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Dollar General Cashier/Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate
Bamberg, SC

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Dollar General in July 2014.

Interview Details – Didn't get a chance to do a real in-depth interview due to her first question being, "Where do you attend school?" I was home for the summer and be'd leaving in August so I wasn't hired.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Dollar General.

Interview Details – I applied online. A week after applying I was called by the hiring manager to set up an interview for the next day. The interview only lasted around 10 minutes, very easy and casual. I was offered the job on the spot, but they did not offer me enough hours so I declined.

Interview Question – None. Spent most of the time having a casual conversation about past experience.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Not enough hours offered.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate
Gladwin, MI

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Dollar General in June 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online to several of the surrounding stores in my area. I got a callback about a week or less after applying and was asked to come in for an interview. When I arrived for the interview, the manager brought me into her office and started explaining the basics of the job as if I already had the job. She said she wanted to hire me mainly because I had previous retail experience, and the job was mine. I accepted and was given information on completing some "HR" paperwork online for taxes and such at home. Started at minimum wage, and they give you 25 cents every year.

Interview Question – She didn't ask me any real interview questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, it's minimum wage hourly.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Dollar General in February 2014.

Interview Details – I had one interview with the store manager. She had me come in to the office, had a brief interview, and told me she would call me back after she had finished interviewing other potential employees and let me know if I had the job or not.

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation process. They pay minimum wage ($7.25/hr) and you can either accept that or decline it.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate
Gainesboro, TN

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dollar General in March 2013.

Interview Details – I was called to come in for a one-on-one interview with the store manager. She asked basic questions like, What does customer service mean to you? and Do you think employees would steal if given the chance? It was very straight-forward.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate
Jasper, GA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dollar General in March 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online and got a call the next day. 3 or 4 general questions about previous jobs and was offered the job as well as offer to train for keyholder position. Very relaxed and typical hiring questions mixed with personal conversational topics, i.e: family, job history etc... Overall pleasant experience.

Interview Question – Very general, standard hiring questions. Nothing which took much foresight to answer.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. The cashier position was minimum wage, however the keyholder position I am training for is approx. $9 per hour.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate
Mobile, AL

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Dollar General in July 2013.

Interview Details – Asked the basic interview questions such as -- "What's the worst customer service you've ever recieved?" "Name a time when you stepped into a leadership position without being told to" yada yada

Interview Question – Nothing really   Answer Question


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Dollar General.

Interview Details – Applied online. Received call to schedule an interview weeks later.

Interviewer (Store Manager) complained that I showed up early (because she wanted to smoke a cigarette); I offered to wait and she refused. In twenty minutes, I may have been able to speak a dozen words, which were mostly loudly cut off by SM who rambled about current associates.

I was told a background check would be submitted (the only disqualifying factor being a felony) and I would be contacted when the results were received. After a week, I called to check in and SM claimed she was still waiting on results. A few days later, I received a copy of the background check and a notice that I had been disqualified from consideration due to a misdemeanor several years prior.

Interview Question – N/A- the interviewer did more talking than interviewing.   View Answer


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Dollar General.

Interview Details – I was interviewed at 2 locations and didn't recieve either job. I was upset because I was basically being interviewed "in case" someone else didnt pass their drug test.

Interview Question – What is honesty?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

Cashier/Sales Associate
Phila, PA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Dollar General.

Interview Details – I applied on a Thursday and was called in for an interview that following Wednesday. The Interview was pretty loose, he said a lot of negative things about the store, cursed frequently, spoke about his wife etc I wasn't sure if this was done purposely to discourage me from wanting this job or if he just felt comfortable talking to me about these things. He asked me the usual interview questions, then he gave me a tour of the store and backroom. Overall, it was a very easy experience.

Interview Question – Surprisingly, I didn't have any difficult questions.   Answer Question

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