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Dollar General Corporation

Public Retail 25,000+ Employees Headquartered in Goodlettsville, TN

Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General Corporation is the nation's largest small-box discount retailer. We make shopping for everyday needs simpler and hassle-free by offering a carefully edited assortment of the most popular brands at low everyday prices in small, convenient locations. Dollar General ranks among the largest retailers of top-quality brands made by America's most-trusted manufacturers, such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills and Nabisco. With more than $18 Billion in sales, Dollar General has over 12,000 stores in 43 states and 12 distribution centers.

Mission and Model

Our Mission

In Dollar General, you'll find a company that embraces substance and simplicity. Our mission is to serve others. And, we think our customers are best served when we keep it real and keep it simple.

We build and run convenient-sized stores to deliver everyday low prices on products that our customers use every day. We have successfully done so for many years.

We deliver a smarter, easier shopping solution accessible to more consumers. Our goal is to provide our customers a better life and our employees opportunity and a great working environment.

Our Model

Dollar General stands for convenience, quality brands and low prices. Dollar General's successful prototype makes shopping a truly hassle-free experience. We design small neighborhood stores with carefully edited merchandise assortments to make shopping simpler. We don't carry every brand and size, just the most popular ones.

Dollar General saves you time by staying focused on life's simple necessities: laundry detergent, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, socks and underwear...maybe a gadget or two that you just can't live without. The average Dollar General customer completes her shopping trip in less than 10 minutes.



Health Insurance

Employees are offered a choice in health care plans allowing them to choose a plan that best suits their personal needs. Each option includes: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision.

401(k) Savings and Retirement Plan

This retirement plan offers employees a number of advantages to help save for the future. Dollar General will provide a matching contribution of 100%, for up to 5% of pay (subject to Federal IRS limits). Eligible employees may also receive an additional contribution by Dollar General whether they decide to contribute money or not. This contribution, which is generally 2% of salary, is based on the profits of the company and can vary from year to year. In order to be eligible for the Plan, an employee must be 21 years of age or older with at least one year of service and a minimum of 1,000 hours worked.

Life Insurance

This program provides a benefit to the named beneficiary if an employee dies or to the employee if his/her spouse or eligible dependent dies.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Coverage provides a benefit for specific catastrophic injuries or for death caused by an accident.

Disability Insurance

This plan provides regular income in the event that the employee suffers a qualifying total disability.


Our Culture For people entering the workforce for the first time, Dollar General stores provide an ideal foundation of basic work skills along with competitive wages and benefits. Experienced workers are drawn to the opportunity to grow with one of the fastest-growing retailers in America. Celebrating excellence is a hallmark of Dollar General's culture, whether you work in a store, a distribution center or at the store support center. Our Community We promote a spirit of involvement, and we carry Dollar General's mission to serve deep into the communities we call home. Through our charitable outreach, we strive for a real and lasting impact on individuals and their families. Literacy is the foundation for improving the quality of life for many Americans. Nationwide, more than 40 million adults can't read well enough to fill out a job application or read a book to their children. Inspired by one of the company's founders, who had only a third-grade education, Dollar General today helps thousands of individuals take their first steps toward literacy, a general education diploma or English proficiency.