I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target in October 2013.
Interview Details – The interview went easy. They were friendly and tried to be as clear as possible.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was about my former customer service experience. It might have been easier for someone that had job experience. Answer Question
I applied in-person - interviewed at Target in October 2013.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview and then asked to wait for a call from HR to schedule 1 on 1 interview. HR called and we set up date for interview in a couple days. Was told to come in and finish assessment before I went in for interview. Showed up 30 min early to do assessment before interview. Went in and talked to lady at front desk who took me to a room to watch a video that was about 6-10 min long. After the video I went into a different room and talked to the store team leader.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – I filled out and online application, I was called in for a interview after about a week. We had the interview in the starbucks cafe part of the store, and they asked typical interview question, what was the hardest thin you had to do, what would you do in the situation etc.
Interview Question – I honestly dont remember, none of the questions really stumped me. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – there was no negotiation, it was an hourly position
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in October 2013.
Interview Details – called in for interview. met with one manager she liked me she told me wait then did a second interview with another manager she asked basic question and got offered the job.
Negotiation Details – None
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in September 2013.
Interview Details –
I filled out an online application and was called for a phone interview a few weeks later. The phone interview was where most of the questions were asked, but they are the typical, "Why do you want to work for Target?" "Tell me about a time when you had to work as a team and give examples of how that worked for you." It was very cookie-cutter and didn't require very much knowledge about the specifics of the company, so just look over your resume and get some examples ready before they call you if you'd like to be more prepared for that.
I was asked if I could meet with one of the managers at 2 that afternoon and that I still needed to complete a questionnaire in the store before the interview. I showed up 30 minutes early in order to complete the questionnaire so I'd have time before meeting with the manager as not to keep them waiting. It seemed like no one knew what to do with me because the process was so unorganized. I eventually went to the kiosk for the questionnaire which said, "You have completed all questionnaires online within the past 60 days." They then told me to wait because they thought the manager had already left for the day. About 20 minutes of sitting, another lady requested that I try the questionnaire again. She had reset my questions that they had obviously misplaced because I remember having done the exact same questions a few weeks ago. It's a simple personality-type questionnaire, so it didn't bother me too greatly even though it felt like busy-work. After finishing the questionnaire again, I was asked to wait for another 30-40 minutes.
When I finally saw the manager, she was actually very friendly and didn't ask very many questions at all. It was mostly, "Tell me about yourself" and "Tell me about a time you made a mistake and what you learned from it." It didn't take very long at all, but after that, they sent me back to someone in HR who realized that I needed to take a drug test within 24 hours. It was a Friday and the place had already closed for the day as it was well past 3 PM at that point, and they didn't test on the weekends. I offered to go to a place fairly close where another job had sent me thinking that it wouldn't matter as it was even the same company to be shushed and told, "Just let me think for a minute." She googled drug screening places in the area and told me that I would need to go to a place in the complete opposite direction, through rush hour traffic and get there within the hour before they too closed, "Oh, and by the way-- you'll be making $8/hr. I'm not sure if they told you that in the interview." They hadn't.
It was so incredibly unorganized. I didn't write all of this to insult Target as I feel as though they are a good company, but I wanted someone else who might also get nervous during the interviewing process like I do to know that you should not be nervous whatsoever. The questions they ask will come much easier knowing that you can be a bit more relaxed during the whole situation.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. They are all very typical interview questions to judge personalities and experience. They asked why I wanted to work for Target and asked that I tell them about specific situations. "Tell me about a time when you worked as a part of a team." "Tell me about the experience you've had that was similar to this position." "If I asked a former boss to tell me one strength and one weakness, what examples would they give?" Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I have two college degrees and left a great full-time job that used my degrees to be at home for my husband and to raise our baby, but I felt as though a fun part-time job for a few hours a week would be nice to help with groceries. I had forgotten how demeaning some employers make people feel when they are looking for part-time work, and how little they respect employees for such minuscule pay. Hopefully other Targets treat their "team members" with more respect than I was shown the day I wasted there interviewing.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – I applied online. I got a call for the HR the following week. We setup a interview three days later. When I got there I was told to wait in the break room and I sat there for a good 15 minutes. Then the some lady came in and got me for the interview and asked my some questions about availability and "tell me a time" questions. After that she said they would give me a second interview and told me to wait in the break room again. After like 5 minutes a tall guy called my name and took me for a second interview. he basically asked me the same questions but gave me 2 scenario type questions. Like what would you do if you couldn't find a customers shoe size. He said i did a good job and asked me to wait in the break room again. Two minutes later I was offered a job.
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. They said the pay is 8.25
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Target in October 2013.
Interview Details – Phone interview then asked to come in for face to face interview a couple days later. I waited longer than I would've liked to see the hiring manager but she finally came out. Everything went well from there.
Interview Question – Nothing at all. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiating. Offered 9.75 on the spot and I accepted.
Interviewed at Target
Interview Details – First a phone interview, next an official interview, told if you have the position on the same day as a the official face-to-face interview.
Interview Question – Why should we hire you. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I simply wanted to know if there was incentive for growth.
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Target in October 2013.
Interview Details – I submitted my application online and I received an email the following day from HR. I called, set up an interview with a team leader for the following day. The interview took roughly a half hour in which the leader asked me questions about availability, prior experience, leadership experiences, etc. He also had me watch a video that took roughly a few minutes and asked me to talk about what stood out to me about Target's mission in it. I was called the following day, given an offer for the job so long as I cleared a drug test within 24 hours of the offer. I cleared the drug test on Friday and I had my first day of work the following Tuesday.
Interview Question – How has leadership affected your life? While this is a very open ended question, for someone like me who has been a part of college leadership and the such, I had to quickly consolidate everything that I may have wanted to say. Answer Question
Pros: “Great opportnities for advancement. Friendly environment. Great social diversity. Interactions with guests is encouraged, leading to valuable connections. Empowerment among team members. Easy to transfer stores.” – Full Review
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