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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Fort Dodge, IA – Reviewed Oct 4, 2012
Interview Details – I was contacted and not even a week later was brought in for an interview. Since my interview was about a year ago i only had one interview, not the 5 or 6 they give now. It was a face to face interview with two team leads not at the same time. They were very friendly and made me feel at ease because i was a little nervous. After my interview they told me they would call me on a certain day. When they didn't call i thought that it had been a no and that they just forgot to call, however, i called them back and they said that my interview had to go through the higher ups so it was still not a done deal. I ended up calling two more times that same week to see if my interview had gone through and finally on the last call they told me to come in for orientation.
Interview Question – Most of the questions i was asked were describe a time when... Here is an example Describe a time when you had a difficult decision to make. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in West Des Moines, IA May 2011 – Reviewed May 12, 2011
Interview Details –
I applied online and received a phone call a week later to come in for an interview. They told me to come in 5 minutes before my scheduled interview time so that I could fill out another questionnaire. This questionnaire consisted of simple math questions and some situational questions. I was then told to go to the break room and meet with my interviewers.
Two team leaders took me into a conference room and asked me 4-5 easy situational questions, after I was done with them they led me in to the ETL's office for round 2 of the interview. The ETL asked me another round of easy questions and told me to wait for the HR manager. The HR manager came in and let me know that I was being offered a full-time position at $9.00 an hour plus a $1.00 shift differential for a total of $10.00 an hour. I then had to go get a drug test done. Once the background test and drug test come back then you will have to go to orientation.
Overall, it was a fairly easy and painless interview process. Also, the pay was higher than I expected.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you were part of a team. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in West Des Moines, IA Jul 2010 – Reviewed Aug 18, 2010
Interview Details – I put the application in online. When I arrived back in town 2 weeks later, I had contacted them about my application status. I finally had been transferred to the human resource personnel who had then told me to come in for a interview the following day. When I came in the next day for my interview they sent me upstairs to get interviewed by one of the management staff. They asked things like when did I have to work as a team with another co-worker to complete a particular task. And how we were able to work together to complete it. After the interview with him he then sent in another manager to do the same interview with the same questions. Since the hiring anager was on vacation at that time they told me that she would contact me shortly to offer me a position. Needles to say I got an email a month later denying me the position at that time.
Interview Question – What would you do If you suspected that someone was stealing? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Des Moines, IA Mar 2010 – Reviewed Apr 13, 2010
Interview Details –
My first interview was with a college recruiter. It was initially a group interview, but the other person did not show up. The first interview went well. The recruiter was in his mid twenties, very friendly and casual. He asked questions regarding my leadership abilities and other situational questions. I felt that interview went fairly well.
I got a call a week later from him saying that they wanted me to come in for a second interview at Target's regional headquarters (ie a little building behind one of the stores). That interview was scheduled for a month later. I went in to the interview and had to wait about 10 minutes for the regional manager to begin the interview. She asked very similar situational questions, but all were about negative experiences. I could tell that she was losing interest in the interview because I would answer one of her questions that she had pre-written, and she would ask me a very similar question after I answered the previous one. She was overall very friendly, but I could tell that I was not what she was looking for.
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