Target Interview Questions in Illinois

Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
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    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
  2.  

    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Can apply online or in store. They will interview you with one person and a little later another person will interview you if they like you. A background check will be run as well as a drug test. The interview questions do not really need to be prepared for. As long as you can supply a answer you will do well.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you over come a problem at you old job? May be difficult to answer if you never had a job before.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation procedure.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    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
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    Cashier Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Why do you want to work for Target?
    What are your strengths and weaknesses?
    Tell us about a time that you made a mistake and what you did to fix the mistake?
    When have you gone out of your way to help somebody?
    A woman comes in the store looking to buy some children's shoes but the size she's looking for on the shoe she wants isn't on the display. What do you do?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average 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
  8.  

    Target GSA Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    First was a phone interview second was an interview with the Lead GSA then the executive manager at target

    Interview Questions
    • most were behavioral and situational questions "tell me a time when" or "what would you do if"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    there was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

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

    I applied online – 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They asked me if they were to offer me a position at Target if I would accept it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    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
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    Distribution Operations Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Target in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview. Then a 3 step one day interview process

    Interview Questions
    • When was there a time that you had to approach your boss about a situation you disagreed with.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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