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I applied through college or university and 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.

Interview Question – Share a time when you had to give someone feedback.   Answer Question


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Notre Dame, IN

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – What's one of your greatest weaknesses?   Answer Question


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Business Analyst Intern

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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.


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Business Analyst Intern

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Tell me about a time where you received feedback from a boss and had to adapt to this feedback.   Answer Question


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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – One of my friends had previously interned, and he referred me to his recruiter. She then contacted me and we did a quick 15-20 minute phone screen ("Why Target? Why retail?" type questions), followed by an online assessment.

The online assessment is all just going through profit & loss statements and looking at data sets to determine growth rates, breakeven points, revenue, profit. Pretty easy stuff, and it's all multiple choice.

From there, I had another phone interview that was behavioral. After that, I got an offer. Note: you do have to take a drug test within 24 hours after receiving the offer.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time that you failed.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. It's an internship.


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Business Analyst Intern
Minneapolis, MN

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in November 2011.

Interview Details – After applying online through my campus career center, I received an email for an on campus interview. Before the interview, I had to take a math, reading, and personality test. The interview was all behavioral. About a week after the interview, I received a call from my recruiter congratulating for on the new offer.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to convince someone to see your way.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They give you a lot of time to think about your final decision.


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Business Analyst Intern
Minneapolis, MN

The process took 3 months - interviewed at Target in November 2010.

Interview Details – People were friendly and direct. Had to follow up multiple times. Interview process took a long time. Asked tough behavioral questions. Being concise was most important.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you used your strategic/analytical skills to solve a problem.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. They do provide housing to out of state interns.


Accepted Offer

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Business Analyst Intern
Minneapolis, MN

The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Target in March 2010.

Interview Details – Received a phone call, brief first round get-to-know-you type of interview, very casual, established a rapport with the recruiter. Second round interview was completely behavioral, followed by an online skills/IQ test. Once I passed that, I got the call with the good news. Had to complete a drug and background check prior to official offer, but the interview process was spread out and fairly stress free if you prepare well and know your stuff.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you had to deal with conflict?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation for interns, the pay/start dates are set.


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Business Analyst Intern
Minneapolis, MN

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in March 2011.

Interview Details – I applied online and then was offered a phone interview after a few weeks. Sadly their schedule was messed up so they ended up having to reschedule me to half an hour later (after calling about 15 minutes late). The second time they called 5 minutes late then we had a very short conversation until she found out I'm not an American and told me I can't do the internship since they don't sponsor work visas and the internship is to scope out full-time employees. Was a big disappointment having to prepare and then wait for so long only to be told off...

Interview Question – What interests you about the business analyst position?   Answer Question


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Business Analyst Intern
Minneapolis, MN

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in February 2011.

Interview Details – Applied on their website and through the Minnesota Private College Job Fair. They pre-scheduled me for an interview at the fair where I met one of their interviewers for an interview. Consisted of basic behavioral interview questions, ex. Tell me about a time when you... showed leadership, had to work with a team, made a quick decision. All types of questions that can be readily found online. About two weeks after the interview I received a phone call from a member of Target's recruiting team and was offered the position. The recruiter asked if I was considering other options and told me I had 24 hours to complete a drug test and one week to accept the offer.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you were a leader   Answer Question

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