviously if they are the problem you have to go over them. As far as the corporates working minimum wage jobs, I think that should be part of the training. In the DC's the supervisors are usually hired from within. For example, you get a job in the DC as an order filler, then you apply and get accepted into the Leadership Development class, then you work as a supervisor trainee with another supervisor as your mentor, then when there is aposition open, they post it, you apply, get the job, and work as a supervisor. While you are a trainee and a supervisor they have skills in all departments that you are required to learn and test on. This means that you have to put in the time as a "grunt" hourly employee to prove yourself worth the time and money. Then you can move up to a salaried position with better pay and continue to learn. If you're not happy with the store, maybe you should work in a DC. It's not easy work, but if you will do it, you will be recognized and rewarded for it.

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TV08 in Texas

82 months ago

What is offered for the Maternity Leave? I have just found out that I am pregnant and I am trying to figure everything out.

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Happy_Kat in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee

82 months ago

Maternity leave? Ha! No Maternity leave, dear. Sorry. A woman where I work was pregnant and asked the same question. She was told that she would have to work till she couldn't. Needless to say that is what you get at DG.

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Dallasmavsfan in Stonewall, Mississippi

80 months ago

treatedbadly said: Here in Texas an Assistant Manager get's about $8/hour. Managers only make about $28,000 year to start. Sales associates get state min wage. 3rd key gets $1 more than state min. That combined with little to no hours = very little. Sometimes not enough for a weeks worth of groceries.

I work in Mississippi. I am an assistant and I get 8 dollars an hour.

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Dallasmavsfan in Stonewall, Mississippi

80 months ago

Cheryl Ann in Mobile, Alabama said: Just FYI I dont need any pointers, if you looked in my past letters Im not in my store as much anymore I said I had to at one time, if I worked all the hours I used to I wouldnt be on this computer. SWEETIEE

Hey I just wanted to say thank you for standing up for DG. I like my job as an assistant. I have worked my way up. I was just temporary at first. I helped set up a new store near by and then was transfered to another store as a cashier. Within about 6 months t a year was promote to 3rd key and then assisstant. I took the managers assessment and didnt pass but I think it isnt a pass or fail test. it is just to see if you can think like a dollar general manager should.(LOL!!!) Anyway i can retake it in 90 days.

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sarge00186@yahoo.com in Waterville, Ohio

78 months ago

I recently had an interview for a SM position. Coming from the retail environment, I know the job is difficult with very little floor assistance because of the hours and forcast.

Any position is what you make it. There are other companies to work for, but good luck on finding a position. make the best of it or go elsewhere.

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Parish Portera in Grenada, Mississippi

78 months ago

sarge00186@yahoo.com in Waterville, Ohio said: I recently had an interview for a SM position. Coming from the retail environment, I know the job is difficult with very little floor assistance because of the hours and forcast.

Any position is what you make it. There are other companies to work for, but good luck on finding a position. make the best of it or go elsewhere.

It is a very difficult job especilaly when your store is in bad shape like mine. Lots of problems left behind by past managers or for that matter nomanager since November. But hey I,ve got a great team, just hired a an assistant manager and if we all work very dilligently I'm sure we will become a well oiled machine I do wish they would give me more labor hours. I put in 85 myself last week. I plan to shave it down each week as we inprove. Good luck

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sarge00186@yahoo.com in Waterville, Ohio

78 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. Haven't taken the test test. Just waiting for a call back or e-mail from someone as to status.

Know the hours are long or will be cause of how they manage the hours piece.

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Parish Portera in Grenada, Mississippi

78 months ago

The hours are long and they run a very tight ship. They have invested a lot in their loss prevention program. D.G. can smell a thief if the manager runs his or her store by procedure.

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Ron Moorman in Nashville, Tennessee

75 months ago

DGSM in Marysville, Ohio said: umm....you salarie...you work as much as needed to get the job done.....if you have to pull open to closes for a week straight its what you got to do....hmmm ever think that thats why these people who are complaining never made it. and ever since KKR has taken over almost all the store are getting cleaned up and it takes alot of work but if previous store managers gave a sh*t about there store then other store managers wouldnt work so hard...its not DG'S fault its other store managers who are LAZY....and im glad you lazy people quit cause it gives people like me who love this company and take pride in there work a chance to make the money you walked out on so.....THANK YOU

You sound like a real charmer as a manager. No wonder many of the people on this site speak so poorly of Dollar General as an employer! Where did you learn your people skills? You are apparently one of the exact type of disrespectful DM's these people are talking about.

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Parish Portera in Grenada, Mississippi

75 months ago

I worked for D.G. for three months and found that they are one of the worst places to ever work. They are to cheap to provide the labor to get the job done. I worked 90 hours a week for 5 weeks and still could achieve my goals. Their loss prevention jerks try to intimidate rather than help. Their regional managers do not have a clue. I have not set foot in one of their stores since and do not plan on ever doing so again.

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Joe Leroux in Norton, Kansas

75 months ago

I would appreciate any up to date information on Store Manager wages, bonus potential. I applied for a local Store Manager position and would like all the information I can get before I interview! I have experience as a salaried retail manager. So please try to avoid posting negative comments about this opportunity. I have an idea of what I might be getting into!

