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Target Backroom Team Member Interview Questions

Updated Feb 12, 2015
Updated Feb 12, 2015
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Backroom Team Member Interview

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

I applied online – interviewed at Target.

Interview Details

I applied on line and then got a call asking if I was still interested in the job and they wanted to schedule a phone interview. I did the phone interview a few days later and then scheduled the in person interview a few days later. At the in person interview, I went to the store I applied for and was led upstairs to the break area to wait. I was then shown a video about the position I was applying and asked to take a test that had some math problems dealing with some graphs and charts. The interview itself was fairly easy. They asked a few questions that I had found out about from reading other reviews here so I had an answer ready for each one. And it also helped that the guy interviewing me was very easy to talk to. And then I was offered the position.

Interview Questions
  • What are your strengths & weakness? Why do you want to work for Target? Name a time you went above & beyond. Name a time you were part of a team effort. And name a time you made a mistake, what did you do & what was the outcome? And the two Target store questions.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
No negotiations, just this is what the position pays. You either accept it or don't.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Target

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    Backroom Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    They Offered $9.00 per hour, so I said no. Other store offered more money, so I thought it best to look around for a better offer. They Offered $9.00 per hour, so I said no. Other store offered more money, so I thought it best to look around for a better offer. They Offered $9.00 per hour, so I said no. Other store offered more money, so I thought it best to look around for a better offer.

    Interview Questions
    • They didn't really ask any hard questions. It was fairly easy stuff.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Low pay

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Backroom Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Anonymous Employee in Honolulu, HI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Target in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I Submitted an inquiry on an open position and in about a week I received a call and had an interview conducted over the phone. Upon completion I was asked if I was available to come in for a second interview which was scheduled days later. After meeting with one team member I was also waiting to have a third interview with another team member. Overall I would rate the process as informal and insightful .

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself?   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work at Target?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a situation where you were met with opposition but still performed beyond expectations?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a situation where you had to juggle multiple tasks at once?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Backroom Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    *This will probably be the most thorough interview experience you will find on here for the Backroom position.*

     I received a call four days prior to submitting my online application. The man on the phone from Target was very nice; all in all I was only on the phone for about 5 minutes. He asked why I wanted to work at Target, discussed my availability, went over the pay, and asked if I could come in for an in-store interview the very next day.

    I showed up 15 minutes early, went to costumer service, and told them I was there for an interview. The lady at costumer service knew my interview time and asked for my name. After that, she told me to sit on a bench till the person interviewing me came out.

    I sat there for almost 10 minutes until someone showed up. The kind lady took me into the office area and thoroughly explained the job I applied for, then began with the interview. She made sure I was up to speed with everything and asked if I had any questions. Hearing how long she has worked at Target was actually inspiring and it was nice to know she could potentially be one of my bosses. That interview lasted about 10 minutes.

    I was then directed back out to costumer service to do an assessment. After finishing the assessment, a man walked out to take me back into the office area to watch a video about working at Target. That took less than 5 minutes.

    My second interview followed soon after the video, and it was very similar to the first one, containing similar questions and the same description about the job I applied for. At the end of the second interview, the man offered me the job. I happily accepted.

    The third and final interview was very quick, it was pretty much going over the job offer information and the whole process of doing a drug test. This was my first interview for a retail store so I was surprised how down to earth everyone was.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Scheduling is very negotiable. I was surprised how flexible they can be with you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Backroom Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Target in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I began the process by completing an online application. I was contacted within two hours and asked to meet at target the next day for an early interview. Upon arrival I was asked to sit at a bench and waited about 5-10 minutes. I was then lead through a hall to an interview room in the human resources department. The interviewers were pretty down to earth and friendly.

     I was first interviewed by the team leader who would be leading my shift. I was asked to explain a time when I showed leadership and a time when I was able to fix a mistake. He then asked me to explain my strengths that related to the position, and why I wanted to work at target. After, he explained some details about the position and asked if I would be able to perform all of the required duties. I was then told to stay seated and wait for an interview with a manager.

    When the manager arrived a few minutes later He talked about more details and specifics about the position. The first thing he asked me to do was to tell him about myself. He then asked me explain a couple more "time when You" questions, such as a time when I worked above expectation and dealt with an angry customer. He also asked me about any weaknesses that I might have, or what I consider to be my biggest weakness. He also asked a couple situational questions. One example being "what would you do if a customer complained because they thought a product was $17 but rang up as $19? The Answer pretty much being to let them have it at $17 because $2 isn't worth an unhappy customer and that they are always right. He brought me to the human resources desk and asked if I would be able to take a urine test at a clinic within 24 hours of the job offer.

    After that interview I was escorted to a different room where I talked with another target employee. She talked about salary and hours and eventually offered me the position. She said the process would be complete once I passed both the urine test and a background check.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Backroom Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Van Nuys, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Van Nuys, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. 2 days later I received a call from there HR personal wanting to schedule an appointment for an interview which was at 5:30am. Went to the interview where there was 5 of us total waiting to get interview .at the end they called everyone one by one and they either handed us a paper or not.starred working the next day .

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Backroom Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Macomb, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Macomb, MI
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Originally went for an overnight remodel job but my specific area was backroom. They have you set up an appointment, and then come in early to answer a survey on their computers. The survey was easy, as long as you know some basic math skills and know that companies want people who act a certain way. The interview itself was essentially a Team Lead sitting down with you and discussing your past experiences and asking about what you can do for target. They're usually looking for flexibility and it pays off to know Target's lingo or to adapt to it as you hear it being said (if you know them, use them).

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with a guest asking to find a specific item in the store?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't much negotiation, since they offer the same thing to everyone in the position. I was able to get some extra hours and training by taking interest in it when it was discussed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Backroom Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Target in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    3 days after i applied, they called and did the phone interview. then they set up face to face interview the next day. it was a less than an hour they interview me then they called the team leader to see if there is availability. i was irritated because they wasted my time interviewing and end up telling me there is no available and they just hired someone else few days ago.

    Interview Questions
    • easy questions such as why you want to work at target, experiences related.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Backroom Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Target in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Called me the next day and asked why I applied to that specific job. Got an email shortly after stating that I did not get the job. Maybe if I keep trying I will eventually get hired.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Backroom Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cypress, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Cypress, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Well the guy who interviewed me was very unprofessional. He answered the phone twice in the beginning of the interview, and then he rarely made eye contact. I handed him my resume and he did not look at it. He asked me questions about what I would do was a cashier and the customers told me the price of an item is completely wrong. I never thought I would get a question like this since I was applying for a backroom member. caught me by surprise.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if customer states the item that you just rang up is wrong?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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