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Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014
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  1. 152 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. 29 people found this helpful  

    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    First off, I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has posted their interview experiences here, I definitely credit reading all of these to helping me get the job! If you're here because you're about to have an interview, if you read up here I think you'll do just fine (:

    Allow me to also mention that the position I applied for was seasonal, but it doesn't seem like the interviewing process is any different at all.

    When I applied for Target online, I was also applying for many other places, so I can't be sure how long it took for them to call me, but it was at least a week. They called me on a Monday, but I missed it and I called them back on a Tuesday. We set up a phone interview for 11am on Wednesday. On Wednesday, however, they didn't call me at the time they said (on the phone they did say this was a possibility, but to call the store after 15 minutes). I decided to give them an extra 30, and was about to call them around 11:30 when they called me. The phone interview was not with who I was told it was going to be, which of course is fine but gave me a bit of a look at how hectic of a workplace it may be.

    The phone interview was 7 questions, asking things such as strengths and weaknesses, what my previous boss/coworkers thought of my work, a time where I went above and beyond at work, a time I worked as a team, a time where I worked in a time crunch, and questions about my availability. After I finished all the questions, the interviewer (who I found out is the Team Leader, so it may be the same in your case) told me she would recommend me for a second interview, and told me I'd be getting a call within the next week to schedule an in-person interview with an executive (sounds a bit intimidating, but it wasn't!). I got a call on Friday to schedule my second interview the following Monday.

    When I got to the store, I was told to take a questionnaire on the in-store kiosks, which was about 20 questions long and very similar to the online application. I don't really remember any of them, but they were multiple choice, composed of scenario based questions and you had to chose the best response and the worst response for that situation. It was really easy. After the questionnaire I was told to go upstairs and let HR know I was there. I ended up waiting for about 30 minutes, because the managers ended up taking a late lunch, but after reading these reviews I expected to wait a while.

    The interview was fairly easy, with pretty much the same questions as the phone interview, just reworded. They also asked me the same "What would you do if" questions they asked everyone else, about the out of stock shoe size and the customer who claimed the item was $17 when it rings up for $19 (A lot of people on glassdoor have said to just trust the customer, and my answer was something along the lines of 'trust the customer if it's not a big deal, if it is a great amount then ask another employee to check the price in a way that doesn't sound like i don't trust the customer' but all in all, i couldn't really tell what answer they were looking for). She asked if I was interested in hardlines or softlines, so have an idea of what area you'd like to work in before your interview (at the store I was applying to, hardlines is simply the tiled parts of the floor and softlines is the carpeted part of the floor. Softlines was clothes, hardlines was everything else). If you truly aren't sure at the time, I was told that you are able to transfer after you've decided, but it's possible that that's only at that particular Target. I was told I did well in the interview, and that when I went back in the break room, I would be job offered on the spot.

    During my job offering, I was told it'd be $8.50 an hour, and I would not be drug tested (though this seemed a bit unusual, so expect a drug test). I was told I'd have an orientation within a few weeks.

    Overall I had a very good experience, even though I was very nervous!

    Interview Questions
    • If you read the questions they asked other people in the reviews on glassdoor, you'll be fine (:   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, but I wasn't planning to either way.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Apply online and called two days after to set up an interview date. The interview was with two different leaders who asked similar questions. It was straightforward and I didn't feel uncomfortable.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't attempt to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Seasonal Cashier Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    They called me a week after I applied online on their website, asked some question, overall they were very friendly and explained the hours they needed me to be working for.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work at Target?
      Could you work on this specific hours?
       
      Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    My schedule could not fit at the moment, but they were really nice during the call-interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 9 people found this helpful  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I applied on line and received a call 2days later to schedule for a one on one interview. I was given 2 interviews each lasting about 15minutes. The interviewers were very friendly but professional.
    Questions included Why Target, situational questions about guest services as well as Red card benefits.
    Also important are past experiences related to the job you are applying for.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Just fill out an application online. If you are really serious about a job give HR a call or come in and talk to an LOD and let them know you are really interested. That way you can get a phone interview. If you pass the phone interview you will be asked to come into the store to interview with one of the ETL's. As long as you answer all the questions in STAR format and you show you want to job you will get it.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you worked as a group or team that accomplished your goal?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Merchandise Planning Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Info Session at School, submitted a resume online. Followed by a screener aptitude test, and then an in-person interview. The whole process was fairly straightforward and simple. No trick questions, no business cases.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you were in a group and they made a decision you didn't agree with   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was promoted internally to Executive Team Leader. Interview consisted mainly of behavioral and situational scenarios. They wanted to know your thought process and wanted to see that you prepared yourself well. Come with different situations to discuss and link them to how they would be relevant at Target. Also, come with questions to ask as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked where I would see myself in 5 years and 10 years.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Executive Store Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Met the recruiters at a career fair and they encouraged me to apply online but still apply through my schools database and keep in contact with the recruiter. Had a 1 on 1 interview on campus. Bring your resume because I was so nervous I forgot and I looked foolish. At the interview, they had two store leaders there, so they were very down to earth and nice. It made the process easier. I had to wait another four weeks for my second round, but the recruiter would call me and answer my emails saying not to worry, that I was passing on to the next round. This interview was extremely tough. The interviewer was a lady who was extremely mean and gave zero feedback on my answers so I did not know if I was crashing and burning or impressing her: Stone cold. She asked what I wanted to do in the future and I said possibly go to Australia: before I could even finish my aspirations she jumped down my throat saying that Target doesn't exist in Australia and there is no way I can stay with the company and move there. She was not nice. I felt that I wasn't in the running, but then I had a phone interview with the district manager where he explained to me what I would be doing and answered any questions I might have, no matter how silly they are. Many other interns had a face to face interview, but I was a bit far from the district office. Overall, most people are nice. Wear red, it will impress them

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation for an intern. We are given a set amount based on what year of college we are in.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Merchandise Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I had a recruiter call me to set up a phone interview. The phone interview happened on a Sunday night and was approximately 25 minutes long. They told me exactly how the phone interview would go by telling me that they would first ask me to go over my background and resume etc., and then they would move in to strictly behavioral questions. They told me how to answer them by telling me to set the scene, what happened, and what the outcome was (Google STAR method). I was super nervous and thought I botched my phone interview but at the end they said they would love to have me on site for an interview. That night the recruited emailed me with interview tips. The next morning, a different gal that works for this recruited emailed me with the assessment test and another email to choose which day I wanted to be on site. I emailed back confirming to come back 1 week later. I didn't hear back about what time to come in so the day before my scheduled day I emailed the girl who emailed me to see about the time, she was very timely and got back to me immediately with the time and info about how the day would go. The day of the interview I checked in and the girl I had been emailing with came and got me as well as two other girls interviewing for the position. She brought us all to different small conference rooms where we had two 30 minute back to back interviews with buyers. These went the exact same way as the phone interview. It was a comfortable setting I didn't feel a lot of pressure, the people I interviewed with were extremely nice. They had papers with the questions on them and would write my answers down. 100% all behavior questions, about 5-6 were asked. I can't remember what I was asked but just google behavior questions and prepare different situations. I had one questions that was the same question asked by both interviewers and I gave the exact same answer for both. After both interviews we (me and the other girls) received a tour and then were handed a folder with the drug test info only to use If you got an offer. They said we would have an answer "the end of next week" (I interviewed on a Tuesday). On Thursday I emailed the girl I had been emailing with and asked for the email addresses for my interviewers and also thanked her for her time. I emailed my interviewers thank you and touched on why I would be a good fit again. I also emailed the original recruiter thank you and she emailed back saying I would hear again at the end of next week. 3 days later the recruited called with an offer and I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time you had to be creative when solving a problem.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you made a mistake, how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when something didn't go your way.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a project you worked on, how did it go?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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