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Parish Portera in Grenada, Mississippi

75 months ago

Sorry about the negativity, I just like to succeed in what I set out to do. Let me say I respect the managers that work for D.G. and did not like the fact that the corporate officials set goals that were over whelming. With the right staff you can achieve most of what they want. Let me say it will be a challenge. I do think they are trying to pay their managers more money. If can stop your shrink and watch your inventory you can make your bonus. I would ask for $40,000.00 yearly. I think that would have been more appropriate for the hours and responsibility that was expected of me. I do wish you the best of luck. P.

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Joe Leroux in Norton, Kansas

75 months ago

Thank you for your post. I do not know that they would pay $40,000 in this rural of an area. I heard around 25K to 30K was what they paid out here. On one hand, the store may do well as there is only a Pamida (think old style Division 1 Wal-Mart before Supercenters were the norm) in town and the nearest Wal-Mart is over an hour away. On the other, we have a small community and it is hard to say what the store's numbers look like and how many are spending their money here.

I kind of miss retail and still look for things when I shop (proper use of space, how an end-cap looks, signage, price points, hidden carts full of returns, etc.), I just can't help it! I am a little excited about seeing what a good staff and I could do with this store. No doubt, there will be a bunch of hours and effort involved. But it could be fun and interesting.

I spoke with some hr/recruiter out of Arizona and he gave me my log on information to take the test some have mentioned on this thread. I do appreciate the information and the feedback. Anyone with information that would help me in the hiring process and, more importantly, help me if I get this position is very welcome to email me at joe_leroux@hotmail.com

I may get on later and post something about the test!

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jlhredhead in Mansfield, Ohio

75 months ago

Anyone have contact numbers or email address's for Kathleen Guion, or any upper management at corporate Human Resourses? The 700# listed on our monthly numbers don't work from home, and ERC only emails your issue to your DM or RM. Not really helpfull when my issue is with my DM. I have a feeling that my issues are being forwarded to absolutely no one. I realize that we are not union, and I have never had a personel issue before, but this is the 1st company that I have worked for that dosen't have a human resources number for the employees to call if they have issues that need to be investigated. And yes I also called the Alternative Resolution Dept. and they said that they will only speak to me if I am a terminated employee or have an issue with sexual harrassment. Any help would be greatly appreciated! jlhredhead@yahoo.com

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beyondb in Indiana

75 months ago

I work for a DG here in Indiana and have a great manager and she does everything that she asks of us. With the right manager and right crew DG can be a very nice place to shop and a great place to work if you take pride in your store and do what needs to be done

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jlhredhead in Mansfield, Ohio

75 months ago

beyondb in Indiana said: I work for a DG here in Indiana and have a great manager and she does everything that she asks of us. With the right manager and right crew DG can be a very nice place to shop and a great place to work if you take pride in your store and do what needs to be done

You are working at a DG store with a manager, that comes few and far between. Good luck!

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beyondb in Indiana

75 months ago

I sure do, she is one in a million and all of us that work at our store do what it takes to keep it a keep and smooth running friendly place to shop and work. We haven't been open long just 9 months but when you are there from set up to present then you really take pride in your job. The customers are friendly and we have a growing number of loyal ones that we know by name and they know ours.

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Unige in Sebastian, Florida

67 months ago

I am looking to join the DG Family, part time as a cashier/stock employee. I have ten years of Marketing experience. What should I be asking for in terms of hourly wages?

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stevewill in Newark, Ohio

67 months ago

Unige in Sebastian, Florida said: I am looking to join the DG Family, part time as a cashier/stock employee. I have ten years of Marketing experience. What should I be asking for in terms of hourly wages?

If you just want to be a cashier/stock employee,it is minimum wage.Use your marketing experience to get into management,not a cashier! My wife is a store manager and if you have a good crew,then your job is so much easier. Don't listen to most of these comments. My wife makes almost $40,000. Over $40000 if she makes her goals for the store. She has never missed the $650 bonuses every 3 months and is coming up on inventory and that will be a big bonus. She is required to work 45 to 48 hours per week as a manager and yes she does at times work more,but only when employees quit or you end up with employees not doing their job.

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txdream47@yahoo.com in Mckinney, Texas

61 months ago

jones said: WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP!
NOBODY, AND I MEAN NOBODY WANTS TO WORK 70-80 HOURS A WEEK. QUIT B.S ING THESE PEOPLE/
I worked for DG in Denver, replaced an asst and 3rd key for stealing 40,000 in deposits and merchandise, high turnover among employees, working long hours alone, yes ALONE.
AND THE BEST PART, THEY HAND YOU THE KEYS AND THE SAFE COMBINATION FOR 9.50 AN HOUR AS AN ASST.MANAGER.
HOPE YOU GET YOUR BACK PAY FOR ALL THE HOURS YOU ARE LOVING TO WORK!!!!!!!!! (WHEN YOU WAKE UP

FIRST OFF IF YOU ARE WORKING OVER 40 HRS A WEEK AND SALARY LET ME TELL YOU I HAVE A COMPANY LAWYER WHO SUES THESE COMPANYS AND WIN BECAUSE I WAS PART OF ONE ANY HRS OVER 40 HRS IF SALERY THEY OWE YOU $$$$$ IF YOU NEED LAWYERS NAME EMAIL ME TXDREAM47@YAHOO.COM I WILL GIVE YOU NAME BUT!! NOTE IF YOU ARE EXC MANAGER FOR GET IT .. IF YOUR TITLE IS JUST MANAGER GOT FOR IT.

