Target Group Leader Interview Questions

Updated May 4, 2015
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Group Leader Interview

Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target (Charlotte, NC) in March 2015.

Interview

I went to the Universities Career Fair and the representative seemed impressed with my resume. She set up an interview time and in a few days before the interview called to make sure I was prepared. They changed the interview to a phone interview, and I felt it went well. There were a few questions about past experiences from my resume and then a few Situational questions.

Interview Questions

  • Think of a time when you had to tell someone that your work would be late.   Answer Question

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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target.

    Interview

    Met the recruiters at a college career fair, they were both very easy to talk to and nice. I had an interview on campus. Pretty basic interview, they asked you to tell them a little about yourself and then three behavior based questions (tell me about a time....). They made you feel very comfortable during the whole process. Really seems like a fun and good company to work for.

    Interview Questions

    • Not super difficult but they asked to tell them about a time you disagreed with a colleague/classmate and how you handled the situation. Use the STAR method to answer all questions.   Answer Question
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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in September 2014.

    Interview

    They recruited at my school, and the process took about a week. There is the interview aspect as well as a long online assessment. I was interviewed by two people at once, and they drilled me on my answers.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you had a conflict with a co-worker. How did you solve this problem?   Answer Question
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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Galesburg, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Target (Galesburg, MI) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Process took about one week. Applied through recruiter, was contacted via email next day after submitting application and resume. Was asked to take online assessment and would then be contacted to set up a time for a phone interview. Completed assessment and then set up phone interview. Phone interview lasted about 30 mins, a few behavioral questions and the normal "Why Target" and "Tell me a little bit about your background" etc. I felt that the interview went well. Was notified 3 days later that they were pursuing other candidates. I think my supervisory background with another company scared them, I feel that they'd rather groom younger candidates their way rather than bring in someone with experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to juggle multiple tasks at once and were unsuccessful at completing all of them.   Answer Question
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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Target (Phoenix, AZ).

    Interview

    Went through phone interview, then was asked to take what was basically a competency test. I passed even though I was preoccupied. I would not recommend doing this while working or trying to complete other tasks. Set some time aside to complete this.
    If you pass all this, they'll invite you to the Distribution Center for interviews. They'll give you a quick tour before you go through 3 different interviews with 6 people (2 per). Questions are all behavioral (Tell me about a time....).

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when a member of your work group was not pulling his or her weight. What did you do about it?   1 Answer
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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target (Huntsville, AL) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Process was quick, took about 2 weeks.
    had one telephone interview with HR, 3 interviews in person with senior group leaders and a final telephone interview with HR from head office.

    Interview Questions

    • All were behavioral questions, can be answered based on STAR method.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Location and shift preferences

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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    There is a series of 6 interviews in 4 stages. First two are phone based interviews with a member of HR. If they decide you are a good fit they will set you up with a building tour and a series of 3 interviews on that same day. The interviews consist of pretty standard situation based questions. Use the STAR format to answer. The final interview is also a phone interview.

    UPDATE:
    After 8 weeks and a series of 8 interviews, I was not offered a position. I asked the HR Manager on my last interview when they will be hiring for the position I interviewed for and her exact words were..."That's tricky. We really don't have any openings at the moment but like to keep interviewing in case a position opens up". Target is actively recruiting on campuses and online for positions that are not open. Because of the unprofessional conduct Target displayed, I will no longer shop at their stores. To string candidates along for a lengthy amount of time for positions that are not open is unethical. Applicants for this position, please proceed with caution.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you made a mistake. Describe a time you took initiative and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Spoke to a recruiter during a university career fair where he told me to go ahead and apply via the corporate website but to leave my resume so he could select my application.

    The first interview was a lot of fun and was primarily based on behavioral questions as well as explanations of past experiences.

    The second round was, in the first place, comprised of a warehouse tour for a few hours in the morning followed by three interviews with two interviewers each. The questions were largely repeats of the first round but I was unable to express myself as vividly and effectively as I usually do (thanks to very little sleep the night before). Otherwise, it seemed like a very laid back place to work with coworkers of diverse backgrounds.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were very broad and generic. Examples include "Give an example of a time you exercised leadership" or "Give an example of a time you faced a difficulty and explain how you overcame it."   Answer Question
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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Target in December 2013.

    Interview

    Very straight forward and pretty much everything the recruiter said would be asked...was. So there's no real surprises really. Tell them what sounds good and what they expect to hear in how your past experience builds relationships and collaborates with others.

    They look for that "corporate personality" and superficial team player and if you don't like that type of thing, don't waste your time.

    All of the people I interviewed with were good looking individuals...hmmmmm; very interesting. Most are hired on it seems for the off shifts...unless of course you're good looking. :)

    Recruiter was upbeat type corporate "cheerleader" with not much clue about operations and made up a lot of things that were contrary to what was said in the last interview

    Interview Questions

    • Really nothing unexpected. All questions pretty much as the recruiter had said. Got cut off on the video conference though which was unexpected.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    off shift that would not be conducive to family life and being involved with kids activities

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    Group Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Galesburg, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Target (Galesburg, MI).

    Interview

    2 Phone interviews then an assessment test. Assessment test wasn't too hard just be sure to have scrap paper, pen, and calculator ready. Think all the way through the questions. After that I did a virtual interview since I was in a different state then the position. When I got there no one was expecting me, the technology didn't work, then I found out that the interview hadn't even been scheduled with the correct location. I spent the first 25min trouble shooting their technology. Once the interview started (25-30min Late) there were a total of 3 interviews. Each was 2 on 1 and all behavior based questions. Before the third interview the technology failed again and when it finally started the interviewers were very short it was obvious that they had other things that they needed or wanted to be doing. Interviewers look down and take notes most of the time so you could totally bring notes with you to help tell your power stories and answer the questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you collaborated with someone outside of the company to improve processes and efficiency.   1 Answer

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