Target Group Leader Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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    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

    The interview process started with 2 phone interviews followed by a 4 hour on site interview/tour/company review and then a final phone interview. The process took approximately 2 months.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate my salary for an additional 5k. I explained the great state benefits that I would lose at my current position as well as my experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cedar Falls, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cedar Falls, IA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I submitted an online interview and received a call a couple days later to set up a phone interview. The phone interview lasted about 20-30 minutes and asked some very basic questions of background and interest. They also asked some generic leadership questions. If you pass that you they will ask you,on the call, if you will be willing to come in for a sit down interview. It usually is within the week. In the sit down you will have three half hour interviews. In each interview their will be two people interviewing you. Follow the interviews they will let you know within two to three days if you are offered or not.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me of a time you addressed a difficult situation with a boss or coworker.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Group Leader- Distribution Center Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tifton, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tifton, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    applied online, got an email to set up a phone interview. A HR rep called at the time I had set up for the interview. She started by talking about herself... a lot. Then she asked me about my college experiences which was odd because I graduated from college 2 years ago. Other than that it was questions using the STAR system which she quickly explained (not in detail) and simple questions. The interview was done within 10 mins. I asked the interviewer a few simple questions having to do with the questions she asked me. ex: She asked if I would consider a position in a different geographic location. I asked her if their were any opening in different geographic locations. To which she replied." well no that's just something I have to ask, I'm just looking for candidates for the Tifton location." After I asked a few more questions that she didnt really have answers for she told me she sent me an email for an assessment I needed to complete and that I would hear about the position within a week. I took the assessment and 4 days later I get an email saying I am no longer being considered.

    Interview Questions
    • asked about my on campus experiences. I guess this was just to create a conversational tone to the interview but it was weird because I've been out of college for 2 years and had more recent experience that would have been better to speak about in the interview but when I tried to change the subject to my work experience, she seemed dissatisfied with my answers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Distribution Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Jefferson, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Jefferson, OH
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Contacted via recruiter on LinkedIn. Talked with her twice, both times were basic questions following STAR format. She set up initial on site interview for the following week. I arrived early for the interview and the security guard told me there were no interviews scheduled for that day. I reassured him that there were indeed interviews and I was there for one. After he sorted things out I waited for twenty minutes for an HR representative. She escorted myself and one other applicant through the warehouse on a tour. She then brought us to an office area and had us wait for our interviews. There were three separate interviews. Each with two people. The first was with the engineering / automation team. The second with the logistics side and the third with inbound/outbound. All interviewers were very friendly and the interview was again STAR based.

    Interview Questions
    • What would your peers say is your greatest opportunity and would you agree or disagree?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Operational Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Huntsville, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Huntsville, AL
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via recruiter after applying online. She called me to set up an initial phone interview. On the day of the interview we chatted about my background and experiences. After that, we moved into some behavioral situations such as: "Tell me about a time you made a mistake," "Tell me about a time you didn't see eye-to-eye with an employee," "Talk about a time when you had to assume the role of a leader."

    Though these questions are very objective, the interview was casual. You get to make it conversational. The recruiter really just wants you to talk them through some experiences. Sit back, take a deep breath, and go with it.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your long term career goals?

      Though this is a straightforward questions, at 24 years old it's hard to conjure up what you want to achieve over the course of your career. I referred to my longing for management experiences, leadership opportunities, and the opportunity to work for a highly respected company.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Operational Group Leader Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Target in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    long and in depth interview. Had to take a online math test prior to on site. After 2 phone interviews I was asked to go to Denton for on site. Interview went well and the people were very friendly. They ended up giving job to a current target employee over me. I understand their reasoning as they stated during the interview they try to hire in house as much as possible.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't think any of the questions were really difficult. Expect a lot of "tell me about a time when" questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  11. 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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