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Dollar General Interview Questions

Updated Dec 9, 2018
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  1. Helpful (11)  

    Computer Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Goodlettsville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Dollar General (Goodlettsville, TN) in May 2011.

    Interview

    The process went from resume to a call with the manager to a call with the team to an interview day with the team, then the manager, then his boss, then the boss' boss.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did I want to work for the company.   12 Answers

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Part Time Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Flippin, AR
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Dollar General (Flippin, AR) in September 2016.

    Interview

    It took about ten minutes. The assistant manager interviewed me and talked about herself the entire time. I was offered the job but had to wait until the background check came back.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't recall any specific questions asked of me. I think I may have been asked about my availability.   1 Answer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dollar General in December 2012.

    Interview

    I had 1 interview with the district manager. I filled out all paperwork online and waited for a CORI check to come in before I was told I was hired.

    Interview Questions

    • In past jobs, how have you gone out of the way for a customer? Always a weird question I think.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I wasn't able to negotiate anything.


  4. Helpful (3)  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Dollar General in June 2009.

    Interview

    Received a call to setup a phone interview with recruiter for Dollar General. The phone interview was pretty easy. Basic interview questions such as tell me about yourself, what type of manager are you, etc. There were also questions as to how did you handle loss prevention in your stores and what have you learned from hiring decisions.

    Interview Questions

    • From past experience how have to handled loss prevention in your stores (internally and externally)?   Answer Question
    • How do you determine if you have made the right hiring decision for a potential employee?   Answer Question

  5.  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Dollar General (Dallas, GA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    There wasn't much of one...I took the assessment test and drug test, passed both and was hired on immediately!

    Negotiation

    Oh yeah! I negotiated well. Probably could have negotiated more looking back on it!


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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Dollar General (Raleigh, NC).

    Interview

    Once I finally got hold of the DM, the interview only took a half hour.

    Interview Questions

    • What would I do if I caught an employee stealing or if I was told an employee was stealing.   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    Negotiation is difficult due to the DM's already have a salary in mind for the position being applied for.


  7. Helpful (6)  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Dollar General in October 2013.

    Interview

    Step-by-step:

    1) Submitted an online application, cover letter, and resume.
    2) Did an application questionnaire - took over an hour, very very long.
    3) Received a call from a Regional Manager later that day.
    4) Received a call from a District Manager the following day.
    5) Met with store manager and district manager two days later. District manager was drunk and store manager had wrinkled and dirty inside-out clothes on. Both were more than 20 minutes late to the interview.
    6) Was NOT asked any questions.
    7) Was told of some job duties and offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no interview questions at all. It was very confusing.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There wasn't one. I came dressed in a skirt suit, about 6 times nicer clothes than what both the DM and SM were wearing. The DM told me she usually starts ASM at $8.50/hour but since I was so well-prepared (on time and dressed professionally) she started me at $10.00/hr.

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    applied online and heard back within a week

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (4)  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Antioch, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Dollar General (Antioch, TN) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Very laid back interview. Fresh out of college with no management experience, however, the manager was in dire need of assistant managers to fill the spot. Nothing difficult, she just asked me if I was willing to work hard and help. Granted the position is only offering me $9/hr I'm not going to complain for the experience I can gain in management and take farther. Other than that it was just a lot of small talk and random chatting. Very easy.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult questions. The only thing the store manager really asked me was "How have you dealt with a difficult customer in the past?"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Only offered $9 but to just start out in management I'm not going to complain. It just gives me the opportunity to gain experience.


  10. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Longview, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Dollar General (Longview, TX) in May 2009.

    Interview

    Interview process is solely based on the experience of the individual store manager. I had more interview experience than the lady interviewing me, so I ran the interview. I told her all the things I knew she would need to know about me and my work experience. There is a 60 question assessment which is designed to test your value/ethics. Then you wait for the phone to ring. Very little, if any training. No safety meetings or store meetings.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked if I had a problem working every holiday of the year, including Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, etc.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation. You are offered a job at what they are willing to pay. You work a different schedule every week and a lot of nights. You are required to work every holiday.


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