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Updated Dec 2, 2014
Updated Dec 2, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    You are generally called and then talked to over the phone about your application, if it does not seem to work for us, that is it. If it does work you will have 2 interviews, 3 questions each, before you are offered a position.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions are not difficult, and you just need general scenarios to answer them. What Target looks for is how you answer them. Identify what the situation is, the explain the behaviors that lead to the outcome, and then state the outcome. I know it looks easy, but we have a ton of interviews that will just have the situation and then the outcome, and no one will discuss what they did to get to the outcome. Ex. "Tell me a time you worked with a team to get a task done."   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Target has set pay guidelines, there are no negotiations, you get the wage they offer you, no matter your experience, and you either accept or reject. As a team member you can expect an average of 20 hours a week and as a Team Leader you can expect an average of 32 hours per week. You can pick up shifts to add hours, or you may be scheduled as low as 5 hours a week depending on the time of year.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Executive Team Leader - Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got connected with a recruiter for a phone screen. The shortest phone interview I have ever had. Sounded like she was calling me on the road. Simply asked me why I wanted to work for Target, biggest strength/weakness. Then she said she'll look at my resume and let me know if they'll move forward with an in person interview.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader - Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the Target website and was contacted within two weeks for a phone screening. I then was passed on to do a phone interview with a human resources business partner. Next I had a face to face interview with the District Team Leader and a local STL, and was contacted a week later for my final interview with a regional HR leader. An hour after that interview I was offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to make a decision that changed the way someone else had to do their job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation, but they offered an extremely competitive first offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    ETL - Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bakersfield, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bakersfield, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Target in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    They do all communication regarding procedure through email. The first two interviews are over the phone, then the last three are face to face: first with a local STL, then the District Manager, then the district HR manager.

    All interviews have four formal "tell me about a time when you..." Questions. All the same questions for each interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you changed your daily routine based on along term goal.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The District Manager that I interviewed with had 2 weeks as DM and the District HR leader had been in her position for 2 months; they didn't know what they wanted and they were disorganized (started the interview 20 minutes late and ate their lunch during). They were gruff and didn't embody the culture that Target (fast, fun and friendly), so I got huge red flags during the last interview and didn't want to work under them. They weren't nice at all.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Executive Team Leader - Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    They just asked me basic questions of where I prefer working. Not very professional but very comfortable. I think it was because it was a position offered to a college student, they made the interview process very personable and a great environment to make sure I knew the obligations of the job. I definitely felt that I knew what I was getting myself involved with. I really appreciated that they were understanding with my situation of not accepting their offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time where you had a deadline and had to meet it.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through the website, got a call within 4 days. Was asked to conduct a phone interview the next day. Got a call on time and was asked situation-based questions. At the end, we scheduled an in-person interview. Was asked similar questions in person. HR Executive offered me the job on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about a time you made a mistake, and what did you do after?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Unable to negotiate due to pay grade scale.
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Human Resources Team Member Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was called 1 day after application (on a Friday) for an interview the next week (Wed.). Arrived at the store early for the interview and was asked to wait.

    Interview time!
    (Introductions)

    Interviewer: "Thanks for coming in, follow me." Walk, walk, walk. "You can have a seat on the right there" Interviewer sits across desk. "We have filled the position. We have several other positions out on the floor if you are interested."

    Me: "Uh..."

    Interviewer: "The position you applied for, we have already filled it."

    Me: "Alright, well I am out of college and trying to get into an HR position. How much would one of the other positions pay?"

    Interviewer: "Minimum wage."

    Me:"Okay, well thank you for your time." (Shake hands)

    Interviewer: (walking back) "Alright, if you don't have any shopping to do you can exit out the doors to your right." aka don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    Review: I saw one earlier comment on this site about the company doing this to someone else while doing my research for the interview. I thought this was not really how this company would conduct their hiring process. Seeing as it was less than two and a half business days since I set up the interview, I was shocked they would have not at least given me an interview before offering the job to someone else. One would think that, for no other reason, the store would want to hire the best person for the job. Unfortunately, this was not my experience, and I hope readers' experiences are different.

    Interview Questions
    • The position is filled, would you like a minimum wage job instead?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    ETL Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got interview during the campus career fair.
    Before the interview, I read some interview feedback from glassdoor. That helped a lot! Since my first language is not English. I got to admit I was super nervous before the interview.

    I be interviewed by a Store team leader and she said she started from ETL also. The process was pretty positive. She asked me whether I am willing to be relocated. and then she told me there would be 4 behavior questions.

    I just finished the interview this morning and she said someone will contact me later for that next stage. I have no idea whether I am no longer in consideration or not, I'll keep updating this.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you provide serves to others   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time that you made a mistake   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you have to leverage u and coworkers   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you keep professional contact with someone when there is a conflict   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Human Resources Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    After completing the online application, I was called by an employee for an interview. On the day of the interview I completed another survey in the store on one of their computers.

    Interview Questions
    • How has what you learned at your previous job useful to the position you are applying for?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  11.  

    Human Resources Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I came in after applying and getting called a week after. I took the assessment online and the store was located a few miles away. Arived early and dressed professionally. I spoke to the manager of the Human Resource dept. and she seemed extremely nice and caring. Very flexible and upbeat. I didn't apply for this specific position but they thought my personality fit well with it, they had plenty of positions opened. It went well and by the end of the interview that took about 15 mins. she offered me the position, gave me paper work to sign and asked me to go take the drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • How my future with school career will work well with my offered position if i planned to commit   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I was offered a full time position with stable hours at another company.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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