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    Excellent starting job out of college.

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    Former Employee - ETL in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - ETL in Reston, VA

    I worked at Target full-time (Less than a year)

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    Great starting salary ($50k+), tremendous growth potential -- as long as you're performing well, you should get your first raise after one year of employment & promotion after 18 months. They only promote from within which is great -- nationally recognized sales/business/retail training program.


    Work weekends, some long hours, retail.

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    Make sure you give feedback (positive & negative) on work performance. Ensure that first store position is compatible with the executives interests/personality.

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Target in May 2014.


    I was contacted by a recruiter through email. I would definitely advise anyone to get a recruiters email (go on to linkedin to find a recruiter) , if you are serious about working for this company. Contacting a recruiter seems to be the best way to actually getting an interview. Once I was contacted, we set up an interview time. So the first interview was over the phone. If you prepare, you will be fine. Make sure you also prepare yourself for the easy questions like "Tell me about yourself and Why do you want to work for Target". On top of those questions, the interviewer asked about 5 questions dealing with a specific event (i.e. Tell me about a time....). After the first interview, I was contacted that same day to schedule an in person interview with 3 different managers (district manager, store manager, and human resource business partner). My second interview was scheduled within a couple of days. It was the same style as the first interview. They may ask you the same questions. Don't be afraid to repeat your same answer. After the interview, I was told that if they wanted to pursue to the next step I would be contacted. Sure enough I was contacted a few days later to schedule my final interview with the big boss (market leader). My third interview was conducted over the phone and once again its the same style. I was contacted the next day and offered the position. I told God when he blessed me with this position that I would try to help people get to where I'm going. So my advice would be to prepare as much as possible with the interview questions that is provided on this website, research on Target, ask yourself what are your strengths/weaknesses, who are you as an individual (they really want to get to know who you are), relax, pray, and be yourself. A lot of people may say they are going to work you, well all jobs will work you but target will compensate you very well. Good luck and I hope this post helps you. It is an intense interview process but its quick. Process took a little over a week........ The interviewers are really really nice. Don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't understand something.

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Best Companies for Hourly Workers, Working Mother, 2012
Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
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Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1962
Type Company - Public (TGT)
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

From our Minneapolis-based headquarters to over 1,700 stores and more than 35 distribution centers across America, Target offers a world of possibilities in an environment that will encourage you to innovate and contribute ideas. Join a company that's always moving forward to what's next. Be a part of a team that has revolutionized retail, championed design and volunteered thousands of hours giving back to their communities.

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