Target Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview Questions

Updated Jul 3, 2015
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Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

Anonymous Employee in Saint Cloud, MN
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target (Saint Cloud, MN) in June 2015.

Interview

Asked questions mainly about situational problems, how I handled them, and what my actions impacted. What previous experience I had that qualified me for the job. They also asked why I applied to work at Target.

Interview Questions

  • How did you handle a problem that you had with a co-worker, friend, or family member?   Answer Question

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    Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Target (Houston, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied Friday evening and they called me for an interview on Monday. Tuesday i went in and first I interviewed with the lead cashier she asked about 5 questions (tell me about a time when...). and she said she liked me and i went for a second interview. the second interviewer asked about five more questions. Then i was asked to come the next day to speak with the store manager & she offered me a position.

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    Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target.

    Interview

    I applied online, which took about 30 minutes because of all the questions. A couple days later, I received a phone call for an in-person interview. Interview consisted of watching a video and answering questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Name one difficult situation you faced and how did you solve it.   Answer Question
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    Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online as a part time/seasonal. Got a call 2 weeks later. During the phone conversation, was asked a few questions about my cashiering experience if I had any, and was told on the phone about the hourly wages and schedule commitment of at least 20 hours a week in which they asked if I was still interested in the job. I said I was and they scheduled an in-person interview that same week. During the inperson interview I was given a situational test to fill out before the interview. Afterwards, had my first interview with the cashier lead. From there had an interview with the manager. They noticed I had a really good tech background so they started to ask me questions about technology. I then had a 3rd interview with the lead from the electronics dept. After that I watched a video about working in the store. Afterwards had a last interview with the pervious manager again about the video and a few extra questions. I was then sent to meet up with the HR manager and was then offered a position on the spot for their electronics department or cashiering--whatever I wanted to do more. I ended up taking the electronics because it was more up my alley and has a higher pay. Overall, a very great experience. Had about 15 questions asked from me, almost all scenario based. Everyone was really friendly and

    Interview Questions

    • What would a previous supervisor/manager/teacher say are your best traits? What traits can you improve on?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you needed to prioritize a lot of different things and how did you manage it   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you went above and beyond for someone   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you're attitude changed the difference in a group of people or in a team   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you needed to stick up for yourself   3 Answers
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    Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and took them several weeks before reaching out. They wanted more long term employees, so my seasonal application wasn't filling their requirements of who they wanted to hire for the positions.

    Interview Questions

    • Put me through 2 rounds of interviews. All scenario based, and not very difficult. One was with manager for a random department, and the 2nd was between myself and a manager in the department i applied for. From start to finish, both interviews plus waiting was about an hour, maybe a little more. I really only needed the job for the summer, and they did not feel it was necessary to bring on seasonal help. I was notified over a week later. I was upset though, because if they knew that they didn't want seasonal help, why drag me through an interview process.   Answer Question
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    Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Target (Orlando, FL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Recruiter called and asked some questions about my application and why I wanted to work there. He also asked about my previous experience and some scenario type questions. He concluded the phone call saying I should receive another phone call to set up an interview in the next few days since the phone screen went well. I received a phone from them the next day letting me know that the positions I applied for had filled recently but there was a Starbucks and Stocking position still open and if I was open to that. They also let me know that those positions would only be part-time. I said that was okay since I wanted to start working sooner than later. The lady said I would receive another phone call to set up an interview and go from there.

    It was a bit weird because I only had a phone screen and no interview. A few days after they last contacted me, I received an email saying they didn't have any positions for me.

    Interview Questions

    • Only asked about five questions like why you want to work with us, explain a time where you dealt with an angry customer, and strengths/weaknesses.   Answer Question
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    Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target (Tucson, AZ) in May 2015.

    Interview

    After first going to the wrong store location (I applied to several in my area), called to let them know, I got there about 30 minutes after when my interview was supposed to start. I was sat down to do a quick questionnaire, finished and waited to be brought back into the interview floor. I was interviewed by a supervisor off of a little packet. Most of the questions were scenarios or telling about previous experiences and examples based off of what was asked. After that, I watched a short video on expectations and how Target kind of does things. Once the video was complete I was brought into interview with someone from HR (ELT was his job title?). Once again it was all based off of a packet with scenario questions. Once we finished that, he went to grab the lady who had called to offer me an interview. She came back in and offered me the position on the spot. Gave me a sheet of paper, explaining the background check, what to bring to orientation, and told me she'd give me a call once that date of the orientation was confirmed. They were doing many interviews, I saw at least 3 other people there to interview when I was leaving

