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Target HR Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Human Resources Team Member Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – I had two interviews one with a team leader and then a ETL. If they both like you a person from the HR team will conduct a job offer.

Interview Question – explain your biggest accomplishment. What are some of your strengths and weaknesses? Explain a time when you helped someone out and why did you do it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – All rates are set.

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Human Resources Team Member Interview

Anonymous Employee
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – Simple. The first is over the phone and if you accomplish that well, you'll get the face to face interview with one of the managers. I originally applied to be just a cashier but my experience got me into Human Resources.

Interview Question – They ask the usual behavior questions: what are your strengths, weaknesses, how to handle worst customers, etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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Human Resources Team Member Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
White Plains, NY

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – Was called for an interview within an hour of applying for the position. I had the interview the following week and my interview was 30 minutes after I was scheduled to come.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions honestly.   Answer Question

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Human Resources

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – Interviews consist of "tell me a time when ..." questions

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you had to confront a supervisor or teacher over something you disagreed with?   Answer Question

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Executive Team Leader Human Resources Interview

Anonymous Employee

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

Interview Details – I had 4 interviews - it was a phone screen, interview with DTL/HRBP, GVP/HRM for final interview. They asked situational based questions - tell me about a time when...All interviews were similar with 5 questions each. They start with Tell me about yourself, strengths/weaknesses, why Target? etc. All had great personalities and were a true display of the culture at Target - fast, fun and friendly.

Interview Question – Tell me about a mistake you made; walk me through a project that you planned and executed; tell me about a conflict with someone   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – For negotiations, they are willing to do so. Just try to keep it within decent pay range from offer and have reasons to support why

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Human Resources Team Leader Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in April 2013.

Interview Details – I interviewed from a HR Team Member to an HR Team Leader. I did interview prep with exec's and the store team leader with 3 interview guides. The interviews are based off of the STAR method. Most have to do 3 interviews total, I only had to do 1. It usually goes, Store Team Lead (STL), HR Business Partner (HRBP), and District Team Lead (DTL). I only had to interview with the DTL as my STL wanted me for the position. I did interview prep with my STL (as well as a few other execs), so that was kind of my interview.

Interview Question – We you already work for Target and are applying internally for a promotion you are given the interview guides to help you prep for the interview. I already had answers prepared for all of the questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There isn't really a negotiation phase for moving from a team member to a team leader. Pay is based off of a pay chart split up by pay grades. I was already getting paid a decent wage, similar to what some starting team leaders were making. In order to make the move up more beneficial I did ask for $15 an hour, I was given 14.97.

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Human Resources Team Member Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – Not difficult. Behavioral questions - "tell me about a time..."

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Human Resources Business Partner Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – Very stream-lined interview process. You interview with an HR Manager, HR Director, and then HR Vice President.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you have challenged a higher level leader?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – there is not a lot of room for negotiations. It is a highly competitive job and another candidate will take the offer if you decline.

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Human Resources Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online - interviewed at Target in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied for the position online. About two weeks later I received a phone call to schedule a phone interview on the same day. After the phone interview, I met with the Human Resources Supervisor. I had to fill out a questionnaire on the kiosk prior to the face-to-face interview.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Target? The supervisor also asked two situational questions, asking about what would you do if a product was not in stock? How would you handle a guest at checkout if a product rang up as one price & they said it was another?   Answer Question

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Human Resources Executive Team Leader Interview

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Interviewed at Target

Interview Details – Interview process will consist of anywhere from 4-6 formalized behavioral based questions. Know your strengths as well as opportunities as a leader. Target looks for leaders with great inter and intra personal skills who are comfortable with themselves.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you brought a group of opposing viewpoints together.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not when I first started, but my salary over the course of 3 years has increase over 50% from my original offer.

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