I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – Made the application online and they called back in about 3 days, they set up and interview and I went. They had me sit in the lunch break room with a few other people that had already been interviewed a few minutes later the HR person came out and told they would be called back if they were needed. Then I was called up and they asked me what position I was most interested and I said their food avenue. Thy asked me "How would you handle x" and "In this situation" type questions. I also told them I had experience in food and restaurant through high school, and was hired right then and there without a 2nd interview. Note this was also my first interview and first job, just answer as truthfully as you can and list whatever experience you had and it will go great.
Interview Question – In what situation gave you been in where you went above and beyond to give good customer service. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Target in August 2013.
Interview Details –
The Target's job opportunities kiosk was broken when I applied, so everything about my application was handled completely on paper. I was then called later on to schedule an over-the-phone interview for the Friday of that week. The phone interview went well, even despite the call randomly dropping in the middle of my answering a question. I was called back for the second interview to be held in-store for the following Friday.
I did my best to prepare for that interview by reviewing others' experiences on this website, and to my pleasant surprise the interview went almost exactly like how other people had described it; the interviewer reviewed my information, asked basic questions like 'why do you want to work for Target', 'what are your strengths' and 'what are your weaknesses'. Then she played an introductory video, which took only 5 minutes after they got the DVD player to work correctly. After that came the situational questions, which were along the lines of what other users on this website had posted, apart from one that varied only slightly in wording.
After that interview, I went to lunch, and then was called back again. I asked if it was a third interview, to which they responded "something like that," cheerfully. They scheduled this meeting for the next Monday, where I was formally offered the position at their Food Ave section.
Interview Question – STAR questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details –
There were no negotiations, because I absolutely wanted any job they would give me. We then discussed the necessary drug testing, documents needed for verification of my ability to work in this country, as well as the rate of pay ($8.25/hour). However, the manager explained that I needed to get the drug test completed as soon as possible, because orientation was (tentatively) scheduled to be held the very next afternoon at 4 to 8 PM, and if i was to make it in time, they needed to have my results in by a certain time on Tuesday morning. I was then directed to where I needed to submit my pee for urinalysis, and I left immediately following the meeting and did so. Then on the following day I waited for their call to let me know that they received the information and to come in for orientation, but I received no such call from any of the staff. I called up to ask to speak with the hiring manager handling my file, but she had already left for the day. I asked to speak to a different hiring manager, but the guest services team member said all of them were in a meeting, and that I should try back later. Later on, I went into the Target, less than an hour from when the orientation was supposed to start. I had to wait a while before a team member could tell me that they had only barely received the drug test information from the lab company, and that it still needed to be processed with my file, so I wouldn't be able to participate in the orientation. I later called once more to see if I could talk to an HR representative but even they were also already gone for the day. However, later on in the evening I received a call from them apologizing about the lack of communication, that the job offer still stands, and that the next orientation will be held in September. They said they will likely be calling me back on the week of the 25th of this month to let me know when the orientation date will be.
UPDATE: So I waited PAST the 25th and eventually they called me on the first week of September to let me know of the orientation, apologizing for the excessive wait time. There definitely was a scheduling jumble, but I waited patiently and cooperated with the staff, and it paid off!
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in June 2013.
Interview Details –
I sent in an online application, and within ten minutes, a lady had called me and set up a phone interview for the next day.
The guy I spoke to was the team leader for the area, and he wasn't a very good interviewer.
He asked why I wanted to work at Target and I said usual stuff and then said how it would be a good first job, and he apparently ignored that. About five minutes later he asked about previous work experience so I had to tell him I had none, and he asked "Oh it's your first job?" ...Yeah kinda.
Then he would get distracted with stuff. He told me he was scared by the ongoing thunderstorm, and then got off topic when I gave him a detailed response about working at the humane society. I didn't even get a call back or an email until three weeks later saying how they weren't hiring at the time.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when a customer got angry. View Answer
I applied online and interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – The interview was a massive job interview fair at some office with like over one hundred job applicants. Questions are simple and straight forward without any trick questions. I was ask if i can work flexible schedules including nights and weekends if needed. Other than that, most of the interview questions are standard. Followed by a drug test and that was it.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Target in November 2012.
Interview Details –
Filled out my app online on a Monday. I originally applied for the basic retail sales associate position. Within two hours, I got a call, which was a five minute phone interview. An hour later, another call: would I mind coming in tomorrow for an interview?
Went in the next day. First in person interview was great. Woman was very nice, and it was then that she said if I was interested, she would consider me for a management position. I said great. Once that interview was over, I had a second in person interview.
