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Store Managers at Dollar General give their company a 3.5 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Dollar General is 3.1, making them 12% happier than every other employee at Dollar General and 6% less happy than every other Store Manager on CareerBliss - the happiest Store Managers work for CashITUSA.

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3.5
Average Rating
(based on 11 Store Manager Review Ratings)
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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
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

Average Store Manager Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $3
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

Average Dollar General Attributes by Store Manager

Company Culture
3.4
Growth Opportunities
3.5
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
3.8
Rewards You Receive
3.6
Support You Get
3.3
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
3.7
Store Manager
in Lexington, KY
Company Culture 1 / 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
Store Manager
Person You Work For 4.6 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.6 / 5
Company Culture 4.5 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Store Manager
in Binghamton, NY
Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.7 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.9 / 5
Company Culture 3.9 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Store Manager
in Pryor, OK

"Great place to build experience."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 3.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Store Manager
in Poteet, TX

"Dollar General still owes me money."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 4.8 / 5
Support You Get 1.6 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.9 / 5
Company Culture 3.1 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
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