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Dollar Tree Store Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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Store Manager
Laredo, TX

The process took 3 days - interviewed at Dollar Tree in March 2008.

Interview Details – I applied online. Was called for an interview. I was interviewed by the dm. Then by the rm. I was offered the job two days later

Interview Question – What is you view of life?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Yes i was able to negotiate


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Store Manager
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Dollar Tree in August 2012.

Interview Details – Met with the regional manager for the interview, basic managerial questions were asked from my customer service skills to my daily routines on operating a store.. the initial interview with him lasted about 45 minutes, followed up by an interview with the district manager who happened to be in the next room.

Interview Question – What has been the most challenging experience for you as a store manager?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Non negotiable, but was told salary increases with higher volume stores


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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Lake City, FL

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Dollar Tree in August 2012.

Interview Details – Sent online resume, received call several days later and arranged to meet dm at one of the stores, he was real enthused about his company and asked very pointed questions about my work experience, particularly what my current job duties entailed. Interview lasted about 90 minutes total and also included a detailed discussion about salary requirements and what the job was exactly, which was to be a "benchmark" position where i would be trained for 2 months and then would be certified to be a store manager under the assumption that the next store available in the district would be mine. Even if store not immediately available i would be paid the same salary regardless and assigned to work in one of the district stores until such a position came open

Interview Question – What was a store project that i was most proud of? What was my most difficult customer and how did i win that customer over.   View Answer


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Store Manager
Kansas City, MO

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dollar Tree in October 2013.

Interview Details – 3 levels but not bad overall

Interview Question – They are all open ended task solution based easy if you have done this type of interviewing in the past   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Typical, very little room for wiggling


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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dollar Tree.

Interview Details – Interview with district manager. Casual conversation about work experience and details about managing others. Put through to regional manager. Typical questions about handling problems, motivating others, planning and execution of tasks, merchandising product and being able to juggle many things at once. Very laid back atmosphere during interview.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate some.


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Store Manager
Sacramento, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Dollar Tree in September 2013.

Interview Details – I went to a job fair where I had a brief interview. I had a subsequent phone interview and then an in person interview.

Interview Question – A lot of focus on getting out stock quickly and stock rotation. I was asked if I had worked in a place that had a heavy stock rotation.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Asked for 8k more then where they normally start managers because of my experience, so they had to go up the ladder to get it approved. That took about a week.


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Store Manager

I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Dollar Tree in March 2010.

Interview Details – Apply online for company positions. You will have to interview with the dm which makes the decision to hire you. My interview was based off of situation questions, typically what would you do if. Your past experience will play a major role on how dm will want to place you. If you have what they think it takes for you to be successful as a store manager than you will most likely go into the training program. If you don't have all the leadership ability they think you need they may offer a assistant position.

Interview Question – What would your employer say your greatest weakness is?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Negotiate your salary there is always some room to get more.


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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Dollar Tree in December 2010.

Interview Details – interviewing is pretty straight forward make sure to ask as many questions as possible , have a good resume. they tend to be a bit picky.

Interview Question – It was a long time ago but when you are in training to be a store manager you get grilled by a table of like 6 people who ask a ton of questions and scenarios . if you answer right you luck out and get the job but answer wrong or not what they want to hear they move it along .   View Answer

Negotiation Details – pay is what it is none negotiable .its a take or leave deal


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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Indianapolis, IN

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Dollar Tree in April 2013.

Interview Details – Received e-mail 3 months after applying asking to interview me. Interview was in held in the middle of busy warehouse area. I had a group/panel telephone interview a week later.

Interview Question – Really none. The whole thing made it seem they'd looked at my resume and were fairly satisfied my background and experience provided them most of the information they needed.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – When asked how I heard about the opportunity I told them I'd employed a search for store manager jobs paying $40,000.00 a year or more. That is then what they offered me. It turns out that is the amount they pay every store manager.


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Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Bakersfield, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Dollar Tree in November 2009.

Interview Details – Very informal. Talk about business and use key words such as business acumen, core values, customer experience, shrink, profitable sales, planning and remember that when they ask "who's your most important customer?" Answer "our associates"

Interview Question – When Appleseed is mentioned, elaborate on how detailed you are and planning is a vital part,, Appleseed isvsimplybthe name of their planning tool to process freight and delegate duties   View Answer

Negotiation Details – If you are very qualified they will negotiate salary.

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