Target Interview Questions in Minnesota

Updated Sep 21, 2014
Updated Sep 21, 2014
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    Human Resources Team Member Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Target in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was called 1 day after application (on a Friday) for an interview the next week (Wed.). Arrived at the store early for the interview and was asked to wait.

    Interview time!
    (Introductions)

    Interviewer: "Thanks for coming in, follow me." Walk, walk, walk. "You can have a seat on the right there" Interviewer sits across desk. "We have filled the position. We have several other positions out on the floor if you are interested."

    Me: "Uh..."

    Interviewer: "The position you applied for, we have already filled it."

    Me: "Alright, well I am out of college and trying to get into an HR position. How much would one of the other positions pay?"

    Interviewer: "Minimum wage."

    Me:"Okay, well thank you for your time." (Shake hands)

    Interviewer: (walking back) "Alright, if you don't have any shopping to do you can exit out the doors to your right." aka don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    Review: I saw one earlier comment on this site about the company doing this to someone else while doing my research for the interview. I thought this was not really how this company would conduct their hiring process. Seeing as it was less than two and a half business days since I set up the interview, I was shocked they would have not at least given me an interview before offering the job to someone else. One would think that, for no other reason, the store would want to hire the best person for the job. Unfortunately, this was not my experience, and I hope readers' experiences are different.

    Interview Questions
    • The position is filled, would you like a minimum wage job instead?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and it took some time. I got a call the next day inviting me to an interview in the next few days, in which i accepted. I arrived 15 min early. The manager or interviewer was a half hour late, and was not in the least enthused. (after I waited on HER mind you) the interview was terrible. She took me back to a small enclosed room, and began preforming the interview. Reading from a binder. She had no idea what she was doing, nor did she care. I knew then, I was not going to receive the job. She then let me know "we will call you" - YEAH, THANKS,

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  3.  

    Marketing Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. A recruiter called within a week and had an initial conversation. Phone interview with recruiter went well as my skill set and experience fit the role. I was then scheduled to speak with the hiring manager. The hiring manager was late to the call (not a big deal as it happens often) and put me on the speakerphone during our conversation. She proceeded to ask me to walk her through my resume and once I began to explain my experience, all I could hear was paper shuffling and things moving. It was very apparent that the hiring manager was focused on other tasks and multitasking while she was on the phone with me. This was a huge red flag. I wasn't able to focus and the call just went downhill from there. Afterwards, I called the recruiter and requested to be pulled out of the interview process as I didn't see it as a good fit. It was a very disappointing experience as I truly admire the brand and what it has done marketing wise.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions weren't difficult but not having the full attention of the hiring manager did not allow me to go through my answers as I would typically would. Having that much noise coming through on a phone interview, just ruins your concentration.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Floor Associate Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Target in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Great reveiw process, very professional, on time and very thorough. When I arrived was greeted by name and treated with respect even though there was no offer made to me.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time where you had a customer who had an unrealistic request   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    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 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Target Protection Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Reasons for Declining

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

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Cashier Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Target in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Straight forward process that took one to two weeks after applying online. Basic questions with a group interview first then had a one on one interview with a supervisor. It's an average interview so knowing your stuff and being prepared will get you far. They want to make sure you can speak well and ensure customer satisfaction.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmacy Technician Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Target in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied to Target online on a Tuesday, got emailed back Friday saying they had questions about my application. I called back and they said they wanted to schedule me for an interview. I agreed and it was set for the following Wednesday at the Nicollet Mall Target in Minneapolis. I prepared very well, researching their silly star interview questions and whatnot and I had a good answer for every question they threw at me in the interviews. First I had an interview with a general HR lady, then a second interview with a pharmacist. At the end, she said HR would contact me by the next Wednesday (1 week later). But by Saturday morning they emailed me saying they couldn't offer the position at this time. I guess they didn't think I fit their peppy Target culture well enough. Meh.

    Interview Questions
    • 1st interview questions: Tell me about yourself, Name a time when you worked with a team to accomplish a goal, Name a time when you were juggling mutiple tasks and how you handled it, Name a time you went above and beyond your duties. 2nd Interview questions: Why Target? What experience do you have related to this position? Name a time when you made a mistake and how did you deal with it, If we contacted a previous employer what would he say about your strengths, How would you handle a situation where you're working at the cash register when a customer comes up and says a product is $17 but its really $19, How would you handle a situation when there's no shoes of a certain size for a parent's kid, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months - interviewed at Target in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process at Target is about 3 weeks. First week you will be going through some aptitude test, verbal reasoning, logical, math and intelligence tests. Second week if you pass you will go through a panel where they will ask you mostly standard interview questions like your strengths and weaknesses, and what do you want to be after five years. And the third weeks is about contract details and meeting the staff. A good way to prepare for the interview is using career and selection books or there are some app's like (the aptitude interview) app in appstore.

    Interview Questions
    • At the second week i got a question from the panel interview and it was like sell me your dream, any dream of yours?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sourcing/Merchandise Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Target.

    Interview Details

    The whole process was completed in 3 weeks. First, I had an initial phone screening with basic interview questions. In addition, they made sure I knew how to answer behavioral interview questions and use the SAR method. The in person interview took a whole morning. It consisted of an tour of the headquarter campus and 2 in-person interview. They lasted about 30 minutes and had 3 behavioral interview question. Most scenario questions were basic and straightforward.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me of a time when you did not get along with a co-worker.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Little room for negotiation, but it is an entry level position
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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