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Dollar General Interview Questions

Updated Jan 13, 2015
Updated Jan 13, 2015
316 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Well, it is hard to explain because he asked some basic questions like availability and experience you have. Don't talk too much or little but be someone they want. Also, don't talk about stealing because they have trust issues and experiences with previous employers stealing.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Ask about your wage before you take the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Store Manager Candidate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview followed by DM interview. There is an online personality test as well. Very standard approach if you are in the retail industry. You won't be surprised in the interview. EXPECT to spend time talking about shrink in detail.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty standard questions for retail management, but expect a strong focus on shrink.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Lead Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Has applied to another store nearer my home but this store was severely under staffed. I was called about a month after I applied. Interview was brief with the typical interview questions. Was called the day after the interview and instructed to complete the new hire packet online. That took about an hour and a half. Had to complete urinalysis within 48 hours of completing packet. Started work 5 days after urinalysis.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were standard for retail. The most difficult was "What would you say your biggest weakness is an an employee?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was told the hourly rate was $7.75/hour firm. When completing the employee packet the rate was $8.00.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Lead Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Really easy, just put in an application! I called to see the status of my application and then I got a call soon after that! The interview was chilled nothing too serious! Just be really good at counting money, fast!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR was generic run through of resume. Once past that, it's a series of interview all day with multiple people- 2 panels, 1- one on one with hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you provide an example of a good or bad promotion that stands out to you- either that Dollar General has done or another company?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Lead Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Independence, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Independence, MO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 8+ weeksinterviewed at Dollar General in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    applied online two days later did interview had to drive to two diffrent stores the online test took a hour to do manager asked me if i had any skeltons in the closet i said no

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Was called in for assistant manager full time job but when I got there it was just a cashier job and only offered 16 hours a week. This was really unprofessional. When I got there she acted like I was already hired and I had just walked in. I had to ask for all the details and found out it was just a cashier with much lower pay and no hours at all.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not enough pay and no where near enough hours for me to pay my bills.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goodlettsville, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goodlettsville, TN
    Interview Details

    3 phone interviews. Recruiter, company HR and then hiring manager
    2 on site interviews with HR and hiring manager
    Given tour of facility then lunch with Sr. Directors of Dept
    This lasted 4 hours

    Interview Questions
    • What is your experience in this area
      What are your recommendations for improvement
      What difficulties have had and how did you overcome
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    The offer came in for more than what I was asking for
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for the position and was called the next day to come in for an interview. The store is very laid back and was very comfortable speaking to the store manager. She asked me around 2 questions, about my previous jobs and shortly after hired me on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Lead Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northport, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northport, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Brought me in, talked for a few minutes, had me stock shelves for an hour and a half, never called back. They were severely behind and holding lots of interviews, I have a stinky feeling they were only wanting to get shelves stocked for free.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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