Target Interview Questions

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014
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  1. 85 people found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader Interview

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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
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    Difficult Interview
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    Executive Team Leader - Replenishment Interview

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    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 Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed 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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    Team Member Interview

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

    Interview Details

    come interview fill out some paper work wait to be called then had a one on one with someone then answer a series of questions then that will determine hire or no hire when i did my interview i go hired on the spot they told me i was hired and i had to go do a drug test 24 hr prior to me being hired

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    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Distribution Leadership Interview

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    Contacted me next day after applying. Scheduled an interview phone session with Distribution manager. Interview lasted 30 minutes and included all the typical questions you see through here. Have 2nd round interview in person and will be mostly behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What's your biggest positive and negative in your managing style   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, and the very next day I got a call from the assistant manager. He asked me a few questions like "Why would you like to work for Target," "Why did you apply for the sales floor position," and "Are you available to work holidays and weekends?" He then told me what I would be making an hour, and scheduled me for an interview a few days later.

    On Interview day, they had me sit at a computer and take an assessment, which consisted of "What would you do if" questions and math problems. Not long after that an employee led me to an empty room and had my interview. Questions were mainly like the phone interview, along with questions relating to guest service and working under pressure. After the interview, I was led to another room to talk about drug testing and payrate. Needless to say, I got the job. As long as you are calm and confident, you will do fine.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should Team Members provide excellent guest service to the guests?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

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    Applied online and received a call two weeks later for an interview. Had my first and second interview on the same day and was offered a job. They do drug test too. Just act professional and always make eye contact.

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    Business Analyst Interview

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    I applied on-campus. I had previously known the recruiter through a student organization and ended up interviewing with her for the internship. I had 1 30-minute interview that was strictly behavioral. After that, I got the offer about two weeks later. It's a competitive internship even though the interview is fairly straightforward. They look for personality and potential more than hardcore technical ability.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. Just know your resume. They pretty much just say "tell me about a time when..." and you need to talk about a past experience where you dealt with adversity, bad teammates, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was for an internship, no negotiations when you're with 300 other interns at the corporate headquarters.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

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    Interview Details

    Very Structured, Behavior based interview. Be prepared to answer 5-10 questions that detail how you get along with others, manage conflict and improve operations. It is advisable to really understand what Target stands for and how you can fit into their structure.

    Interview Questions
    • Use a response format that will detail the situation, action and result   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Deli Team Leader Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Target has a process in which the question needs to be in Situation, what you did, and out come be prepared to answer questions like when you were in a group setting with a hard deadline. when was a time you were un able to meet a goal.

    Interview Questions
    • In my opinion people struggle with the self assessment questions like naming your flaws and strengths   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation phase its accept or decline
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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