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Target Group Leader Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2014
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Group Leader - DC

I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – 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

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Group Leader - DC Interview

Group Leader - DC

Interviewed at Target

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 Question – No real difficult questions, but the focus is on leadership and adaptability.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not a lot of room to negotiate

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Group Leader - DC
Tyler, TX

I applied through college or university and 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

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Group Leader
Huntsville, AL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in March 2014.

Interview Details – Process was quick, took about 2 weeks.
had one telephone interview with HR, 3 interviews in person with senior group leaders and a final telephone interview with HR from head office.

Interview Question – All were behavioral questions, can be answered based on STAR method.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Location and shift preferences

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Group Leader - DC Interview

Group Leader - DC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – Typically begins with either an on-campus recruiting event or a sourcing recruiter reaching out to you. Sometimes applying online works however not always will it lead to a call back. Someone will reach out to you to do a phone screen followed by an on-site visit for 3 interview rounds. Prepare to spend a couple hours there. Most of the questions are situation based, for example "Tell me about a time you had to deliver a difficult message." Mostly, they are looking for what the situation was, what steps you took and what the result or learning was from it. Many of the questions are just worded differently in the 3 different interviews. If you pass that round, you will go through another quick session with a regional manager. After that, if you are offered, it is all dependent on immediate need to fill the spot(s) open.

Interview Question – None, as long as you are prepared to talk through what results you delivered in previous experiences or how you got to those results and what you learned along the way.   Answer Question

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Group Leader - DC Interview

Group Leader - DC

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Target in March 2014.

Interview Details – Went to a career fair at my school and talked to a recruiter. He called me back a couple hours later to set up an interview.

1st Interview: With a senior group leader. All behavorial based questions. STAR format.

2nd Interview: Was called a few days later and scheduled for a tour and 3 more interviews, round robin style. When I got there they took us on a tour then had a presentation before our interviews. The interviews were each with 2 upper level managers, one being the GM. All behavorial again/ STAR format.

3rd Interview: Got a call the next day saying that they all liked the fit and scheduled me for an interview with the HR director for the region at HQ. The interview lasted 10min and consisted of 2 behavorial and one question about why I wanted to work at Target.

Received an offer 2 days later.

Biggest thing, that can't be emphasized enough, is to have confidence and know the STAR format.

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you had to confront a group member who wasn't pulling their weight   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Good offer for coming out of college.

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Group Leader - DC Interview

Group Leader - DC

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – There are a total of 3 interviews. One initial phone screening with a recruiter. Then an on site interview. This will be about 4 hours long from 8am-12pm. It will consist of 3 separate interviews with 2 interviewers each. They focus heavy on behavioral based questions. They want you to provide a specific situation, what you specifically did in that situation, the outcome of the situation and what you learned front the situation. DON'T FORGET WHAT YOU LEARNED!!! Then a final phone interview with the HR Group manager. She'll ask why you want to work for Target among other things.

Interview Question – I do not recall a most difficult or unexpected question. As long as you review a bunch of behavioral based questions then you should be fine. You should have at least 10 different situations for 10 different questions. You will most likely be able to use the same situation twice for two or more different questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offered and I counter offered. They gave me my counter offer and very shortly after they made that the standard non negotiable offer for others with no experience right out of college.

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Group Leader
DeKalb, IL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Target in December 2010.

Interview Details – Fill out an online application and complete a test. If you pass, then the recruiter will set you up with the details for the interview. You will do three separate interviews, each lasting 45 minutes. They will be with Senior Group Leaders, as well as the GM. All questions are behavior-based questions, so use the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action and Result) for them. After the interviews are complete, you'll get a short guided tour of the distribution center from another Group Leader. You should hear something in a week from the recruiter.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult co-worker. How did you approach that person?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, but they offered me above my old salary and it was a reasonable offer.

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Group Leader - DC Interview

Group Leader - DC
San Francisco, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in October 2012.

Interview Details – Campus recruiting and expo, campus interview on the same day, distribution center onsite interview 2 weeks later
campus interview is 1v1; onsite 2v1, totally 3 interviews one day, no meal provided
It's my first onsite interview. so I am a little bit tired and answer the questions may not so logical as situation-action-result-take away

Interview Question – all questions are about personality and your previous experiences, and how your ability to manage a group, as conflict management   Answer Question

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Distribution Group Leader In Training Interview

Distribution Group Leader In Training

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in February 2014.

Interview Details – I talked to the company at the career fair at my school and they offered me an interview on campus. The interview was only three behavior questions and a few logistics questions. It lasted about twenty minutes. The interviewers were very friendly and it wasn't too intimidating. They let me know if they wanted me for a second interview in only 3 business days.

Interview Question – How would you manage your time if you are presented with several tasks?   Answer Question

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