Family Dollar Stores Store Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 31, 2015
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Store Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee 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.

Other Interview Reviews for Family Dollar Stores

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    You meet with a lot of people. District Manager, HR, LP, VP. All very thorough, open, honest, good conversations. I liked what they had to say about where the company was going and why they are successful here and what they are looking for to build on that success. The VP stated he is building the best team in retail and they are looking only for the most talented and hungry for success type people. Definitely a person you want to work for every day.

    Interview Questions

    • What accomplishment professionally are you most proud of and why?   1 Answer
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Port Richey, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Port Richey, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I sold myself to the District Manager after working for the company just under a year. I explained in detail all of my prior experience in running a company. Then, pointed out the success I had over the prior year working as a ASM.

    Interview Questions

    • How I was gonna get the deposit to the bank without a dl.   Answer Question
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores.

    Interview

    Easy process. Was asked about my experience at my current employer. Went into detail about my experience with loss prevention. Company has a big issue with theft and is looking for someone to help reduce shrink.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you work to reduce shrink in previous job.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Not what I was looking for.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in January 2015.

    Interview

    Great interview. District manager and other store members where very pleasant. The process was easy and felt comfortable with the process and program. Very delightful interview was conduct in two settings.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Still going thru this phase

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    didtrict manager called me did brief phone interview, then in person interview, then interview with hr did drug test background check and was offered job within a week.

    Interview Questions

    • general questions. with my background he seemed desparate to hire me right away   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    He said I can pay you $4xxxx.xx easy, I could tell he was desparate to hire me and i was over qualified for the position.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores (Phoenix, AZ) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Two interviews, I was asked to take a drug screen BEFORE SECOND INTERVIEW. Background check and social security ID screening. Age questions involved ( at this point that is NOT legal)

    Interview Questions

    • First interview went very well. I was asked to take a drug test, and ok'd for background check. Next interview, Distrrict manager " read from a script" canned questions...including asking me what my hobbies were, and "what kind of animal, I would be"?   1 Answer
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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in August 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online. I was called by the district manager two days later to schedule an interview for the next day. The interview was very thorough as far as the job description. The questions were not tricky, they were expected. Interview went well and lasted about 45 minutes. I was then contacted by the human resources manager for a phone interview which lasted about 25 minutes. She again went over the job description very thoroughly, her questions were also not tricky. I was again contacted by the district manager and he again went over the details of the job and what is expected and entailed, he then offered me what I felt was a fair salary for a 52-hour work week.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions were difficult. I have been in retail for a long time and I did not get any questions that I felt were unreasonable or tricky.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I may have been able to negotiate but did not because I felt the offer was fair.

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    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Very Complicated needed to finish online first, which never seemed to work properly. Anywhere from error messages to kept getting disconnected from server no matter what system I used. Their in store systems to hire staff are so out date and slow (seemed slower than dial up) that it makes almost impossible for anyone to finish the application process.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview process seemed very unprofessional and lacking substance.   Answer Question
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