Very Easy Interview
I applied online and interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – Very laid back, they ask you a few simple questions about your application and they usually give you the job right then and there if they like you enough.
Interview Question – I wasn't given any difficult questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They asked me if they were to offer me a position at Target if I would accept it.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Target in October 2012.
Interview Details – First a phone interview. When you pass the phone interview you get an in-person interview at the store. I interviewed with 2 leads the same day and got hired. Then you have a few hours of orientation for your first day.
On the phone interview they mostly want to see what your availability will be. They told me that if I was available 7 days a week they would hire me. Then after you are done with your 90 day probation period you can change the availability if you want.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Target? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. I had to have availability 7 days a week, and I started out with $8.25 an hour, which I believe is minimum wage.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in July 2010.
Interview Details – Nice and painless. The recruiter didn't wade any time and the package was well laid out. Made to feel very comfortable during the process.
Interview Question – Asked if you minded working weekends and holidays. Obviously I am ok with that. It is a retail store Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There really isn't one
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Most questions are pretty basic. Just be prepared to bring the fast, fun and friendly attitude that Target is looking for! Answer Question
I applied in-person - interviewed at Target in September 2010.
Interview Details – It took 3 weeks to get a job that pays $8.25 an hour. You must have an open schedule for them to give you any hours more than 15. You may or may not get the hours unless you are available to work over nights and week ends.
Interview Question – Open availability, any restrictions will prevent them offering you a position. They like people with degrees for team leads, but don't pay very well for the experience. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was looking to be a Team Lead, took the job with possible chance to be promoted.
They don't always follow through on there promises.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in September 2011.
Interview Details – 3 interviews each consisting of 5 behavior questions.
Interview Question – Tell me about a problem you solved creatively.
Tell about a time you mentored someone.
Tell me about a time you used a strength to solve a problem.
Tell me about a time you had multiple tasks in a limited amount of time. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation whatsoever….
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Target in April 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring and interview process was a little frustrating. One recruiter will help prep you for the interview. In my case I had no prep period and was immediately caught off guard when the phone interview came. The communication amongst the recruiters could have been much better.
Interview Question – The hardest question in my interview process was in regards to some violations and policies that were committed in store. Because I was already an existing employee before moving up in the company the interview questions I was given were more difficult than an outsider. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Target in July 2011.
Interview Details – I was an internal promotion so the process was a little different. First step was a phone interview going over the following: about me, strengths/opps, 5 Situation/Behavior/Outcome questions.
Second interview with the District Team Leader, same type of interview as first.
Third interview over the phone with the Human Resources manager. Same type of interview as the previous two.
Interview Question – Just have 5-7 solid behavior examples that you can mold to answer the question. Know they are looking for specific behaviors (ie tell me about a time you disagreed with a peer or superior. How did you handle the situation. They are looking to see if you can demonstrate courage/relate well to others) so make sure you answer the question accordingly. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Didn't try.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in November 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online on October 13th for Seasonal Cashier Team Member (1), Seasonal Sales Floor Team Member (2), and Seasonal Cart Attendant Team Member (3). Was called October 28th to schedule a phone interview between 9:30am-10:30am for the next day. On October 29th around 10:00am Target called me and asked 3 questions about me and 3 situational questions. They prefer if you answered using the STAR method of interviewing (basically give answer in a story format). After the interview questions the interviewer asked if I was able to complete tasks required by the position. I said I was able to do all tasks. He told me they would get back to me in 7-10 days. Three days later on October 31st, I received a call asking for me to come in for an in-person interview. I had to come in on Nov. 1st 30 minutes before my interview at 9:15am to fill out a questionnaire at the Target kiosk. The questionnaire consisted of listing responses to situations as the "best thing to do" or "worst thing to do". It did not take the whole 30 minutes for me to fill out the questionnaire. I then went to the customer service desk and was told to wait in the Starbucks cafeteria area. I was taken to the break room along with two other candidates and we all watched a 2 minute video about what is expected from a Sales Floor Team Member. After one of the other candidates was taken to be interviewed I was called and taken to an office. I felt the interview went really well. I was prepared to answer all of the questions asked (thanks to Glassdoor.com). I felt I answered them correctly and left the interview feeling good.
I was thrown off when the interviewer asked if I would be interested in a position in pharmacy given my biology background. At first I said yeah but then the interviewer kinda talked me out of it saying that you have to pass a test or get certified and that it would be hard work. I then said no because I wasn't looking for a career in pharmacy. This may be where I went wrong. I should of said "Yes! I'm willing to work hard". But I am really just looking for part-time or seasonal work since my internship may get extended. I mentioned that I would like to become more financially stable and getting a position with Target would help me with that goal. I also said the interpersonal skills that I would gain are transferable to any job. I did not think that me not wanting a long term position for a seasonal position would affect my chances of getting the job since it is a short term position.
Phone interview questions:
Why do you want to work at target?
What are your weaknesses?
How would a former employee describe your strengths and weaknesses?
Tell me about a time when you delivered great customer service
Tell me about a time when you had to complete a lot of different tasks in a short period of time.
Tell me about a time you worked in a group in order to accomplish a goal. How did you do it?
In-person interview questions:
Why do you want to work at target? / Why are you here?
What are your strengths/weaknesses?
What would a former employer say about you?
Tell me about a time when you realized you made a mistake.
What you would do if a lady and a child come looking in the store for a shoe and it's not there?
What would you do if a customer says an item is 15.99 but it rings up 19.99?
Interview Question – Unexpected- Asked if I was interested in applying to a position in pharmacy. (I did not apply for a position in pharmacy) View Answer
I applied in-person - interviewed at Target in May 2009.
Interview Details – Prescreening process is done to eliminate candidates they deem unsuitable for the job.Questions are also designed to see if the job seeker will be a good fit for the company.
Interview Question – How did you handle internal conflict at your old job> Answer Question
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