Target Target Protection Specialist Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014
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    Target Protection Specialist (TPS) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Target in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I worked in electronics prior to moving into this position so I didn't have to go through the normal application process/drug test. First interview was with the Assets Protection manager. Most of the questions are tell me about a time and some behavior questions. 2nd interview is was with the HR manger. They offer me the position couple days later. You then fill out a packet of questions dealing with theft. Training is about a month and a half.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you dealt with a difficult person or situation and how you handle it   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    If you get hired within the store the raise won't be much
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 days - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, completed a general assessment. Target employee called and stated that the store didn't have the position i had applied for but another store close did, she transferred my application and i received a call the next day to set up an interview. At the interview, before it began i had another assessment, mainly driven towards spelling and grammar. I then had a first interview with the general, why do you want to work here, and tell me a time.... passed that with flying colors. 2nd interview was with the LP Lead I would be working with, I didn't talk at all as she just told me about herself and the team. After that they sent in a rep from the HR department to actually offer the job. Pay was offered at $9.00, I negotiated $10.50 but it was like pulling teeth. after that you must do a drug screen and all the pre-employment forms

    Interview Questions
    • They asked the sales question about a customer not finding the shoes they need in stock and what would I do. didn't really make sense for an AP job   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    As a TPS you are a glorified door guard, who can only assist in apprehensions and not actually initiate one.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Wages are semi-set but are more flexible to those who enter rather than promote.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    None my first job so I let them set the pay no negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Target in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    After applying online, you will receive a call from an HR team member inquiring to schedule you for an interview. You will interview first with an HR Team Member, then the ETL of you department, and finally the HR ETL. The HR ETL will give you the offer letter. This occurs over 1-2 days. For me it was all in one day. After being hired, you attend a 4 hour orientation, and spend countless hour doing computer training for about 2-4 days. You will be drug tested (urine only).

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were overly difficult. All were very basic, examples are the following:
      Give us an example of when you worked as a team to accomplish a goal,
      Give an example of when you had to complete multiple projects in a set amount of time, and how did you complete them.
      Given an example of a time when you had to deal with a stressful situation and how did you handle it.
      What do you bring to Target, and why do you think you would be an effective TPS?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable, do not expect much. It is entry level retail after all!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Target in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ventura, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ventura, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    They first contact you by phone to schedule and in person interview in which you are interview by two separate people each lasting 20-30 minutes. The interview questions are pretty basic and depending who you get they might not even follow the script and just wing it to make for a more personal interview which was in my case.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about a time you faced adversity. What was the situation and how did overcome it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I did a total of 3 interviews. One with the Assets Protection Executive Team Lead, one with a store team lead, and one with a HR Representative.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time where you had to stand against the crowd and what you did.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    For this position their are two or three interviews depending on where you are at. You will have an interview with the HR manager and the Assets Protection manager and depending where you might have a third interview with a district level Assets Protection manager. They have a set interview packet and the questions can be difficult.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Senior Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oviedo, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oviedo, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had 4 interviews for this position. all interviews asked questions like: tell me about a time you and a coworker did not agree on a project? what did you do? what was the outcome?. there were about 6 questions per interview. the first was with the AP Team leader, the second was with the ETL-HR, the third was with the STL(store team leader), and the fourth was with an ETL-AP from another store. they are very professional and the interview was good, but for my position i felt it was overkill.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to juggle several tasks at once.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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