Target Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014
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  1. 107 people found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter through email. I would definitely advise anyone to get a recruiters email (go on to linkedin to find a recruiter) , if you are serious about working for this company. Contacting a recruiter seems to be the best way to actually getting an interview. Once I was contacted, we set up an interview time. So the first interview was over the phone. If you prepare, you will be fine. Make sure you also prepare yourself for the easy questions like "Tell me about yourself and Why do you want to work for Target". On top of those questions, the interviewer asked about 5 questions dealing with a specific event (i.e. Tell me about a time....). After the first interview, I was contacted that same day to schedule an in person interview with 3 different managers (district manager, store manager, and human resource business partner). My second interview was scheduled within a couple of days. It was the same style as the first interview. They may ask you the same questions. Don't be afraid to repeat your same answer. After the interview, I was told that if they wanted to pursue to the next step I would be contacted. Sure enough I was contacted a few days later to schedule my final interview with the big boss (market leader). My third interview was conducted over the phone and once again its the same style. I was contacted the next day and offered the position. I told God when he blessed me with this position that I would try to help people get to where I'm going. So my advice would be to prepare as much as possible with the interview questions that is provided on this website, research on Target, ask yourself what are your strengths/weaknesses, who are you as an individual (they really want to get to know who you are), relax, pray, and be yourself. A lot of people may say they are going to work you, well all jobs will work you but target will compensate you very well. Good luck and I hope this post helps you. It is an intense interview process but its quick. Process took a little over a week........ The interviewers are really really nice. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't understand something.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader - Replenishment Interview

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    Interview Details

    I applied for the position and was contacted by HR. You interview with multiple higher level managers. The questions themselves are pretty routine, but each interviewer has a different set. They're all "Tell me about a time" questions. So have a 5 - 10 stories about experiences you had working or in school (for new grads) that you can relate to different facets of leadership. The questions are all organized around Target's leadership qualities, so each question is supposed to help determine if you have these qualities. These are the leadership expectations, broken down by functional area (Personal, Team, Thought, and Results):
    PERSONAL:
    Resilient and adaptable
    Demonstrates accountability
    Demonstrates courage
    TEAM:
    Collaborates
    Relates well to others
    Communicates effectively
    Manages talent
    Engages and inspires others
    THOUGHT:
    Solves problems
    Strategizes
    Innovates
    RESULTS:
    Manages execution
    Drives for results
    Maximizes productivity

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had a coworker or superior you struggled with and couldn't agree. I'm paraphrasing but it was something along those lines.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Cashier & Guest Service Team Member Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Got a call to interview about a week in. Interviewed with a team lead, asked same questions on this site if u have experience in retail u will do just fine, told me i passed 1st interview (wed) and that someone would call me for a 2nd, they called me the next day to interview with a store manager for friday, she asked very easy questions and she even said she would consider me for a supervisor position because of my previous experience she mentioned half way in the interview that she was going to hire me but she would finish the intweview. She told me they would call me in a week for more info.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    ETL Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    There can be up to two to three interviews for one position, so be prepared. They can turn you down at any point of the interview process. It's based on situational based outcome questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to challenge a boss.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Flow Team Member Interview

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    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First I was called to come in for an in person interview. Then an hour before my interview they called and told me it was going to take place over the phone. After I passed the phone interview I was scheduled for an in person interview. Had to wait around in the back for a while because they were doing lots of interviews - people don't stay in this job for very long and I understand why.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions - all the standard questions - Why do you want to work at Target? Tell me about an experience when...? ... All generic questions read off of a stander sheet.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation. But they do give you an opportunity to change your availability before you accept - after that you can't change your availability for 3 months.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Seasonal Employee Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Once i have completed application online, someone from the store called two hours after and scheduled me for an interview the very next day. The manager first interviewed me with three questions, the usual , why did you apply at target, strengths and weaknesses and one situational question. After a few minutes the HR person interviewed me and ask the same exact questions! I was offered the job and immediately ordered to do a drug test. I took the job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What did you do when you knew you made a mistake and how did you resolve it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmacist Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Served as graduate pharmacist intern prior to interview for 3-4mo. Store management and pharmacist lead helped me prepare for interview. Setting involved group panel encompassing other interns throughout the store, as well as regional and district leaders.

    Interview Questions
    • Will ask several situation questions. Be well versed in metrics as well as corporate lingo.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Holding Offer for possible post-graduate opportunities

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader Interview

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    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Process took a couple months. Met recruiter at a career fair. Had 3 rounds of interviews. First was a panel of 3 people. Second was with district Manager. Third was over the phone with group manager. All questions were situation based. "Tell me about a time..."

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you provided feedback to someone about their performance.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Team Leader - Hardlines Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    All of the questions were Situation Based Questions designed to measure competency within the 4 main designations of Target's Leadership areas. I had to answer at least 4 questions for each area.

    Interview Questions
    • I had to answer a couple of questions related to managing a team, being able to plan out a complicated schedule and manage execution within changing circumstances.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate for any additional pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Seasonal Cashier Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I was asked to come in for my first interview it went well I had another interview directly after with a different employee they then asked me to come back the next week for a third interview and offered me the job dress well and be yourself

    Interview Questions
    • What are some of your best qualities? And what are some of your worst?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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