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Updated Nov 12, 2014
Updated Nov 12, 2014
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    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for a seasonal/temporary Sales Floor Team member position. About three days after finishing my online application, I received a call to confirm I was still interested in the job. They verified what holidays/days I would be available, confirmed the position I applied for, asked me why I applied to Target and then scheduled my phone interview (which was for the next day).

    My phone interview was scheduled for 11:00 AM, but they didn't call until about noon (I was going to call the store to see if they had forgotten but decided to wait it out a few more minutes and that's when they called). My interviewer apologized for the tardiness of the call and the interview promptly started.

    My initial questions appear to be the same as everyone else's, but I'll write them down as best I can remember.

    As a guideline, my interviewer told me that she would be asking me several situational questions and would be writing down all of my responses. She asked me if I had any previous experience working in the industry (which I did) then proceeded onto the situational questions. I was asked about a time I exemplified great team behavior/teamwork, what previous employers or teachers would say were my strengths and weaknesses and then asked about a time I exemplified great customer service or when a customer admitted they had received above and beyond customer service.

    After answering those questions, I was told they would be in contact with me within 1-2 days but I received a call that same day, maybe 7 hours after my interview. I was told to go in-store and complete their additional assessment on their kiosks, call their WOTC number (which were questions for tax breaks for Target) to get a confirmation number (which you'll need for HR) and then scheduled an interview for the following day.

    I went in, had to wait maybe ten minutes before someone took me to watch their five minute video on the position I was applying for, then was told to go back to the waiting area for my actual interview. He came in a few minutes later and started the interview off by going over my initial application -- verifying all my information was correct and that I was still available for the hours and days I had chosen (which I was and I think my wide open schedule was what got me that far into the process, but who knows).

    He told me a bit about his job and what his experience with the store was like and then we started the next round of questions.

    He asked me 'Why do you want to work at Target?' (This one is pretty much up to you on how you answer, but I would probably mention something about their customer service or how customer focused they are since it's such an important part of their image.)

    'Tell me one thing that you learned or liked from the video you just watched' (I mentioned I liked how they refer to customers as guests, it shows they take people's patronage seriously. Also that they don't consider the people who work for them as strictly employees but as team members. But again, what you answer is totally up to you.)

    'If we were to ask a former employer or teacher, what would they say your weaknesses are or areas of improvement? Give me one or two examples of each one.'
    'Tell me about one time you made a mistake, how you corrected it and what you learned from it.'
    'You're working in shoes, a woman comes up to you and tells you that she can't find the shoe size she's looking for, how would you handle the situation?' (I said to check in the back for the shoe size she was looking for and if we didn't have it, that I would check to see if we could order it for her or suggest she try ordering it online)

    'You are working as a cashier, an item rings up for 19 dollars, but the customer says the price was listed as 12, what do you do?' (I've read the other answers to this question and from what I've witnessed in store, firsthand, they usually do a price check with someone who works in that area. So I said I would apologize for the confusion and call in a price check. My interview then said that the initial ring up price was in fact correct and that it was $19, what would you do? I adjusted my answer accordingly. So I guess each answer differs based on where your Target is located.)

    After that, my interview was over and I was brought back to the waiting room to wait for HR to wrap things up. I was offered a job right on the spot with pay a little over minimum wage.
    No drug test was required, which I found a bit odd but figured it was because they didn't want to wait any longer since the holiday rush was coming up.

    We shook hands and the HR rep told me that she would be in contact with me by the end of the week to schedule my orientation assuming everything checked out with my background check.

    All-in-all, the whole process was pretty easy, especially if you've read through the questions everyone else has posted.

    Interview Questions
    • What was something you thought was interesting or learned from the video you watched?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation, the pay rate was standard with no wiggle room.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. I received an emai a week later asking me to schedule a phone interview. I scheduled a phone interview with a recruiter which last for 20 minutes. The recruiter sent me an online assessment to complete after the interview. The online assessment was a bit difficult. I received a call the following day to have a face-to-face interview and another phone interview. The face-to-face interview went well. All three interview questions were behavoria..name a time when..?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Guest Service Attendant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    So I applied for Target twice: once a year ago and about a month-and-a-half ago. It's pretty easy to go online and apply with them—you give them some personal information, inform them of your background, and answer one of those skill / strength / work ethic questioners. The whole thing takes about an hour and gives you the option to stop and come back later to finish. Props to their online application cause it lets you apply for 3 different positions and at 3 different locations, which is sorta like applying for 9 jobs at once.

    The first time I applied, I heard back from one of the HR members within just a few days. I had an interview scheduled for just a few days later. I went, answered some questions one-on-one with one of their HR leads, and was offered a position without negotiation. The whole thing took about 40 minutes. Before I left, I was told I'd hear back about an orientation date within a week (pending my background check + drug test results). That particular location had a clinic, so I was able to just take my drug test and go—if they don't have a clinic, you have to go to a specific location within 24 hours or your application / "job offer" will be thrown out. I got a better job offer the next day, so I called the lead that interviewed me and told him I wouldn't be able to take the position. It really didn't seem to phase him as I'm assuming this happens a lot.

