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Food Ave Team Member Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Target
Interview Details – Detailed Online Application. Got a call a few days later. They bring you in and interview you with one of the store managers and the team lead who would be in charge of the section they're hiring you for. The interview itself only takes about 30 minutes. They ask standard questions about why you want to work there and how you would be an asset to the team.
Interview Question – Most difficult question was "If you were to get into an altercation at work, how would you handle to situation?" Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Food Ave Team Member Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – Interview process is very straightforward. Easy questions.
Interview Question – Describe how you overcame an obstacle that required all your attention. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no real negotiation. Either take the offer or leave.
Very Easy Interview
Cafe Team Member - Food Service Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Target in May 2013.
Interview Details – Very easy interview and relaxed atmosphere
Interview Question – None really they were very simple Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No was given an offer and I accepted
Senior Team Leader/Food Starbucks Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at Target
Interview Details – First interview is a phone interview If they like you then you will get a second interview in store. IF they want to hire you, you will get a job offer then with someone else. You will do a drug test and they will run a background check. You will then be scheduled for orientation
Interview Question – Tell me about a time that you had to address someone else needs quickly View Answer
Cafe Team Member - Food Service Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Target in September 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online and was called by HR two to three weeks later out of the blue. At both Targets I worked at, I did not know anyone that worked there prior to my interview. This was before they did phone interviews, so I was scheduled to meet in-store. They did two one-on-one interviews, the first with one boss and if they like you then you have an immediate interview with a bigger boss afterward. The second boss decides whether or not to make an offer of employment. Each interview consists of the same questions. At my second Target store interview, the second interviewer encouraged me to give the same answers as the first interview in order to be more quick, as he did not care if I repeated myself.
Interview Question – What was one time you did something even though you were afraid? (Something along those lines) View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. After the second interview, they had papers printed out with the position and pay to be offered. You signed or didn't.
Very Easy Interview
Food Ave Team Member Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
Interviewed at Target
Interview Details – Called me back after a few hours of applying in store. Interviewed with two managers and was taken a tour of the Food Avenue area on the same day.
Interview Question – Behavioral questions - "Tell me about a time when you..." View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. First job
Food Service Team Member Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – They gave me an interview in the morning, I waited around for a while, then they did a second interview. Not too long after that they told me I had the job. That was about it.
Food Service Team Member Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Target in December 2012.
Interview Details – This is the second time I've worked for Target (I quit and was later rehired). This time the process was easier because I applied for a seasonal position (but was kept on because of my experience). I applied and then had a phone interview and that was about it.
Interview Question – What is your most challenging weakness and how do you work to overcome it? View Answer
Food Avenue Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Food Ave Team Member Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Target in August 2012.
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!
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