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Updated Oct 30, 2014
Updated Oct 30, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. I received an emai a week later asking me to schedule a phone interview. I scheduled a phone interview with a recruiter which last for 20 minutes. The recruiter sent me an online assessment to complete after the interview. The online assessment was a bit difficult. I received a call the following day to have a face-to-face interview and another phone interview. The face-to-face interview went well. All three interview questions were behavoria..name a time when..?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Digital Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Target in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Started out with an employee referral for their digital analyst position. The next day, I received a phone call from one recruiter to discuss salary, requirements, etc. The next day I received a phone call from a different recruiter to schedule onsite interviews. Started out moving very quick and then suddenly stopped after the first in person interviews. I continued to follow up with the recruiter for updates and next steps and he mentioned he was just going to reach out to me, each time I followed up...which means he wasn't planning on it. After about 2 months of no communication or updates from the recruiter or hiring team, I pulled myself from the applicant pool because it was a waste of my time and poorly reflected on the company in which I had no interest working for any longer.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Target? Why leave your current position at XXXX company since it's supposedly the best company to work for.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted after doing a presentation for some Target officials during my senior year project. They suggested I apply for the entry-level Manager position at a Target store.

    I was quickly contacted to set up a phone interview. The girl was a few minutes late calling me. She was a liaison between my school and Target. After the phone interview, she passed me along to an actual Target Corporate Recruiter.

    The recruiter set up an in-person interview the next week. The current Store Manager interviewed me for the position. There were no unexpected questions - the typical strengths/weaknesses, tell me about a mistake, how would you resolve conflicts, etc... questions. Unfortunately, I was sick for the interview, so my energy-level was low. Despite this, she moved me onto the next step of the process.

    The next step is a really long online aptitude test that assesses your management, behavioral, and even math/analytical skills. It took over an hour to complete.

    Apparently, I didn't do well on the test so I got a generic rejection email later that week.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions are pretty basic. Just be prepared to bring the fast, fun and friendly attitude that Target is looking for!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Distribution Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in DeKalb, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in DeKalb, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview. Then a 3 step one day interview process

    Interview Questions
    • When was there a time that you had to approach your boss about a situation you disagreed with.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Seasonal Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cicero, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cicero, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Target in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online on October 13th for Seasonal Cashier Team Member (1), Seasonal Sales Floor Team Member (2), and Seasonal Cart Attendant Team Member (3). Was called October 28th to schedule a phone interview between 9:30am-10:30am for the next day. On October 29th around 10:00am Target called me and asked 3 questions about me and 3 situational questions. They prefer if you answered using the STAR method of interviewing (basically give answer in a story format). After the interview questions the interviewer asked if I was able to complete tasks required by the position. I said I was able to do all tasks. He told me they would get back to me in 7-10 days. Three days later on October 31st, I received a call asking for me to come in for an in-person interview. I had to come in on Nov. 1st 30 minutes before my interview at 9:15am to fill out a questionnaire at the Target kiosk. The questionnaire consisted of listing responses to situations as the "best thing to do" or "worst thing to do". It did not take the whole 30 minutes for me to fill out the questionnaire. I then went to the customer service desk and was told to wait in the Starbucks cafeteria area. I was taken to the break room along with two other candidates and we all watched a 2 minute video about what is expected from a Sales Floor Team Member. After one of the other candidates was taken to be interviewed I was called and taken to an office. I felt the interview went really well. I was prepared to answer all of the questions asked (thanks to Glassdoor.com). I felt I answered them correctly and left the interview feeling good.
    I was thrown off when the interviewer asked if I would be interested in a position in pharmacy given my biology background. At first I said yeah but then the interviewer kinda talked me out of it saying that you have to pass a test or get certified and that it would be hard work. I then said no because I wasn't looking for a career in pharmacy. This may be where I went wrong. I should of said "Yes! I'm willing to work hard". But I am really just looking for part-time or seasonal work since my internship may get extended. I mentioned that I would like to become more financially stable and getting a position with Target would help me with that goal. I also said the interpersonal skills that I would gain are transferable to any job. I did not think that me not wanting a long term position for a seasonal position would affect my chances of getting the job since it is a short term position.

    Phone interview questions:
    Why do you want to work at target?
    What are your weaknesses?
    How would a former employee describe your strengths and weaknesses?
    Tell me about a time when you delivered great customer service
    Tell me about a time when you had to complete a lot of different tasks in a short period of time.
    Tell me about a time you worked in a group in order to accomplish a goal. How did you do it?

    In-person interview questions:
    Why do you want to work at target? / Why are you here?
    What are your strengths/weaknesses?
    What would a former employer say about you?
    Tell me about a time when you realized you made a mistake.
    What you would do if a lady and a child come looking in the store for a shoe and it's not there?
    What would you do if a customer says an item is 15.99 but it rings up 19.99?

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected- Asked if I was interested in applying to a position in pharmacy. (I did not apply for a position in pharmacy)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Store Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wheeling, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wheeling, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Target in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Website very detailed- Interview with HR and Store Manager was predictable. Both were pleasant and asked questions related to the job.

    Interview Questions
    • On line math test was unexpected. Some questions required a calculator to answer in the time alotted   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wheeling, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wheeling, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Target in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    They called me to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was about 10 questions all which you had to answer extensively. There is a website that lists all potential Target interview questions and all the ones I was asked were on that list.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Cashier/Floor Team Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for several different stores and positions and received a call from one of the stores and was given a pre-screening phone interview on the spot, which took about 5 minutes.

    I was asked 3 questions:

    Why do you want to work at Target?
    What skills can you bring to this position?
    What is your availability?

    I was told I would hear back from them by the end of the week if I am selected for an interview. I never heard back and didn't receive any rejection e-mail from them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    i applied during the weekend and then i got a call on monday and the guy asked simple questions like my flexibility and i was told someone form hr will get in touch with me in 5 to 7days

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Starbucks Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemont, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemont, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews, the first by telephone & the second face to face with Executive Team Lead. The questions were pretty much the same on both. I thought the way the questions were read to me (instead of through normal conversation) was off-putting. It seemed cold & that they really weren't trying to get to know who I was. The phone interview was about 30 minutes & the face to face one was about 11/2 hours. After the face to face interview was finished, the ETL (Exec. Team Lead) went to consult with HR, then returned 10 min. later to tell me I would be called in about 7-10 days with an answer. 5 days later, I received an email that I was not selected.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation in a past job that you dealt with a difficult problem and made the company look good?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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