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Updated Oct 13, 2014
Updated Oct 13, 2014
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amsterdam, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amsterdam, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Dollar Tree in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I saw the sign in the local store window that they were hiring and went inside, filled out an application in store, and handed it off. About 4 days later I got a call that I could come in for an interview.

    The interview itself was more so I sat and listened to her explain that it's a straight forwards job. It is what it is, minimum wage, and part time only with people working 2-4 shifts a week. Each shift is 5-5.5 hrs long so that they don't have to give you a mandatory break. If you go in to cover for someone's shift when they need it you're more likely to get more hours. They do all the paperwork and hiring online. She clarified if I had a car, why I wanted to work there, and how available I was.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wichita, KS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wichita, KS
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dollar Tree in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I found out they were hiring on a job board. I applied online for the assistant manager position in the beginning of August and was not called in for an interview until 2 weeks later. The Interview itself had one person doing the interview. She was training others at the time so there was two more people observing her.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were very standard. They had quite a few that started with "tell me about a time..."   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process for me was brief. After I was initially called in I spoke with the store manager about my availability and afterwards he told me he would contact me if he was able to find a spot for me. He did, and the rest is history. The atmosphere at our store is okay; some friendly employees, some work hard and some don't. With that being said though you're experience is what you make it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Na Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rohnert Park, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rohnert Park, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Dollar Tree.

    Interview Details

    It's just a regular process where you interview with a district manager and regional manager. If you pass the interview then you go into a 6 week training process where you learn policies and procedures. If you are coming from outside of the company then you will have very hard time. This company is very fast paced and once you fall behind you are practically never catching up.

    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stocker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dollar Tree in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Ask questions, why this store, what do they do best, why should we hired them, have they worked before? Just asking questions to get to know what they can do for the company and see what they are like.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    CORE Merchandising Trainee Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chesapeake, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chesapeake, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dollar Tree.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter for a phone interview. 48 hours later I had the phone interview. I was told i'd be contacted within a few days to know the status of the phone call. 2 hours later I received an email about scheduling an on site interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The competency based questions really made you think. They were a little different then your normal behavioral "tell me about a time when.. " questions. Come prepared   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Depressing, & the hiring manager was basically saying this job sucks, butt you got it.

    Interview Questions
    • unnecessary write ups, felt like I was going to get fired everyday.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dollar Tree Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Knoxville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Dollar Tree in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I posted my resume on the Career Builder web site and I was actually called for an interview by the district manager for the Dollar Tree district operating in my area for an interview. After speaking with the district manager, she asked me to fill out an application for the position before the interview. The job application was on their web side and was pretty straightforward to follow. It included some questions specific to the job and tasks related to the job and some personality questions. I interviewed for the store manager position at one of the local stores and was to meet the DM there for the interview. I arrived about 10 minutes early with my suit on but had to wait about 30 minutes past my scheduled interview time for the interview. The DM was not in the store, but was en route according to the store manager. I was always told to put my best foot forward while interviewing as I was selling myself to a company. But the company one is interviewing at is also suppose to do the same in turn. Making me wait a long time in a store that was dirty and old did not really impress me much and I already had a bad impression of this company before the interview even started. I spoke to the store manager a little while he was stocking shelves. When the DM finally arrived, she did not immediately see me, she spoke to the store manager a little about the condition of the store and I overheard him talking to her about being short staffed and working on this 15th straight day. This also did not leave me with a good impression. During the interview, she wanted to know a little about me and my work exp. Then she went into what the company was offering and very little about what was involved in the job. I had to ask her more details about the job in order to get an idea of what was expected. The most important thing they seem to stress is your ability to put up freight in a store, ie.how fast and how much stock you can put up on the shelves in a certain amount of time. I have 15 years of retail management exp. and if you have lots of exp. in retail management this may not be the best option for you as the store manager job at this company appears to be mostly a glorified stock person position. There was suppose to be a 2nd interview you have after the first which if you make it to, is a panel interview. I never got too this stage as my management and sales skills did not seem important to them. They seemed most interested in my ability to stock shelves.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really any difficult questions during this interview. I did not expect that they place a very high value on your ability to stock shelves fast if you are a store manager.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dollar Tree.

    Interview Details

    They gave me two over the phone calls and a panel interview with the Hiring Manager and about four others for the new stores they were opening up. They made me feel welcomed and the interview went really well. I would recommend practice on your basic previous job description and how you would improve their company.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really difficult, they just wanted to know about my previous job description and how would I manage their store.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianola, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianola, MS
    Interview Details

    There was no interview really. The manager simply looked at me, at my application and left without saying anything. I never got a call or notification of any kind.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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