Top Five Reasons to Join the Dollar General Team

Aug 08, 2019

If you’re looking for an exciting career path with a growing company, look no further than Dollar General! Dollar General is the country’s largest small-box retailer, with more than 16,000 locations across 46 states, 18 traditional distribution centers, DG Fresh facilities, a growing private fleet and a Store Support Center, which is located a short drive from bustling Nashville, Tennessee. With endless career opportunities, there are many avenues to start a phenomenal career journey with Dollar General. From competitive wages and benefits to an inclusive corporate culture and mission-driven focus, here are the top five reasons to consider joining the Dollar General team:
Mission Driven
Our mission of Serving Others is the foundation on which our business was built and continues to serve as a guiding force to support the Company’s future. By maintaining our focus on Serving Others, we are able to provide our customers with a shopping experience that helps provide a better life for their families; encourage and work with our vendors to provide quality and reliable products, provide employees with a respectful workplace that provides exceptional opportunity for development and career growth; and support the local communities in which we operate.
We are further committed to investing in the communities we call home. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. Since the Company’s inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $186 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 12 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit
In addition to the Literacy Foundation, the Company strives to have programs in place to support our team members in every aspect of their lives.  One great example is the Dollar General Employee Assistance Foundation, which provides grants to employees and their families who are experiencing a financial hardship due to circumstances beyond their control.

Growth and Development Opportunities
Dollar General’s market-leading reputation for supporting the growth and development of our employees is illustrated by the numerous members of leadership, including approximately 12,000 current store managers who were promoted from within the Company. To further illustrate this commitment, Dollar General offers a career path for entry-level, part-time sales associates, who may be promoted to lead sales associates within six months and to assistant store managers within a year. 
Within the private fleet sector, Dollar General recently piloted a fully-funded Commercial Driver’s License training program to our distribution center employees to support the growing network. Under this program, distribution center employees have the opportunity to participate in additional training courses to potentially elevate their career and income.
Dollar General also provides employees with a range of education assistance programs including tuition reimbursement and educational discounts through our University Alliance program. In 2017, the American Council of Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT ®) evaluated and recommended nine semester hours of college credit for Dollar General’s award-winning Store Manager Training program, helping our Store Managers reach education and career goals.
Award-Winning Training
Dollar General employees can benefit from best-in-class and award-winning training programs that utilize technology and employee feedback to continuously improve employee development and growth. Dollar General is proud of our store manager training program, a robust recruitment management system and situational simulation training course for field management teams.
In fact, Training magazine recognized Dollar General as the 2019 top corporate curriculum for training and development. Dollar General has been consistently ranked in Training magazine’s Top 125 list for the past eight consecutive years.
Immediate Benefits Eligibility
Part of Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others includes investing in our team’s well-being and providing comprehensive benefits for our workforce. In addition to competitive wages, Dollar General offers a wide range of benefit options, including health, disability, life insurance, identity theft protection, retirement savings and other programs.
The Company also offers paid parental leave and adoption assistance benefits, which are available to all eligible full-time and part-time employees. These benefits provide eligible birth mothers with a total of eight weeks of paid leave, all other eligible parents with two weeks of paid parental leave and up to $4,000 in adoption financial assistance.
Inclusive Environment:
At Dollar General, our mission of Serving Others includes everyone! Dollar General strives to build a culture that respects the dignity and differences of others and helps to drive the Company’s success. Dollar General’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is supported through its actions, decisions and initiatives. As part of that commitment, Dollar General offers employees the opportunity to join Employee Resource Groups that provide information and education to help foster a more diverse and inclusive work environment. Our Employee Resource Groups focus on opportunities to be a part of a community, to build strong relationships within the organization, to satisfy customer needs and provide a stronger tie to the communities in which we live and serve.
To further recognize Dollar General’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation recognized Dollar General as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality in 2018 and the Hispanic Latino Professional Association named the Company to its 2017 and 2018 America’s Best Places to Work for Hispanics and Latinos list.

Dollar General is also a longstanding supporter of the military community through initiatives including outreach through our military employee resource group, founding of the Paychecks for Patriots program, which supports service members’ transition to civilian life through meaningful employment opportunities, and more.

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