Dollar Tree Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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  1.  

    Assistant Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Loves Park, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Loves Park, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Dollar Tree in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    The district manager called me at 10:00 am and I was at the store for the interview at 1:00 am. He was very friendly and liked to talk a lot. However, within fifteen minutes I figured out that the "asst. mgr. trainee" position was a smoke screen to hire part-time workers for cashiering, stock, etc. He then said that since I was hired with the assumption of being a manager candidate, he would be keeping a close eye on me to make sure I worked hard and went above and beyond to get the job done just to make sure I was manager material. When i asked about hours he said 5-20 hours a week. I then asked about wages, and he said that even though minimum wage was $8.35 he would give me $9.00 because of my education and experience. HE JUST OFFERED A PERSON WITH A MASTERS DEGREE IN EDUCATION .65 ABOVE MINIMUM WAGE!! However, I went on Glassdoor prior to the interview and it turns out that was their hiring base pay. There was no asst. manager job to be had. All they wanted was hard working part time employees which is fine, but not for an educated and experienced person who goes in for a management position. He didn't even ask me any questions because I asked all the questions. He did an excellent job of promoting his role in the business and how great it was to work there.

    Interview Questions
    • He didn't ask questions. He just tooted his own horn and bragged about how great it was to work the company.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I declined it because I went in for an Asst. Mgr. job which is what was advertised. However, it was a smoke screen for part-time work at minimum wage.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Camby, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Camby, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Dollar Tree in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I walked in and filled out an application and was hired 2 days later.

    Interview Questions
    • People most offen want to know if we sell tires, latters, spray paint, or shoes. I'm just surprised that people would think a dollar store would carry these items.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The manager asked if I wanted to be a cashier and I said yes.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    PT Cashier Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Dollar Tree in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very easy, they hired me and all they did was tell me about the company.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Turnersville, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Turnersville, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Dollar Tree in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    The process was pretty simple. I walked in and asked for an application in which I filled it out and returned it at the store. I got a call back and was asked to interview. The interview was one-on-one with the store manager. The manager asked pretty simple and straight-forward questions such as, "Tell me about yourself?" and "Why do you want to work here?". They ask for your availability schedule and prefer someone who can also work on the weekends. The interview was okay and not too stressful.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation in salary. Base rate at minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Cashier Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Dollar Tree in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    applied in store and the store manager called me within 3 days and scheduled an interview. Went to the interview and hired at the spot, hthe manager was a hispanic with an accent! Lol the store seemed messy and the atmosphere was null...

    Interview Questions
    • They told me that the most the company pays a cashier is $7.35! :( i needed the job so i accept it! (Bad decision, so not worth it!)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation! They dont leave u any other option.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Dollar Tree in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied by turning in a paper application to the manager. I was contacted by the manager for the interview. At the interview, the manager was friendly and asked me to tell him about myself. Then he offered me the position.

    Negotiation Details
    This is what we pay (minimum wage); no room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Cashier Interview

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

    interviewed at Dollar Tree in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I actually never had to go through the interview process because the manager, who was later fired, only requested I give her my application and come back in when she gets off vacation to start training.

    Interview Questions
    • As stated above, I did not have a formal interview to get my position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation. $7.35 is base pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Collins, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Dollar Tree.

    Interview Details

    I submit an application, then I came in for an interview and put in a physical application. I waited to have a background check come in, and a few days later I was offered the position. Easy.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation possible.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Cashier Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Dollar Tree in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    It went very smoothly and very fast, they were very professional and just asked the standard questions of " why do you think you'd make a good contribution to our team?", stuff like that.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Saranac Lake, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Saranac Lake, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Dollar Tree.

    Interview Details

    To get hired, all I needed to do was submit application and conduct follow-up phone calls and visits. Interview process was only a brief conversation with the store manager. Less than 1 hour interview length.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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