Target Group Leader - DC Interview Questions

Updated Jul 6, 2015
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Group Leader - DC Interview

Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Target (Tyler, TX) in March 2015.

Interview

Interview process took a whole month. I never applied to work for Target, I was contacted out of the blue for a position. I spoke with the recruiter about 5 times in interview form, after several weeks of this and preparing for the onsite interview, I finally was on campus. There was a 45 minute tour of the plant, 10 minute presentation, then the interviews began. I was interviewed by two individuals, after awhile I could tell the man wasn't interested in me, he began to sit back in his chair, no longer engaged in the conversation and just spatting out questions and continuously looking at his watch. The lady continued to be engaged. Once that interview was complete, I was on to the next one. Again another man that was not engaged in the interview and glancing at his computer frequently, even admitted that he hadn't had a chance to review my resume. At the end of the day, I pretty much knew that I wouldn't receive an offer, reading the body language of the interviewers and the fact that one interviewer hadn't even taken the time to review my resume.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a time you had to help others elevate performance?   1 Answer
  • Tell me about a time when you were given a goal with little direction?   1 Answer
  • Tell me about a time you’ve used multiple resources to make a decision?   Answer Question

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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lugoff, SC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target (Lugoff, SC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Great Interview Process. Conducted a phone interview with a recruiter first. One week later meet to two different two man teams to conduct two interviews. Practice the behavioral based interview process. I was ask a total of 4 behavioral based interview questions by each interview panel. Overall great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself
      Why target

      Tell me about a time you.....
      1. Gave Great guest service
      2. made a mistake with great impact
      3. leveraged a team or individual to accomplish something
      4. had to deliver constructive feedback
      5. had to use active listening
       
      1 Answer
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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Target in January 2015.

    Interview

    I had a 15 minute interview with a member of human resources. The questions weren't all that difficult when you know what they are asking. Why target? Tell me about yourself? What was an accomplishment that you had at your last job? From the time I applied, had the interview, and got rejected the process took about a month. The interview went well. Unfortunately, they just decided to go another route. I applied again. I am confident I can do this job with one hand tied behind my back.

    Interview Questions

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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Target.

    Interview

    For those preparing for the phone interview, it is really simple. Expect "tell me a little about yourself", 3 behavioral questions, followed by a time for you to ask your own questions. The recruiter was extremely nice and will give you advice on how you sounded over the phone. Be prepared for follow up questions after you answer the original behavioral question.

    Interview Questions

    • "Describe a time when you were given multiple tasks to handle at one time"   Answer Question
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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Target.

    Interview

    The interview process started with 2 phone interviews followed by a 4 hour on site interview/tour/company review and then a final phone interview. The process took approximately 2 months.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate my salary for an additional 5k. I explained the great state benefits that I would lose at my current position as well as my experience.

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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    1) Phone interview with recruiter.
    2) Phone interview with HR rep at facility
    3) Interviews with senior team at facility (3 interviews) in person or via video conference

    Interview Questions

    • No real difficult questions, but the focus is on leadership and adaptability.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not a lot of room to negotiate

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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Target in May 2014.

    Interview

    I received an email from a Target recruiter and set up a phone interview for about ten days later. Some generic leadership questions and then some situational questions with use of the STAR format for answering. I was then sent an email with a link to fill out some personal data on the Target site and take an assessment test. The assessment test consisted of reasoning questions (fairly difficult) and situational scenarios with multiple choice answers. I have a physical interview scheduled in the next couple of days and will update my posting at that time.

    Interview Questions

    • Just have some STAR formatted answers in your mind and should be fine for that part. The most difficult part so far were the reasoning questions on the assessment test.   Answer Question
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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Target (Stuarts Draft, VA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was lengthy. I had 2 phone interviews and 5 onsite interviews. They break into groups of 2 to interview candidates and ask STAR questions. They look for specific situations and actions you took.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you influenced a peer?   1 Answer
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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Target.

    Interview

    Typically begins with either an on-campus recruiting event or a sourcing recruiter reaching out to you. Sometimes applying online works however not always will it lead to a call back. Someone will reach out to you to do a phone screen followed by an on-site visit for 3 interview rounds. Prepare to spend a couple hours there. Most of the questions are situation based, for example "Tell me about a time you had to deliver a difficult message." Mostly, they are looking for what the situation was, what steps you took and what the result or learning was from it. Many of the questions are just worded differently in the 3 different interviews. If you pass that round, you will go through another quick session with a regional manager. After that, if you are offered, it is all dependent on immediate need to fill the spot(s) open.

    Interview Questions

    • None, as long as you are prepared to talk through what results you delivered in previous experiences or how you got to those results and what you learned along the way.   Answer Question
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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tyler, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Target (Tyler, TX) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online after getting recommended by a professor. Target replied with a phone screen to begin. Then they followed that up with a phone interview, which lasted approximately an hour. After that, they had me take an online aptitude test, fairly difficult (as it was timed), and it lasted for 2 hours. Target then had me do another phone interview, lasting for about an hour again, and then 'prepped' me for an on-site interview.

    The on-site interview started off with a tour of the distribution center, then finished with a round robin style interview process with 4 different groups of interviewers. All asked me to tell them about myself, which was followed up by about 4-5 STAR format questions for each group. The interviews lasted for over 3 hours. Target reimbursed me for my gas and hotel expenses to travel to the site of the DC.

    Overall, interview process was long and tedious, but not very difficult at all. Target does not give feedback on interviews, however.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a weakness of yours? (I answered). Now in 1-2 words describe it as an opportunity and why it would be useful at Target.   Answer Question
    • The aptitude test was timed and requires actual work/ thinking.   1 Answer

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