Family Dollar Stores District Manager Interview Questions

Updated May 13, 2015
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District Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

Interview

Applied online, within 2 weeks received a call from a recruiter for a phone interview. Had the phone interview, no hard questions, typical scripted questions. Went to a face to face interview with a Regional Manager, Regional Manager was great, very personable, many open ended non scripted questions, interview was a open discussion of my background and experiences. Recruiter called me a few days later and said Regional Manager interview went great, wanted to set up interview with a District Manager and a HR person. Went to interview, interviewers were 30 minutes late, employee in waiting area commented DM just came back from vacation and was behind schedule and HR person was on a scheduled conference call. After both finally interviewed me HR person asked 2 questions, DM told me how terrible her district and said they would call me by the following Wednesday to schedule another interview with the Loss Prevention person. Never called, I tried contacting recruiter, left voice mail, wouldn't return messages. Never heard of a interviewer being that late and being so negative about their position. Maybe blessing in disguise I didn't get hired.

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Family Dollar Stores in August 2013.

    Interview

    Called by a recruiter who saw resume on Monster. Asked a few questions on resume, few technical questions, and asked what I was looking for (typical HR screening). Then spoke with Regional Manager for follow-up, more on experiences and accomplishment. Detailed interview with business metrics/mentality for aknowledge base. Highly interested in ways to better company culture (staffing/retention) and ways to increase sales. Then follow-up interviews with HR manager and LP. Finally flew out to area hub for interview panel of GVP and regional manager. Offer made same day.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe in detail your biggest strength and weakness and how your overcoming it.   Answer Question
    • Walk me through your approach to Loss Prevention in a retail store.   Answer Question
    • Using your past experiences, how would you adapt to FD culture?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Comprehensive package including full RELO w/lump sum payment included. Negotiated on start date only due to move.

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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Family Dollar Stores in July 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview with corporate recruiter, then interviewed with panel consisting of RVP, two LP one of which could barely keep awake, and one DM who is more qualified to be the RVP, then met again with RVP & another DM, then flown to NC for one on one interview each with HR & DVP. Seemed a bit disorganized and very repetitive at times.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions at panel level. Be prepared to answer about how you hold people accountable, how you have terminated people, and about your loss prevention skills & shrink reduction.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation had to take the lower than expected pay offered.

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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Family Dollar Stores in October 2008.

    Interview

    There was an extensive on-line personality test and a difficult math portion. Also, had reading comprehension. This was timed and was very challenging to finish with the time given. Had a 3panel interview, which you had to wait at least 50 minutes. They had you sit sit down and just fired the interview questions at you. Had 2 phone interviews and 2, 1:1.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you describe your management style?   1 Answer
    • What was your highest shrink number in any of the companies you worked for?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    You can negotiate slightly on salary and can negotiate well on vacation time if you don't reach your desired salary.

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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in June 2010.

    Interview

    DM interviewes all canidates for assistant manager and store manager, every DM is different in what they are looking for, some do hire store managers from outside the company, others fill the position from within

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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    District Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Family Dollar Stores in May 2009.

    Interview

    I applied twice for the same position and this worked for me.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume and tell me why you are the right person for this position.   Answer Question
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