Target Group Leader - DC Interview Questions

Updated Jul 9, 2014
Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Group Leader - DC Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shafter, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shafter, CA
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Target in July 2012.

Interview Details

I interviewed for a position out of state. I had two phone interviews which established my qualifications and my ability to fit in with their corporate culture. I passed both legs of the interview and was brought back for a third interview. The third interview was conducted in three 2:1 rounds approximately 10-20 minutes in length where situational based questions were asked utilizing the STAR technique--situation, task, action, results. The first two rounds went well but the third didn't meet expectations.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me a time when a project didn't go as intended, what was your response, and what was the result.   View Answer
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Not a lot of room to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tyler, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tyler, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Target in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went to a career fair at my school and talked to a recruiter. He called me back a couple hours later to set up an interview.

    1st Interview: With a senior group leader. All behavorial based questions. STAR format.

    2nd Interview: Was called a few days later and scheduled for a tour and 3 more interviews, round robin style. When I got there they took us on a tour then had a presentation before our interviews. The interviews were each with 2 upper level managers, one being the GM. All behavorial again/ STAR format.

    3rd Interview: Got a call the next day saying that they all liked the fit and scheduled me for an interview with the HR director for the region at HQ. The interview lasted 10min and consisted of 2 behavorial and one question about why I wanted to work at Target.

    Received an offer 2 days later.

    Biggest thing, that can't be emphasized enough, is to have confidence and know the STAR format.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you had to confront a group member who wasn't pulling their weight   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Good offer for coming out of college.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    There are a total of 3 interviews. One initial phone screening with a recruiter. Then an on site interview. This will be about 4 hours long from 8am-12pm. It will consist of 3 separate interviews with 2 interviewers each. They focus heavy on behavioral based questions. They want you to provide a specific situation, what you specifically did in that situation, the outcome of the situation and what you learned front the situation. DON'T FORGET WHAT YOU LEARNED!!! Then a final phone interview with the HR Group manager. She'll ask why you want to work for Target among other things.

    Interview Questions
    • I do not recall a most difficult or unexpected question. As long as you review a bunch of behavioral based questions then you should be fine. You should have at least 10 different situations for 10 different questions. You will most likely be able to use the same situation twice for two or more different questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered and I counter offered. They gave me my counter offer and very shortly after they made that the standard non negotiable offer for others with no experience right out of college.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting and expo, campus interview on the same day, distribution center onsite interview 2 weeks later
    campus interview is 1v1; onsite 2v1, totally 3 interviews one day, no meal provided
    It's my first onsite interview. so I am a little bit tired and answer the questions may not so logical as situation-action-result-take away

    Interview Questions
    • all questions are about personality and your previous experiences, and how your ability to manage a group, as conflict management   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Group Leader DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I am not completly done but all I have left to do is the in-person-interview. I just completed the online assessment and it was NO JOKE! I read reviews about the position before hand and NOTHING prepared me for the kinds of questions they asked. I would imagine it would have been easier for a more analytical personality but I felt I was pretty well at understanding these kinds of questions before I began; it was fairly challenging. The assessment will tell you that you have 20 minutes to complete 18 questions but you are only required to answer 12 to qualify.

    The phone interview was pretty simple, they wanted to know more about the negative things that you have expereienced verses your strong points.

    It was more so the 60 minute assessment that was difficult (the 20 minute assessment is apart of the 60 minute assessment) I would just advise that you don't think too long and to hard on the questions so you can answer a decent amount of them.

    The last process is a series of 3 interviews at the center where I will be working; there will be given all in one day.

    Wish me luck as I will be waiting on a response as to whether I will continue to the final set of interviews next week.

    Interview Questions
    • I cannot remember the hardest question, and I can't share if I did. But just know not to spend too much time on one question in the 20 minute assessment.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Group Leader - DC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Galesburg, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Galesburg, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Target in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Met at college recruiting fair, applied online and heard back immediately. Phone interview with a recruiter, 3 interviews at the DC in one day with 2-3 current employees at any given interview. Phone interview with HR rep from corporate.

    Interview Questions
    • Everything was behavioral. "Give an example of when you failed," was a question that they followed up with many probing questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    After the last phone interview, the recruiter called to make a verbal offer and by the time the phone conversation was over I had an email detailing our conversation. The salary and benefits were generous for a recent college grad so the only area of negotiation was on my start date.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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