Target HR Interview Questions

Updated Jun 25, 2015
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Target.

    Interview

    All behavioral based questions regarding leadership expectations. 3 interviews starting at district level and ending at group level. Interview process is not long. Just over 2 weeks from start to finish

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you had to demonstrate courage?   Answer Question
  2.  

    ETL-HR Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview

    went through 5 interviews with different leadership positions, over the phone and in person. They all ask different behavioral questions such as "Tell me about a time when you... [showed leadership skills]" and you have to answer with a situation, your behavior and the outcome

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    Human Resources Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    I applied online. They called me a few days later (on mother's day!), I was unavailable at the time. When I called back, less than 5 minutes later, it's as if HR disappeared. Impossible to contact. I've previously applied at a different location, and it was the same experience. Once they call, you better answer or you'll never hear from them again. I actually reached out to Corporate, and they reached out to the store. They ended up calling me, and I missed the call again.

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    Human Resources Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Target (Raleigh, NC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, completed an assessment, had to complete the same assessment on site (not time effective), viewed an video on the Target Exerperience, and completed two interviews. The interview process took about to hours. The time could have been cut in half. A large portion of time was dedicated to technical issues.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you comfortable with handling merchandise, assisting customers, and working on the cash register?   1 Answer
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    Human Resources Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisburg, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target (Harrisburg, PA).

    Interview

    Structured interview process - 1st interview at store, 2nd interview at store and 3rd interview at the district level. The interview questions are behavior based questions and are looking for the situation, your actions and the result of the situation (what you learned).

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  7.  

    Executive Team Leader - Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Target (Sacramento, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process is extremely drawn out and time consuming, despite each individual interview taking less than 20 minutes. I interviewed over the phone twice prior to meeting with a Store Manager, each of these interviews spread out at least one week apart from one another and lasting less than 20 minutes. The interview with the District Team Leader was spread out even further, approximately 2 weeks after the Store Manager interview. I ultimately withdrew my candidacy because I accepted another offer with a company that was able to put me in front of executive leadership (Executive/Senior Vice Presidents of Human Resources) and extend an offer in a more timely manner.

    Considering how long the position was posted prior to receiving an interview, and then also the time it took to wait between interviews, it was clear that there was no urgency to fill the role. There is no excuse for the interview process for a store front operation to take as long as it does, regardless of whether or not they are the number 2 (or even number 1) retailer in America. While they may compensate well, Target is only worth the wait if you are currently sitting in a role that you are not satisfied with and have the time to standby.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview went so quickly that I couldn't remember the questions, but they are Situation/Behavior/Outcome type questions. The talent acquisition managers are very good at preparing you for the interview by outlining that in the beginning. As long as you answer the question in this sort of fashion, the applicant will be fine. Questions are situation based and focus on your individual contributions to a specific problem, ie a difficult employee situation, management decisions, improving processes, etc. Focus on the "I" and not the "we" and an applicant will have a strong interview.   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Target (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Had a phone and in person interview, was quick and easy the questions weren't overly hard over the phone but got a little more in depth come the actual 1 on 1 interview.

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  9.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Target (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Unorganized and unprofesional . They made wait for hours before someone could interview me and it quite irritating. Then they seem to be unprofesional when it came down to the interview processing.

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    Human Resource Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target.

    Interview

    First portion is a phone interview about you and information on resume or application second portion is face to face about you and your qualifications third is another face to face interview and then finally a offer that included compensation

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    Human Resources Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Target (Fort Worth, TX) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Spoke with someone for the initial interview who was not even closely qualified to be giving any type of interview, nor did she understand qualifications for the job. I expected the interview to be more in depth and the salary to be slightly more elevated for a skilled position. I do not understand the human resources department for this company. The interview was so unprofessional. I was overdressed and over skilled

    Interview Questions

    • "Uh, do you know what we do here?"   1 Answer

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