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Updated Apr 10, 2014

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Los Angeles, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Target in March 2014.

Interview Details – online application, phone interview

Interview Question – Describe when you made a mistake and how you got through it?   View Answer

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I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Target in December 2013.

Interview Details – Initial call was a phone screening, then moved onto an in person interview. With target, all their questioning is behavioral and sometimes a bit challenging in my opinion. I had prepared as many situations and behavioral questions I could have and was still taken by surprise during the in person interview. They were, surprisingly, very fast with setting up interviews. The entire process only took about 2-3 weeks.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you had to give something up to achieve something else.   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – First interview was via phone with recruiter. Very pleasant call. She immediately set me up with a F2F interview at local store with store manager, followed by a web conference interview with regional manager the next day. I was impressed at how quickly they moved through those first few steps. Everyone was very nice, in fact possibly too nice because I left each interview feeling like I was a great fit - so was very surprised when I was later turned down.
I have to give it an overall negative rating, because I think a company like Target can do a better job than simply updating your status to "no longer under consideration for this position." At least type up a template email to send to candidates like myself who went through 3 interviews. Also, while the 3 interviews were scheduled quickly, afterwards it was over a month before I heard anything at all, and again it was only the status update on the site. I emailed the recruiter 2 weeks after my last interview to check in, and received no response. I know we are all supposed to feel sorry for the poor, overworked recruiter, but it's amazing how they have all the time in the world for you at first, but can't take the time to answer you after you interview.

Interview Question – I felt that all questions were pretty standard. Greatest strength, greatest weakness, "tell me about a time when" types of questions.   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in May 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online, was called 4 days later and scheduled a phone interview for the next day. Phone interview was basic questions about past work experience and how I handle customer service. Scheduled an in person interview for the next day. Consisted of a short interview with the same questions from the phone interview with a manager then watched an employee video. Had a second interview with another manager and was asked what intrigued me most about the video and about working at Target. She told me I would receive a phone call if I am hired and an email if not.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you implemented a change in a group and what were the results?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Lexington-Fayette, KY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Target in March 2014.

Interview Details – Recruiters ask rapid fire questions at events. Went through 2 interviews both laid back atmosphere, action based questions. Took much longer than originally communicated to have a decision. Asked repetitive questions.

Interview Question – Many about working in groups at school.   View Answer

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Fontana, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Target in March 2014.

Interview Details – Went through 4 interviews. 2 were over the phone. These were only about 10 minutes long each. The first interview was with a campus liaison from my school. The second interview was from district campus liaison rep. These interviews were really easy. They just asked questions about why you wanted the job and mostly just information on getting to know you. I was given an over email assessment that lasted about an hour in between the 2nd and 3rd interview. The third interview I had was with a store team leader which lasted for about 30 minutes. A lot of behavioral type questions. She was really easy to talk to and had a great interview experience with her. The final interview was with a district manager that lasted only about 20 minutes. Once again, behavioral type questions were asked. One or two were repeats from previous interviews... but he also threw in some new ones. He didn't seem too excited about interviewing me and only gave me three questions. I was fed mixed information after the interview. They gave me a drug test package in the case I received a job offer. The district manager told me that the district liaison rep would contact me in 2-3 days and his receptionist told me that someone would contact me in about a week. About a week and a few days passed and I received no response, so I emailed the district manager receptionist to just make sure I should still anticipate a phone call or email. The next day I got an email from HR saying that I did not get the job. Overall, the experience was very weird. I feel like the process was kind of disorganized and of course disappointing.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you had time give up something to do something else.   View Answer

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online - interviewed at Target in April 2014.

Interview Details – It was a positive experience. Did the phone interview and then got called in for a 2 on 1 interview. Did not make it to the next round.

Interview Question – Tell me a time where you enhanced some one else's skillset.   Answer Question

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Sales Floor Team Leader Interview

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Interviewed at Target

Interview Details – It's a series of situation-based interviews, each with 3-5 questions. Typically, you interview with your own HR, your STL, and then the DTL.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you made a mistake.   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – A recruiter approached me at my College and urged me to apply for ETL. Applied on their careers website then was sent a cognitive assessment test. Recruiter called to schedule a phone interview. Later scheduled a face to face interview at nearest Distribution Center, or as they like to call it "DC". Interviewed with 1) a store manager, 2) a district manager, then 3) a Human Resources manager. I thought I nailed the interviews and the entire process but then didn't hear back for 3 weeks. Sent my recruiter an e-mail asking about my status. Never got a response. Another week later they finally sent me a generic "you didn't get the job" e-mail. Very lengthy process. Later came to find out that I interviewed well but lacked the managerial experience they were looking for.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you implemented a change in a group and what were the results?   Answer Question

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Distribution Operations Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Tyler, TX

I applied online - interviewed at Target in April 2014.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter who did some initial background questions. I was then moved on to the next phase. I was as behavioral questions. I was then given a face-to-face interview. They ask a series of behavioral questions. Situation, Behavior, Result. I was interviewed by three groups of two people. Because I was applying for an out-of-state position, I did the interview via video conference in one of the distribution centers.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to leverage multiple people and/or resources in order to achieve a deadline.   Answer Question

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