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Denton in Denton, Texas

61 months ago

I was wondering if I should be getting paid for being on call 24 hrs a day and having to answer those calls as an acting SM? Is there on-call pay or what?

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Gerard in dallas Texas

61 months ago

sarge00186@yahoo.com in Waterville, Ohio said: I recently had an interview for a SM position. Coming from the retail environment, I know the job is difficult with very little floor assistance because of the hours and forcast.

Any position is what you make it. There are other companies to work for, but good luck on finding a position. make the best of it or go elsewhere.

please tell me what do you think now that you seen dg true colors

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always happy in tiptonville, Tennessee

59 months ago

At dollar general you are suppose to greet customers and speak to them when they approach your register. These people dont greet you nor speak to you, all they will do is tell you your total and change and thats all the talking you hear from them. The new manager Anita told this woman that tried to apply for a job that you had to have experience to work there which is not true. If it was she would had given me a job when she was in the process of hiring 2 more people when she needed the last 2 that she hired. I hate going in there now because none of them smiless nor speak to you even the manager when she runs the cashier. who wants to go in a store where you cant get friendly customer service? but if the sales are good then i guess its okay. And yesterday i went in there and asked this girl where something was and she told me and as i was asking my 2nd question she was walking off. may not had heard me.

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Denton in Denton, Texas

59 months ago

So what you are trying to say is that you really have nothing real to complain about, just feel you are a better candidate for the job that you didn't get than the ones that did get it?

Yeah, they need to greet customers and all but sounds like the store was really busy at the time and they may just be trying to keep your wait in line down.

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always happy in tiptonville, Tennessee

59 months ago

no i dont think i am a better canididate i just know for a fact that one of them girls dont have experience and she shouldnt had told a person that she didnt know that you have to have experience. that wqas just a lie. and no the store wasnt busy i go in there often to get what freds do not carry or when freds is close or not yet open and that is all the time and the whole town talks bout them even the business people. the point is equal opportunity and by tellin a stranger that wanted to apply for the job that you have to have experience wasnt the right thing to do. and the line is always long so thats no excuse. the only one that really speaks is the guy that works up there and no one else and that is always regular days. and i really wasnt worried about the job i was just applying and took first thing that came im no better than no one but the point of that was you do not have to have experience and if so then yes i would had felt like i was an better candidate for the that job.

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TN Volunteer in Nashville, Tennessee

55 months ago

one of the real benefits of working at DG is that you get a discount on at&t cellphone service. woohoo! 21% discount every month - even if you don't work at HQ or you are not a store manager. the flyer says all you have to do is go go online at www.att.com/wireless/dollargeneral to sign up. that is aweseome

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Ravens rose in Chicago, Illinois

52 months ago

Host said: What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Dollar General?

What do you like best about working at Dollar General? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

The only GOOD things i can say about the Distribution Center in Marion Indiana, is the pay and once a year bonus. everything else about that place ranks maybe on the bottom rung of a ladder,for starters they really need to RETRAIN Repacks 1st shift picking supervisor,outside work im sure shes a nice person, but within the confines of work its like being put down by a Drill sargent, we work our butts off to get the product out and we are treated like pions,made to feel inadequate, when alot of things go wrong and we are not at fault she picks a few people out and blams them for the delays,she constantly changes things to make things more productive which she may mean well, BUT THE CHANGES DO NOT WORK, you cant talk to her and tell her your opinions cause then that would mean NEGATIVITY in her mind... Any suggestions? and HR pretends to listen,and then nothing is done.

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Jai in Shreveport, Louisiana

51 months ago

The 3rd key position is a bunch of BS. The pay is low and if you have a lazy manager he/she will have you doing things that they are supposed to do. If you look at your job duties sheet you will see that you will have to do everything they do but for less pay. When I worked for dg I found out my store manager made 30,000 a yr before taxes and her behind was at that store EVERY DAY for 8 hours. No way in hell I would do that. One can make the same amount of money at walmart as a regular associate.

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Jai in Shreveport, Louisiana

51 months ago

JJonesinil in Taylorville, Illinois said: Wow there are alot of whinners on here. If half of you would take pride in what you do, instead of just focusing on how much you gonna make you'd be better off. Oh no the job is so hard, if your orginized and not lazy it can get done. You mean the managers that sit in the office or go on smoke break every 15 min and dont get on the floor dont get very far? thats shocking. Fact is you could be the jizz mopper at a porn theatre instead all you have to do is run a retail store, its not rocket science. Hate to burst some bubbles but you only get out what you put in.

I disagree. The people that work the hardest get shunned if they work in a store full of slackers. I've seen it happen time and time again. No one is happy with their job all the time.

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