Target Sales Floor Team Leader Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2014
Updated Aug 5, 2014
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Sales Floor Team Leader Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Target in August 2012.

Interview Details

You will have 3 interviews. The first will be with an ETL. If you make it through that you will interview with the Store Team Lead. If you make it through at interview you still interview with the district team lead. All of the interviews will consist of a "getting to know you" question followed by three situationally based questions Ex: "tell me about a time when..." You will be asked to come up with a situation from a previous experience. They will want you to list the situation followed by your specific behaviors in the situation and then finally what the outcome of the situation was.

Interview Questions
  • "Tell me about a time you made a mistake and how you handled the situation"   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
There was no negotiation. They presented a wage and I took it. Negotiation was not an option.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Sales Floor Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Independence, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Independence, MO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    One over the phone interview that is a Team Leader (Supervisor). In person interview with Executive Team Lead (Manager). One interview with Store Team Lead (General Manager). One interview with District Team Lead (District Manager). After you've accepted the position, you're hired as a part-time employee and put on "Team Lead Bench", where you are scheduled in every area to get an idea of how to do each job. The problem with that is that the "bench" process can last months, because you're waiting for a spot to open up, and that could be anywhere in the district. During this time, they pay you bottom dollar ($9 was NEGOTIATED-they offered me $8). The interview itself is very simple-be prepared to tell everyone your strengths and "opportunities", and be prepared for them to throw you off your train of thought (that's STL, DSTL level). Very simple questions-"Tell me about a time..." and you need to explain situation, what YOU did, and the outcome. Emphasize TEAMWORK in all answers.

    Interview Questions
    • "Why should I hire an outside employee for a position I could promote from within?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    After you've accepted the position, you're hired as a part-time employee and put on "Team Lead Bench", where you are scheduled in every area to get an idea of how to do each job. The problem with that is that the "bench" process can last months, because you're waiting for a spot to open up, and that could be anywhere in the district. During this time, they pay you bottom dollar ($9 was NEGOTIATED-they offered me $8). Once you turn down a position at a store, you're seen as a liability, so choose wisely, and expect to badger for more money, because their offer is usually very low, and once offered, they are very unhappy about changing it. My initial offer for the Team Lead spot was $10.50. I declined, and eventually took the position for $13.75 after I was offered 11.50, and then 12.50. Finally got the $13.75 offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Floor Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is lengthy. Interviewed with ~ 7 different people. Interview is based on SAR questions. Situation, Action, Results. Ex. Tell me about a time that you had to do multiple things in a short period. The key here is to focus on the actions. Target wants to know that you know how to explore and use your resources, that you take partners and work with a sense of urgency. The other key is use a real specific example, not broad ambiguous examples. Use people, places and names.

    Interview Questions
    • all very similar questions. Just be prepared with multiple different examples.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Floor Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a coworker, what did you do?
    Tell me about yourself
    What are your strength and weaknesses?
    What would you do if you saw someone stealing?
    Why do you want to work for our company?
    Why did you leave your last job?

    Interview Questions
    • Everyone has plenty of strengths but for some reason they can never come up with a weakness. Be prepared!   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Floor Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Harrisonburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interview process is structural. You interview with the department (or Executive TL) manager first and then with Store TL (or Store Manager). I believe the new hiring process after 2012 also has you interview with the District Manager as well. Be prepared because they do grill you on facts of the company mission and sales for the department youre interviewing for.

    Interview Questions
    • None. A lot of the questions are retail based and if you have enough experience in retail, most of it should be logical.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They don't negotiate salary but give you an upfront hourly rate. But I had not much experience when I had interviewed. I'm sure its based on experience as well when they are willing to negotiate with you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Floor Team Leader Interview

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

    interviewed at Target in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    First two interviews were telephonic interview. It was followed by a back ground check and health back ground check. After passing the results the final one followed with in person interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate the terms I liked.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Floor Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    the process was quite simple, it all happened within 2 hours

    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations at all
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Floor Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    1st: apply online
    2nd: they'll call if you meet qualifications
    3rd: 1 st interview is with the Team Leader over the phone (Target just started doing this about two years ago, I think it was a horrible idea, it's very informal and not personal at all!)
    4th: If team leader likes the phone conversation, they'll call you in for a second interview (in person) with their Executive Team Leader.
    5th: If the ETL likes you, HR clerical will come out and give you a job offer (at this time you are offered pay rate)
    6th: required drug test within 24hours (if not taken within the time frame, you will be disqualified from the position)
    7th: once drug test passes, than you are called in for orientation. (about an 8 hours day/paid with the last 2-3 hours of shadow cashier training)

    Interview Questions
    • Their interview questions are all "Tell me about a time" They want to know specifics: what was the Situation, What you did about it, and what was the outcome (Bonus: tell them what you learned from this situation) is how most target employers like you to answer their questions.

      Most Difficult Question for a entry level candidate: Tell me about a time you had a disagreement with a peer and what did you do to solve that disagreement (not an exact question, can't really remember any but questions are something similar).

      Another question that candidates seem to find difficult (which is actually simple) What are your good qualities and what do you need to improve on? (do not say you do not have anything to improcve; everyone does!)
        View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Floor Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Three interviews. Two in store with Executive Team Leaders, one phone interview with District Team Leader. Each interview was basically two parts - First half was pretty straight forward questions, why do you want to work for Target, what experience do you have, etc. Second half was all situational/behavioral questions:

    * Name a time you worked with a team and what was the result?
    * What would you do if somebody asked for the location of a specific item? (always walk them to the item)
    * If somebody questioned the price of an item what would you do? (change the price if it is reasonable)
    * Tell me about a time you had a lot of tasks to complete at one time and how did you handle the situation?

    Some questions were slightly more difficult than the above, but I don't remember them all.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions are pretty straight forward, nothing too difficult. The key to answering these questions is to make sure you are prepared to answer situational/behavioral questions with specific examples and details to explain what the situation was, what steps you took, what the result was, etc. Don't be overly wordy on any answers; short, detailed answers are better.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very minimal negotiation, but was able to get a little more money than originally offered. However, I have heard stories of others who had much better success with negotiating wages during hire and store transfers. Seems to vary from store to store.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Floor Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I actually reached out to the store's Human resources team when I was interested. A very quick phone screen took place, mostly clarifying schedule, past experience, and scheduling a date to interview. I had two interviews, which is unique because usually there are three with the last being an interview with the district team leader and/or business partner. The first was with the store executive team; HR executive, Hardlines Executive, Store Team Leader. The second interview was over the phone with an HR business partner and a few HRBP trainees. After the last interview, I met with the HR executive in the store for any follow up questions and an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time in which you disagreed with your supervisor. What was the situation, who was involved, and what was the outcome?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was available; however, the pay was very competitive and was higher than my prior employer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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