    Interview Questions

    • What would a past supervisor say if we asked about your strengths?   Answer Question
    • What would a past supervisor say an area of improvement is for you?   Answer Question
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    Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Target in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online on 4/17. I got a call on 4/19 asking me about my availability, the pay, and if I was still interested in the job. I was scheduled for a phone interview 2 days later. It was about 20 minutes and it was really easy. They asked why I want to work at Target and the standard STAR questions. That went well, and I was told that I'd receive a call about a second interview by the end of the week. I received a call on 4/22 about an in-store assessment and interview the next day. The assessment was pretty short and it involved scenario questions. They then had me watch a 5 minutes video and I was asked what I learned about it. The interviewer was really nice and I didn't feel nervous. She asked me more STAR questions, nothing to stress about. After the interview, she didn't tell me if I got the job or not, but she sent me to wait in a room. After about 10 minutes, another team member told me my interview went well and that I would be officially hired after a background check.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at Target?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time where you had to work with someone you didn't like.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time where you exceeded someone's expectations.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time where you had multiple things to do at once. How did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you had to stick up for yourself.   Answer Question
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    Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Target (Redmond, WA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and was called by HR the following morning. I was asked why I wanted to work at Target and to confirm my availability. I was informed of the open positions, told about the store setup, and then scheduled to come in a few days later for a video presentation, computer questionnaire, and interview.
    I arrived 15 minutes early and waited at Guest Services as directed. They skipped the video due to the viewing room being occupied for a meeting and I was led to and left at a computer to fill out a similar questionnaire as is on the online application.
    Afterwards I was directed to my first interview. It went great and the woman said she was going to get me into the second interview immediately and tell the interviewer how great it went. I was feeling very confident until the second interview.
    I immediately felt judged by this young woman who had an heir of superiority about her.
    Almost every question in both interviews was asking you to describe situations from the past where you showed this quality or solved this conflict, etc. I have a large gap in employment due to having to move back home to take care for my ill mother until her passing and I have not worked in over 2 years. I feel that this was CLEARLY not taken into consideration. After talking about situations like this in the first interview I then had difficulty in recalling more specific instances and when I tried to generalize the questions it wasn't good enough. Afterwards I was told to wait in the backroom while she went to set up the video viewing for me, so I felt a little more relaxed, especially considering the first interview went splendidly. Wrong. About 10 minutes of waiting later the second interviewer came out and told me that the room was occupied again and that HR would call me if they wanted to set up me coming in to view it. I got that I was rejected when she said the "if". The whole process took 2 hours. Two days later I received an email saying they were not considering me any longer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a specific situation where you showed integrity/solved conflict with an employee you didn't along with/when you had to ask for help/when you had to explain how to do something to another coworker/when you exceeded a customer's expectations/etc.   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work for Target?   Answer Question
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    Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lititz, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Target (Lititz, PA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Target is a typical retail interview, you will be asked to complete a brief computer questionnaire followed by three interviews. Be prepared for questions! Here's the process and some pro tips to help you along the way.

    Process:
    1. Computer questionnaire – You will be asked around 10 questions about how you would respond to retail scenarios. Don't sweat it, there really isn't a right answer.
    2. Interview #1 – You will be asked why you are interested in working for target. Next, how you'd respond to various situations from a previous job or school experience. i.e. “What is your greatest strength?” It is very important to give a quick answer and be honest. The interviewer will confirm your availability.
    3. Video – You'll watch a short introductory video to the jobs at Target. Pay attention! The next interviewer will ask what you thought of it. I noticed that he wrote my comment down.
    4. Interview #2 – Things are looking good if you've made it this far. The next interviewer offered me the job and got to know me personally. Again asked situation questions such as “How did you go above and beyond in your past job? Whats your greatest weakness? What's your long term goal?”
    5. Interview #3 – You'll sign paperwork confirming your availability to work and legal status. You are either hired or placed in a pool of candidates.
    6. Get yourself a treat at Starbucks! You deserve it :)

    Pro tops:
    1. All three of your interviewers will be in the store on a Tuesday morning. Get an interview on a Tuesday at 10 o'clock. Otherwise you might end up having to schedule three separate interviews.
    3. **Wear a suit or dress pants and shirt!** I got lots of complements on wearing a suit to my interview as well as complaints that people show up poorly groomed. One interviewee was wearing pajamas. Groom yourself, look your best. This goes a long way.
    4. Target will ask you about your competency with technology. Make sure you can use a keyboard, mouse, and internet browser for the questionnaire.
    5. Reflect on your past work experience so you can quickly answer questions during the interview.
    6. Be prepared to answer lots of questions about how you handled situations in previous jobs.
    7. Arrive 15 minutes early.

    Afterthoughts:
    This was a very easy, low-pressure interview. Just be yourself and sell yourself.

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