Family Dollar Stores
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www.familydollar.com Matthews, NC 5000+ Employees

Family Dollar Stores Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2014

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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Assistant Store Manager
Sharon Hill, PA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – 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

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Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager

I applied online and interviewed at Family Dollar Stores.

Interview Details – Easy questions - related to physical abilities and previous jobs

Interview Question – Do you mind cleaning toilets?   Answer Question

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Store Clerk Interview

Store Clerk
Tampa, FL

I applied in-person and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in March 2011.

Interview Details – Not much of a hiring or interview the just come to see if your customer friendly

Interview Question – there isnt any. just be very friendly and confident   Answer Question

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Temporary Customer Service Representative Interview

Temporary Customer Service Representative
Ridgeland, MS

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in March 2014.

Interview Details – I was called about 6 weeks after applying for a Temporary Customer Service Representative at a new location that was being built in my city. The manager interviewed me at a location in another city since the one in my city wasn't ready yet. She asked about my past experience, availability, salary requirements and why I left. I could tell by her her facial expressions regarding my answers that she did not approve so I don't expect a callback.

Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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Cashier Interview

Cashier
Brooklyn, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in October 2013.

Interview Details – Apply online. When you get called for interview it literally takes three minutes. Anyone can work for this company.

Interview Question – No difficult questions. You are asked about your experience and availability.   Answer Question

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Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager
New Orleans, LA

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in October 2012.

Interview Details – Online application lengthy and includes quizzes and questionnaires. The interview was conducted by a hiring manager from a corporate office in another states.

Interview Question – There weren't any difficult questions unless you don't do well with math.   Answer Question

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Senior Network Engineer Interview

Senior Network Engineer
Matthews, NC

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

Interview Details – I received a phone call from their corporate recruiter after applying online. She was very pointed and asked several questions, fairly thorough. Mostly about whether I had visited one of their stores, what I was looking for in my next position, what my salary requirements were, etc.

After passing the initial phone screen, I was granted a "technical" interview with one of their engineers. It was fairly simple, just a combing over for half an hour through my resume to determine if I was completely full of it. The interviewer was extremely talkative so it didn't end up amounting to a very thorough screening, but nonetheless I passed.

They flew me out to Charlotte and put me up in a hotel near Matthews, NC where their HQ is. I also received a rental car. It was a bit late by the time I got in, probably midnight, and I had to be in for the interviews at 8 am. Fun.

Upon arrival, I met the recruiter, and was placed in a room for the interviews. The first interview was fairly simple, mostly just a recital of my resume and an interview for culture fit. After that, there were two technical interviews. The first of which being easier, conducted with one of their Sr. Engineers. The questions were somewhat mid Network Engineer level, with questions about specific points on my resume. There was a fair amount of discussion about Type A personalities (something I should have apparently done some reading on prior to the interview, because it held weight with multiple members of their staff), where most of the current networking staff is Type A and therefore something they are looking for in a candidate.

The second technical interview was quite difficult. They clearly had reviewed my resume and tried to find areas that I was potentially weak and probed questions about those topics. The position is primarily a route/switch/F5/security position. Quite a few questions about F5/Firewalls/Security.

The last several interviews were with the Network managers and IT management. Very nice guys and former engineers. Mostly a cultural interview with questions about whether I was prepared to work on a network that would leave me responsible for a Fortune 500 company, with a couple of hours downtime leading in excess of $1M loss.

They joined me for lunch and paid. Then I was off.

Interview Question – Describe the SSL communications between a server and a host's web browser.

Name 3 different load balancing methods on an F5 load balancer virtual server.

Are you a type A personality?

Do you have any experience with BGP?

Draw out a L3 network diagram of your current works' network (focused on OSPF).

Why do you use OSPF and not EIGRP?

Describe the technical differences between TACACS+ and RADIUS.

There was also quite a bit of discussion about BYOD & IPv6.
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Replenishment Buyer Interview

Replenishment Buyer
Matthews, NC

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in June 2013.

Interview Details – Phone interview was the first part of the process. Easy behavioral types of questions done by the recruiter. After the phone screening you will be prompted to go in for an in person interview. Before the interview you take a case study which is basic inventory questions. The interview is 2.5 hours long with about 10 different employees interviewing you in a panel interview. The 10 people were split up into groups of 2 to 3 and asked the same questions behavioral/ analytical scenarios. The questions asked were not hard. However, the interviewers, current employees in the position, were very unfriendly and condescending during the interview. The most negative interview I have ever experienced due to the interviewers and their behavior. They acted as if they were God's gift to the world and their job was superior to everyone elses. I would never recommend this company or at least this concentrated area to anyone.

Interview Question – Explain a time when you had to use data analytically?   Answer Question

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Cashier Interview

Cashier

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in May 2013.

Interview Details – Got called a couple weeks after i submitted an online application to set up an appointment for interview. Showed up at the appointed time for interview and manager wasn't there so had to reschedule. did interview, fairly simple but had mix up about paperwork. so had to come back a second time.

Interview Question – why do you want to work here?   Answer Question

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Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager
Bentonville, AR

I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in November 2012.

Interview Details – I saw an ad online (later posted on the store window). I was hoping to get into FD and quickly work my way into a growing company and becoming a DM. But after months of trying to get any feedback at all, I gave up. The store positions are still open. Employees are very discouraged.

Interview Question – Never encountered that since I could never get an interview.   Answer Question

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