I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in September 2012.
Interview Details – As an internal hire, my interview process included three computer tests on personality, numerical competency and verbal reasoning. I then had 3 interviews which are composed of situation behavior outcome questions. I interviewed with human resources initially. After passing this interview round, I interviewed with a senior buyer, and a director of a division.
Interview Question – Tell me about a decision you made that did not receive a lot of support from those around you. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I wasn't able to negotiate well, since I was an internal hire, and the new position was going to pay 30% more than my previous role.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Target in June 2012.
Interview Details – It was pretty easy and straight forward. Know how to conduct yourself and explain times you have used leadership and team work and you will be more than ok. Be yourself, very culture oriented.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had trouble working with a team. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in June 2012.
Interview Details – Overall wasn't a hard interview. They ask about your background and go into a lot of detail on the role. Basically you're tracking sales trends of specific items in order to know where to stock inventory for future store needs. They don't grill you.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you had to take a leadership role within a group? View Answers (2)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Target in May 2012.
Interview Details – I applied through Emory. I was initially given a phone interview that lasted about 20 minutes for the first round. Very straight forward, asked why target, why business analyst position, etc. After I was told to complete a timed math, logical reasoning, and personality test which took a while. I was then scheduled for a second round interview that was a lot longer with more intense behavioral questions. Some of the behavioral questions were specific, so make sure you have stories that you can mold into what the recruiter asked. Overall, the recruiters were very nice, I was offered the position and accepted.
Negotiation Details – salary not negotiable, $18 an hour for interns. Housing was included with just a $500 payment for the entire summer, which is a great deal.
The process took a day - interviewed at Target in March 2012.
Interview Details – I contacted the Target recruiter and had my first interview on campus. It was a behavioral interview that lasted 30 minutes long and was answered in a STAR format. My interview on site was at corporate headquarters and consisted of two back to back behavioral interviews one with an HR rep and the other with a senior member in my department and was again answered in the STAR format. The interview day additionally provided me with information about my position and the company and also allowed me to network with current employees.
Interview Question – Please describe a time where you were faced with a difficulty in a group setting. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – N/A
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Target in January 2012.
Interview Details – Daylong interview process at their headquarters. All employees were extremely friendly. You have 2 1 on 1 interview with senior level employees where you are asked behavioral based questions. Do your research on the company before and come in confident and prepared. Take the advice that your HR recruiter gives you in the e-mail that offers you the position as that is exactly how the interview goes. They do not try and trick you. Everything is very straightforward and what you should expect out of an interview with a leading fortune 500 retailer.
Interview Question – Tell me a time you had difficulty communicating with someone? Answer Question
The process took 5 days - interviewed at Target in January 2012.
Interview Details – The company called me, and were very helpful in scheduling an interview time that worked for me. I ended up going through two rounds of interviews, and both people who interviewed me were very helpful. The interview was mostly behavior based. All in all, enjoyable process.
Interview Question – What are your strengths or weaknesses? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in January 2012.
Interview Details –
I was referred to a recruiter for the Business Analyst position. After an initial exploratory phone interview, a formal phone interview and an online assessment (consisting of quantitative, critical reasoning, and personality questions) was scheduled.
The second phone interview was 30 min and included a couple general behavioral questions. At the end of the phone call, I was offered an office visit to the Target HQ.
The Target Office Visit was great! Interview day comprised of a morning of company presentations (Target, Minneapolis, position shadowing, etc.) and 2 half-hour interviews after lunch. This was followed by a short tour of the HQ building and a reception. Interviews were straightforward, behavioral-based. They're looking for you to speak on specific experiences and how they reflect/contribute to your leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to foresee an obstacle and how you overcame it. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in January 2012.
Interview Details – They are so nice! They make it as painless as possible. The questions were not hard at all. They were very prompt and did things on time. I applied online and they got back to me a week or two later. I had a phone screen, then took an online test, then had a second phone interview, then got the job a week later.
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate-- its an internship. They subsidize housing, but do not give you a stipend if you choose to live somewhere else.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Target in December 2011.
Interview Details –
I applied for the Business Analyst position with Target Headquarters through the Target online application system. Two months passed before I received the first contact from Target. This time frame can vary and may take longer before an email of interest is sent. Unfortunately, Target's policy is that if they are not interested in your application from the beginning you will not receive an email. Emails are only sent to those with whom they would like to pursue as applicants.
The first email was a contact from a recruiter who wanted to do an initial phone interview which consisted of one behavioral interview question and some general first questions. I was immediately offered a second phone interview which was a longer interview consisting of 3 or 4 behavioral interview questions. Following this phone interview I had to complete an online assessment. The first portion was a math and verbal test. The math test was very difficult consisting of charts and related economic questions. There is no real way to prepare for this test but be sure to have a calculator ready and paper and pen. The second test was a personality questionnaire.
I passed these stages and was asked to come in for a day visit to the Target Headquarters. The day consisted of tours of the headquarters and nearby Target store on Nicollet Avenue. There were two 1:1 interviews entirely consisting of behavioral interview questions. Prepare a number of examples of problems which you have solved creatively as well as experiences with problematic coworkers and bosses and how you dealt with working in these situations.
I received an offer only a few days following the full day visit and accepted.
My best piece of advice is to be friendly and comfortable with the Target employees while visiting the headquarters. They are always watching and trying to judge if you are a good fit for the Target atmosphere and team. Do not limit yourself but talk instead with as many current Target employees as possible! The more Target employees who had good experiences with you the better your chances of being offered a spot on the Target team!
Interview Question – Tell me a time you had to work with a difficult coworker and how you handled this experience? Answer Question
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