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Family Dollar Stores Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

Interviewed at Family Dollar Stores

Interview Details 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 Question – The interview process seemed very unprofessional and lacking substance.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Manchester, NH (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in October 2011.

Interview Details For me this was actually a very rare occurrence, because I applied and it only took them two weeks to get me hired and put into the system. I say it's rare because now that it's been almost three years since, I've noticed that now it averages about 4-6 weeks just for that to happen. Interview was easy and basic. The manager made me feel very relaxed and he told me the run down on how everything works. If you get an interview, you almost always get the job at FD.

Interview Question – Not really difficult, but if I had to choose one, I'd have to say: Why do you want to work at Family Dollar?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Ask for a HIGHER amount than what you think you deserve because if they talk you down to a lower number you will at least get what you deserve.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Set Up Interview

Set Up
Shenandoah, PA (US)

I applied online - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in July 2014.

Interview Details one interview hired for new store setup did not realize we would have to unload a 50 ft trailer full of shelving, racks, and very heavy items, warm water at break, very hard for any women, believe it should be a man's job or a professional setup crew, I expected to just stock the shelves not all of this

Interview Question – no questions, just drug test   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – $8 an hour


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Assistant Store Manager Interview

Assistant Store Manager

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores.

Interview Details Was very easy and laid back, asked basic questions about shrink and managing others. Nothing someone with a little experience couldn't handle. Be sure when answering questions about shrink, to stand firm on giving no one a break. To them there is never an acceptable reason to steal.

Interview Question – They were all easy questions   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Started at ten for the time being, Until fully trained then will be given salary and promoted to store manager


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative/Assistant Interview

Customer Service Representative/Assistant
Slidell, LA (US)

I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in December 2013.

Interview Details Not much to the interview considering the manager told me upfront she doesn't know how to interview. My manager hired anyone that came back with a clear background and drug test. This was done so the manager didn't have to work when she didn't have anyone. What does that tell you? The employees we had were jokes. Lazy, rude and no work ethnic. The good employees such as myself worked so hard with no praise. Mention concerns to the manager only to get no resolution. This place was built on drama as the manager thrives on it. What can you expect when this is the atmosphere

Interview Question – Can you work any hours? That's the big question at Family Dollar. Why? So they can work you crazy hours.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation. They pay minimum wage to cashiers(customer service rep) and assistants receive $1.75/hr more than cashiers. Accepted the job only because I needed a job immediately.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Cashier Interview

Cashier

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores.

Interview Details It was a short 5-10 minute interview. Basic "tell me about a time when" type questions. Nothing unexpected, just straight to the point. Friendly easy going atmosphere with just the Manager.

Interview Question – Why should i hire you over someone else?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Assistant Store Manager Interview

Assistant Store Manager
Sharon Hill, PA (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in March 2014.

Interview Details The interview was a breeze. Although, the current manager had only been there 3 months and didn't at all seem satisfied. Spent plenty of time telling me how low the pay scale was and how hard the work load would be and how few hours I would get. Don't expect overtime. He was seriously trying to talk me into not taking the position? Now that I look back, I think he was threatened.

Interview Question – Asked the standard questions. "What if? What would you do? How would you handle? Tell me about a time... Also, seemed particularly interested in how I would handle shrinkage(employee theft).   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in June 2011.

Interview Details Phone screen, then met hiring manager at airport for interview, took about two weeks then I got phone call with offer. There was no negotiation for position, but it was satisfactory.

Interview Question – Not an impossible HR interview, just two people speaking frankly about their work and abilities.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Temporary Customer Service Representative Interview

Temporary Customer Service Representative

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores in May 2014.

Interview Details There really wasn't much of an interview. I arrived to the store and the manager asked a few questions regarding my age and my previous work history. After that I was instructed to take a drug test. After completion of the drug test I was added to the system and instructed to finish the hiring process.

Interview Question – Basic questions. Nothing difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation phrase.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Family Dollar Stores.

Interview Details I was hired the moment I walked in. Some strange upheaval had occurred. I had on a red shirt and was offered the job. Was told it was 8.50 and hour. No room for negotiation. Even asked about pay for experience and was told 8.50.

Interview Question – After I informed them I would have to give my former employer two weeks notice, I was asked what days off I had for the next two weeks, so I could start immediately.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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