Target Interview Questions

Updated Mar 29, 2015
Updated Mar 29, 2015
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  1. 195 people found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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. 22 people found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I submitted a candidate profile online for this position and received an email from a recruiter the next day to schedule a chat. I talked to the recruiter on the phone for a few minutes about what the interview process would be like and answered a few general questions about why I want to work for Target and what I was looking for in the job. The entire process consisted of phone interviews scheduled through a recruiter at corporate. My first interview was with a store leader and I had a second interview with another store leader a week later. Two days later, I interviewed with the district team leader and 5 days after that I had my final, extremely short, interview with a group director. The recruiter emailed me about an hour after my final interview and set up a time to call me with the offer.

    All of the interviews started with "Tell Me About Yourself" and then some form of "Why Target?" Then all of the questions were situational and needed to be answered with the STAR approach (Situation, Task, Action Taken, Result). There was time for questions at the end so I got to ask some things about the job and Target. The first store leader was so helpful and nice and gave me some great feedback on my interview. I had a great feeling about the interviews throughout the entire process; the final interview was only about 5 minutes and that made me quite nervous, but I ended up getting the email from the recruiter not too long after.

    The most important thing during the process was being positive and rehearsing your answers ahead of time. I looked up so many questions on this site and others so I could be prepared with answers. It is very difficult to think clearly and answer questions with the STAR approach with no preparation.

    I accepted the job offer and will be starting my Business College training after I graduate from college. I won't find out until a little while before I start where I will be training at and I won't find out the store I will be working in until I begin my training or even later than that.

    Interview Questions
    • These are all questions I was asked in the different interviews:

      Tell me about a time you...
      -gave great guest service
      -made a mistake with significant impact
      -had a difference of opinion with someone but maintained a professional relationship
      -leveraged a team or individual to accomplish something
      -had to deliver constructive feedback
      -had to use active listening
      -had to take initiative to solve a problem
      -had to consult others on a decision that would affect them
      -received feedback you weren't expecting and how you handled it
      -changed your day to day activities because of a long-term goal
      -remained optimistic in in the face of difficulties
      -gave up a commitment to satisfy another
       
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    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate because I was offered what I wanted. The salary is very competitive.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Ridiculously long process. Over 5 weeks to do 4 interviews with one left to be scheduled. Some people on the hiring staff are completely incompetent in their ability to schedule follow up interviews. The people doing the phone interviews were 15 minutes late to each one and one did not call on the scheduled day. I had one hiring manager honestly tell me that the hiring system for target is broken. I am glad to have gone through this hellacious interview process because it allows me to see why some companies eventually go out of business or start losing money. More respected companies treat candidates better and streamline their interview process using competent staff. They dont disrespect high quality talent with delayed response times either. I plan on sticking through the process just to see how ridiculous it gets but would probably not accept an offer unless it was just absurdly good. If the interview process is this broken, imagine the rest of their company. No wonder they are hemorrhaging billions of dollars in failed attempts at growth. Thousands of people are being laid off from this company. Target is rotting from the core. I mainly interviewed just to test my interviewing skills seeing that I currently make similar money and was checking to determine my value on the market. Amongst all of the interview I have ever (which include difficult interviews with good organizations like Teach For America) Target's is easily the most ridiculous. BEWARE!!! If you are a talent individual consider another retail management development program. Target is a sinking ship. Target's incompetence does put a bullseye on its back and it appears that they are succumbing to the competition because they do not have the requisite talent, staff, foresight, or leadership to get the job done. Applicants/ Interviewers you have been warned.

    Interview Questions
    • Read the question the other replies have listed. They will ask you 4-5 questions per interview. No surprises. Expect to wait 10 days to 2 weeks between follow up interviews or speaking to your recruiter.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    This is a sinking ship. Target does not have the foresight to become a long term company. It will go the way of Sears. The hiring system is broken, the talent is weak, the structure is bad. If you are a talented person, run!!!

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Clinic Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, received a call from Target's Human resource as few days later to set up an interview. Also had a phone interview with a Nurse practitioner. At one point during the interview, I took a personality/skill quiz. After the interview you are given a salary, and you have 24 hours to take a drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your strengths and weaknesses?
      Describe a time a customer asked for your help and you weren't able to help them?
      Why are you interested in this job?
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral questions. To me about a time.... When you made a mistake... When you didn't have strong backing for your idea... When you had massive information you needed to work with... When you had to deliver constructive feedback... When you had a difficult person to work with... Be prepared to provide Situation, behavior, outcome.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Business Partner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen followed by 3 interviews; 2 interviewers per interview. Called back for a "bless-off" interview a week later. Final offer came about a week after that.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Called for me to come in for a interview one morning. Arrived their was one other person applying as well. I was interviewed by two different managers. They were both very friendly and fun. Even started just talking and somewhat got off track of interview questions. Really interested in getting to know me my plans. I watched a video about guest service on sales floor. Then was offered a job on the spot. Did a drug test later that day.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you gave good service?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online, about a month later I got a call and was asked if I could come in for an interview that week. Got there about five minutes early, waited 10 minutes before anyone even came out and got me, and then waited another 25 minutes in the back room before my interview began. Interviewed with someone for about 10 minutes, then interviewed with the GM for another 10 minutes. Offered the job on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to demonstrate excellent customer service.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time when you had to work with someone that you didn't get along with and how did you resolve it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Flow Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Traverse City, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Traverse City, MI
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied Online, was contacted the next day to set up an interview. You are then interviewed by both the team lead and the executive team lead of the department you applied for. You also have to take a test to test your personality, problem solving and basic math skills.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was unable to negotiate employment details for this position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    back by back and directly interview with higher level hiring manager. I was interviewed by group manager level employees and they didn't go through too many behavioral questions but case questions instead

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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