Target Target Protection Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2015
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    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    There were three interviews. The first with the Undercover. He was a cool guy asked me basic questions. Second interview was with their HR. Almost the same type of interview with slightly different questions. Third interview was a phone interview and it was someone from corporate. And again same type of interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you wanna work as a Target protection Specialist   1 Answer
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    Target Protection Specialist (TPS) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Target in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online a few weeks ago. I was called yesterday from someone in the HR Department from the store asking if I was still interested. She stated that the position was X hours a week at $11 an hour. Told her that was good with me and she set up a time for me to come in the next day.

    I was told to show up 30 minutes early to do an online assessment. Showed up 40 minutes early and spoke with the HR Manager. She told me to have a seat in the break room and wait. About 5 minutes later, I was called back to interview with a Lead Department Manager. She asked about 6 or 7 questions about a "Time when you had to...," followed by, "And how did that all end out?"

    After about 15 minutes, our interview was done. She was extremely nice and we made jokes back and forth and made it a comfortable experience. When the interview was done, she had me go downstairs to do the online assessment. The assessment itself was pretty easy. Basically was geared towards gauging where your morals were and how well you were able to use the correct words and punctuation. It was about 40-50 questions and took about 10-15 minutes at most to fill out. Once I was done, I was instructed to go back upstairs.

    Once back upstairs, I waited in the break room until I met with the Manager of Asset Protection. He was a nice guy. He asked a few different questions, more towards how I handled conflicts and dealt with customers who were difficult in the past. Whole thing was about 15 minutes. At the end, he gave me a more in depth idea of what the position was about and how they operate. He asked if I was still interested and I told him I was. He asked if I could hang around for a couple minutes and I said absolutely.

    I went back to the break room, and after about 10 minutes, the HR Manager had me come back where she and the Manager of Asset Protection offered me the position. She gave me some paperwork to fill out, a background check form, and gave me a urinalysis order that had to be done within 24 hours of time of offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had to handle an added situation on top of your workload.   Answer Question
    • Have you ever had a time when you've had to deal with a frustrating customer? And how did you handle it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate. Went in knowing the position was $11 an hour, which is comparable to local LP jobs.

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    Senior Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Interview process was simple. Already worked for Target and excelled at what I did. Had and interview with the ETL-AP and store manager and was hired the day I had the interview and accepted the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • tell me about a time when you went above and beyond the call of duty for your work?   Answer Question
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    Senior Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Target.

    Interview

    Initial application and "interview" was on a kiosk. They asked all the basic questions. Called pulled into speak with the APTL (ETL-AP) and was given a second round interview right on the spot. I, personally had a little security experience - so it wasn't a long conversation. They brought me in to HR and did all the expected paperwork and talked with the APS (undercover asset protection specialist) and went through a couple of questions of spotting and calling in suspicious folks in the store. Over the next day or so it involved a drug test at a lab down the street. It was for the most part, quick, painless and didn't involve anything out of the ordinary.

    Interview Questions

    • Normal questions, nothing that I remember as extraordinarily difficult or surprising.   Answer Question
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    Senior Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Target.

    Interview

    Super easy. If you can walk and talk you'll get the job. No unexpected questions. Everything was straight forward. Can't stress how easy it was to get the job. I would stay with Target indefinitely if they payed more.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I completed 3 phone interviews as I was out of state during the initial interview process. Upon my arrival in the area I completed a final interview with the area manager. Questions asked were typical to previous posts on this site. Be honest, positive and educated about the position you are applying for.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question for me was situational. Describe a time where you had to overcome a difficult situation and how did you accomplish this (in so many words).   Answer Question
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    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clovis, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Target (Clovis, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online. About a month later I was called. I had forgotten that I had even applied. They set up an interview the next day. I interviewed with two people from HR and then the person in charge of the TPS department. I was called a couple hours later and asked to come back the next day. When I went back, another individual from HR told me that I was going to be hired. Before it is official, you have to have a drug screening and a livescan. This costs about $100 but they reimburse you. The entire process was very professional.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Two back-to-back (or sometimes scheduled soon after) one on one interviews, one with human resources or the store manger and one with the department manager. Each interview has ten questions that ask about instances of overcoming failures, successful moments, and leadership opportunities.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time that you failed at a task, and how did you learn from it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Wages are semi-set but are more flexible to those who enter rather than promote.

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    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Very repetitive and a lot of the same quetions. You get a call from the HR REp they schedule you a interview and then you go in. Very nice staff and willing to expalain to you everything. Understanding the process was kind of scary because everyone was like hey how are you so.

    Interview Questions

    • None youll be able to make through just answer honestly .   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None my first job so I let them set the pay no negotiating.

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    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Target (San Jose, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    They have a team leader from another dept interview you first. And if he or she likes you then you will interview with the Security Supervisor. Otherwise the person who interviews you will let you ask any questions and if they don't like your answers, then thats it you are done.

    Interview Questions

    • Which is more important? Preventing thefts or Customer service.   2 Answers

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