Target Analyst Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

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    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through my university's career site. They emailed a few weeks later saying I got the interview. It was on campus at my school. Before the interview you had to take 3 online tests, math, reading and personality. There was also a pre-night meet and greet with the interviewers and recruiters. That was relatively casual and the interviewers were very nice and easy to interact with and ask questions to. The interview was behavioral with about 4 questions. All questions were about how you work in groups. The interviewer was not intimidating at all.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Notre Dame, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Notre Dame, IN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I submitted a resume via my campus career recruiting database, and was then (a few days later) contacted about receiving an on campus interview as well as attending a meet-and-greet that the Target recruiters were hosting at my school. It was also required to complete three assessments--personality, data analysis, and reasoning--within two days of the interview time. The three individuals that conducted the interviews were all VPs which was pretty intimidating; I'm not sure if this is unique to my school from which Target notoriously recruits heavily, or if that is their usual interviewing procedure. Fortunately, my interviewer was extremely laid back and friendly which made it easy to reciprocate the "fast, fun and friendly" vibe that they are obviously seeking. He only asked me maybe five or six behavioral questions. Why Target? Tell me about a time you had an issue with a team-member and how did you handle it? Tell me about a time something didn't go the way you planned? What's your greatest strength? What's your biggest weakness/something you need to work on? In general, very typical questions.

    I completely forgot to "close" the interview in any way, so I was convinced that I blew it, but I got a call from the recruiter about two weeks later offering me the position (contingent on my passing a drug test within 24 hours). I interviewed Oct 3 and was called about the offer on Oct 14. I would say, without a doubt, that the most crucial part of the interview is your answer to the first question: Why Target? I did my research, and had a really genuine response to this question, which just established a common ground between myself and the interviewer immediately, as well as set the dynamic for the rest of the interview. Definitely prepare for that question.

    Also, I am a psychology and history major who has never taken a business class, so apparently this doesn't matter all that much. My impression was that Target values holistically bright, energetic, passionate problem-solvers, equally, if not more than, people with incredible business financial backgrounds.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I had a single on Campus interview before I was offered the position. I also attended a couple mixer events. The key is to show that you can fit into the Target Culture. To do this I recommend being peppy, excited, and curious whenever interacting with Target recruiters. If outside events are offered before the interviews (i.e. meet and greets) ATTEND THEM. Be sure to meet everyone there, get their name, and remember at least one thing about them. These will likely be the same people interviewing you the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were all the standard behavioral interview type. i.e. What are three words that your friend would use to describe you? Describe a time you worked in a group. Describe a time you worked toward an uncertain goal.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation; it was an internship position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    After receiving an interview following their on-campus visit to my school, I interviewed in person for the Target Business Analyst Internship. The interview, which was in person, was the first and final interview for the internship. It consisted of all behavioral questions - no curveballs. However, I am not sure what they were looking for, because even though I felt fairly confident about my interview, I did not get an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you received feedback from a boss and had to adapt to this feedback.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    One of my friends had previously interned, and he referred me to his recruiter. She then contacted me and we did a quick 15-20 minute phone screen ("Why Target? Why retail?" type questions), followed by an online assessment.

    The online assessment is all just going through profit & loss statements and looking at data sets to determine growth rates, breakeven points, revenue, profit. Pretty easy stuff, and it's all multiple choice.

    From there, I had another phone interview that was behavioral. After that, I got an offer. Note: you do have to take a drug test within 24 hours after receiving the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. It's an internship.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    After applying online through my campus career center, I received an email for an on campus interview. Before the interview, I had to take a math, reading, and personality test. The interview was all behavioral. About a week after the interview, I received a call from my recruiter congratulating for on the new offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to convince someone to see your way.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They give you a lot of time to think about your final decision.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    The process took 3 months - interviewed at Target in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    People were friendly and direct. Had to follow up multiple times. Interview process took a long time. Asked tough behavioral questions. Being concise was most important.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you used your strategic/analytical skills to solve a problem.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They do provide housing to out of state interns.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    MP Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Initial get to know you phone conversation followed by a Situational Behavior interview, "tell me about a time you did this..." An online personality test and a quantitative skills assessment test, and then a background and drug test,

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time where you were frustrated with a teammate and how did you resolve it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation, it was a set job and salary rate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Target in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Received a phone call, brief first round get-to-know-you type of interview, very casual, established a rapport with the recruiter. Second round interview was completely behavioral, followed by an online skills/IQ test. Once I passed that, I got the call with the good news. Had to complete a drug and background check prior to official offer, but the interview process was spread out and fairly stress free if you prepare well and know your stuff.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for interns, the pay/start dates are set.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Data Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Target in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initially received a call from the HR recruiter to set up a phone screening. The screening was about 20 minutes and just basic information, trying to get to know who you are and what you're looking to do. The conversation ended with setting up a phone interview. This took place the following week and the interviewer was extremely nice. Talked about me, talked about him, talked about the job/location/culture of Target. Questions were all behavioral based and the interview lasted about 30 minutes + 10 minutes of small talk afterwards.

    Interview Questions
    • What interested you most about Target?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you worked in a team.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had to convince people you were right for a leadership position.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you worked on a dysfunctional team.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you had to make a difficult decision.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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