How to apply for a job at the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar

How to apply for a job at the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar

Jobcase Team
Official Account
August 25, 2020

Dollar Tree & Family Dollar stores are a chain of discount variety stores that stocks national brands and products at $1 or an extremely low price-point.

As one of the nation’s fastest-growing retailers, they believe that customer service starts with a strong team. From stores to the distribution centers and to the Store Support Center, their Team Members are given opportunities to grow their careers within Dollar Tree & Family Dollar. They offer a variety of positions and benefits to create a dynamic work environment and accessible application process.

With employee options available both in-store and at distribution centers, there are many tips and tricks to help get your application noticed—and we’ll dive in on what to expect and the requirements needed should you choose to apply at one of the 15,000 Dollar Tree or Family Dollar stores across the country. Many applicants state that the process was relatively short with many applying, interviewing, and beginning their new role within 3-5 business days.

Dollar Tree & Family Dollar store employment requirements

  • Age: Must be 18 years old.
  • Physical Requirements: Ability to regularly lift up to 40 lbs. (and occasionally, up to 55 lbs.) from floor level to above shoulder height; must be able to meet demands of frequent walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing, pushing, pulling, and repetitive lifting, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Availability: Ability to work flexible, full-time schedule to include days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • General math skills to allow for cash accounting.
  • Strong verbal communication skills to allow for proper interaction with customers
  • High level of integrity and honesty; will be responsible for handling cash
  • Working verbal and written knowledge of English language

Helpful tips for your Dollar Tree & Family Dollar application...

Interested applicants can find jobs at Dollar Tree here on Jobcase as well as Family Dollar jobs too.

Once you found a job that you want to apply for you'll be taken to the Dollar Tree & Family Dollar Career Center where you will register to apply by completing the following steps:

  • Create an online username and password by entering your email. You must have an active email account to apply for all positions.

  • If you're a returning user: Enter your email address and password to log in. Once you log in, you will be able to edit your information.

  • New users: If you are a first time user of their Career Center, click one of the links above to create a new account. Once you log in, you will be able to create your application information.

Uploading your resume to apply at Dollar Tree / Family Dollar

  • If you are unable to copy and paste or upload a resume, it is helpful to attach it in a PDF version. If you are unable to do so, there is a resume builder on the site where you can manually enter your work history. You can then search for a specific job opening and select “Apply to Job” to attach your profile and answer any additional job-specific questions.

  • If applying for a management assistant position in one of the stores, you can also visit the store and ask the store manager to help you.

Tip: Make sure to specify your desired schedule, because hourly employees (as all of the positions are) tend to have flexible hours, but only if you request it upfront

After you submit your application, it will be reviewed. You will then be contacted by someone at the local store or distribution center you applied to in order to further the application and selection process.

Sample Dollar Tree & Family Dollar interview questions

  • What are some of your strengths?
  • Have you ever worked at a register?
  • What is your desired shift? Are you open to working nights?
  • Do you have open availability?
  • Are you looking to advance within the company? If so, what is your goal in the next 2-3 years?
  • Have you been responsible for cash and maintaining a register before?
  • Give an example of an experience with a difficult customer. What was the outcome?
  • How does your previous experience relate to the job you are applying for?

Applicants' frequently asked questions during the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar application process

1. How will I know if my application has been received?

You will receive an email notification once your application (for a specific position) has been completed and successfully received in our system.

2. How long does it take to hear back about the status of my application?

Due to the different steps in the application and selection process for various jobs, it is difficult to give an exact period of time.

3. I was not selected for a job. Can I apply right away for another job?

Yes. Always make sure to check the open vacancies through the Career Center search portal for the most up-to-date information. If you are interested in applying for a management position at a store, you may visit a location and ask to speak with the store manager.

1 Comment


Ashley Wilson

What great tips @Janice Reed !