Dollar General Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 2, 2015
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Dollar General in May 2015.

Interview

Useless questions, DM. was late for interview thats real impressive, store I interviewed at was a hot mess , dirty not stocked every aisle was a mess back room was a disaster

Interview Questions

  • Does not demonstrate your skills, discussed different situations that can occur at store level and some questions had nothing to do with retail or handling employees or customers   Answer Question

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warner Robins, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Dollar General (Warner Robins, GA).

    Interview

    I had two interviews, first was a phone interview, then a store interview . I was hired on the second interview The interview was with the district manager. You have to dress professional, be at least 30 min early, and talk to the cashiers when you get their,

    Interview Questions

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntington, WV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Dollar General (Huntington, WV) in February 2015.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
    • How can you reduce Shrink?   1 Answer
    • What is your availability?   1 Answer
    • What steps would you take with a employee who did not act according to policy, or your standards.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. Salary was determined by store, and the same if insurance was utilized or not.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chattanooga, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dollar General (Chattanooga, TN) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Very lacks. First interview was with a recruiter at a job fair. Second, had to drive an hour away for 45 min causal interview with district manager. Third was a phone call from regional. Whole process took about two weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • They are very focused on shrink , mainly internal but all aspects of shrink so be sure to know and understand how shrink affects the bottom line and solutions on how to correct.   Answer Question
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lansing, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Dollar General (Lansing, MI).

    Interview

    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

    They try to lowball you salary wise. Hold your ground if you are experienced.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Macon, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Dollar General (Macon, GA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewed over the phone, then met DM at store. Easy process. Just discussed different store procedures and operational issues. Also discussed availability and prior experience. I was offered a job, but asked for time to think it over.
    Overall, the interview was easy and informal

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    Negotiation

    Not negotiable on salary

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Dollar General (Louisville, KY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Questions were read from a typical interview guide for similar positions. The DM interviewing me didn't even seem to care how I answered the question, and didn't ask any follow up questions to engage in conversation. It's almost as if she didn't understand why she was asking those specific questions, it was just another task to complete. The regional director that interviewed me was much more engaged and I could tell she had a much better sense of the overall position and company.

    It really seemed as though I had the job locked down just based on having previous experience. I went in kind of nervous, but it soon went away once I realized that they needed me as much as I needed them.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you recruit talent to near minimum wage positions with accepting just anybody?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiations, most stores (except for high-shrink/lack of bonus opportunity) stores are employed at a base rate depending on volume.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Dollar General (Philadelphia, PA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was called the next day, after an extensive reference check with an offer.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Dollar General (Chicago, IL) in August 2014.

    Interview

    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

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