Dollar General Interview Questions

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014
283 Interview Reviews

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    Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Smyrna, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Smyrna, GA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a job at Dollar General after noticing an ad saying they were hiring. I gave the manager my application and she called me the next day, I went for the interview and was told to take the training program on the computer. At first she didn't say I was hired and so I was told to take a drug test and then called and told I was hired. She said to wait for a call to set up my hours and told me "Welcome to the Dollar General Family". On Monday I was out getting medicine for my son in law, and the new manager called, they were changing stores cause a new one had opened. So he asked me for my full name, I gave it to him. Then he said "Oh your that cute young white chick that comes in here, Right? I was like no, and he said real quickly, "Oh let me call you back" and he never did. I waited a couple of days and when I called again, my information had been completely lost.

    I don't think that they are very professional, and he was only looking for young cute females. The first manger was a bit aloof but I chalked it up to her being rushed to the new store.

    Interview Questions
    • "Oh your that cute young white chick that comes in here"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I never was given any hours.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Applied online hiring manager called me 3 days later , went for an interview the next day the manager was very laid back I felt comfortable the told me to check my email and fill out the employment pack and after my back ground check came back id be getting a call from the manager with my schedule . The manager called me about a week later with my schedule for that upcoming week to start work.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you seen a coworker stealing from work?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Lead Associate Manager 4th Key Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a phone call from the hiring manager of another store. He told me that the position was part time and that I would make exactly what I asked for on my application.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Went to a job fair and talked to a store manager and the dm, Dm said he would call back in a few days but never did. Was also called by a store manager for an interview. I called after a few days since I hadn't heard anything back. I guess she was just going to leave me hanging. Said the most she MIGHT be able to offer was 9.50 an hr! Most people started at 9 but since I had several years of experience I might be worth .50 more? DM somehow forgot to mention that this was an overnight position! No incentive for working 3rd shift. Spectacular.

    Interview Questions
    • None. All general questions about your experience and customer service.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Cashier/Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Quinton, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quinton, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dollar General in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was easy. I went in there positive and was asked about my availability. that was it. He told me I would be making 7.50 and told me to check my email for the hiring package.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult or un expected questions. No question really.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Dollar General in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for 6 different stores open in the area within a 50 mile radius. I was called a few days later by the Region Manager for an interview. Did a 1 on 1 interview with her the next day. Was very welcoming and drilled me on my past experiences.

    Interview Questions
    • Did you ever have a favorite boss? Why were was he your favorite?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was called the next day, after an extensive reference check with an offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Piece of cake. Store manager was super laid back. She asked me a few simple questions, then proceeded to ask when I could begin. I'm sure this process will depend on the manager however. Some may be tougher than others.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Was pretty simple,I applied on line then called a couple days later.I went in for a interview after that I passed my background check.The next week I was already in training.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Horrible Management
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    I took a test as part of the online application process. The test consisted of classic personality and morality questions in addition to basic business management concepts and scenarios. Human Resources (HR) called a couple days later and scheduled a HR phone interview, which was a very informal exchange of information both ways. I then had in-person interviews with both the District Manager (DM) and the Regional Manager (RM). Both the DM and RM interviews were standard, sit-down, formal conversations. The day after the RM interview I received a new hire packet via email. The drug test was scheduled automatically as part of filling out the new hire packet.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing unexpected, everything was professional and industry standard.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    The process was broken up, poorly managed and (what I found out later) indicative of the company as a whole. Some of the people interviewing me seemed to care and have the company's best interest at heart. However, several of the people showed a sincere lack of dedication and common decency.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about your greatest failure and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It wasn't the right fit culturally for me.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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