I applied online and interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – I was called in for an interview. I was interviewed by three different people on the same day, going up in rank as you went. They were kind and welcoming during the interview, which helped make me comfortable. The process was long, but it wasn't difficult.
Interview Question – The questions weren't terribly difficult. They did ask a question about what policy would I change if I had the chance and I answered with a policy at my college that I wasn't particularly fond of. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. They made an offer you either accepted or declined.
Interviewed at Target
Interview Details – I applied online and the next day the called me for a phone interview. They asked a few situational questions. things like how would you help a customer. Once i passed that they set up an in person interview. The interview was pretty much the same. a few more situational questions. one was what would i do if i was ringing up a customer and they said the price of an item was lower. the correct answer was if it was below $10 difference we could change the price for the customer.
Interview Question – What would my previous employer say about my weaknesses Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation just a straight foward offer.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – You apply online, it'll take about a week or two until HR contacts you to tell you if you can come in for an interview, you show up to target and go to the computers so you can sign in and answer questions, you will watch a video and you will have to pay attention, then you'll have to answer these questions on the phone, then when you're done you go into the back and wait in these chairs until someone calls your name, they ask you basic questions like what are your weaknesses/strengths, what was a time you had to lead, when did you make an error and what was the outcome, what experience do you have that is related to the position you're applying for etc. Then you'll wait to have a second interview where you'll have to answer situation questions, like for example "What would you do if an item was priced $19 and the customer said it was $17?" or "what would you do if someone couldn't find the right shoe size they were looking for?" then you might have to roleplay and try to sell the person interviewing you a REDcard. after that you should be offered a job depending on how well you did.
Interview Question –
"What would you do if an item was priced $19 and the customer said it was $17?"
- Just give the customer the price theyre claiming it is, its better to lose a few dollars than lose customer loyalty.
"what would you do if someone couldn't find the right shoe size they were looking for?"
- tell the customer to wait and you'll check if they have more shoes in the back, call another target to see if they have the shoes, check online to see if they can order it from the target website, suggest to find the right shoe size in a similar style. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation, you take the salary they offer (around $8.70 an hour)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in November 2013.
Interview Details – I showed up 30 mintues before my interview was scheduled, and waited another 30 minutes for my interview took place. They ask the basic questions, where have worked, what have you done this situation, and what would you do in this situation. AFter that, a second interview took place with a different supervisor 20 minutes later. Same thing really, except for she had emphasized on the promotion of the Target Red Card. Then I got the job.
Interview Question – What would I improve on? Answer Question
Interviewed at Target
Interview Details – Typically a two part interview. If they send you out after the first one, don't expect a call back. Be prepared for basics...why do you want to work for Target, what are your strengths/opportunities, do you have any related experience.
Interview Question – All of the questions ask for you to tell a story about a specific situation. Don't generalize the questions. Tell me about working with a group to accomplish its goals. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations. They have a salary scale and rarely do anything different.
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Target in November 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online and got an e-mail the next day from the HRTL saying to call the target store to discuss my application, called when I got the email and did a short interview with her asking the following questions: Why do you want to work for target? What hours/days can you work? Can you work the upcoming holiday weeks? I answered all the questions and she scheduled me for an in store interview 2 days later. I went to the interview and was interviewed my 2 very nice girls at once (one asked the questions the other was kind of shadowing her and trying to learn the process of interviewing) right after that interview I was interviewed by a guy who they said is their boss, very friendly and easy going, right after the interview was done I was offered a job pending background check and a passed drug test within 24 hours.
Interview Question –
Questions asked for in person interview:
Name a time you worked in a group and accomplished a goal?
If I spoke to a teacher or supervisor what would they say would be your strengths and weakness?
Why do you want to work for target?
Talk about a time you helped someone go above and beyond for a task?
Name a time you had multiple tasks to do at once and how you completed that?
If a customer comes in asking for a pair of blue size 3 shoes for her son and you don't have them what do you do? (Say that you would check the back, call other stores to see if it's in stock, check online/advise the guest to check online, take a rain check and definitely say you would recommend the guest buy a different style/color pair of shoes)
Say you're working the register and you're ringing up the customers things and the computer says an item is 19.99 but the guest says it's 17.99 what do you do? (I was very skeptical that this was the answer but it definitely is, say that you would trust the customer and change the price because you wouldn't want to permanently lose the guest over 2 dollars and that the guest is more important than 2 dollars.) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None, offered 50 cents more than minimum wage.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – I applied for seasonal help. The kiosk application was more like a psychological test than anything else. Upon finishing, I was encouraged to pick up the adjacent phone for an on the spot interview. I was told to go to Food Avenue for the interview, and as this was my first time in Target, I didn't know where this was, so I left. A few days later they called and said they wanted to schedule a second interview. When I got to the interview, I realized I didn't have to dress up as much as I did because the person before me in jeans and plaid polo was also hired.
Interview Question – "Why did you chose Target?" View Answer
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Target in November 2013.
Interview Details –
Applied online, got a call three days later to schedule a phone interview. Had the phone interview three days after that. I was asked the same questions listed by others on this site:
- Why do you want to work for Target?
- Name a time when you had to work as part of a team to accomplish a task.
- Name a time when you exceeded customer expectations.
- Name a time when you solved a problem.
The phone interview went well because I was prepared, and I was scheduled for a second, in-person interview three days later. The next interviewer asked the same cookie-cutter questions you can find here:
- Tell me about yourself and why you want to work for Target.
- Name a time when you made a mistake, and tell me what you did to correct it.
- Imagine a customer came to you saying she wanted a size of shoe we did not have in that particular style. How would you handle the situation?
- Imagine you are checking out a customer and something rings up as $X.XX. The customer says the price was supposed to be $X.XX. How would you handle that? (Note: After I gave my answer, the interviewer told me "Just so you know, we always correct the price up to a certain limit, so there is no need to hold up customers to check a small price discrepancy.")
I was told the interview went well, but that they did not make hiring decisions on Friday, so I was asked to come back on the following Monday to speak with the HR manager.
On Monday I was told I had to complete a questionnaire on the computer, which only took a few minutes and was basically just a repeat of a few questions that were in the original application. After I finished I was taken into a back room and offered a seasonal position for the whopping sum of $8 an hour and told that the position would end in January. I was also told that they are open all night on Black Friday and was expected to work during that time.
I was given a conditional offer of employment contingent on me passing a drug test and background check. The drug test had to be done at a nearby lab within 24 hours and was paid for by Target. I was told that background checks "were taking a while to complete" and that she didn't even know when the next orientation would be, that they would call to let me know as late as the night before, and it was possible that it would be rescheduled after that. I was also told that I would be required to buy my own uniform - khaki pants and red shirt.
The whole process was drawn out, unorganized, and made me think less of Target as a company. I couldn't believe how little they are paying their employees considering how successful they are - Wal-Mart pays more, has an organized hiring process, and is more flexible.
I accepted their ridiculous offer, but after I got home from the drug test I applied at every fast-food place I could think of. I would be getting paid the same at McDonald's and it would be a less stressful job with more perks.
Interview Question – Questions are easy as long as you prepare. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Offered $8/hr.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target.
Interview Details –
Applied online and the next day was scheduled a phone interview. All the questions were the same as found on here already.
Why do you want to work here?
Tell me about a time you worked as a team to achieve a goal.
Describe a time when you exceeded someones expectations.
describe a time when you had multiple things to do at once.
Interview Question – Time when you worked as a team to achieve a goal. Answer Question
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