Target Business Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Sep 21, 2014
Updated Sep 21, 2014
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    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online through my university's career site. They emailed a few weeks later saying I got the interview. It was on campus at my school. Before the interview you had to take 3 online tests, math, reading and personality. There was also a pre-night meet and greet with the interviewers and recruiters. That was relatively casual and the interviewers were very nice and easy to interact with and ask questions to. The interview was behavioral with about 4 questions. All questions were about how you work in groups. The interviewer was not intimidating at all.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Notre Dame, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Notre Dame, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I submitted a resume via my campus career recruiting database, and was then (a few days later) contacted about receiving an on campus interview as well as attending a meet-and-greet that the Target recruiters were hosting at my school. It was also required to complete three assessments--personality, data analysis, and reasoning--within two days of the interview time. The three individuals that conducted the interviews were all VPs which was pretty intimidating; I'm not sure if this is unique to my school from which Target notoriously recruits heavily, or if that is their usual interviewing procedure. Fortunately, my interviewer was extremely laid back and friendly which made it easy to reciprocate the "fast, fun and friendly" vibe that they are obviously seeking. He only asked me maybe five or six behavioral questions. Why Target? Tell me about a time you had an issue with a team-member and how did you handle it? Tell me about a time something didn't go the way you planned? What's your greatest strength? What's your biggest weakness/something you need to work on? In general, very typical questions.

    I completely forgot to "close" the interview in any way, so I was convinced that I blew it, but I got a call from the recruiter about two weeks later offering me the position (contingent on my passing a drug test within 24 hours). I interviewed Oct 3 and was called about the offer on Oct 14. I would say, without a doubt, that the most crucial part of the interview is your answer to the first question: Why Target? I did my research, and had a really genuine response to this question, which just established a common ground between myself and the interviewer immediately, as well as set the dynamic for the rest of the interview. Definitely prepare for that question.

    Also, I am a psychology and history major who has never taken a business class, so apparently this doesn't matter all that much. My impression was that Target values holistically bright, energetic, passionate problem-solvers, equally, if not more than, people with incredible business financial backgrounds.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    The process was pretty basic. On campus interview, tons of behavioral questions. Followed by a super day at Target headquarters in Minneapolis. Advice - > be super bubbly and flamboyant.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you where in a team, and something we wrong.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Strict process. All questions are Situation-Behavior-Outcome format. Little to no questioning abotu actual business acumen.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you worked with someone who was difficult   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I had a single on Campus interview before I was offered the position. I also attended a couple mixer events. The key is to show that you can fit into the Target Culture. To do this I recommend being peppy, excited, and curious whenever interacting with Target recruiters. If outside events are offered before the interviews (i.e. meet and greets) ATTEND THEM. Be sure to meet everyone there, get their name, and remember at least one thing about them. These will likely be the same people interviewing you the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were all the standard behavioral interview type. i.e. What are three words that your friend would use to describe you? Describe a time you worked in a group. Describe a time you worked toward an uncertain goal.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation; it was an internship position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Merchandise Planning Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my university, and the recruiter responded in two days asking to set up an preliminary phone interview. The first interview lasted about 30 minutes, including time for questions at the end, and was very informal and conversational. The interviewer was very friendly, which kept the interview from seeming too intimidating. I was then told that within a week I would find out whether I had been chosen to continue on in the process. A week later, we set up a second phone interview, about 30 minutes, that mainly consisted of behavioral questions, in the STAR format. I found out soon after that I had been selected to continue to the final process, which was a full day at the Target HQ in Minneapolis. This final process consisted of 2 1:1 interviews, which was made up of further behavioral and situation based questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What would your current or previous employers say is your biggest strength, and weakness?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    For second-round/headquarters interview, they had employees in your position's department to talk you through what a typical day is like and answer any questions you may have about the company, your position, living in Minneapolis, etc. Then followed by two interviews with the hiring managers.

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    After dropping my résumé at an on campus recruiting event, I was contacted by a recruiter to set a phone call which they use as a basic 1st round interview. It was only about 20-25 minutes and flew by. It was more of a conversation, where I proved basic info about myself and my resume before answering one behavioral question.

     I was invited to a second round phone interview which consists of multiple behavioral questions where I had to explain personal experiences and how they exhibited some type of behavioral action in myself. I also had to complete a 2hr online assessment.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you worked with someone who was difficult to cooperate with. How did you settle this? I had to describe the whole process to the interviewer as it related to how the situation arose and how it played out through the end.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I looked for salaries at this position before going into the interview so I was able to go into it with a good idea of what to ask for and how to approach the negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Strategic Pricing Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    There were 2 phone interviews. The HR person was nice and seemed to be trying to educate me on how to properly answer interview questions. There was also an intelligence test online. Then there were 2 short on campus interviews that were not very difficult. Everyone was very nice, and they even provided lunch. It took almost all day, though.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty basic questions. Know an experience where you worked with someone that you did not mesh with very well, and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    After receiving an interview following their on-campus visit to my school, I interviewed in person for the Target Business Analyst Internship. The interview, which was in person, was the first and final interview for the internship. It consisted of all behavioral questions - no curveballs. However, I am not sure what they were looking for, because even though I felt fairly confident about my interview, I did not get an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you received feedback from a boss and had to adapt to this feedback.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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