Very Easy Interview
I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in November 2012.
Interview Details – I saw an ad online (later posted on the store window). I was hoping to get into FD and quickly work my way into a growing company and becoming a DM. But after months of trying to get any feedback at all, I gave up. The store positions are still open. Employees are very discouraged.
Interview Question – Never encountered that since I could never get an interview. Answer Question
Interviewed at Family Dollar Stores
Interview Details – The interview was pretty standard. I got questions like "Tell me about yourself" and "Tell me about a time you had bad customer service" and "Why would you be an asset to the company" and I was asked about my availability. Easy stuff.
Interview Question – When have you had bad customer service? Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in January 2011.
Interview Details – Applied online
Interview Question – Did not receive an interview in person Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in November 2012.
Interview Details – I interviewed with a DM and a Recruiter. The recruiter basically yelled at me all duing the interview over my experience in my previous position. I left the interview dazed and confused.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was "Why did you have a high turn over rate?" View Answer
Reason for Declining – The interview process was more like being scolded by an upset parent.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in March 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online. Had to take a questionnaire that was a bit lengthy. Got a call a few days later asking if I wanted to come in for an interview the next day. I did. Very basic interview, no trick questions. Will ask you why you left your lost job if you did quit, just say it was for personal reasons if you left it because it was a bad job. Asked me if I live close enough to make it to work on time without hassles. Took a drug test right there in the store with some instant drug testing thing. Offered a starting wage of 7.45/hr, accepted, and I will start working immediately after they get my background check results in. I got along well with my interviewer and am overall looking forward to my new job.
Interview Question – Why did you leave your last job? View Answer
Negotiation Details – 7.45/hr, no negotiating the wage.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in January 2013.
Interview Details – You are given a background check and drug test in the store immediately following interview if management wants to hire you. If you want to be hire no matter what, you must put on application that you are available every single day and schedule, even though you are going to be hired part time.
Interview Question – Are you available every day or shift? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Hourly rate is not negotiable.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in July 2012.
Interview Details – Interviewed with District Manager. He was very nice; and it was a casual conversation. Then interviewed for 15 minutes with the area training manager; she was also a Store Mgr.
She was very nice also.
Interview Question – What would you do if you saw a co-worker eating something on their break and you thought they may not have paid for the item? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offered 9.25 an hour as an Assistant Mgr. I wanted a little more; which they accepted.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in June 2011.
Interview Details – Two part interview process. Interviewed with two district managers. Took drug screen and back ground check, then approx a week later had an interview with one district manager and the regional loss prevention manager. Was tendered a job offer approx a week later
Interview Question – What would you do if you were receiving your truck and your cashier consumed a soda without paying for it, then told you about it after you finished unloading the truck. View Answer
I applied in-person - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in June 2011.
Interview Details – Manager was leaving since his work life precluded his family life. Since I had no outside life since I was new to the area, was hired as Store Manager. DM said I would have NO life, figured what the hell
Interview Question – Do you have a desire (or do you have) a life outside of work View Answer
Negotiation Details – easy, offered a salary, negotiated to a few $ more, accepted, have been a retail manager for 27 years, exsperiance speaks. DM asked basic questions, easy to answer, hardest was did I want a life outside. At the time no, and working at another retail venture, the answer is yes, want a balance
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