Target Executive Team Leader Interview Questions

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014
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    Executive Team Leader - Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    They just asked me basic questions of where I prefer working. Not very professional but very comfortable. I think it was because it was a position offered to a college student, they made the interview process very personable and a great environment to make sure I knew the obligations of the job. I definitely felt that I knew what I was getting myself involved with. I really appreciated that they were understanding with my situation of not accepting their offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time where you had a deadline and had to meet it.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  2.  

    Executive Team Leader - Logistics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First and second interview are behavioral based interview questions. It is really focused on showing leadership and how you handled situations where there was conflict, etc. Use the STAR method to answer all of the questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tel me about a time when you failed? Tell me about a time when you overcame adversity? Tell me about a time when there was a conflict you had to handle in either school or work?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Only have gone through the first interview thus far. It was very structured into story-like questions. When was a time you made a mistake and what did you do about it? When was a time you disagreed with a supervisor and what did you do about it? Etc, Etc

    Interview Questions
    • My interviewer asked me to ask her questions and I would have brought a few more specific questions for her.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Executive Team Leader Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Seamless! You receive about 5 total interviews. Your initial will be from the recruiter, store team leader, district team leader, human resources business partner and either Group Vice President or Group Human Resources Manager.

    Questions: Tell me about a time?

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, however Target is all about being Fast, Fun, and Friendly and relatable. If you possess these qualities you will do well in your interviews.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through the website. Got a email a month later about setting up phone interview. My phone interview was later that week. They used the stars interviewing method, focusing on customer experience questions. Once the interview was done, I was emailed a personality and customer experience test. Took the test and that was the last thing I heard from them.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really, basic questions about customer and your experience   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Interview 1 - Phone Screening, pretty typical questions. Tell me a time you had a problem with a coworker; tell me a time you worked together as a team to accomplish a goal; tell me a time when you disagreed with your boss; etc.

    Interview 2 - In-person with District Team Leader and a Store Manager. Again, pretty typical interview questions.

    Interview 3 (final) - Phone interview with HR Market Leader - similar questions to last 2 interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you prepared for something and something unexpected occurred.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Executive Team Leader - In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Telephone, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Telephone, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, recruiter asked why I wanted to work for target, what were my strong points, my weak points, she was just screening to pass me on to another recruiter, basic questions about my previous job, I asked questions and she was very helpful with my next interview what they would be looking for. They definitely want leaders, leaders who are nice and who can inspire. Leaders who not only understand the retail environment but also the service environment.

    Interview Questions
    • My strongest and weakest... although they are run of the mill questions I always have a hard time with weakest.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Actually an offer for next round of interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I began with a phone interview, then had to do an online assessment, after completing an online assessment I got a phone call that my interview was moved up within the next 24 hours. It was scheduled for the following week. At the interview I had four back to back interviews with a ETL, STL, DTL, and a HR recruiter. The final interview is with group management (a VP) over the phone.

    I applied online in July; I got a response via email from HR in mid-September (following with a phone call); completed phone and in-person interviews within two weeks of receiving the initial email.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time where a customer gave feedback that you didn't expect and how you handled it   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Taunton, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Taunton, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via email to set up a phone interview with a recruiter less than a week after applying online. The recruiter was very nice and invited me in for a face to face interview where he asked about 4-5 of the situational questions on this site. A couple days later he called saying he wanted me to meet with his recruiting partner to make sure I nail the final interview and sent me an online assessment to complete before my interview with the DTL. He said he thought I would be a great ETL and he just wanted to give me that extra boost. The meeting with his partner went great. The man was very helpful and spent about an hour and a half coaching and giving tips. He said he was confident I would end up working for Target. One piece of advice that he gave me was that the DTL was very dry and serious and not to let her demeanor intimidate me during my next interview. Of course, that made me very tense because I am extremely outgoing and personable. On the day of my interview I arrived 15 minutes early. However, I was placed in an employee break room for a long 30 minutes because apparently the DTL and STL were running late. First I interviewed with the STL. He was an older man who had been in retail most of his career. He pulled the "I'm going to ask you 4 situational questions, I don't make them up- its just policy" card. He jotted down my answers to the questions and gave little eye contact or comments. This lasted about 15-20 minutes. He was very pleasant however and had great things to say about the company. He even went on to say I did great and the DTL would be with me shortly. When I sat down with the DTL I could immediately see what the recruiter was talking about. He was indeed dry and serious. She appeared bored and bothered to be interviewing me and it made me very nervous. She asked me 4 situational questions and told me I would hear from my recruiter early the following week (interview was Thursday). On Tuesday I got an email for HR saying they will not be pursing the process any further. I was annoyed to have wasted 6 hours of driving, and over a month of my time. I was confused on how 2 recruiters could be certain that I would get the job, but a 4 situational questions interview was the reason I didn't. I truly felt as though the DTL just didn't like my personality or took her bad day out on me. I was EXTREMELY disappointed with this experience. I would suggest anyone interested in this position, ask about the demeanor of the DTL before meeting with them, because they alone pretty much choose whether or not you get job.

    Interview Questions
    • "Explain a time you made changes to a process that was already in place in order to improve efficiency" "Name a time you gave constructive feedback"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Commack, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Commack, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online, no reply, called store, they contacted someone. Received email to set up phone interview with HR. STAR based interview, sample questions emailed prior. Phone interview went well with face to face interview recommendation. Assessment test sent, second type of test. HR sets up appointment with you to follow-up on your interview before you see Store Manager. At this point, you are being molded into something else. Not a comfortable situation. You must be a good story teller and embellish, it is not what would you do, but what have you done? You can read the same comment on another interview review on Glassdoor, that person recommends to lie and embellish. I don't suggest lying, but I believe this is the only way to get through to the end, as your accomplishments will never be good enough, even if you increased sales 71% at a company. How do college grads with no experience get hired for this position? There is hiring disparity amongst the different regions.

    Face to face STAR interview with STL. Store Manger seemed disinterested and unfriendly from the start of face to face interview. They should have professional HR staff conduct interviews through entire process, if you do not make connection with this one individual, you will not pass through.

    Waited one week, even with follow up , for an answer. Simple email sent with declination -unprofessional result from major corporation withal the effort you must put into this process.

    Read Target's Mission Statement; this does not trickle down.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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