Family Dollar Stores Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clarksburg, WV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Clarksburg, WV).

    Interview

    Test,Questions,talking to me, show me how things operate,walk through store,meeting bosses,paperwork,things on computer,drug test,background check,more paper work,met some of the workers , how they unload trucks, how to operate computer. Etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you run cash register,public,training etc   2 Answers
  2. Helpful (3)  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Saint Louis, MO) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The process took about 2 weeks. I had 3 interviews. The first was just a simple walk through the store and a few questions by a Store Manager at a different location. Real interview was with Area Operations Manager (DM) and then Human Resource person on the phone. Was the easiest interview process I've every had.

    Interview Questions

    • What steps did you take to lower shrink at previous stores?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They made a offer, I countered, they agreed to $5x,xxxx. DO NOT LET THEM LOW BALL YOU! Be sure to add all your retail experience to your application and resume. They use a scale to generate your offer.

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Oklahoma City, OK) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Called the store a few days after applying. The store manager then looked up my application and scheduled an interview. Easy interview. Offered a job contingent on drug test and background check right after the interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Tulsa, OK) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The hiring manager was very friendly. I thought it would be a great place to work from her attitude. To bad it wasn't. She asked a few questions and started telling me what she could offer.

    Interview Questions

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    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Charlotte, NC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I didn't have one. Hired on through a friend. Was contractor for 7 months and then got brought on full time salary with benefits. I've heard that others have to do a 1 on 1, group interview, and other things.

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ME
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Lewiston, ME) in May 2015.

    Interview

    First time I applied I and withdrew from the goal day interview. 2nd time I applied and received a phone interview which lasted up to 20.minutes from another store manager in the district. It's was pleasant and thorough though it was hard to make myself look good with the questions asked. One question I would of ask is tell me a difficult customer experience and how did you deal with the situation. It's been 3 weeks now, and no word, I saw it has been posted. So still waiting.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any other retail or pharmacy experience managing employees.   1 Answer
    • Tell me what shrink is?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in April 2015.

    Interview

    I walked in as a customer and practically walked out with the job before applying just by speaking with the manager. She saw that I was truly interested and also possess the qualities that she is looking for in a new associate to make the environment better and comfortable for the customers.

    Interview Questions

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Jacksonville, FL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was approached by a dm of Family Dollar shortly after I left dollar tree. He told me he was looking strong individuals with decent retail background and wanted to know if I was interested in a job with Family Dollar. At the face to face interview, I gave him my background and he seemed interested. I was asked several questions on my knowledge of retail management. When I was asked about my experience in my previous retail job, I told him exactly how I felt about the very long hours and the almost zero family time. He told me that if I came to Family Dollar, things would be different. When I got home, I looked up employee reviews on Family Dollar and every single store manager that replied told the same exact story I experienced at Dollar Tree. Long hours, pay averaging about 9 dollars an hour after all of the hours worked and no family life. I called the dm back and asked him to take me off the consideration list.

    Interview Questions

    • How did I manage my hours that was allotted to the store to give to employees.   Answer Question
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McIntosh, AL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (McIntosh, AL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was interview by the manager briefly about the duties and the run of the store. The whole time she was watching the store and she had a cashier in training. I gave the manager a detailed description of my experience and I told her I would be available for work immediately. I also made her aware that I live in McIntosh only 10 miles away.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked if I had any retail experience.   1 Answer
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    Customer Service Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Phila, PA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    They call you to come in, just look professional and present yourself appropriately. They ask you a couple of questions including your availability and then drug test you on the spot. If you do well they offer you a job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you want to work for family dollar? What can you contribute to the company? How do you feel about customer service?   Answer Question

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Pros: “The benfits are great. Some upper management is supportive, but not all in some cases it's there way or no way, even if it's not a policy.”“The benfits are great. Some upper management is supportive, but not all in some cases it's there way or no way, even if it's not a policy.” – Full Review

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