Target Cart Attendant Interview Questions

Updated Oct 31, 2014
Updated Oct 31, 2014
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Cart Attendant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

Interview Details

So I applied online. I would assume applying to the store is exactly the same besides how you send in the application.

After sending in the application its a waiting game. If they like you then they will call your phone number that you gave. I am not to sure if they will email or not but I did not get one. When they give you a call they will say something along the lines of " I looked at your application and saw you applied for XXX. Are you still interested in the position." If you say yes then they set up an interview with you. At my place there are a ton of different days and times so its very workable.

So you have your interview day. Arrive at the guest services desk and just wait in line if there is one. When you get to the front just let them know that you are there for an interview. They will set you up on a computer nearby to take a small personality test much like the one you take during the online application. After you have finished notify the guest service cashier and she will walkie for someone to lead you into the team member office area.

When you arrive in the office area you may meet one of the ETL-Hr people if they are around. You will sit and wait for your interviewer. Your first interview is pretty much the same thing as the second. When the interviewer comes towards you make sure to stand up and look them in the eyes when shaking hands if he offers his hand. They lead you into a small back room. They just ask some basic questions. The biggest worry of the questions are the 3 parters. Check the questions below about them.

So your first interview is over you will be seated again in the same spot. Another interviewer will come out. You will once again stand and shake hands and back to the interview room! When you are doing this interview it is with the HR lead. At the end he will ask about past crimes and such. Realize that past crimes do not cause you to be undesirable. I have a few arrests under my belt and they had no issues.

After that if they decide to offer you a job they will offer it to you right then and there and make sure you know what the job entails as well as the wage. You can choose to accept or deny the offer but know that there is no negotiating the wage so do not bother unless you have a higher up position like asset prevention.

So you were offered the job and accepted. Congratulations! Welcome to waiting game part 2. It takes 1-2 weeks for them to complete your background check. Since I was hired as seasonal I was not required to take a drug test. If you are required they simply give you a paper and you head over to a drug testing facility somewhere nearby. Not at the target but a separately owned place.

Waiting game part 2 is a lot less stressful. Try to just wait it out. If you are worried at all give them a call after a week. Call the target that you were accepted to and just tell the operater that you applied and that you accepted the job. You are just curious about the state of your application. They will ask for your name and look you up and update you.

They gave you a call back and now have your orientation! Make sure to wear a red shirt and khaki pants to orientation and to bring two forms of id off of the list. Orientation is pretty boring. You sit in a classroom with other people that are in orientation. Watch a video. There was no anti union portion. Not sure why everyone says there is. You will get your team member number, discount card, and name tag. Fill out some forms. The ETL-HR will talk a bit. They had bowls of candy around the room for us to eat. Plenty of times we were asked if we had to go to the bathroom. At the end you walk around and get to see all the team member only areas. At the end they give you your schedule and make sure there are no conflicts and teach you how to fill out one of the papers like you had forgotten to clock in.

In the question area I will list a few of the three part questions.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond for a guest/person. (If you have never worked you could talk about helping a random neighbor or something)

    How do you think they felt about it?

    How did you feel about it.
     
    Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time when you had a problem at work.

    How did you solve the problem?

    How did the guests like how you solved the problem?
     
    Answer Question
Negotiation Details
There was no negotiation. There was an hour wage written down. You either accept it or get nothing.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Cart Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and after about a week I got a call from the HR. Usually there is a phone interview first, but the HR told me to go in store and they will interview me. So when I went to get my interview, they said there was a misunderstanding about the interview even though I specifically asked if I had to go in store or not. But they still interviewed me. I passed the first interview and it was relatively easy, all scenario questions. The second interview had similar questions to the first interview.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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  2.  

    Cart Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got phone the next day for an in-person interview that day. I was interviewed first by a supervisor who asked questions and wrote down my answers, then was interviewed by the hiring manager who looked over my previous answers and asked a few more questions. Then I was offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you had an issue with another employee. How did you resolve it?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Cart Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application and was interviewed afterwards. Their drug test was incorrect and my job offer was rescinded. However, after they tested it again, it was 'poppy-seeds' that screwed the whole thing up

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Cart Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waterford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Target in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    1st was a phone interview. 2nd was an in person interview. I found all the questions here on Glassdoor.

    Interview Questions
    • describe a project you didn't have time to finish. And what did you do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cart Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an online application and shortly after recieved a call to schedule an interview. I came to the location and found myself among around 20 other applicants. After sitting in the waiting room for 3 hours and watching the short training video on loop, I was called into the interview room. The interview was short (maybe 5 minutes) and had the standard interview questions. They said I passed and I would be meeting with the manager, so once again I sat in the waiting room for another hour. After thge second interview, I recieved my conditional job offer, which is basically dependant on a drug test that must be administered within 24 hours of the job offer. By the way, starting pay is only $8.25.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where you showed exceptional customer service.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I recieved a better offer from another company.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Cart Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was like any other

    Negotiation Details
    they told me what I was getting and thats it
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Cart Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hackettstown, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hackettstown, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Target in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied in the store kiosk. Two days after I submitted the application, I got a call for an over the phone interview. Once that was over, about 2 days later, I got a call to have an in-person interview. After the successful in-person interview, I was asked to take a drug test, which I was told would take only 2 days to analyse. 7 Days later, I got a call saying that the results came back negative and I was given the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Where did you find yourself in a situation in which you had to overcome an obstacle by yourself.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Cart Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orland Park, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orland Park, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on snagajob.com for seasonal sales team member and seasonal cart attendant. About a week later, I was told I would have a phone interview, then after I passed that there was an in-person interview. Before the interview they had me fill out a 50 question multiple choice test to see if I fit the company. I was offered the job after the in-person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • If a product rings up at a higher price than the customer says what should you do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Cart Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Target in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews on the same day by two different hiring managers.I also had to take an intelligence test. My thoughts and aspirations were completely crushed because I never recieved a phone call after the interview process even though I was told I would. They lied to me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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