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Dollar Tree Store Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied online and interviewed at Dollar Tree.

Interview Details – After waiting several weeks to receive a call back after submitting my resume, the interview process turned fast and furious. I received a call from the district manager who scheduled an interview two days later. This was a 30 minute interview, very conversational to cover my experience. Within the next 10 days, I had interviews with an HR rep, training manager and regional. All very basic behavior/competency based questions.

Interview Question – None - all really were basic 'canned' quesiotns   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – non- this is our salary


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Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dollar Tree in September 2010.

Interview Details – Through corporate recruiter. Telephone interview with a regional HR manager. Handed off to district manager who took three weeks to make an initial contact. Went to work as a bench manager (Management Trainee) shadowing another store manager for eight weeks. Very basic stuff that could have been covered in a month or less considering my background.

Interview Question – None. This is basic retail.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Take it or leave it, more or less. I was hired at a higher than normal salary level based on my qualifications though.


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Very Easy Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

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

Interview Details – The initial phone interview was with another store manager. The second was with the district manager. Average situation questions. The third was with human resources and is where we discussed salary.

Interview Question – No difficult questions asked. Was standard situational questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Was able to negotiate my salary as their first offer was low.


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Very Easy Interview

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Store Manager
Exton, PA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Dollar Tree in November 2009.

Interview Details – Quite simple, I applied, spoke to the District Manager. And then was hired a day later.

Interview Question – There wasn't any.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was none.


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Easy Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Phoenix, AZ

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Dollar Tree.

Interview Details – applied online and was contacted by a DM over 3 weeks later to come in during a job fair. Was greeted by 2 very friendly DMs who turned out to be very nice. Typical interview they are just looking for the right person for the job and part of it was them making sure I understood that the job would be a lot of stocking because the average store moves quite a bit of product.

Interview Question – nothing...go in with confidence. That seems to be what they are looking for.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I had applied for a position in the city, but was offered one that was almost an hour away instead. When Dollar Tree hires, DMs hire for their district and that can mean any store in their district. Needed a job that was closer without the commute.


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Easy Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Dollar Tree in September 2008.

Interview Details – The interview was very low key, yet to the point. The questions were asked in an open format with easy to answer parts. I was made more to feel like I had someone interested in my future than a new employer. This was a well trained, very experienced interviewer.

Interview Question – What did I dislike about my former employer   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, this company has set rates for starting people in specific jobs. I had been persistant at my attempt to join the company, after four applications online, I got the interview and got the job.


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Dollar Tree in August 2012.

Interview Details – Met with the regional manager for the interview, basic managerial questions were asked from my customer service skills to my daily routines on operating a store.. the initial interview with him lasted about 45 minutes, followed up by an interview with the district manager who happened to be in the next room.

Interview Question – What has been the most challenging experience for you as a store manager?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Non negotiable, but was told salary increases with higher volume stores


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Bakersfield, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Dollar Tree in November 2009.

Interview Details – Very informal. Talk about business and use key words such as business acumen, core values, customer experience, shrink, profitable sales, planning and remember that when they ask "who's your most important customer?" Answer "our associates"

Interview Question – When Appleseed is mentioned, elaborate on how detailed you are and planning is a vital part,, Appleseed isvsimplybthe name of their planning tool to process freight and delegate duties   View Answer

Negotiation Details – If you are very qualified they will negotiate salary.


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Kansas City, MO

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dollar Tree in October 2013.

Interview Details – 3 levels but not bad overall

Interview Question – They are all open ended task solution based easy if you have done this type of interviewing in the past   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Typical, very little room for wiggling


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dollar Tree.

Interview Details – Interview with district manager. Casual conversation about work experience and details about managing others. Put through to regional manager. Typical questions about handling problems, motivating others, planning and execution of tasks, merchandising product and being able to juggle many things at once. Very laid back atmosphere during interview.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate some.

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