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Updated Jul 23, 2014
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Executive Team Leader Interview

Executive Team Leader

I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – Tell me about yourself.   View Answer


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member Interview

Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member

I applied online - interviewed at Target in July 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online. Took about 3 weeks for HR to call. The job I originally applied for had been filled. HR asked if was interested in working another area. I was! Had a interview with the TL, and ETL on the same day. Went in a few days later to interview with the store TL ( Manager ).

Interview Question – If a item rings up at $19.99, and the guest says it was marked $17.99 on the shelf. What do you do?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Cafe Team Member - Food Service Interview

Cafe Team Member - Food Service

I applied online and interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – I submitted a application online, called twice within a weeks time to ask for an interview, no response. Following week got called to come in for an interview. Ended up being a event where they were interviewing a lot of people. Got interviewed twice by two different employees and offered a job on the spot.

Interview Question – Nothing too unexpected, they ask the normal 'tell me about a time, ect'. But also asked a scenario about what to do if someone was unable to find an item. Obvious answer was call some to check back room, not available offer to call another store or have item bought online.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation really. Explained what days and times wouldn't be available and they were very flexible.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Executive Team Leader Interview

Executive Team Leader
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in September 2013.

Interview Details – If you are applying here, prepare for a figurative Dog and Pony show. I lost track of how many different people I had phone conversations with, met in person or how many online personality tests I took. However, the worst aspect of this whole ordeal were the six random behavioral based questions everyone seemed to ask you. Anyway, I applied online, had a phone conversation with someone in HR, then the process went from there, where I met or talked with various Store Team Leaders or Executive Team Leaders and one Business Partner.

Unbiased advice:Stay away from this company.

Interview Question – Name a time you failed in a task or goal, what did you do?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I tried to negotiate a raise and I was told "Target's offer is fair, and in line with many other entry level positions in the area."

Basically, 'Take it or leave it, bub.'


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier Interview

Cashier
Waukesha, WI

I applied online - interviewed at Target in July 2014.

Interview Details – I did a application and was called the next day for a phone interview! Question s were... Why Are You Interested For Working At Target? What are your experiences that relates to the job? What are your strengths/weaknesses? Scenarios: Describe a time you were part of a team? Name a time you had multiple things to do in a short period of time? Name a time you went above and beyond to meet a customer expectations? Than they schedule you a face to face interview 1-2 days after. They ask you the same questions don't be nervous take your time and answer them the best way you can. You will know if you have the job at the end of the interview. TIP: If you're told we have more applicants to interview you did not get the job but apply again at a different target. GOODLUCK!!!

Interview Question – All customers are your number one priority just make sure they leave the store happy and satisfied.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None I accepted the offer that was given to me!


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member

I applied online and interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – Applied some time in May or June and got a call in July. Got a phone interview first and then called for another interview in person. Got a conditional offer right away.

Interview Question – A mistake you made, what you did about it, and what was the outcome?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Floor Team Leader Interview

Sales Floor Team Leader

I applied in-person and interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a coworker, what did you do?
Tell me about yourself
What are your strength and weaknesses?
What would you do if you saw someone stealing?
Why do you want to work for our company?
Why did you leave your last job?

Interview Question – Everyone has plenty of strengths but for some reason they can never come up with a weakness. Be prepared!   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Ad Set Team Member Interview

Ad Set Team Member
Middletown, NY

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Target in July 2014.

Interview Details – After three reasonable interviews, 1 over the phone and two with members of management, I was called to be given a conditional job offer. I was so excited to say the least. Unfortunately, the offer was only for a cashier position for which I had not even applied for. Very dissapointed to have wasted my time.

Interview Question – How would you handle an angry guest?
Tell me about yourself?
Why would you want to work at Target?
  Answer Question

Reason for Declining – They offer me a position that I was not interested in and had not even applied for. This even after I asked in tbe last interview what position they were interviewing me for! Very dissapointed.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Cashier Interview

Cashier
Fresno, CA

I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Target in July 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online. Called them that same day. Had a phone interview the next morning (Tuesday). Had a face to face interview the day after that(Wednesday). I was scheduled a second face to face interview for the following Monday which turned out to be the job offer and drug test. Pretty simple process..

Interview Question – Describe a time when you made a mistake? What type of experience do you have that would relate to the position you're applying for?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations. They tell you the exact amount they will pay you and you either agree to it or not.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Team Leader Interview

Team Leader

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in October 2011.

Interview Details – I had two interviews. All questions were situation based. What would you do if....? A third grader could pass their interviews. Take your time and be detailed in your answers. Tell them what you did, and then tell them what you learned in that particular situation.

Interview Question – There were no difficult answers. They were silly questions that did nothing to weed out poor performers.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They dont really negotiate. They have a base and want to start you there.

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