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Updated Aug 16, 2014

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Executive Team Leader Interview

Executive Team Leader

I applied online and interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – I received an email asking times I was available for a phone interview. i made an appointment and thought it went very well. They asked all customer service based questions. The last question they asked me to repeat my answer by using the STAR technique. She explained what it was. I haven't hear of it before, but after researching it I found that that's how I answered my questions anyway. It threw me off to repeat my answer. I'm pretty sure she had to inform me of the technique as part of the process in case I didn't already know what it was. I then moved on the the next stage which was a face to face interview. I never heard back.

Interview Question – Explain a time where a customer gave feedback that you didn't expect and how you handled it.   Answer Question

1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Group Leader- Distribution Center Interview

Group Leader- Distribution Center
Tifton, GA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

Interview Details – applied online, got an email to set up a phone interview. A HR rep called at the time I had set up for the interview. She started by talking about herself... a lot. Then she asked me about my college experiences which was odd because I graduated from college 2 years ago. Other than that it was questions using the STAR system which she quickly explained (not in detail) and simple questions. The interview was done within 10 mins. I asked the interviewer a few simple questions having to do with the questions she asked me. ex: She asked if I would consider a position in a different geographic location. I asked her if their were any opening in different geographic locations. To which she replied." well no that's just something I have to ask, I'm just looking for candidates for the Tifton location." After I asked a few more questions that she didnt really have answers for she told me she sent me an email for an assessment I needed to complete and that I would hear about the position within a week. I took the assessment and 4 days later I get an email saying I am no longer being considered.

Interview Question – asked about my on campus experiences. I guess this was just to create a conversational tone to the interview but it was weird because I've been out of college for 2 years and had more recent experience that would have been better to speak about in the interview but when I tried to change the subject to my work experience, she seemed dissatisfied with my answers.   Answer Question

No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Backroom Team Member Interview

Backroom Team Member

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in July 2014.

Interview Details – Called me the next day and asked why I applied to that specific job. Got an email shortly after stating that I did not get the job. Maybe if I keep trying I will eventually get hired.

No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier Interview


I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member
North Haven, CT

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

Interview Details – My first interview was fine. They called me in, asked me standard interview questions (strengths/weaknesses, past experience, etc). Normally, they would do second interviews on the same day, but things were really hectic that day so they scheduled it for later in the week.

So I came in for my second interview about ten minutes early, and proceeded to wait an hour for the interviewer to meet with me. He seemed like he was in a terrible mood and didn't want to meet with me in the first place. Now, the positions I applied for were cashier and sales floor team member; however, after a couple generic questions that were already asked in my first interview, he told me that those positions were filled and they had no use for me.

Half a week later, there were new ads put up for the same exact positions. Either this store has some serious communication issues, or they're fine with lying to interviewees.

Interview Question – What would your last employer say you need to work on?   Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Executive Pharmacist Interview

Executive Pharmacist

Interviewed at Target

Interview Details – I had a phone interview first with recruiter, then was given an interview in person with an STL or store manager. Never did speak to Pharmacist or RxBP. Situational interview questions

Interview Questions

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Sales Floor Associate Interview

Sales Floor Associate
Minneapolis, MN

I applied online - interviewed at Target in February 2013.

Interview Details – Great reveiw process, very professional, on time and very thorough. When I arrived was greeted by name and treated with respect even though there was no offer made to me.

Interview Question – Tell me a time where you had a customer who had an unrealistic request   Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Fitting Room Attendant Interview

Fitting Room Attendant
Colorado Springs, CO

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in June 2014.

Interview Details – Filled out app online. Was called about a week later and offered an interview. Sat through a video and then had an interview with potential supervisor and then a second interview with another manager almost immediately.

Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness?   Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Overnight Flow Team Member Interview

Overnight Flow Team Member
Bronx, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

Interview Details – To start off, Glassdoor interview reviews was absolutely helpful to me. Every single question asked on their pamphlet is found here. If you give yourself a day or two reading through the reviews and prepare a few STAR stories you should be fine.

The process was pretty much the same as everyone. You walk in, watch the video, wait a long while, do the math assessment (basic arithmetic, percents, ratio), wait some more, and you will be called in for your first interview.

First interview is done with the team leader. It was a nice experience. Basically made me feel like I was already on the team. Interview questions were:

Why work for Target?
What skills do you think this position requires.
If asked, would you be willing to work as a cashier
Tell me a time you were on a team.
Tell me a time you had a lot to do and how did you succeed completing them.
Tell me a time you exceeded expectation

If you did well, you would wait to interview with the Executive Team Leader.

I felt this person seemed like he wanted to get rid of me as soon as possible as soon as I entered the room. He was cold in general and read the questions in very quick pace as if he was leaving soon. His questions:

Why work for Target and why overnight?
What skills do you possess that would make you a great fit for this position
Tell me a time you made a mistake and what did you do about it.
What did you learn from it?
What did you learn from the video?
An item rings up to 19.99 but the guest says it 17.99. What would you you?
How do you think the guest would react to your response?
A person is looking for an item that is out of stock. What would you do?
How do you think the guest would react to your response?

Few problems during this interview:
-Repetition. Dont be afraid to give the same answers.

-The guest reaction question was the only thing not reported on this website. I think it was something he added on since it was the only question he didn't read from the paper. If I were to give a reason why I think I failed the interview, I would say it was because I bombed this follow up.

-The guy actually gave me the silent treatment (where they just stare at you when you finish your response in silence as if you said something wrong) He did it for the weakness and the mistake question.

Don't let them intimidate you. If you prepared with glassdoor, there is nothing wrong with your answers. Maintain eye contact and if they still do it after a long while just calmly say "Is there anything else you like to know?"

Interview Question – How do you think the guest would react to your response? If anyone can answer this it would be highly appreciated. I may reapply later.   Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

ETL Replenishment Interview

ETL Replenishment

I applied through other source - interviewed at Target in September 2011.

Interview Details – set up an interview day for all candidates to be interviewed round-robin style. 2 inverviewers to each interview. This occurs once monthly and all of the store managers and the district manager are present and decisions are made that day based of the interviews

Interview Question – why do you feel that you can make target a better company   Answer Question

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