    My most recent interview (at a different Target) has been anything but quick and easy. I applied online close to 2 months ago, and it took over 3 weeks before I even heard back about an interview. When I got a call, they asked me to come in the next day. Not a big deal cause I was free then, but I wasn't offered any other options. I went to the interview the following morning. Same general interview thing happened—except 3 different leads came in at different parts of the interview to do the same thing that the 1 lead had done a year ago, like they were "handing me off." (This interview just seemed HIGHLY inefficient.) All the same questions as my first interview, except it took close took just over 1.5 hours before I was told they'd like to offer me a position with negotiation of hours and work center. I was told to expect an orientation date in no more than 2 weeks. 2 weeks later, and I had yet to hear back from anyone. I called and asked if they had set an orientation date yet and was told that my results (and many others) were still pending and that they had no idea when they'd know the results. (A timeframe of "a couple more days" or "a couple more weeks" would have been nice.) I was assured they'd contact me as soon as they knew anything.

    All in all, this Target position is very easy to apply for and asks basic, yet essential questions about your work abilities.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to work with a group of coworkers / classmates.   Answer Question
    • What is your greatest weakness?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if you were checking out a customer and an item was marked $2 less than it was ringing as?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    At my first interview, there was no negation of the number of hours I wanted or work center. They took my availability into consideration.

    At my most recent interview, they asked me number of hours I wanted to work and my availability. Based on what I told them, they gave me some options for different work centers based on what they thought would best fit my life. I found this SUPER considerate of them.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Digital Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Target in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Started out with an employee referral for their digital analyst position. The next day, I received a phone call from one recruiter to discuss salary, requirements, etc. The next day I received a phone call from a different recruiter to schedule onsite interviews. Started out moving very quick and then suddenly stopped after the first in person interviews. I continued to follow up with the recruiter for updates and next steps and he mentioned he was just going to reach out to me, each time I followed up...which means he wasn't planning on it. After about 2 months of no communication or updates from the recruiter or hiring team, I pulled myself from the applicant pool because it was a waste of my time and poorly reflected on the company in which I had no interest working for any longer.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Target? Why leave your current position at XXXX company since it's supposedly the best company to work for.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Target in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I filled up an application online. I got a call the same day and I went in the next day. Once in target I filled a series of behavioral questions. After that they made me watch a video about the company and the position. Then i had two interviews with two different people. After that I got an offer pending a drug test.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Minimum pay

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    TPS Or Hardlines Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    First i received a phone interview which lasted about 10 minutes. The person was very friendly and out going. Usually they will ask you questions from their paper work. here are the questions they asked through the phone interview so you can practice them :)
    -Tell me a time when you went above and beyond to complete a task?
    -Tell me a project that you had to do?
    -Tell me a time where you had lots of things to do at the same time and how did you handle it?
    -Tell me your biggest accomplishment?
    -Streghts and weaknesses?
    -Why target?
    i applied for TPS but got a job offered for hardlines/cashier. I really wanted to be tps but the guy who was incharge of hiring the new tps ,hired someone from his own race ( not fair a know but thats life)

    After that interview they will call you for another interview ,this time the AP "manager" is the one who makes you the interview in person. He was a cool person ,however, he dicided to hire some one his own race which sucked.
    He basically asked the same questions that the person in the phone interview asked you. What would you do if a customer doesnt find a size pair of shoes she wants? what will you do?

    after that they will call you for a job offer which they set a date for you to go to the store again and dicuss your wage .Then you get called to go for orentation which lasts about 4 hrs. Then they train you for 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a project that you had to do?
      tell me about yourself
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    i was suppose to get a job offered for TPS but ended up getting an offer for hardlines.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted after doing a presentation for some Target officials during my senior year project. They suggested I apply for the entry-level Manager position at a Target store.

    I was quickly contacted to set up a phone interview. The girl was a few minutes late calling me. She was a liaison between my school and Target. After the phone interview, she passed me along to an actual Target Corporate Recruiter.

    The recruiter set up an in-person interview the next week. The current Store Manager interviewed me for the position. There were no unexpected questions - the typical strengths/weaknesses, tell me about a mistake, how would you resolve conflicts, etc... questions. Unfortunately, I was sick for the interview, so my energy-level was low. Despite this, she moved me onto the next step of the process.

    The next step is a really long online aptitude test that assesses your management, behavioral, and even math/analytical skills. It took over an hour to complete.

    Apparently, I didn't do well on the test so I got a generic rejection email later that week.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions are pretty basic. Just be prepared to bring the fast, fun and friendly attitude that Target is looking for!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Cashier/Floor Team Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for several different stores and positions and received a call from one of the stores and was given a pre-screening phone interview on the spot, which took about 5 minutes.

    I was asked 3 questions:

    Why do you want to work at Target?
    What skills can you bring to this position?
    What is your availability?

    I was told I would hear back from them by the end of the week if I am selected for an interview. I never heard back and didn't receive any rejection e-mail from them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    i applied during the weekend and then i got a call on monday and the guy asked simple questions like my flexibility and i was told someone form hr will get in touch with me in 5 to 7days

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Front End Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Target in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied after going into store and asking if they were hiring. Received a call 2 days later to schedule a phone interview the next day. Phone interview was very simple, mostly questions about previous retail experience, which I did not have but answered to best of my ability. After about 4 days, I called the hiring manager and asked if I could come in for a face to face interview, which she scheduled for the following Thursday. The interview day came and it was an interview with easy questions, mostly about how one would respond to a certain situation with a customer. I was hired the next day and told to take a drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how you would deal with an angry customer who wants something done that the store cannot do.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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