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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in May 2012 – Reviewed May 15, 2013 New
Interview Details – The interview process at Target is incredibly long and drawn-out. Multiple interviews over many weeks, then weeks spent waiting on a decision, a drug test, and a background check. Make no mistake, by the time they hire you, they have a rough plan for the first 18 - 24 months of your career with them.
Interview Question – Target uses behavior-based interviews, so the difficulty of the questions will be directly related to your ability to find examples from your job history of the situations presented and to give a satisfying account of the situations. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. The HR Representative made an offer, including salary and benefits, and I had an opportunity either to accept it or not.
No Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA Oct 2011 – Reviewed Oct 30, 2011
Interview Details –
I first applied to this position in July on this year. I received an e-mail after, stating that all positions were filled and that I would receive a notice when a new position became available. Surprisingly, I did receive this e-mail in late September asking me to conduct a phone interview. The next week, the phone interview took place - in which I was asked three questions: 1) Why are you interested in Target? 2) Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years? 3) Give me an example of your leadership experience.
The next day I received a call to schedule an in-person interview with a store manager. 2 weeks later, this was conducted. I passed this and am now on to the final interview with the District Team Leader.
Behavioral questions. Behavioral questions. Behavioral questions. Also, have questions ready for the end of the interview.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Jun 2010 – Reviewed Aug 31, 2011
Interview Details – Met the APBP in my college job fair and had a interview back a school just a few days after that. Was contacted shortly after that interview and was scheduled to meet with the APBP and the District Manager at the Home office about a week later. The meeting consisted of two interviews, first with the APBP himself and the Human Resources Business Partner where they ask grueling questions, NOT....Basically just gonna run through your resume and tell you that they once played sports too, which by telling about the way they look, they werent very good. Next interview is with the APBP again and also the District manager this time. Same set of questions, pretty much a meet and great, whoopty do. After this 2 hours process I was sent home. I recieved a phone call a few days later to go to White Stone somewhere I have no clue.....and meet the the vice president of human resources which was pretty much a hi and bye. Job offer was made the next day. Gladly accepted.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
No Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Feb 2010 – Reviewed Feb 8, 2010
Interview Details – Applied online and received a call back a month later from a campus recruiter. Set up a phone interview, took online assessment and the recruiter never called. I emailed her, and set up another in which I talked to her for 45 minutes. She asked me 5 behavioral based questions. Then, received another email from another recruiter who told me she passed my information along to another recruiter. Waited 3 weeks, and was contacted by another recruiter who set up my in-person interview for 1-3 days after i received her email. I also had to take another online assessment. I have the in-person interview in a few days.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Oct 2007 – Reviewed Nov 6, 2009
Interview Details – Lots of interviews, situational type, group interviews. They required a 2-3 day interview marathon where they put a lot of us up in hotels and had information sessions and group outings. It was fun but most people who I know that took the job left shortly after.
Interview Question – Tell me of a time where you did something you know you shouldn't have. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Received a better offer that didn't involve working the holidays as much as Target did
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Mar 2011 – Reviewed Nov 4, 2011
Interview Details –
This was for a promotional opportunity. I had been developing for the next step and had interviews set up. I went through a lot of prep (not really needed, but I agreed to it to keep the boss happy). Then the District Team Leader set up interviews with different Group leaders. My interview was with two of them.
It was the standard 4 questions where I had to give the situation, my actions, and the result. Your success almost depends more on how you answer the question than the situation you give. I made it through and was told that I was placed on the "bench" for ETL-AP a week later. It took 5 months to have a position open up before I could take it.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time... View Answer
Negotiation Details –
They tried to just slide an offer in where I would accept it. I had target experience and I was moving, so I used that to push my salary up another 3-4k. Make sure they give you a number and you give a number. They will contact you saying "okay, you will be an ETL for (city) with compensation of $(k), do you accept?" Say no and hit them back, especially when dealing with recruiters, who don't really care if you get it or not. But, if they blow it, the people that want you in their store will be upset, so they will consider your offer and counteroffer. Push it to the max. They won't withdraw an offer of a position just because you ask for more.
Target puts A LOT of people through interviews before they pick the people they really want. If they want you, they will negotiate. This was the same for my first position at Target in Investigations and now my second. I was able to negotiate more each time.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2011 – Reviewed Apr 21, 2011
Interview Details –
I initially applied online and was then called back by the recruiter within 3 days. She was very friendly and on our first conversation she discussed in very good detail the ways of the retail world. Having never been in retail before, it was very helpful in making my decision to move forward with the process. We then had an official phone interview a week later that lasted approximately 45 minutes. This was a combination of personality questions and availability questions as retail hours are much more flexible than typical 9 - 5 businesses.
After passing the phone interview, I was scheduled a week later to meet with the Assets Protection Business Partner for an in person interview. That interview consisted of several questions that were in the S.T.A.R. format: Situation, Task, Action, Result. Most of those questions start with "Tell me about a time when...". Immediately after my interview with the Business Partner, I interviewed with the District Team Leader. This is the person who is in charge of group of Stores within a particular area. This consisted of more S.T.A.R. questions. After this interview I was asked to take an Intelligence Test. A few days after I took this test, I received an e-mail stating I passed and that I would be contacted by a recruiter. I was contacted a day after the e-mail was sent.
I was then scheduled for a job shadow with a local ETL-AP for approximately 2 hours. He showed my the basics of what really happens on the job and it was very interesting. Finally, I was scheduled for my final interview with the head of HR for the group and the Group Executive. Three days after that final interview I was offered the job; of which I accepted. I was then required to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation that took about 1 week.
Overall, it was a bit long for my liking, but all of the people I met were very kind and I don't regret 1 minute of the entire process.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you failed at a task you were given. How did you overcome this roadblock for this task in the future? Answer Question
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