Target Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015
4,885 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

64%
22%
12%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

54%
20%
8%

Interview Difficulty

2.8
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral questions. To me about a time.... When you made a mistake... When you didn't have strong backing for your idea... When you had massive information you needed to work with... When you had to deliver constructive feedback... When you had a difficult person to work with... Be prepared to provide Situation, behavior, outcome.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norfolk, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norfolk, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, got a call back about two days later. They scheduled a phone interview for the following week. After the phone interview, I got another call to schedule a face-to-face interview. First, you have to do a survey, then watch a video. Then you get to the interview(s). There were two women who conducted interviews with me. The first was basic formal questions, the other was scheduling. Very easy, I would say the phone interview was the hardest part.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe yourself?   Answer Question
    • If we had to ask previous employers/teachers, what would they say you need to improve on?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation in which you had to stand up for yourself.   Answer Question
    • Describe a time in which you had to lead a team, and how did your teacher/employer react?   Answer Question
    • Did you learn anything from the video?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They confirmed what position I was applying for, and told me the starting pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Target in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and then called the store the next day to follow up. They scheduled an interview for two days later. I arrived and they had me complete a two part questionnaire and then I wast taken into the back room where a Team Leader interview me. The process was fairly easy as I had previous retail experience and management experience. She then had me watch a video on being a sales floor team member while she looked for someone to give me my second interview. After the video I had my second interview with the head of HR and it was also fairly easy. At the end she explained that she felt my skills could be better used for a position up front and told me to wait while she talked to guest services. I waited and she called me back into her office. She said that there were not any openings at guest services, but she offered me a position in electronics and a wage increase. She also explained that in two weeks everyone's wage in the store would increase on a predetermined scale and everyone would make at least 9 an hour. I would make more when the store switched over due to my previous experience. She was very nice and excited to have me at target. Overall it was an easy process and I can't wait to start. When preparing for the interview just remember to go over standard interview questions and market yourself well.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a situation in which a customer interrupted you during a task?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Target in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Just as most have stated; a three part interview process. First was a phone interview with a store leader (not from pharmacy), second was a face to face with the store manager and third was a face to face with the pharmacist. It was the classic STAR method, so make sure you have some solid examples of leadership, group work, etc that you have thought up before hand. I had a very nice interviewing experience and everyone seemed genuinely interested in learning more about me.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you made a mistake and how you handled it.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Executive Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Target recruiters came to my university and I signed up for an interview. Interview day came and I had 2 interviews in one day. My third interview was about two weeks later with the District Team Leader in Springfield, VA.
    The questions are behavioral. You are to describe the situation. State the problem. How you solved it and the conclusion. Think greater scope. BE PREPARED !
    I did not get an offer but I will not stop! In the process of reapplying.

    Interview Questions
    • Q: Tell me about a time you have great guest experience.
      Q: ...made a mistake with significant impact.
      Q: ... had a difference of opinion with someone but maintained a professional relationship.
      Q: ...leveraged a team or individual to accomplish something.
      Q: ...had to deliver constructive feedback.
      Q: ...had to take initiative to solve a problem.
      Q: ...had to consult others on a decision that would affect them.
      Q: ...had to change your day-to-day activities due to a long-term goal.
      Q: ...remained optimistic in the face of difficulties.
      Q: ...gave up a commitment to satisfy another.
      Q: ...received feedback that you weren't expected and how you handled it.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Basic Behavioral Questions for most interviewers, except the highest level person, who did not follow the script at all. In-person final round was 4 interviews, each 45 minutes. Got a call back very quickly (2 business days).

    Interview Questions
    • What differentiates you from the other candidates I have interviewed?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Flexible on bonus, but not base.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Overnight Flow Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Target in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was a two stage interview that took place during the same day. I was first given a personality and resume interview and answered typical questions about myself and my working attitude. The second interview was more job specific and included hammering out the details of my seasonal employment despite the fact that they weren't technically hiring seasonal employees for the summer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Target in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two quick interviews with people I wouldn't even be working under (one wasn't even a manager.) Basic questions. They'll take just about anything as a solid answer no matter the question. Easy interview process that all in all clearly doesn't matter as to whether you get the job or not. Basically if you can form sentences and read and write then you'll get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic. Why do you want to work here? How can you help the company?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Target in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    A day long process of 6-8 leaders, peers and HR reps plus a third party role play assessment. It was thorough for them, I suppose, but exhausting. After you're hired, they give you the results/feedback, which was really inaccurate when compared to both previous employer reviews and other assessments I've taken such as Strengths Finder. They should re-think their process.

    Interview Questions
    • Role playing against a pre-written business case scenario. It's odd and stilted.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Senior Business Partner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen followed by 3 interviews; 2 interviewers per interview. Called back for a "bless-off" interview a week later. Final offer came about a week after that.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Work at Target? Share Your Experiences

Target

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.