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Dollar Tree Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jan 27, 2015
Updated Jan 27, 2015
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Dollar Tree.

Interview Details

I was called for an interview 24 hours after I had applied. I interviewed with a district manager, who always dressed in sweatpants, and was very unprofessional. (coming from a well known retailer before this, I was shocked). I was told about the job, the position, and the training, and then asked if I thought I could handle the job. I said yes, so he gave me another time to come back and have an interview with his boss. I came back another day, and he was still dressed in sweatpants and a wrinkly polo shirt. His boss was dressed in a button down shirt and dress slacks, I was a little more impressed in this interview. He mainly asked me questions about how my last employer handled issues, training, etc and if I could get training materials from my previous employer for them to secretly use. Then asked if I could handle the job, I said yes, and they presented me with a job offer on the spot. This was the easiest interview in my life.

Negotiation Details
I negotiated a few things, very easy, I told them what I wanted and they said ok and made it happen.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Dollar Tree

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dollar Tree in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    3 level interview process with Store Manager, District Manager and Regional Director. I had to submit to a background check and then undergo a 7 week training program in the training store.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of a time you had to overcome a significant challenge and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Dollar Tree in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Really easy process. Had two interviews with the District Manager. The next step was an interview with the human resource training and hiring manager. Received emails for a background check and professional references. The whole process was simple and professional. It took a month in a half from application to job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for more money and received a higher offer within minutes.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Dollar Tree.

    Interview Details

    applied online and was contacted by a DM over 3 weeks later to come in during a job fair. Was greeted by 2 very friendly DMs who turned out to be very nice. Typical interview they are just looking for the right person for the job and part of it was them making sure I understood that the job would be a lot of stocking because the average store moves quite a bit of product.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing...go in with confidence. That seems to be what they are looking for.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had applied for a position in the city, but was offered one that was almost an hour away instead. When Dollar Tree hires, DMs hire for their district and that can mean any store in their district. Needed a job that was closer without the commute.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Dollar Tree in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Through corporate recruiter. Telephone interview with a regional HR manager. Handed off to district manager who took three weeks to make an initial contact. Went to work as a bench manager (Management Trainee) shadowing another store manager for eight weeks. Very basic stuff that could have been covered in a month or less considering my background.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Take it or leave it, more or less. I was hired at a higher than normal salary level based on my qualifications though.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • What would your employer say your greatest weakness is?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate your salary there is always some room to get more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate some.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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