Family Dollar Stores Interview Questions

Updated Feb 16, 2015
Updated Feb 16, 2015
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Family Dollar Stores.

    Interview Details

    It was very long but went very good. A lot of questions but good ones. It was very professional. Was around great people with great attitudes. Would love to work with or around great people from Family Dollar. I recommend for anybody looking for a retail job to try out Family Dollar.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Family Dollar Stores in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    It was simple .Filled out the application and went in the next day for an interview. I got called back on 2 weeks and got the job.The manerger really didn't ask too many questions it was very quick and easy.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain your last position.What skills di you use there that you may be able to apply here?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Family Dollar Stores in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews, I was asked to take a drug screen BEFORE SECOND INTERVIEW. Background check and social security ID screening. Age questions involved ( at this point that is NOT legal)

    Interview Questions
    • First interview went very well. I was asked to take a drug test, and ok'd for background check. Next interview, Distrrict manager " read from a script" canned questions...including asking me what my hobbies were, and "what kind of animal, I would be"?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Jefferson County School Systems Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    They called me for an interview on a specific date and time. The interview was good and organized. There were five people in the interview which kind of frighten me.

    Interview Questions
    • If I had to make the lunchroom more likable for the younger kids what would I do to make it better or something to that effect.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Midlothian, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Midlothian, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Waste of time. I applied for the job because the description just stated customer service experience, which I have over 10 years of. I got called in for an interview a few days later and was told that she couldn't continue the process because I didn't have management experience. Can you please tell me why you called me then?

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Family Dollar Stores in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and a few days later I got called for an interview. The women who called me for the interview didn't even show up. I interviewed with another person that was there and it went great, loved talking to her. She told me she would try to get a hold of the original people that where supposed to interview me and get back to me. I never heard anything from anyone of them again.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Temporary Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Jamaica, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I filled out the application on the family dollar website, for a new store that was opening up not too far from my home. I received a call back about a week and a half later from a manager of another store who was conducting interviews, since the store I applied to had not opened up yet. I was asked to come in for an interview the next day, and the process was very simple. The manager who conducted my interview was very nice and did not ask me many questions. She was more interested in explaining to me the details of the position and in my availability. The whole process lasted about 5 minutes, and afterwords she told me that I would be receiving a call from another manager to bring in my State ID and my social security card. I was also asked to take a drug test within the next 24 hours. Unfortunately, even tho I successfully completed and passed my drug test, I never received that secondary call to bring in my information. Even after several attempts to get in contact with the manager that interviewed me, I was unable to reach her and thus missed the starting date for the position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Visalia, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Visalia, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I came in 15 minutes early and after about 5 minutes the manager finally shook my hand and took me to the interview room. He seemed a bit preoccupied since only 2 people work in the store at a time. The interview went great, although the interviewer was hard to understand on occasion. He asked me tons of questions that weren't even on the question sheet. It was like having a conversation with your friend. We talked about both liking art and tons of tangents. My interview went so well (i thought), it extended into someone else's interview time slot. The manager told me he had more interviews, but would be calling me in for a second interview the next day. I shook his hand and we walked out then he greeted the other interviewee. I waited and never got a call back. Called back for follow up a week or so later and he said they were still determining the position.

    Interview Questions
    • He asked me about certain things I knew how to do, like set up displays and displaying merchandise, but used technical terms I didn't understand. Once they were defined I told him I could do all the tasks asked.
      Why do you want to work for family dollar?
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Family Dollar Stores.

    Interview Details

    Easy questions - related to physical abilities and previous jobs

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sharon Hill, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Sharon Hill, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Family Dollar Stores in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a breeze. Although, the current manager had only been there 3 months and didn't at all seem satisfied. Spent plenty of time telling me how low the pay scale was and how hard the work load would be and how few hours I would get. Don't expect overtime. He was seriously trying to talk me into not taking the position? Now that I look back, I think he was threatened.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked the standard questions. "What if? What would you do? How would you handle? Tell me about a time... Also, seemed particularly interested in how I would handle shrinkage(employee theft).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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