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Target Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Target in July 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online, and then around a few weeks later, I received a phone call to schedule my interview. (NOTE: You should print out your application if possible, or at least jot down your positions/ store address/ time availability. It's easy to forget, especially when they call you like a month later.) The questions the person asked were very simple on the phone, so I'm not sure it would qualify as a "phone interview". Just basically: Is your time schedule the same? Can you work overnight or day? Etc, just questions to confirm basically.

Then she told me how the interview would go (Arrive to Target, take the questionnaire on the computer, then once you're done, pick up the red phone and tell them you're ready. The questionnaire was very straight-forward and takes maybe 15 minutes. Then the red phone is literally right next to the computer and you pick it up and say you're ready.) The computer questionnaire is most likely located in guest services.

Then I sat on the bench and waited to be called in. A lady came by shortly, shook my hand and introduced herself. Then she led me to a room where I watched a short video clip about my positions. After the video was done, I was led into a room to wait for the interviewer.

The person came, and led me into this small office. It was a 1 on 1 interview. She had a interview packet and the packet had a few pages of questions. On the first few pages, it was just confirmation details so she was looking at my Target application and copying down the information (like the hours availability, etc) and then she asked me to sign it. Afterwards, she would ask me questions and I would answer them, and she would write them down. She was very friendly.

After that, I was supposed to have my second interview but the person was not there. The first interviewer said that the person will give me a call to schedule an appointment. But a few days passed, and I never got a phone call. Instead, I got a generic email telling me I did not get the position. (Disappointed because I was hoping the least they could do, after we had already met and had in-person contact, was make a phone call to me, and not send a generic, two sentenced email.) I was also eerily suspicious of the fact that my second interviewer was not present during my interview time period. Not only was that unprofessional and a waste of my time if I had to have come back, but a major red flag (Was my first interview that bad that they knew they didn't want to hire me and didn't want to waste their time on a second interview? Was the second interviewer just not present? Etc)

By the way, the questions are read straight from the packet, and sometimes the interviewer would ask follow-up questions. But I think for the most part, everyone gets the same questions since they utilize a packet.

Good luck to everyone!

Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Target and why these positions?
When have you gone out of your way to help somebody?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Describe a time you have to work under stress. What was the outcome?
Tell me a little about your past experience.
What would your former colleagues or teacher say about you?
Explain a time when you were busy and needed to prioritize the tasks ahead of you.
How long do you plan on working with us?
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Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member
Charlotte, NC

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

Interview Details – Some basic questions. Why do you want to work for this company? What major challenges and problems did you face? and how did you handle them? What are your key strengths and weaknesses? Are you over qualified for this job?


Accepted Offer

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Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member
Houston, TX

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

Interview Details – Apply online and was called a week later to do a phone interview. took about 5 minutes. Told to coe in on Monday and do a interview face to face. Walked in the store and took a small test and watch a video before my inerview with the lady. Quick nice and kind people after my interview i was ask to take a seat for a min to wait for another person. At that point I was offer the job and took it.

Interview Question – Customer brought up a item and it ring up as 19.99 but she said it was 17.99. What do you do?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none


Accepted Offer

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Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – I had a friend who worked there and told me to apply and he would put a word in. I applied online. My friend told me a manager was going to call me for a phone interview. It was about 5 minutes. Questions were "tell me about a time a problem arose and what did you do to to solve it?" type questions. There wasn't too much pressure. The interviewer was laid back and even gave me advice at the end of the phone call on how to stand out. I remember him telling me not to be afraid to brag about myself. We scheduled an in-person interview for a couple days later. I went in and again, it was a short, laid back experience. The interviewer was an older gentleman who was nice and eased any standard interview nerves by making jokes. It felt more like a friendly conversation than an interview. Don't really remember the questions. I was offered a job on the spot. If you know someone who works there it helps.

Interview Question – There were just a lot of situation type questions that are sometimes hard to come up with good answers to when you can't relate so you just have to make stuff up, and make it sound good.   Answer Question


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Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member
Encinitas, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in August 2010.

Interview Details – You have to apply online through their website or through an in-store kiosk, Through this online application they shoot you through the usual DOB and who you care then a test on your personality. They will call you within a week or two weeks time if they are interested or have passed their stereotypical personality test. I had to apply 3 different times before I was recognized. They will call you in for an one on one interview with one of the store team leads, from there they ask you a myriad of questions about your personality and work ethic. In some cases they will hire you on the spot or ask you for a second interview to which another manager will ask the same amount of questions of you. When you are hired they will schedule a day in which you can come in and train or become acquainted with the store policies and regulations this takes one to two weeks. During this time you will have hands on training and you will have to shadow an employee until you are comfortable on your own at the task required. After that you are left to your own devices.

Negotiation Details – Was unable to negotiate.


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Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member
Fresno, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in October 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online, got called back about 2 weeks later. The girl made me call another number and they asked me question if i got government aid etc. She had set me up for a phone interview the next day, we did the phone interview it was pretty quick and she told me if they were interested they would call me back for a second interview.

Interview Question – The question were pretty standard. When was a time you had to deal with a rude customer?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member
Vancouver, WA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – Pretty simple and straightforward process. After submitting an application in-store, the manager on duty will come to do a follow-up, then set up an interview

Interview Question – If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member
Orlando, FL

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

Interview Details – Filled out an application online. Received a call that same day from HR saying that someone would be getting in contact with me the next day for an over the phone interview(Thursday). The following Tuesday, went in for an in-person interview. Was offered the job right after.

Interview Questions

  • Tell of a time when you made a mistake and how you handled/rectified it?   View Answer
  • Tell of a time when you had to work on a team for a job/project? What was the experience like? What was the outcome?   View Answer
  • If I were to speak to a former boss/supervisor, what would they say about you?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Nothing was negotiated; I was offered a pay and I took it (desperation for a job).


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member
Mobile, AL

I applied in-person - interviewed at Target in June 2010.

Interview Details – When I interviewed it was when the store was opening in my town. I went in and filled out an application. I sat down a few minutes later with one of the mods. He was nice. the interview was about 15 minutes. I got the job on the spot.

Interview Question – None of the questions were hard. It was the typical questions, like, explain to me a time when you dealt with a difficult customer? or What does customer service mean to you? It was pretty easy since it was only the cashier position.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I accepted the pay they offered


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member
Aurora, CO

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in August 2013.

Interview Details – There are initially 2 interviews the first interview I received was with the team lead of the front end and the second was with the human resources team lead. They ask the basics such as why do you want to work for this company and what certain words mean to you. I would say the crucial part was making sure you can break the barrier with the first interviewer so as long as the interviewee strives to work hard or is very sincere in their willing to learn as well as quality to lead

Interview Question – The questions are not difficult its more about how your previous job or experiences will match what they are looking for in their employees there is no specific because most of the time they ask something like what past experiences do you have that you think would be beneficial to this job. How do you answer that question? Tell them about what customer service or what you did in school that helps others of that sort   Answer Question

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