Dollar General
Happiness rating is 53 out of 100
3.0 out of 5 stars.
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Interviews at Dollar General

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Dollar General.

Interview experience

Based on 2,263 interviews
Average

Interview difficulty

Based on 2,938 interviews
Easy

Interview process length

Based on 2,623 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Dollar General

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 2.

Interview process length
About a day or two
52%
About a week
27%
About two weeks
13%
About a month
5%
More than one month
3%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
76%
Background check
58%
Drug test
31%
Phone call/screening
27%
Problem solving exercises
11%
Least reported steps
Presentation
3%
They have no interview
3%
Take-home/sample work
1%

What candidates say about the interview process at Dollar General

  • There wasn't a interiew for me. The manager at the time asked about my past experiences and said ok! great, hows this start date sound? and hired me on in the next few days.
    Shared on June 10, 2022 - Customer Service (Part-time) - Marion, IA
  • I got a text from someone from Dollar General who said they want to interview me. I responded back and then set up a time to interview. They said could do face to face or phone.
    Shared on May 5, 2022
  • I called and asked to speak to the hiring manager and set up an interview. Very simple process
    Shared on June 3, 2021
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Interview questions at Dollar General

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Situational questions like how I'd handle a grumpy or upset customer. How would you handle a coworker/employee coming in grumpy/upset. I interviewed for what the interviewer said is an hourly supervis…
    Shared on May 5, 2022
  • What hours can you work. How many days. Can you work weekends. Ect
    Shared on February 11, 2022 - Key Holder - Fort Wayne, IN
  • Why I wanted to work there?
    Shared on December 12, 2020 - Repacker - Jackson, GA

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Interview tips at Dollar General

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)44%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)35%
  • They didn’t have a dress code15%
  • Formal (business suit)5%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)1%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Dollar General

  • Resumes and coverletters look decent on your interviews, Be yourself and be open about how much you are wanting to make. Don't let them push you into an amount your uncomfortable with. This company ha…
    Shared on June 10, 2022 - Customer Service (Part-time) - Marion, IA
  • I'd suggest being yourself. Also be polite, listen, maintain eye contact, and also wanting to learn.
    Shared on May 5, 2022
  • Work here for 8 months by the time it comes to 8 months , go work for a company that actually treats you right. If you quit over text/phone call record yourself dropping off your 2 weeks.
    Shared on December 20, 2020

The first interview at Dollar General

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In25%
  • Other online job site17%
  • Through Indeed15%
  • Employee referral14%
  • Other11%

How candidates received their first interview at Dollar General

  • Had to call constantly
    Shared on March 4, 2021 - Picker/Packer - Alachua, FL
  • Walk in and talked with manager. Filled out application online
    Shared on June 21, 2020 - Lead Key Holder - Hiddenite, NC
  • Kept calling store checking up on application
    Shared on September 9, 2019 - Cashier/Sales Associate - Youngstown, OH

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