Dollar General Cashier

Dollar General Cashier Job Description & Interview

Job Description and Duties

What Does a Dollar General Cashier Do?

A cashier at Dollar General provides customer service and operates the cash register. Customer service duties include greeting guests, directing guests to products, and providing product knowledge. When running the cash register, a Dollar General cashier scans items, processes payments, provides change, and bags items.

Additonal Job Duties

Dollar General cashiers also perform other job duties, such as unloading deliveries, stocking shelves, and cleaning the store. The discount retail chain often looks to hire helpful and dedicated associates into cashier jobs. Cashiers at Dollar General often need to possess physical capabilities, such as the ability to lift 25 pounds and stand for extended periods of time.

Salary and Compensation

How Much Do They Get Paid?

A Dollar General cashier typically earns an hourly wage around $8.00. Pay rates and yearly salary options may increase with experience. Location of employment also affects how much a Dollar General cashier makes an hour. Some cashiers may also earn work benefits, including 401(k) benefits, paid time off, and medical coverage. All Dollar General cashiers enjoy the job perks of flexible scheduling, weekly pay, and paid training.


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Dollar General Cashier Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Dollar General Cashier: At Dollar General, I was a cashier/stock. Mainly cashier, though. That would be… my official job title was cashier.

Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Dollar General Cashier: Friendly. You interacted with a lot of people. Doing a lot of math – you have to do a lot of math. One thing you got to know about Dollar General is you have to know about the products. People will ask you what it is, what’s the difference between them. For example, the difference between different mouthwashes: some of it has alcohol, some of it doesn’t. So, you just have to know your product. Fast paced… you just got to be ready, have to be able to communicate with others.

Interviewer: What was your favorite part about working there?
Dollar General Cashier: Communicating with others. Being a people person, so it’s fun talking to and meeting new people.

Interviewer: Please describe a typical day as an employee.
Dollar General Cashier: Early morning rush. Afternoon, slow day, night time, time to go. So, yeah, that’s how it usually is.

Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Dollar General Cashier: I did the application online. After that, I got a call for an interview. Went in, did the first interview. They had someone else come in, review the application, make sure I was qualified for the job. They called me, told me I was hired, and asked me when I could start.

Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
Dollar General Cashier: Well, previous experience as far as my jobs. “Have I worked with others before?”, and basic questions from the company. Then, you have questions, like: “If you saw a friend stealing, would you tell on them?” So, basic questions.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Dollar General Cashier: Keep at it. If that’s what you want to do, make it a career. Keep at it.

One user comment:

  1. Serena Guzman

    The Dollar General in Irvington Alabama on Bayou La Batre Hwy was a great place to work. The supervisors and assistant supervisors and cashiers that I worked with daily, were all friendly and helpful and hardworking. We worked together as a team and our supervisor Kim made the team she was great, she made our work days enjoyable. Miss them all.


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