Family Dollar Stores
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Family Dollar Stores Assistant Store Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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First Assistant Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in March 2013.

Interview Details – The interview was friendly and easy going. Laid-back atmosphere. The manager was nice and had a good sense of humor. There was no negotiation on the pay rate, it was entered into the system on the lower end of the scale. The scale was anywhere from 8.00 to 9.00, starting pay.

Interview Question – Can you work this computer?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There wasn't one. After I was offered the position, the manager just put in a pay rate. There was no negotiation not discussion about pay rate. The pay rate was just entered and that was it.

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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Keenesburg, CO

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in November 2012.

Interview Details – Hiring was a breaz, just stay calm and pretty much anyone can get a job. Not always a good thing.

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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores.

Interview Details – The interview process is simple and short

Interview Question – No question was unexpected   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – My best line to get me in is, Once i know what I'm doing, im good at what i do, lands me a job everytime

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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Assistant Store Manager

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in August 2013.

Interview Details – I was sent to a location where the interview was conducted
 They questioned my flexibility and integrity etc etc. How capable i was of doing the job etc etc. Interview went well. I got the position of assistant store manager. Not happy with senior management. Need to do more to improve efficiency in stores.

Interview Question – No question was difficult   Answer Question

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Assist Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Lehigh Acres, FL

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in April 2012.

Interview Details – My initial communication was with a Store Manager on site. I applied on line and then followed up by visiting the store where I applied. The Store Manager liked my qualifications and highly recommended me to the District Manager. Once I was finally able to interview with the District Manager, I was immediately hired upon completion of a family vacation.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questons, The intervew was pretty standard, very comfortable mixed with business and personal conversation.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was really no negotiation as the offer was in the area of what I was willing to accept, based on a 40 hour work week.

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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Assistant Store Manager
Goodlettsville, TN

I applied in-person - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in June 2009.

Interview Details – I had an initial interview to get hired on (of course) which was very simple and pleasant and within a year is when I got moved up to Asst Mgr which was a 2nd interview with our Corporate office which also was very nice and pleasant.

Negotiation Details – How I felt about different situations that would occur inside the store..

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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Assistant Store Manager

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

Interview Details – first put in app and if store really needs you expect a call within 3 days,then 1 on 1 interview if your hired then u have to finish the app on computer at store, then do tests on computer at store then your ready to go.

Interview Question – when ask a question be calm about answering and look eye to eye different mngr ask different questions but expect the unexpected questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – always start the bar high when it comes to pay never accept below minimum wage but dont push it either.

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Very Easy Interview

Assistant Store Manager Interview

Assistant Store Manager
Raleigh, NC

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in January 2013.

Interview Details – I applied on-line, had an interview two days later. I met with a store manager who had not seemed to have ever done an interview. I am a very seasoned store manager, so I just started stating questions and answering them.. He loosened up and said he sure could use my help, but I was so qualified that I would get a store manager position instead of an assistant. He also offered information about a store manager who was recently punched in the face by a customer and wanted to be demoted. The next day he called and I was scheduled to meet the DM the following day. She was 40 MINUTES LATE!!!!! When she finally got there I had to leave to go to my current place of employment. She asked me to stay 5 more minutes and she told me another person would call me. Oh, she also said "We just need someone who can work 70 hours a week for a couple months and then go to normal hours once things are under control". The following week another person (title unknown) called and did a phone interview and said how perfect I would be and the DM would call me really soon. She did and left a message about a drug test and some other rambling. I called her back and then her cell phone hung up on me and she called back and it happened again and again. I said screw it and waited a couple hours and left her a message. No call back. Two days later I left another message, no call back. Finally I called the second person who interviewed me and told him I wasn't getting a response from the DM he said he'd look into it and call me back. Three days later, no call from either of them and I have come to my senses about this piece of dirt company. Obviously they changed their mind or something, but seriously how rude! Plus I went to the store two more times and every time it is like a flash rob scene. Like other interviewees I also got the shpeel about extensive internal theft.

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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Assistant Store Manager
Harvey, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in December 2012.

Interview Details – I went through 3 interviews, with 3 different managers at 3 different stores. The interviews were easy, not many questions, it was more of them telling you what they expect. I can promise by the 3rd interview I knew exactly what they expected. Anywho, I'd been passed around by the DM and it was definitely a process, but the deal is sealed. I only have some paperwork to do and transfer from the store I intentionally was supposed to work...

Interview Question – What can you do to help me at this store?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Pay rate. As I was making 12.50 at my old job I was told to take no less than 10

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Assistant Store Manager Interview

Assistant Store Manager
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in February 2012.

Interview Details – From what I remember from the interview it was short and sweet, I was greeted by a floor full of U-Boats... So from that i made my point. i see you have a lot of work I can help out a lot! lol

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Negotiation Details – None

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