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Updated Jul 16, 2014
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Seasonal Cashier Interview

Seasonal Cashier
Albany, OR

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – The hiring process was fairly simple, I was placed in a room where others were waiting to be interviewed, and initially I thought that it would be a group interview. However, that was not the case. They called you back one by one and you were first interviewed by a TL or Team Member and then if they liked you, they would ask you to go back and wait to be called again for a second interview (which would be done from the Manager). After that, they will tell you if they liked you or not, and I got offered the job on the spot.

Interview Question – There wasn't any real difficult questions, they were your typical behavioral type such as: "Tell me about a time where you worked as a team to accomplish a goal" or "what are your greatest strengths and weaknesses?" "If a guest told you that the price of the item was 7.99 verses 9.99, what would you do?"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate because the offering pay was $9 per hour and after seasonal, it increased to $9.25


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Seasonal Cashier Interview

Seasonal Cashier
Arlington, TX

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

Interview Details – I applied online at home and got an email about coming in for initial interview. The interview consisted first of a personality test, mostly questions about hypothetical events and what you usually do in various social situations. Then I interviewed with a Team Lead, with questions on what customer service means to me.

Interview Question – It was a seasonal position, so they were really just trying to get a rough grasp of your demeanor and personality, a quick and dirty understanding of whether you can be trusted in public on your own, and then get you going. I wasn't broad-sided by any of it, but make no jokes: These are not people who are down with any tardiness and you will be drug tested same day. I don't use, so that was no problem, but keep those clocks set fast.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Minimum wage seasonal, and was offered eleven cents when I was moved to a permanent position.


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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Seasonal Cashier Interview

Seasonal Cashier

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Target in October 2013.

Interview Details – I got a call for an interview the same day I filled out an application. I had completely open availability at the time, and when they called they again asked me about my availability, so I'm sure the fact that I was completely open helped.

The interview was over the phone and scheduled a few days after the first call. From what I remember it was basically just questions about how I handled past work experiences and questions about willingness to deal with customers. I had no work experience so I just used examples from school.

Then a few days after that, I got called in for a second interview. I had to do a skills/personality test on the computer before anything else. Then they called me into the employee part of the store and I watched a video about team member duties and expectations.

Then I had the actual interview which was basically the exact same questions as the phone interview, but instead with the HR lead. One of the questions was 'Why do you want to work at Target?' And I basically just bragged about how Target is the best and that I wanted to be a part of a team.

I signed some papers with an HR rep. They said they would call and let me know when orientation was, and that I had to take a drug test the very next day. Orientation was almost a week before I actually started.

Interview Question – How do you deal with a difficult task when the deadline is fast approaching?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I had no negotiation with pay (I had no input on my schedule either), although the minimum pay for their employees was 50 cents more than the state minimum wage at the time.


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Very Easy Interview

Seasonal Cashier Interview

Seasonal Cashier
Mount Laurel, NJ

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Target in October 2013.

Interview Details – Had 2 interviews in the same day, no one cared to see my resume. It was easy to tell that they were not going to pay according to experience and educational background.

Interview Question – Nothing, they asked questions from a script as most employers do now a days...   View Answer

Negotiation Details – They have a chart that says how much you get paid. You either accept or walk.


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Average Interview

Seasonal Cashier Interview

Seasonal Cashier

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in October 2012.

Interview Details – Applied on-line, called for phone interview, went in for face to face interview, hired at same time. Basic questions and scenario responses.

Interview Question – Tell me a specific time you did this or that and how and what did you do and what happened.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No Negotiation as usual with retail--but...was offered a specific hourly rate and at orientation we were all brought up by .75 per hour as there pay scale went up. Great surprise.


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Seasonal Cashier Interview

Seasonal Cashier

I applied online and interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – I first applied online and got a call a few days later for an interview they scheduled the next Monday. The interview lasted about an hour and a half, most of it i spent waiting i a room until the next person came in. I did a total of three interviews, but the last was really just confirming schedules and liabilities... The mangement was a little weird, when i first got there the person who interviewed me first didnt know they were doing an interview that day.
They asked fairly simple questions, why Target? Describe yourself, past experience, have you ever dealt with difficult customers, why would you be a good fit for target.

Interview Question – Describe/tell me about yourself.   View Answer


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Average Interview

Seasonal Cashier Interview

Seasonal Cashier
Casselberry, FL

I applied online - interviewed at Target in November 2012.

