Target Starbucks Team Member Interview Questions

Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015
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  1.  

    Starbucks Team Member Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Target.

    Interview

    Hefty interview because of the introduction videos and wait time. But the actual interview questions were fairly straightforward and goal driven. The typical "what can you offer Target" types of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • List a time you experienced failure, explain the situation, the people you were with, and the outcome.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Starbucks Team Member Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Target (Saratoga Springs, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I got a phone call minutes after submitting an online application requesting an interview for the next day. I met first with the Starbucks manager, who asked a series of questions, then the Target HR manager, who asked a lot of the same ones. It was very laid back, and they offered me a job on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if a customer was searching for an item but it wasn't on the sales floor?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you worked with a team to reach a common goal.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about an experience with a difficult customer.   Answer Question
    • If a product rang up as 19.99 but the customer insisted it was 17.99, what would you do?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Starbucks Team Member Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Target.

    Interview

    There were 2 interviews, one with a random team lead and then with an executive team lead. They asked common behavioral questions. They gave me an overview of the job and what the schedule would look like. They offered me a job at the end

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you were successful as a team?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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  5.  

    Starbucks Team Member Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Target in July 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online via Snagajob.com and I was called to schedule an interview about a week later. Before the interview, I completed a personality test. At the interview, the majority of questions asked were behavior questions. So, it was a lot of "Tell me a time when..." (tell me a time you worked in a group, tell me a time you made a mistake and what did you do to fix it, tell me a time you had to do a lot of things in a short amount of time, etc). They wanted answers that included the problem, what you did/resolution, and the outcome. They also asked why I want to work at Target and why specifically, in the Starbucks department. Also, they asked what were my strengths and weaknesses. After that there was a second interview where a few of the questions from the first interview were elaborated. The second interview included situational questions. I got asked about 2 situational questions, which were "what would you do if you were ringing up a customer's item and they claimed the price they saw was something other than the price rung up?" and "what would you do if a customer couldn't find a specific style they want in their size?" After the two interviews I was told they were extending the job opportunity to me, but I had to go do the drug test first. After the drug test results were in, I was scheduled for orientation.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for this position at Target?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

  6.  

    Cashier/Starbucks Team Member Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Target (Marquette, MI) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online and they called me an hour and a half later, asking me if I'd be interested in a cashier position and working in Starbucks. I love coffee, so od course I said yes. I was scheduled for an interview the next day.
    It was a seasonal position that eventually became full-time.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a guest wants a specific shoe for her child, but we no longer have any in stock?
      ---This was a difficult question because I hadn't anticipated a sales floor interview question for a cashier job.
       
      Answer Question
  7. Helpful (4)  

    Starbucks Team Member Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Target in May 2013.

    Interview

    I applied in-store at one of the computers, and then introduced myself to the team leader in Starbucks who took my information and said she would pass it on to one of the HR managers. I returned to the store 1 or 2 times a week for 3 weeks to follow up with the hiring managers, each time dressed for an interview. I finally received a call from the store but I missed it (of course) and there was no voice mail left. I called back 5 times a day for a week to no avail. After waiting a week, I went back (in business casual attire) and while looking for a familiar face I ran into an employee who turned out to be the lead hiring manager. I spoke with him briefly about my experience and such. He wrote my name down, went to look at my application. A minute later he came back and said to come in for an interview at 2 the next day.
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    I arrived 10 minutes before the interview wearing a dress shirt, tie, khakis, and dress shoes. I was directed to take an assessment with like 20 questions similar to the one you take at the end of the application online. Once finished, I was led into the office/team member area and told to wait for a manager. 10 minutes later a manager came and got me for the 1st interview. I was asked:
    1) Why do you want to work for Target?
    2) Tell me about a time you had to work with a team and what was the outcome?
    3) Tell me about a time when you provided good customer service or exceeded expectations?
    4) What would past employers/teachers say are your strengths and weaknesses?

        I then came out and waited about 5 minutes for a higher up HR manager to do the 2nd interview. Other than "tell me about a time where you made a mistake and how did you fix it?," the questions were quite literally the same, except he wanted a little more detail. Have solid answers to the first set and you'll do fine. None of them are difficult if you think of/prepare good situations that make you look...well, however you want to be at.

    After the questions I was shown a 3 minute video about working in the part of the store in which I applied, and was then asked if I wanted to continue the interview process. I said yes, and was handed a form to confirm my availability. I handed them back, and was immediately offered & then accepted the position!

    I had to take a drug test within 24 hours. I took it the next day (Friday), and was called to start orientation that Monday.
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    I'm telling you, this post is all you need. I applied for Starbucks, but I was interviewed from Team Member interview guides (I looked to make sure), so it's probably the same you'll have. I purposefully took notes just for this post/site, because it really helped me prepare and ease my anxieties about the interview. Just be confident, on time, and well dressed. You'll be surprised at the impression dressing well has on people.

    Lastly, I think they know if they're going to hire you by the 2nd interview. I have no evidence for that; it was just my gut feeling =P

    Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    • None of them were particularly difficult. Just be able to call to mind examples of teamwork, strengths/weaknesses, and customer service.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. It's retail lol.

  8.  

    Starbucks Team Member Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in May 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online, and the next morning HR called me to set up an interview for the next day. It was super easy and I was hired on the spot. I was sent to take a drug test. A few days later I called back to make sure everything was good and they set me up for my first day the next day.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation, they started me off making almost 2 dollars more than minimum wage.

  9.  

    Starbucks Team Member Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Target (Harker Heights, TX) in August 2012.

    Interview

    2 simple interviews, 15 minutes each. Very, simple basic interview, you wait a long time though. They interview 10 other people during the same time frame. They hire almost anyone as long as you pass the drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • When do you think you'll work the most?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No option for negotiation

  10.  

    Starbucks Team Member Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target (Littleton, CO) in August 2011.

    Interview

    I submitted my application online and was called in for an interview about a week later. You first interview with a team lead (middle management) and then if you pass, an executive team lead (senior management). I was job offered the same day. You have to take a drug test before you can start.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions are very difficult, but be prepared for situation questions such as 'tell me a time when...'   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. Take it or leave it offer.

  11. Helpful (1)  

    Starbucks Team Member Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Target (Jacksonville, FL) in March 2011.

    Interview

    I had really wanted a job at target for a long time and so I finally got an interview with them and I was so excited! I got to the interview and I was very nervous and the two people that interviewed me didn't make it any better, they were very intimidating and even though they knew I had no employment experience they continued to ask me questions that had to do with past employment situations that I had no idea how to answer. So this made me even more nervous. So the interview ended and they said they would call me soon once they had made a decision. So over the next few days I waited as patiently as I could. So after a week with no phone call I decided that I would call them. So I called and they informed me that I should have received an email that I did not get the job but I had been checking my emails and I had not gotten anything from target or anything like that so I just moved on and started applying at other places. Two weeks after I made this phone call I finally got the email! Ugh! They were so aggravating to deal with! I'm SOOO glad I work at Publix!

    Interview Questions

    • How are your time management skills on the job?   1 Answer
    • How would u deal with a rude customer?   1 Answer

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