Target Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 27, 2014
Updated Aug 27, 2014
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  1.  

    Department Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Petersburg, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Target in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Received a call from a woman controling questions to receive yes or no answers, then made me an interview appt. The interview was upstairs in accounting office by two women. There was a mix up on days availability. They asked the toughest question: what is the worse mistake you ever made at work? I was looking for a full time position, but they ignored this from day one, and instead only
    offered me $8.20 per hour and only 12 hours per week with an unfixed shift either morning, afternoon, evenings to change every pay period. The money would not pay for a babysitter, and would force anyone to lean on others for help not to mention the obligation to changing shifts would still not pay the rent with such an arrangements. They hire people with no obligations except for school, or those on social security benefits that have to watch their hours. I real struggle.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    12 hours at 8.20 per hour with mandatory changing shifts would not allow me to get a second job. Target wants to own their employees but not pay them to keep the electricity on.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Braintree, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Braintree, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Target in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    There was only one quick 1:1 interview. It took about 15 minutes. They tell you they accept you or not on the spot. Then they give you a drug test. The process was very easy. They did not ask any difficult questions. They pretty much just do a little background check on where your from, where you went to school, what you like to do, etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Brand Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    1st interview with a team lead 2. interview executive lead -1. Why do you want to work here? 2. What retail experience do you have? 3. What would you do if a customer asked you if you carried a specific item 4. What is your best quality

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you disagreed with a manager and what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none, take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Elmhurst, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elmhurst, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a call a week later for an interview that week, went waited for them to find two department managers to interview me. They said they would be in touch. They called me the next day to come pick up a form in order to take a drug test that I had to do in less than twenty four hours. I did that and then two days later was offered a job

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None was told at orientation what it was
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Floor Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was very easy I thought. As long as you prepare for a few basic interview questions, you will be fine. They start out by interviewing you with a Team Leader and if he/she likes you, then they pass you on to a quick questionnaire. Then after completing that you will go into a second interview with a Manager and he/she will ask you a few more questions. From there, if they like you, they will give you a conditional job offer and you will have to take a mandatory drug test with in 24 hours of the offer. If you pass, you will be contacted and scheduled for orientation.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you went above expectations, and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Target in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by the one of the supervisor, in where she asked me a few normal interview questions . Later the hiring manager came into the room to ensure the applicant fit the full filed the requirements

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Maintenance Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Target in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I am a very bright, outgoing , hardworking young lady and knows how to get the job done. I am a fast learner, im a neat freak; i love organizing and cleaning things and im hoping this is the job for me

    Interview Questions
    • what's the most important thing all employers should have?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Always stick to your dreams, dont give up, you always fall off but you get back up and try again. Success is the key, hard work pays off. Be confident!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    MP Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview focused on the "STAR" method - Situation, Task, Action, Result. They actually take notes in this format so it's important to follow. Although this is important, Target focuses on a specific personality as well--cheerful, happy, generally type A. An interest in retail is important and knowing that retail is a mix of "art and science" is big. Also, showing interest in MInneapolis would be important

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Group Leader- Distribution Center Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Tifton, GA
    Anonymous Employee in Tifton, GA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    applied online, got an email to set up a phone interview. A HR rep called at the time I had set up for the interview. She started by talking about herself... a lot. Then she asked me about my college experiences which was odd because I graduated from college 2 years ago. Other than that it was questions using the STAR system which she quickly explained (not in detail) and simple questions. The interview was done within 10 mins. I asked the interviewer a few simple questions having to do with the questions she asked me. ex: She asked if I would consider a position in a different geographic location. I asked her if their were any opening in different geographic locations. To which she replied." well no that's just something I have to ask, I'm just looking for candidates for the Tifton location." After I asked a few more questions that she didnt really have answers for she told me she sent me an email for an assessment I needed to complete and that I would hear about the position within a week. I took the assessment and 4 days later I get an email saying I am no longer being considered.

    Interview Questions
    • asked about my on campus experiences. I guess this was just to create a conversational tone to the interview but it was weird because I've been out of college for 2 years and had more recent experience that would have been better to speak about in the interview but when I tried to change the subject to my work experience, she seemed dissatisfied with my answers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Backroom Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Target in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Called me the next day and asked why I applied to that specific job. Got an email shortly after stating that I did not get the job. Maybe if I keep trying I will eventually get hired.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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