Interview Details – I applied online and about two weeks later got a call from a lady from human resourses. She was very nice and professional. She told me what positions they had available and that they could only offer approximately 20 hours and asked about my availability. She set up a phone interview with me for the next morning and we agreed on the time and I was told it would not be her but one of the managers. I was called at the agreed time on the dot. The phone interviewer made me feel comfortable. We made some small talk and then he explained to me that this was a relatively new process with Target (the phone interview) and to bare with him. He said it was only going to take fifteen to twenty minutes and he had a few situational questions to ask me. Honestly at this moment I'm not sure exactly what they were but something like If my prior employer was contacted and asked what was my major strength and weakness what would they say. What was a time when I excelled at work in a leadership role and why did I want to work at Target. After each answer he replied "awesome" which could have meant either I did well or that was just his way of acknowledging my answers.
  At the end of the phone interview he told me that someone from human resources would be contacting me shortly and thanked me. About an hour later the same lady who called me the day before to set up the phone interview called and set up a in store interview for the following morning at the same time. She told me to go to the guest service desk and they'd help me. Right away after arriving a lady at guest service told me to go to a computer in the front of the store where I had to take another test basically identical to the one I submitted online. Of course it asked all my personal information then a lot of situational questions. It took a little while........maybe a half hour? After I was done I went back to the guest service and quickly was taken into where the offices, break room etc. are. The lady from HR was at her computer but quickly acknowledged me and asked me to take a seat on a bench close by. She kept assuring me that she'd be right with me and it was maybe ten minutes before she came around from her desk and politely asked me to come with her and we went to another room where I watched a brief video of a Target employee interacting with a guest who needed help finding a product. The HR lady told me when the video was over to please come back to her desk and we'd go from there. After I watched it and went to tell her I was done she asked me if I had any questions and I said no. She again asked me to have a seat on the bench and told me that the interviewer would be with me very shortly. I honestly can see why this lady is in human resources. She was professional and very polite......it was only a matter of ten or maybe fifteen minutes before the man who was to interview me arrived. My guess was he just got to work as my interview was eight thirty a.m. He acknowledged me and told me he'd be with me in a minute. We then went into another room where we went into an office and sat down. He told me that he was going to ask me several situational questions similar to the ones I was asked at the phone interview and then he'd send me on my way. One of the questions was why I wanted to work at Target. I think the other ones were what would I do if a guest brought an item to my register that rang up at 19.99 and they insisted it was 17.99 and again what would a former employer say was my greatest strengh and my greatest weekness. I think the other question had to deal with what I have done in a previous job that I excelled at...something like that. It was a short interview and he asked me to go back to the desk and see the HR lady and thanked me.
  She was busy but again polite and was with me in a timely manner. I was offered a conditional employment of up to 90 days if I took a drug test within 24 hours of the time of the job offer (Target pays for), passed the drug test and passed a background check. I was given a print out of a mapquest to the place for the drug test and told that it would take between five and seven days. Well I was called back by the HR lady about two hours after I took the drug test and asked to come in the following day for orientation.

Interview Question – I don't think the questions were unexpected as I've researched interview questions online but I am not really good at interviews as I've not had many. I stumbled over one of the questions and kind of drew a VERY uncomfortable blank .......just told the interviewer that I'm sorry I am not a professional interview and if he'd please repeat the question. I was SO nervous at this time.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I wasn't offered any negotiation in salary but honestly was glad to be considered for the posistion. I didn't ask to negotiate.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Seasonal Cashier Interview

Seasonal Cashier
Menifee, CA

The process took 3 days - interviewed at Target in November 2011.

Interview Details – I applied for a seasonal job with Target about 1.5-2 weeks ago. I've applied in the past and never heard anything back but low and behold a week later a woman called me at 7:30 in the morning asking if I would come in for an interview at 11. I said I couldn't so she offered me a 3:30 slot which I took. So I go down to the store and told them what I was there for and a lady sat me down at a computer and I took a questionnaire similar to the one you fill out online the 1st time. Then I sat in the breakroom for about 45 minutes. Then I was called back and was interviewed by a very nice lady. She asked me most of the questions people on here have already posted. I was really nerves and a little jittery but she understood and everything went okay. Then I was sent back to the breakroom and waited about 20 minutes when another woman called me back. She was nice, really distracted, but nice. She asked me some more questions (some were repeats from the 1st interview) and then she offered me a job. She told me their HR person had left for the day and to come back in 2 days. When I came back, I talked with the HR woman (very nice), signed a couple forms and she told me to come back in a week for orientation, pending a clean drug test (which I don't plan on failing).

Overall it was really easy and this site helped me prepare because all the questions people talked about are more than likely the ones you'll get asked.

Interview Question – Why Target?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Didn't.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Cashier [Seasonal] Interview

Cashier [Seasonal]
Denton, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at Target in October 2010.

Interview Details – I called Target Friday to follow up on my application. I spoke with a lady on the phone and she told me to come to an interview Wed. I took a 20 question assessment. Had two 1:1 interviews about 15 min each and was offered the job.

Interview Question – Why a cashier for Target?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None. I took what they offered. Pay, hours, shifts, whatever is available..etc...


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Seasonal Cashier Interview

Seasonal Cashier
Charlotte, NC

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Target in September 2008.

Interview Details – I received a call from an HR representtaive asking for a convienient time to come in for an interview. Upon arriving at the store I was sent to guest services to wait for someone to come get me for my interview. The HR Team Lead interviewed me first then my second interview was with a LOD and then an STL. I was offered the position after the interviewing process was completed over the phone. It was a pleasant expereince. Everyone was very professional.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you have to be apart of a team   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-exsisitent. But after hired there was a .25 increase given during orientation.

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