Once that was over, they asked me to come back two days later. I did, and had my third in person, then my fourth in person interview. Every was great. But...they told me there was another process: drive 45 minutes outside of town to meet with regional manager, for fifth in person interview.
A few days later I drove out there. But when I got there, the secretary said there was a mix up. Today, he was in the city, at the target where I applied. So I drove back, and they wanted me to go to the fifth interview, but I declined.
It seemed silly to have to go through five in-person interviews, and a phone interview for a retail position.
Interview Question – They asked the same questions over and over again: "Tell me about a time when you achieved more than you expected." Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Target in September 2012.
Interview Details –
2 Phone interviews -- 1 with HR, 1 with food scientist -- 1st was the basics, 2nd interview had technical questions
Had to take knowledge assessment with math questions
Then, on site interview. very helpful HR person guided me from meeting to meeting. Very nice. Met with other product developer, business-minded representative, and a VP. Toured the facility with very nice product developer--this was relaxed.
Interview Question – All of the questions were behavioral and very long and drawn out with multiple questions in one. Some of the interviewers were VERY serious about this, and did not guide, while others guided you into the next part of the question. I wish i would have written down the questions--I think I would have done much better Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in September 2012.
Interview Details – Fairly basic for an entry level position. They called me in, and I had two quick interview: one with an ETL, and one with a team lead. They asked if I had any experience working teams and being a leader. Asked what I expected of Target and what hours I could work. That's all I can remember haha
Interview Question – I can't think of anything I would consider unexpected. Difficult for me was answering the questions about work experience, because I had none. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in November 2011.
Interview Details – It was a two part interview with the same questions in both sets, as well as some situationals
Interview Question – why do you want to work for target? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Target in October 2011.
Interview Details – I had applied online about a month and a half before they called me for an interview. When they called to schedule an interview i had forgotten that i had even applied. I scheduled an interview for Friday. The lady who scheduled my interview told me to show up 15 minutes early to take a pre-assesment test at one of their kiosks. The test wasn't difficult it was just a bunch of situational questions. Then I went into the back room and was told to wait in the Break Room until I was called. There was 2 interviews. The first lady that interview me was the Team Lead of Food Ave. She was young and friendly and made the interview really relaxed and laid back. If it was just up to her I think I would have gotten the job. Then I was told to have a seat in the Break Room and wait until my second interviewer came. My next interviewer was a guy and I could tell right off the bat that he took his job waaay to seriously. One of the questions he asked me was "When was the last time you helped someone out without them having to ask" and i told him about how one of my friends was complaining about needing a ride to work and i volunteered to give him one. Then my interviewer goes "You don't have anything else better than that?" HOW RUDE! Was it an amazing answer? No. Was it horrible? No.I mean come on I'm 18 years old and applying to work in the food court and he wanted me to answer the questions like i was a 40 year old woman with 20 years retail experience! I knew then that none of my answers would meet his standards. I was just ready to leave but i answered the rest of the questions as best i could. After the interview was over he told me that they still had a few more people to interview that day and that they would be calling people back on Monday if they got hired. Well today is Monday and i just checked my email and saw that I didn't get the job. I feel bad for anyone who gets interviewed by that guy.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in August 2011.
Interview Details –
I saw on Snagajob.com that target was hiring. I applied on August 5th 2011. They called me on Sunday August 7th. They scheduled me an interview on Wednesday the 10th.
I get to Target 15 minutes early and have to fill out a questionnaire. They made me wait in the back room for about 15 minutes for the first interview which was with the Food service team leader. He asked me simple questions about helping other people.
After that interview they told me to wait for the store manager for the next interview. I was waiting for about 15 minutes when the Human resources worker says he's in a meeting and it will be a few minutes. Another hour goes by and still nothing. The HR person said he was still in a meeting and I would have to come back tomorrow(Thursday) I agreed but I was angry because they made me wait so long for him to come and he never showed up.
I come back on Thursday and I wait about 15 minutes. The manager apologized about making me wait and coming back. He asked me about my hours and if I was going to school. He also asked about past experiences of helping others. He told me they would either call or send a postcard saying if I got the job or not.
I thought the interviews went well but today which is Sunday August 14th I get an email saying. We cannot offer you a job at this time. I was thinking. You make me wait for hours then tell me to come back and don't offer me the job? I was getting frustrated because I have been looking for a job for months already and being 18 years old doesn't help either.
Pros: Discount, People that work there are great. – Full Review
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –