Target Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier Interview Questions

Updated Sep 25, 2014
Updated Sep 25, 2014
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Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toledo, OH
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
Application Details

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

Interview Details

I applied online, which included a lengthy questionnaire. After I had a very basic phone interview about customer service experience I was asked to come in and interview in-store. The store team-lead himself ended up interviewing me instead of who was supposed to do so. He actively sought to upset me in the interview and asked a lot of hypothetical questions about difficult situations with customers. He also threw around a lot of numbers which he said backed up his assertions. Then five minutes later he would argue from the completely opposite spectrum.

Interview Questions
  • There were quite a few hypothetical situations, the worst was one about a guest who actively tried to pay 2 dollars less for an item and how much money it would lose the store if you gave her 2 dollars off an item or if you made her pay the full amount. The situation was taken way to the extreme, including giving everyone off two dollars and how social media plays a role in commerce.   View Answer
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Met with one of the managers at the starbucks inside the target.
    Interview was only about 5 minutes.
    I asked simple questions.
    After it was over, did the drug test and started the very next week.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Flatbush, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Flatbush, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Target in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Came into target two wednesdays ago and asked a cashier if they were hiring. He told me yes and that it would be good for someone with zero experience like myself. So i applied the next day and got a call back that sunday to schedule a phone interview for that tuesday. They called me about a hour or so late and apologized for the tardiness. The interview was about five questions and they told me that i would get a call in the next two days. They ended up calling later that day to tell me i did a great job and to schedule a second interview. We scheduled it for today (wednesday) and I ended getting the job! Very fast and smooth process overall. Im 21 and have no experience so if anyone else is in my situation target is a good place to start off at. Confidence is key!

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work at target?
      Tell me a time you helped someone but made a mistake?
      What would you do if a guest came up to you and told you that the price you charged them is wrong?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They told me about the job and how I will most likely work other positions along with casheir. They offered 9.50 which was a dollar fifty more than i expected.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Apply online and process took 2 weeks. I was invited to come in person, got into 2nd round. The interviewer was really nice, i feel comfortable to discuss with him, maybe because he work for guest service.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you happiness when handle multiple tasking works? Can you describe it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Target in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I did an application online and a month or so went by without a word so I started going into the store and each time I was lucky and was able to talk the same manager. She eventually wrote my name down to be called for the phone interview, and about a couple weeks later I got a call. I prepared for the phone interview by browsing Glassdoor because all of the questions were on here. I did the phone interview very well, but unfortunately there were other people more experienced than me so I didnt make it to the second interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Target in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I walked into Target and asked one of the first employees I saw that I was there for an interview (because I was not told who to ask for or where to go.) The first man I talked to was very professional and had me take an online assessment.
    After that I had to wait for someone else to come speak to me. 5 minutes later, the Team Leader came out to interview me in the back. He was not quite as professional as the first guy, with his untucked, dirty-looking shirt, but other than that he was nice and direct. But he was disorganized, unfortunately.
    After searching for about 5 minutes for an interview instruction sheet, we proceeded to another room to begin the interview. I felt confident enough in my answers, but I had to be interviewed again by another man, who was much more professional and articulate: the manager. Of course, this made me nervous, because he ended up asking some of the same questions, but told me to be much more specific and ask for different answers. Anyway, during the interview he was humorous and easy to speak to, which made the process a bit easier.
    Overall, the experience went well, I enjoyed speaking to everyone I met. The overall people who worked at atmosphere were very nice.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time where you worked with a group of people and tell about the interactions and what the overall outcome was.   Answer Question
    • Name a mistake and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you had to help someone.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Marcos, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Marcos, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Target in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and called for interview, Had 2 interviews, offered the job and then took the drug test and waited for the background check.

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Champaign, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Champaign, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Talked to the HR person about general availability and had to take a computer test on basic math (if they need x amount of something, how many packs of y should they buy etc.). She asked about prior jobs and if I would accept to their drug and alcohol policy. Maybe asked about prior convictions, but maybe this was only on the online portion of the application.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for Target? Tell me your biggest weakness.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    They wanted someone to work past summer and into fall when I would be leaving for school.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bethel, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethel, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Target in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two seperate interviews, one with a team leader, then the HR executive. Mainly asked the same questions i.e. past job experience, a time you "shined" in another job, most difficult work day, time when you worked as a team. Then the usual "what if" scenarios. Not much eye contact from the team lead on her end, lots of "mhmm's" but no real follow ups or detail interest. HR exe. showed more interest, very nice, always was.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiating. They talked through the offer as if their was no negotiation. For working at Target i would suggest really reading your job responsibilities before signing so you clearly know what your job is.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Simple and straight forward. Answer the questions completely and thoroughly.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None. Take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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