Target Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 27, 2014
Updated Aug 27, 2014
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  1. 58 people found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed 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
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    ETL Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Had 2 phone interviews and then 2 in person interviews and then one final phone interview. The questions were the usual behavioral questions that have been posted here before. For example, name a time when you had to work on a group project. It was a pretty long interview process overall. The phone interviews were with current Store Managers in your district. Then, you have an in person interview with another Store Manager. Then, you have an in person interview with your District Manager. Then, you have a final phone screen with a few higher group managers that only asked a couple questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Most unexpected question was why I chose to go to the college I went to. They seemed to be looking for someone who goes after what they want and is sure of what they want which is why the question was posed. That being said, it threw me off a bit.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    initial phone interview with pharmacist. Complete an application on Target careers online. Facetime interview the next business day with regional manager. All "tell me about a when..." type questions. Started out with telling about myself. Asked why I want to work for Target. Asked to tell about a time when I had to prioritize

    Interview Questions
    • Tell about a time when you recieved 2 conflicting pieces of information & had to make a decision   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Instocks Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Springfield, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, OH
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Filled out an application online. Got called back a couple days later. Went to an interview and got hired that same day.

    The Interview is in 3 parts and if you get to the third you most likely got hired.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online in Late June, a week or so later I got a call asking if I was still interested in a job and to come in tomorrow for an interview. Unfortunately I couldn't make it. However, Early August, they call, ask if I am still interested, to which I am and schedule an in person interview. First interview was on Wednesday, Second was on Friday, and they told me to come in Wednesday to which they offered me the job. As long as you are prepared for the questions you will do fine.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't any negotiations, very flexible with scheduling hours however.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Flow Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Glen Allen, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glen Allen, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and within a week I received a call from HR to schedule a assessment at the store location. I went in for the assessment & even though it was a quick assessment there were some basic questions, but some questions I would like a calculator or some paper & a pen/pencil to work out the questions. After I took the assessment, I met with HR personnel and then had a interview with two different team members, one was a flow team member/leader (unsure of her title) and then HR ETL. They both asked the same general questions like: why do you want to work with Target, do you have prior experience for the position you applied for, the hours of the position was explained and then I was asked if I was able to work the hours, describe a time when you made a mistake and how did you feel about it and what did you learn from the mistake. The HR ETL that I interviewed with asked if a customer stated something was ringing up at a different price than the price sign, what would I do and what would I do if all team members were busy (would I change the price for the customer). After I passed both interviews, I went into a room with the HR personnel and I was offered the job and was given a lab order for a drug test (that has to be done within 24 hrs) and sign a consent for a background check. My drug test & background check was cleared & I was called within 3-4 days after my interviews. I then was told to come for orientation & given instructions to wear a Red shirt & khakis.

    Orientation was not bad at all. Quick videos with some reading & questions from the HR ETL, a store tour, benefits and perks were explained (you also receive a new hire folder with a handbook)
    and quick introductions to some team members. There was juice, lemonade, and cookies provided during the orientation. Two week schedules were given during the conclusion of the orientation.

    Interview Questions
    • The in-store assessment had a couple questions that made me really think hard and I would have preferred to have a calculator or paper to work the problems out.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The early morning flow team members get a $1.00 pay differential for hrs worked before 8 AM.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Target Back Room Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with two different team leaders and was asked a lot of questions about my reactions in specific situations. Definitely a much more involved interview than I expected. Seems as though they really want to make sure they're hiring good people

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you provided customer service that was above and beyond

      Why do you want to be a target back room team member?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, $8.50 take it or leave it. Waiting to be called back for orientation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Requires 2 interviews with the first being a "weeding out" process. First interview asks you situational questions while second one includes drug test and more personal questions. Fairly easy process and the interviewers seemed pretty nice. The whole interview process probably didn't take more than a couple hours combined.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Poor Salary

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online then got a call back 7 days later, I arrived then had an interview with a team lead then a second interview with the manager, it was a friendly interview it was great.Asked what is a positive trait, negative, experience, how to deal with customers .

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cafe Team Member - Food Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in 2010, they got back to me a considerable amount of time later. Was interview by Cafe Team Lead and HR. They asked me about my experience and what I was capable of. Offered me a job on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was too young to realize I could negotiate anything.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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