I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Target in March 2013.
Interview Details – There is usually 3 on campus interviews, then a phone interview, then a personality assessment, then the final interview with the DM
Interview Question – Tell me why you would fit into this company culture? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Target in October 2013.
Interview Details – Applied on campus through the career services website. I was contacted to have a phone interview. Made it through that interview and then was asked to come into a store for second. The second interview consisted of 2 separate half hour interviews. Fairly basic behavioral and situation based questions. Everyone was pleasant!
Interview Question – Some of the scenario questions regarding members of your "team" were difficult to decide on the spot. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Target in October 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online. I was approached by a recruiter. I had a few more telephone interviews with a recruiter before talking to an Store Team Leader for an impromptu interview. Following this you will talk to the District Team Leader for a final interview. Be prepared for a lot fluff and hurry up and wait mentality.
Interview Question – Explain a time you failed at something. Why? and what did you do? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I tried to negotiate to a higher salary, they would not budge. Either way, do not accept this position.
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Target in February 2014.
Interview Details – Met recruiters at an on campus job fair. Unfortunately, they were not as friendly as some of the recruiters from other Fortune 500 companies. I managed to get an on campus interview with them, however, I never felt any connection with the Store Team Leader that interviewed me.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to maintain a professional relationship with someone you were in conflict with. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – The process seems simple enough, especially after the first interview fails to be too daunting. However, 6 interviews later, after they've cycled every layer of management through, from high and mighty campus recruiter to pompous and exhausted regional managers, you will feel like you would be more productive sending a sheet of your life to every member of Target's employee base. You have to repeat what you've said in previous interviews at least 3 times and remember that your vocabulary should center around "I" statements, even as you're going for team leading positions. Also, remember to stay calm and ask them questions about REAL job previews as they typically tell you that you'll not be on the floor 24/7, which is false.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you completely failed? Tell me about when you got in a fight with a superior? View Answer
Reason for Declining – I have a friend who is in the HR track after completing this training position. The pay is good but they only pay this much because you'll be worked to death. Also, you will undoubtedly end up working on the floor and trying to convince pissed off hourly workers to be more pleasant, even as they hate your living guts.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Target in October 2010.
Interview Details – Process has changed over the years, but in 2010 there was a phone interview with a recruiter, two store manager interviews, a district manager interview, a job shadow with a store manager and a phone interview with an HR manager.
Interview Question – All questions are in a situational behavior format. Be prepared by researching sample questions on Google and the Target Leadership Expectations as each question m
measures one of the Leadership Expectations. Identify five key complex situations you can tailor for multiple questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation is possible with previous experience.
I applied in-person and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – Everyone was very nice, but hard to read as 'real' people. I was aware that I was applying for a position that I was overqualified for because of my degree and experience, but I was seeking the position knowing what I was willing to work for. Every moment of every conversation was scripted from Target's side. Questions too easy and very repetitive between the two different people I met with. In the end I was not offered the position because I was told that they were 'worried' that I had too much creativity.
Interview Question – How will you take your small business ownership and freedoms and be able to adhere to the Target standards? Answer Question
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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target.
Interview Details – Series of three very detailed interviews. Two were over the phone and one was in person. All of the questions were behavioral based, and they expected very detailed answers. Each question required a "description of the situation", "description of your actions", and "description of the outcome". Each question related to at least one of twelve leadership expectations, and a "proper" answer attacked the base points of each expectation addressed.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time that you disagreed with a policy or procedure. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. They told me where I would work and how much I would be making.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in February 2014.
Interview Details – Tedious hiring process. Be prepared to answer behavioral questions you can find here on glassdoor. Practice practice practice!
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a co-worker. 3 words to describe yourself Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in January 2014.
Interview Details – Was referred by a friend to a recruiter and set up an interview about three weeks later. Was instructed to answer questions using the STAR format. Declined to proceed with interview process after finding out there were no openings in stores near my location.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when leveraged employees to get a task accomplished. Answer Question
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