Family Dollar Manager

Family Dollar Manager Job Description & Interview

Job Description and Duties

What Does a Family Dollar Manager Do?

Career opportunities with Family Dollar include several in-store management positions. Specific job titles range from assistant manager to store manager. Both assistant manager and store manager positions involve administrative and supervisory job duties.

Additional Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include setting employee schedules, delegating work, hiring and training new-workers, and ensuring customer satisfaction. Assistant managers work alongside store managers and concentrate on store productivity and prosperity. Store managers take on more administrative job duties and regularly communicate directly with Family Dollar corporate offices.

Salary and Compensation

How Much Do They Get Paid?

The average annual salary for managers is between $30k and $45k. Pay typically increases with experience. In addition to base salary, Family Dollar also offers managers work benefits, including paid time off, 401(k) retirement plans, insurance options, and healthcare coverage.

Typical Schedule

Assistant managers and store managers with Family Dollar generally work full-time schedules. An average work week consists of five eight-hour shifts. Family Dollar may require managers to work long hours and weekends, as well.


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Family Dollar Manager Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Family Dollar Manager: Okay, so Family Dollar, manager yet again. Job titles is to work register, enter account inventory for cigarettes, enter the deposit at the end of the night. If something gets broken I have to D100, so pretty much void it off or whatever. Watch the store, stock shelves, that’s it, literally.

Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Family Dollar Manager: I think it’s actually perfect. The location is Ohio City. I don’t know if you’re familiar with that area, but over there it tends to be a lot of security, so we don’t typically get robbed or anything like that. Of course we get little stealing happening from customers, but that happens, you can’t really control that.
Other than that, the environment is pretty chill. Like I said, the workers there, they’re friendly. We know the customers so much, we pretty much know them by name at this point. Some customers like us so much, they literally, I have somebody who brings me food almost every time I work. I never ask him for it. They walk in, they see me, they leave out and come back with some food. So the environment there, it’s pretty cool. I actually like the job, it’s the longest job I actually had. So, yeah.

Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
Family Dollar Manager: Oh yeah, she did ask that. She asked me things like how close did I live? She asked me was I 18, because you have to be 18 to work there. She asked me what could I bring to the table, if I could lift 50 pounds, can I work register, because you have to do both. And that was pretty much it. So literally it was basic questions like that.

Interviewer: What set you apart from other candidates?
Family Dollar Manager: They contacted me by phone and email because I had to confirm certain things. So whoever applies will have to get the same emails. And I told you it took about maybe two to three weeks.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Family Dollar Manager: Pretty much if you’re looking for a laid back, chill job, this is the job for you. Family Dollar really doesn’t ask you to do too much. I think what they pay is enough for what you do, because pretty much all you’re doing is standing on register or stocking something. You don’t need too much money to do that.
You still get a lot of privacy because I’m able to like listen to music and all types of stuff so things there. So if you’re looking for a laid back job that pays decent, I guess, and kind of a slow paced environment, sometimes it’s steady, Family Dollar would be the job for you.

Family Dollar Assistant Manager Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Family Dollar Assistant Manager: My job title and primary duties were being assistant manager. I had to manage the store while the store manager wasn’t in. That would consist of making sure the cashiers have what they need in their drawers like change or what not and doing voids and return processes or what not. Basically just carrying on duties that’s cleaning the store, restocking the shelves, recovering the store which I mean is bring up items on the shelf so they can get the new items. I’m basically just watching out for thieves or what not.

Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Family Dollar Assistant Manager: It was pretty cool I mean, it was nice temperature in there, it’s like when there was hot outside, there was AC, when it was cold outside there was high heat in there. You stay on your feet a lot but that wasn’t a problem because you didn’t do a lot of heavy lifting or doing a lot of work, you just stood behind a register and basically rang up customers.

Interviewer: What was your favorite part about working there?
Family Dollar Assistant Manager: My favorite part about working there were the customers because the customers became regulars because there was a Family Dollar on almost every corner so customers usually live around the corner from the store and they come in a lot of time and they get to know your name and you need to know their name and basically just create a bond with the customers.

Interviewer: Please describe a typical day as an employee.
Family Dollar Assistant Manager: I would walk into work, clock in and from there, I would exchange drawers from the cashiers that’s leaving and the cashier that’s coming in, I would make sure that their drawers are staying. Just count down my cashiers drawer and then basically just work until it’s time to get off. It’s a lot you do in a day but every day is pretty much the same, unless you have some type of emergency happening in the store or what not.

Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Family Dollar Assistant Manager: The application process, my application process was a little funny because I just used to stop into the store a lot of times asking for a job. He told me to finally to put an application in. They have a kiosk there in the store, you can fill out your application right there in-store and then they should be able to contact you in 24 hours letting you know if they were interested or not. You would come in for an interview, they see if they like you from there and then they invite you back for a second interview then there’s when they drug test you right there on the spot, and then basically offer you the job. The next time you come in it would be just working.

Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
Family Dollar Assistant Manager: What questions that the interviewer asked were questions like what are my past experience with working? What are my strong traits as far as communication or what not and what are my weaknesses? Can I count? Do I have an education? Why do I want to work there at Family Dollar? Along those lines.

Interviewer: What set you apart from other candidates?
Family Dollar Assistant Manager: I think my consistency set me apart because I stay consistent on trying to get the job. I stopped in and I expressed that I wanted the job. I guess employers want to see that someone wants the job before they hire. They don’t want to just hire someone who doesn’t need the job and quit the next day.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Family Dollar Assistant Manager: Stay with an optimistic mind frame. Always want to be optimistic because Family Dollar, it hires a lot of people and a lot of people leave sometimes so you got to stay with an optimistic mind frame and just know that things will get better and things will be all right and you should get the job. As long as you stay professional and you take it serious, I know it’s Family Dollar but you want to take it serious.


  • Lorie says:

    I work there presently! I Love my job at Family Dollar. Its alot of hard work, long hours, but worth it.

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