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3.2
Average Rating
(based on 77 Dollar General Review Ratings)
Company Culture
2.8
Growth Opportunities
2.9
People You Work With
4.0
Person You Work For
3.5
Rewards You Receive
2.9
Support You Get
3.0
Way You Work
3.4
Work Setting
2.9
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Dollar General Employee
in Culpeper, VA

"This company is, without doubt, the most poorly organized and unprofessional group of lost souls out there. Yes, there are a few good people but between the constant attempts to squeeze their managers for every drop of blood (today I heard from HR - Taking a mandatory conference call isn't work! and constant reminders that we employees are all thieves...), it's just a sad little control-freak of a company. Rated the 4th WORST company to work for in 2013! Only do it as a last resort!"

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Dollar General Employee
in Scottdale, GA

"When I initially applied for the job and interviewed, I was told there were numerous opportunities for growth. They never said that it was only an opportunity if management liked you. I was looked over twice for a promotion that I felt I could have performed and did well at. By the end I was hurt and mad that I was never given the chance to move up with Dollar General.The company is not a hard one to work for nor is the work hard. It is tedious as with any retail job but can be very rewarding ."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
General Manager
in Land O' Lakes, FL

"Be ready to work in a very negative atmosphere."

What do you like about working at Dollar General?

"It is a growing company with over 10,000 locations. You don't need an education to work here."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Don't waste your time. It will be all promises with no results."

What don't you like about working at Dollar General?

"I don't like the absolutely horrible district manager who plays favorites with the people she likes. Lack of payroll hours means a store manager practically lives at the store. Successes are never mentioned, but anything wrong always is."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen to suggestions and improvements from store managers. We are the field people."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
General Manager
in Tampa, FL

What do you like about working at Dollar General?

"I like the training and development of staff. I like turning a store around by reducing turnover and shrink."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask lots of questions about work environment and what expectations are."

What don't you like about working at Dollar General?

"I don't like very long hours. Tasks and responsibilities were excessive, given the labor hours."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Put a lot more emphasis on training and development. Reward star players."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Store Manager
in Tampa, FL

"Be prepared to work hard physically as a store manager."

What do you like about working at Dollar General?

"It provided employment in a down economy. Benefits were OK, and training and development of staff. It was personally gratifying to raise sales, turn a store around, and lower shrink."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask lots of questions upfront. Check the store physical environment before signing on."

What don't you like about working at Dollar General?

"Very long hours for store managers were the norm, and there was absolutely no work-life balance. It was difficult to get qualified help. There were lots of promises made for career advancement, but no support or mentoring from district or higher level. Store maintenance was horrible. It was not uncommon to have to deal with no AC all summer. IT and equipment problems were the norm. Sometimes it added 10-15 hours on your already long week."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Institute a five-day work week for store managers. Give the assistant manager more responsibility and chances to earn bonuses. Recognize and reward store employees."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
IT Systems Architect
in Nashville, TN

"The corporate culture is better than most."

What do you like about working at Dollar General?

"I like the great corporate culture. I feel valued and trusted. The team works very well together."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Show you are a team player and work well with others. Follow through and get the job done."

What don't you like about working at Dollar General?

"I do not receive the same compensation as FTEs, although contributions may be higher than most."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Take suggestions from more experienced employees, regardless if they are contractors or FTEs."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Store Manager
in Ponca City, OK

What do you like about working at Dollar General?

"I like the customer interaction, team atmosphere within the store, and the physical tasks."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"There are a lot of positive aspects with this company. However, if applying with Dollar General, I advise spending time speaking with current employees at the location you are applying with and taking the time to carefully consider if it is a good fit for you."

What don't you like about working at Dollar General?

"They offer no support, they do not allow enough labor dollars to successfully manage a store, and they do not treat all employees equally."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Listen to your team, be aware of their opinions and respect them, even if you do not agree with those opinions."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Store Manager
in Montgomery, AL

"It is a great place to work."

What do you like about working at Dollar General?

"I really enjoy working for Dollar General. It is a good company to work for."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just relax and answer the questions, and don't be afraid to ask questions ."

What don't you like about working at Dollar General?

"The new warehouse that I get my trucks from is not packed well."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The payroll needs to be more where there can at least be three people in the stores at all times."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Store Manager

"It was an intense experience."

What do you like about working at Dollar General?

"I enjoyed the customers, and payroll was 6%, so there was never a dull moment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure you know what you are getting into, as you will be working six days."

What don't you like about working at Dollar General?

"There were never enough hours in a day to get all things accomplished that needed to be."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Increase labor to at least 10%. This would help with customer service."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Real Estate Manager
in Goodlettsville, TN

What do you like about working at Dollar General?

"I like the independence that was granted by the company, and the freedom they gave each manager in making deals."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure that the development network is in place, or that the company will provide developers who are able to perform the tasks required."

What don't you like about working at Dollar General?

"When my territory became saturated, they did not seek ways to expand my territory."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Be more transparent about the relocation of managers to other territories."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Lead Sales Associate

What do you like about working at Dollar General?

"I like the flexible hours that you're able to get."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is pretty easy to move up in the company. Just follow the SOP."

What don't you like about working at Dollar General?

"There aren't many benefits, pay is bad, and hours are inconsistent. They don't seem to listen to their employees, and they expect too much at times."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would pay the employees more fairly. I would simplify things."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Store Manager
in Lexington, KY
Company Culture 1 / 5
Cashier
in Richmond Hill, GA

What do you like about working at Dollar General?

"Basically, I like just gaining some real working experience, and the opportunities."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Just do your best answering the job questions, and make sure you do your position very well."

What don't you like about working at Dollar General?

"They didn't give me enough hours and pay me enough."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Give people more opportunities and hours if deserve to be given."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Store Manager

What do you like about working at Dollar General?

"Change is in the air, but it's not coming quickly enough. They are very far behind the market, as far as development and store processes."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Ask lots and lots and lots of questions. Counter offer your given salary. If they are not willing to counter, then walk on. This place can be one of the hardest, most time-consuming retailers. Stand by policy and it will stand by you. Those who don't like to follow the rules (and trust me, there's plenty) will usually not agree with you, but remember that safety belt you have in place."

What don't you like about working at Dollar General?

"I'm a store manager. Let me do what my title entitles me to, and let me run my store. If you really think that some of us couldn't handle the real challenges of running a business, then why did you hire us? Those individuals who are glorified stockers need to be put in that SA position, and a new fresh, better salaried manager who can run a business needs to be put in place."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Let's move past 1989. I would stop the nonstop building of new stores, and focus on my current assets. A new, refreshing look would encourage a new kind of shopper. Let's move past just offering the basics for the poor, and let's encourage a mix of both new and old shoppers. Also, why can't we streamline our processes and acknowledge the ability of sales to payroll hours?"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Cashier

"This was a job during college to pay my bills."

Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
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