Target Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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  1. 77 people found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application Details

    I applied 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.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Met with one of the managers at the starbucks inside the target.
    Interview was only about 5 minutes.
    I asked simple questions.
    After it was over, did the drug test and started the very next week.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader - Replenishment Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
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    Executive Team Leader - Logistics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, a few days later I got a call and we set up a phone interview for the day after that. They asked a few situational questions and then said they'd call me in about two days if I got the second interview. They called me 3 hours later that day and we set an interview up for a week after that. When I got there I had to fill out some paperwork that asked some questions but you usually have to do it on the computer. Then I had to watch a video about the position I applied for. Then I was taken back for the interview and she asked a few questions (situational). I thought I did well and she always answered back with a positive response like "excellent". I called the next morning to see when I'd get a call to see whether I got the third interview or not and the lady that answered the phone said "Elizabeth is the one who interviewed you, she must have put your application in the denied folder because I haven't gotten anything to call you" I asked her if they planned on even calling me to tell me I didn't get it and she said they typically don't do that. I don't know what was up with that lady but until I talked to her I thought everything went good. Mustve been my experience. They really want you to be all about the guests. Which I was. But they probably don't want to hire inexperienced people.

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    I received another offer.

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    MP Business Analyst Interview

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    Interview Details

    For the internship, the process was extremely simple. A lot of the questions were behavioral based, so make sure you have concrete and specific examples so the recruiter can learn more about your management and learning styles. After the first round interview you will be asked to complete a basic assessment of math, logical, and verbal questions, and then a second round of more behavior questions will be conducted. The whole process in itself takes about 2 weeks, and I got an offer only a couple of days after my second round interview.

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    • Overall, I felt that the process was fairly simple. Just be sure to be concise.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cedar Falls, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Falls, IA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Target in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an online interview and received a call a couple days later to set up a phone interview. The phone interview lasted about 20-30 minutes and asked some very basic questions of background and interest. They also asked some generic leadership questions. If you pass that you they will ask you,on the call, if you will be willing to come in for a sit down interview. It usually is within the week. In the sit down you will have three half hour interviews. In each interview their will be two people interviewing you. Follow the interviews they will let you know within two to three days if you are offered or not.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me of a time you addressed a difficult situation with a boss or coworker.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Flow Team Member Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Target in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    They call first for a phone interview, and once you pass that, you'll get called in for a second interview, and that's the interview you have to be focused on. Feel accomplished, and do nothing but smile.

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest question they asked me probably would be, "Name a time where you've done something better than expected."   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Pay was $8.75/hr
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a 2 week process from applying to getting hired. Was called to set up an interview. There are 2 interviews assuming you pass the first one. They ask generic questions i.e. name a time you gave great customer service (something along those lines). If you pass the 2nd interview they will tell you right then and there.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cafe Team Member - Food Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a call from Target with a phone interview right away in a week. Got called for an interview and went through 3 different people, with the ETL or the Executive Team Lead hiring me on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    GSA Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was a cashier so I was promoted within but there is another GSA that was hired as such just before me. It was one interview with the ETL and one interview with the HR TL. The questions were all customer service driven and about your ability to motivate others to meet goals. Just focus on your ability to meet goals, motivate others to meet their goals and lead in providing a great customer service experience.

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    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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