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Target Cashier Interview Questions

Updated Feb 20, 2015
Updated Feb 20, 2015
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Cashier Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

Interview Details

I applied at the store on the kiosk. Was a fairly simple process, given the questionnaire. Whether you are called for an interview at all depends on your results from that. Pass - maybe - fail.

I was called for an interview about a week later (Monday_ and set up the initial screening process, or first interview over the phone for the next day (Tuesday). For that, standard questions. I should mention that when I was first called to set up the phone interview, the woman I spoke with asked me why I want to work for Target, verified that I had applied for cashier, my availability, and lastly the pay.

Back to the phone interview, it again opened with my availability and then: "Why do you want to work for Target?" I answered that it's a pleasant environment with a friendly and positive atmosphere. Or something like that. Following that was a few situational questions like "Name a time when this happened and what did you do, etc."

It lasted about 15 minutes and then, without being told of the next step or receiving any feedback of my process at all, I got a call on Monday to set up an in-person 1:1 interview for the following Tuesday. A week following my phone interview. Dressed up in business casual and arrived early to take another assessment on the kiosk before going in to the office. Was made to watch a short video detailing the position and such.

Then was taken in to the back and the interview began. Again, they asked about my availability and had me sign to confirm it, this time. "Why do you want to work for Target?" They really, really pride themselves or something, for asking this three separate times. Said the same thing I did the first two times, really. Then they asked about my experience followed by more situational questions. I was nervous for the initial call, nervous over the phone interview, but not all that nervous in person. The interviewer was nice, and easy to speak to.

Unfortunately, no on the spot offer. Was told that I'd hear back within the week if they wanted a "third" interview or not. Instead what I received was an email rejection three days later. Well... better than not letting me know at all, I suppose!

Interview Questions
  • "A guest is looking for an item that isn't in stock. What do you do or say to him or her?   View Answer
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I arrived 30 minutes early and the customer service representative kindly told me to have a seat (she also wanted me to buy a target card to which i declined). The manager came around 20 minutes later and brought me to the interview office. I asked if he had my resume, which he did not, so i provided a neat copy for him. He asked about past work experiences and various customer problem scenarios. I used my past volunteer, intern, and sales experience to answer said questions. He also asked predictable interview questions on strengths and weaknesses (my weakness is my strength; have specifics). Got a second interview but did not get the job due to not being able to work full weekends. Expect hiring call about 10 days after interview.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask you to sell their 5% discount card and ask you to give a real world scenario for it. A sell me this pen question, if you will.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Silverdale, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Silverdale, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in the store on a Wednesday, received a call to set up a phone interview that following Monday. The phone interview was scheduled for the next morning on Tuesday. Call came in about 20 minutes late, though did last a little longer than the estimated time of 15 minutes, or so.

    Questions were standard, beginning with some basic experience and availability questions and then a few situational. All in all, I felt that I did pretty well. Of course I was nervous, but that's common and to be expected. Unfortunately, it likely did not go well from the interviewer's perspective. Oh well.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time or situation where you had several things to do at once, and how were you able to complete them. (or something like that)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied then it took about a month to call. Interview was decently hard, if its your first interview it will be tough. They asked about situations about previous work and seemed to only want experience for the position. They asked about 4 of the experience question and didnt ask for weakness/strengths or any other general interview questions like this.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The person was very rude and was not professional. They ignored and went too quick for me to answer anything. The questions they asked were irrelevant and were very poorly read.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a call a few days later to schedule a phone interview. Interview went well, was asked about availability and explained what the job entails. They also asked 3 "name a time when.." questions. It was easier then I expected. I was then scheduled for a 1:1 interview a few days later.
    I arrived, completed the questionnaire on the computer and was brought to the back to watch a video about working at Target. I was then interviewed by a very friendly woman, it was very similar to the phone interview.
    She then said they would call me back for a 3rd interview and that never happened.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and it took some time. I got a call the next day inviting me to an interview in the next few days, in which i accepted. I arrived 15 min early. The manager or interviewer was a half hour late, and was not in the least enthused. (after I waited on HER mind you) the interview was terrible. She took me back to a small enclosed room, and began preforming the interview. Reading from a binder. She had no idea what she was doing, nor did she care. I knew then, I was not going to receive the job. She then let me know "we will call you" - YEAH, THANKS,

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  8.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I only got through the phone call process, but I found it to be handled poorly. They call you and give you questions, but they pause after you give your answer and you do not know if it is because they want more information or because they are reading the next question, which can be disorienting.

    Interview Questions
    • What would your employer say is your biggest weakness?   View Answer
    No Offer
  9.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Clovis, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Clovis, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Target in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online only and got a call 2 months later to set up a phone interview. The interviewer was very nice and patient but the questions were somewhat hard. There was a lot of "when was a time" type questions that required me to stop and think to past experiences. Overall I was very confident about the interview but I got an email 3 days later saying they weren't interested. The entire interview process only took 5 days but was a waste of time and I felt like I wasn't even considered.

    Interview Questions
    • What would your past supervisor say your strengths and weaknesses are? When was a time you went above expectation? When was a time you worked in a team? When was a time that you had to multitask many things at once?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Target in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    You will be interviewed twice. The interviews may be back to back. Usually they give you a customer service video to watch.They want to see how consistent you are. You will also have to take an simple assessment. It is a standard job interview. Prepare yourself and you will be fine.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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