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Target Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Executive Interview

Executive

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – Situational Questions- expect to answer about your past behaviors and/or actions taken. You will receive several of these questions to discuss your behavior and expect to speak about why you want to work at Target.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you did not agree with a boss?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Pharmacy Summer Interview

Pharmacy Summer

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – The position was for the Summer Internship Program. I applied through my school's career website and had an on-campus interview. Interviewed by a pharmacist and another member with typical behavioral interview questions, plus one or two curve-balls. The interview went alright but many students interviewed so it was fairly competitive.

Interview Question – Describe a situation where you found a system or process that was inefficient and what did you do to solve it?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Interview

Summer
Lincoln, NE

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Target in October 2013.

Interview Details – I met Target recruiters for summer internship positions at my UNL (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) career fair. I did a campus interview the next day. The recruiter was very friendly and it felt like a conversation. A week or two later I was offered a second interview, on site. It included a walking tour around the Target store (hint: you are being informally interviewed during this part too, so best food forward!) and then a formal 1:1 interview with a higher-level hiring personnel. He was very friendly and the questions were all typical situation questions (tell me a time when...) and were similar to the questions I found on glassdoor. If you are at college, ask the recruiter from the first interview about a student ambassador who did the internship the summer before. My school had one and we met up to discuss her internship experience and preparation for the second interview.
There is a third interview to complete the process, a phone interview with corporate. I was not offered a third interview.

Interview Question – Tell me a time you made a mistake? Tell me a time when you had a conflict with a coworker or supervisor and how you dealt with it? Tell me about a big project or task you worked on and how you accomplished it?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Executive Store Intern Interview

Executive Store Intern

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Target in April 2010.

Interview Details – I applied online after learning about the internship opportunity at my university's job fair. I received a phone call from Target within a few weeks of meeting the Target representative from the job far. During the call, I mentioned my interest in being relocated closer to home. The man on the phone answered that he would refer me over to another district. Within a month, I received a surprise phone call from Target where I accepted the phone interview right then and there. After finishing the interview, I was offered a second interview in the city. A few weeks after, I received an offer.

Interview Question – Questions involved problem solving, teamwork, and leadership experience.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

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

Interview Details – Several rounds of interviews at college campus and on-site at a Target location. First a recruiter gives you a call and you do a quick phone interview that typically lasts around 15 minutes. Next, you go in person to interview with a current Target Team Leader who asks you lots of case-style questions. Finally, you interview on-site with another Target executive. At least this is how it all happened for me.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult-- just be sure to be prepared for lots of "Tell me about a time when you had to...."   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Received another offer from a company I was more interested in.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

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

Interview Details – I connected with my campus recruiter. Had an interview on campus that were all behavioral questions and then had a second round interview at a store with a manager then received a call 2 weeks later. When you receive a call you must take a local drug test within 48 hours. To complete the process you must apply online and take an analytical and personality test.

Interview Question – Lots of behavioral questions, if you are prepared they are easy.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Set hourly rate depending on grade.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Executive Team Leader Intern Interview

Executive Team Leader Intern
Ventura, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – I was an internal hire so it was different as opposed to a normal college fair hire. I submitted my resume to my Human Resources exec and she forwarded it to a recruiter. From there I received an email from the recruiter to prepare with my Store Team Leader and Human Resources so i could properly answer all of the questions. Because i was an internal hire the questions are a higher scope than a regular interview. There were two interviews. One with recruiter (over the phone) and one with the district manager.

Interview Question – What do you hope to gain most from this internship.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. I get paid more than a team leader.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Intern Interview

Sales Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – First meet at campus career fair. Got called in for the first interview, they ask you about situations and how you handled them. I was told at that first interview that I would be called later for another. second interview was the same. I was told I would hear back from them later but never did

Interview Question – Tell us about a time you knew made a mistake and what did you do to correct it.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Executive Intern Interview

Executive Intern
Denver, CO

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Target in February 2013.

Interview Details – Several interviews, lengthy wait time, similar questions for each interview

Interview Question – Most of the questions revolve around problem solving, group collaboration and leadership experience. Be ready to speak to those.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Executive Intern Interview

Executive Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – People were really nice about everything. I applied through my school's job board and was interviewed twice. The first time was with an executive manager at a store and the second time was with a HR representative at the district office. The second interview was toward the end of the recruiting process so it was a little hard to get the second interview. I also was able to get an internship closer to where I lived since home and school isn't in the same area.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you disagreed with a manager .   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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