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Updated Aug 19, 2014
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Target Protection Specialist Interview

Target Protection Specialist
Saint Paul, MN

I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Target in August 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online, completed a general assessment. Target employee called and stated that the store didn't have the position i had applied for but another store close did, she transferred my application and i received a call the next day to set up an interview. At the interview, before it began i had another assessment, mainly driven towards spelling and grammar. I then had a first interview with the general, why do you want to work here, and tell me a time.... passed that with flying colors. 2nd interview was with the LP Lead I would be working with, I didn't talk at all as she just told me about herself and the team. After that they sent in a rep from the HR department to actually offer the job. Pay was offered at $9.00, I negotiated $10.50 but it was like pulling teeth. after that you must do a drug screen and all the pre-employment forms

Interview Question – They asked the sales question about a customer not finding the shoes they need in stock and what would I do. didn't really make sense for an AP job   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – As a TPS you are a glorified door guard, who can only assist in apprehensions and not actually initiate one.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Back Room Team Member Interview

Back Room Team Member

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Target in February 2014.

Interview Details – initial phone interview about prior experience than in person follow up with an executive team leader, interview lasted a little over an hour and was very straight forward. Be enthusiastic and genuine show that you are competent in what you know and that you will be a team player

Interview Question – none, very easy hiring process   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

ETL Interview


Interviewed at Target

Interview Details – easy - panel interview after phone screen and online test

be prepared to answer questions on strengths and weaknesses and how you address those

How others would describe you that you have previously managed

be prepared to talk about how you handled something that didn't go well

Negotiation Details – easy - offer was good and considered previous experience

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Guest Service Assistant Interview

Guest Service Assistant

I applied online and interviewed at Target.

Interview Details – 1. Tell me about a time where you were a part of a team and had to accomplish its goals. Who hat where and why.
2. Tell me about a time where you were doing a project and made a mistake. What did you do?

Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you provided amazing service.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – what would you like to make and why.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Buyer Interview

Minneapolis, MN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Target in May 2014.

Interview Details – First I was phone screened by a recruiter, it is important to have someone help you navigate target. A great recruiter is worth his/her weight in gold. I had an excellent one, but I have also met some not so excellent recruiters. They make all the difference! behavior based questions, tell me about a time you had to lead a cross functional team through change? tell me about a time you and a co worker had different approaches to solve the same problem? very typical questions.. also most proud work accomplishment and why

Interview Question – tough when you meet with 3-4 people in one day, 1/2 hour each but some of them ask you the exact same question.. I really thought each person would want something different. only so many examples for the same question.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – very thoughtful, everything was a discussion but you also have to understand they have limits within the band you are being hired. My recruiter had these conversation along the way so you are not surprised by the offer

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Overnight Stocker Interview

Overnight Stocker
Parma, OH

I applied in-person - interviewed at Target in April 2010.

Interview Details – I was could for interview which would take place one week later. While at the place for interview I had to wait for a half hour before being seen Than the whole interview took about ten min I was like I waited all this time for a short talk

Interview Question – How would you take care of a visitor that it yelling I was thinking to myself I work during the time the store is closed I will not have anyone in the store .   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Target Team Member Interview

Target Team Member
Hialeah, FL

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Target in June 2014.

Interview Details – After submitting your application you will be called within and week or two with a response. When you get the call be prepared for an over-the-phone interview. The HR will ask you about your past working experiences, education, and why do you want to work with target. It is important that you are as descriptive with your response to these questions. If they decide that you are fit for the job they will give you the in-person interview after the over-the-phone interview. FYI Be sure to dress professional for the interview.

Now for the interview(s), when you first arrive at target just walk up to the guest service desk and tell them you are here for an interview. They will then ask you to walk towards the office. The first interview will be with two team leaders, they will make you answer generic interview questions. For example, What are your strengths and weaknesses or Why do you want to work for us. After that you will then be interviewed a second time by an Executive Team Leader. The ETL will ask questions similar to the ones you answered in the first interview but you will have to be a lot more descriptive than before. They might also ask you what are some of your interests. With your response to that answer they will decide where to put you. In my experience, I showed lots of interest in technology and engineering and I ultimately got the electronics team member position which in my opinion is better than others.

When it is all set and done they will either offer you the job on the spot or they give you a call within a week. Don't be afraid to call Target and ask that you want to follow up on the interview. When they offer you the job they will discuss all the terms you have to meet. You will need to complete a drug test within 24 hours of the job offer. The drug test is taken in a clinic and all the information should be given to you about the clinic including location and operation hours. The drug test is just a simple urine sample. If you pass the drug test Target will give you a call about orientation.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you faced a problem and what did you do to fix it.   View Answer

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Executive Pharmacist Interview

Executive Pharmacist

I applied online - interviewed at Target in June 2012.

Interview Details – There are about 3-4 interviews depending on what they feel. First one is a phone interview and the next are in person. Very situational based. Someones its one on one, others maybe be with who other leads, i.e. pharmacy manager, store manager, district manager, etc. Make sure to ask about what specific location you will be working at and if any changes will take place after your hiring.

Interview Question – No real difficult questions. Very repetitive which is fine. But have examples ready in mind for anything like When did you make a mistake, how did you fix it. How was it working with someone in authority and telling them they were wrong. Name a time you had to make a decision without much information, etc   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Executive Store Interview

Executive Store

Interviewed at Target

Interview Details – Communication from a variety of people through the interview process for a pharmacy intern position. Interviewed by HCBP, ETL- pharmacist, STL, and DTL. Each interview was different, but the questions had a similar theme. Be prepared with situations that you can talk about to (example: Tell me about a time when you had to give difficult feedback.)

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision quickly without all necessary resources.   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Logistics Team Member Interview

Logistics Team Member
Sioux Falls, SD

I applied online - interviewed at Target in August 2010.

Interview Details – I went through 3 interviews. Very easy if you are confident and can talk well. The target managers that hired me seemed to like talkers. Questions are very common sense and straight forward. Some things I learned from the hiring managers about interview, the wy you dress Is important. Causual dressy is good. One manager had to give advice to a person to take suglasses off the top of their head before interview.

Interview Question – I dont remember all the questions but I do know that the one my friend didnt get the job for was If you get upset at the customer would you raise your voice or get angry? He said I dont know, maybe. Obviously did not get him the job.   View Answer

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