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Dollar General Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntington, WV
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntington, WV
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Dollar General in February 2015.

Interview Details

Recruited by Human Resources via Monster.com. Short phone interview with HR to see if I had required experience. Directed to take assessment, and application. Was called back same day for second interview. Following week on Tuesday had in person interview with District Manager, and District Human Resources Manager, contacted same day to schedule third interview. Had third interview that Thursday with Regional Manager at 8:30 AM. Formal job offer was extended same day. Not one of the three people who interviewed me has been with the company longer than three years which I attributed to regular retail turnover, and recent expansion in my area. In my final interview I brought a list of questions that I felt related to the position, and were detrimental to my decision to take position. It seemed after covering my questions, he didn't have any for me. He did state my questions were "professional, and well aligned with the position.

Interview Questions
  • What was your greatest hiring success story?   View Answer
  • How can you reduce Shrink?   View Answer
  • What is your availability?   View Answer
  • What steps would you take with a employee who did not act according to policy, or your standards.   View Answer
Negotiation Details
There was no negotiation. Salary was determined by store, and the same if insurance was utilized or not.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Dollar General

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Typical interview process is 2 step. The regional manager was in the area so interview with them as well as district manager. Thus eliminating a step. General structure of company was discussed. Scheduling was discussed excluding your expectation to 6 days. Structure of delivery schedules and expectations of having trucks processed and stocked.

    Interview Questions
    • Fairly straight forward questions if you experienced at running stores. What are priorities in running a store. How do you handle customer complaints. How do you handle issues with subordinates.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They try to lowball you salary wise. Hold your ground if you are experienced.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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
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    Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Dollar General in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Walked in applied and was called in a week and offered a store manager position. The RD was practically new himself however he was great and informative. Overall the company cares

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Dollar General in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was called within an hour of submitting my application. I the initial phone call was very professional and positive. My interview went very smooth and I was offered the job and I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked what I would do if two of my employees started arguing on the floor in front of customers.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Long process with tests which will make you feel like you are taking the SAT all over again, drug test, and background check. Other wise easy going interview, basic interview questions, tell me about your previous management experience. Are you relocatable is a big deal to Dollar General.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied online DollarGenneral.com/careers. Was called and set date for interview. Had two interviews one with DM and one with RD, was called a few days later and sent for drug test and background.

    No Offer
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Dollar General.

    Interview Details

    Apply online, assessment, 3 phone interviews before a face-to-face interview. It was drawn out, but not bad. The questions were easy however I was thrown into a broken store with less than a week of training.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Dollar General in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a call from an HR manager. After completing a phone screen with the HR manager my information was forwarded to a district manager. I was set up last minute to interview with two district managers at one of their retail locations. Interview mainly consisted of my relevant work experience. They provided feedback on experience and also had follow-up questions as I talked. They asked very few outright questions of me except what my experience was with recruitment, development, coaching, and terminations. At the conclusion of the interview I was offered the position on the spot to work with either district manager. Both district managers seemed very eager to work with me and appeared to both be a good support staff for store management.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any difficult questions for this interview   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Annual compensation rates are set based on store location and volume. DM's don't have power to offer more based on experience. I declined the offer due to the low annual compensation.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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