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Dollar General Overview

Goodlettsville, TN (US)
10000+ employees
1939
Company - Public (DG)
Other Retail Stores
$10+ billion (AUD) per year
Family Dollar Stores, Walmart
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for nearly 80 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning ... Read more

Mission: We're a fast moving $20 billion, Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 15,000 stores and 15 distribution centers in 44 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic team atmosphere that leverages each person’s ... Read more

Dollar General Reviews

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Dollar General CEO Todd Vasos
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  • "Typical Corporate Machine that undervalues its human resources."

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Ohio
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Ohio
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I have been working at Dollar General part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Our store manager is one of the hardest-working people I have ever met, and is the reason that the work environment is positive despite all of the shortcomings of the Corporate Plan for store operations.

    Cons

    Where to begin...Work hours are regularly cut, leaving too much work for the two people per shift (a manager and cashier), no support system for regular store maintenance (we went three weeks without AC last summer), overworking of managers (60-70 hrs/week), sales/average basket counts hurt employee morale when they write you up for not selling enough product, corporate distrusts employees more than customers (believe high SHRINK due to employees instead of shoplifters), high turnover rate due to much of the above (in three years, I have worked with over 30 people in a store that never employs more than seven people at any given time)...the list goes on and on.

    Advice to Management

    Unline your corporate pockets and dole out some support to your stores, provide incentives for employees to experience success in a competitive environment. Most of your employees are loyal and spend enough time in your stores to consider them a second home. Treat them like loyal and coveted resources instead of suspect #1 and you will reap the benefits of having a company that is united and productive.

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Dollar General Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Dollar General (Goodlettsville, TN (US)) in May 2011.

    Interview

    The process went from resume to a call with the manager to a call with the team to an interview day with the team, then the manager, then his boss, then the boss' boss.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did I want to work for the company.   20 Answers
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Dollar General Awards & Accolades

  • Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, U.S. Veterans Magazine, 2018
  • Best Places to Work for Hispanics and Latinos, HLPA, 2018
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