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Target Business Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2017
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Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Target (Austin, TX) in October 2016.

Interview

I got an email about 3 weeks after a university career fair. The interview was all behavior. It has been a week and a half and I have not gotten an offer.

Interview Questions

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Target (Madison, WI) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Extremely straightforward. Only one interview before being hired (of course with the prior online assessments).

    There was a meet-n-greet the night before the interview. Extremely friendly Target representatives. If you had topics you want to discuss with them about the company, they were more than ready to discuss with you!

    Actual interview:
    My interviewer was the same person who I talked to the night prior.
    4 behavioral based questions (I still don't know the point of these), and a short Q&A afterwards.

    I was notified roughly a week later of acceptance.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when a project proved to be more difficult than first anticipated.   1 Answer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Target in February 2016.

    Interview

    Got selected for round 1 on campus Interviews. Had a casual pre-interview dinner at a local restaurant. Got asked "why Target" as well 5 behavioral questions. I think they were supposed to be answered in STAR format but I was never told so... Kind of wish they focused more on technical skills/job experiences but all they really seem to care about is fit.

    Interview Questions

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Target (Minneapolis, MN) in February 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was a result of the Private College Job and Internship Fair. It was a fairly casual interview. There were two people taking turns asking me questions. They started off with backgrounds about themselves, asked me brief background questions and then dove right into the tough questions. There were about 5 tough questions.

    Interview Questions

    • When did you leverage something with a strict deadline?   Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Target (Minneapolis, MN) in December 2015.

    Interview

    More specifically it was for the Merchandise Planning Business Analyst position. The process took about 2 weeks. I initially applied on campus, but was not granted an on campus interview. Fast forward 2 months and receive an email from a recruiter asking for a phone interview. Did the phone interview 2 days later and was asked to fly out for an office interview the next week. Before the office visit, you will also be required to take a few assessment so they can gauge your characteristic type among other things.

    Target brings in about 20+ of you to interview. You first get a presentation then 2 separate half hour interviews right after. They are all behavioral based questions. Before your office visit, your recruiters will send you hints and tips on how to prepare. If you want to interview well and with ease, I HIGHLY suggest following their instructions. Get a solid 3-5 stories of your professional expertise and background locked down. It's pretty simple and will take 20 minutes out of your day. After the interviews you will have lunch, mingle session then a city bus tour.

    Overall it was a fun experience. My analysis is that they are more into how you interact and associate yourselves with the others, recruiters, and interviewers rather than how well you interview. Make yourself as personable as possible without being over bearing.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time where you've done something without being asked?   Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Target (Minneapolis, MN) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Target did a great job making this process pretty painless. The process began at the career fair where I spoke with an employee, not the recruiter. I then completed a 1-on-1 interview that was only four questions, all self-explanatory and straightforward. I was then invited to Target HQ where we spent a day learning about Target, the position, and Minneapolis. The day was a lot of fun! It left a favorable impression of the company. They're doing a lot of great work and they valued all of us being there.

    I'm not sure how they make the hiring decisions. The day at HQ we had two interviews with two different people, each interview lasting 30 minutes. However, each person only interviewed three candidates, so they must use a scoring system for the candidates, which could be confusing when trying to compare two candidates from different interviewers.

    Overall, I'd recommend everybody with any interest in the company apply. It was great practice (if not a bit on the easy side) in terms of gaining interview experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Target? Analytical skills were stressed, naming two strengths and one weakness for the position, and have examples of times when you worked with other people. I remember a question about overcoming adversity.   Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Target (Minneapolis, MN) in November 2015.

    Interview

    2 step interview process. There was one interview at my university campus and an all day interview day at headquarters. I shadowed a current team member, learned about the culture, and had two one-on-one interviews. They were extremely team focused.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide an instance in which you took the lead on a project and how you worked with your team to succeed?   Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Target (Minneapolis, MN).

    Interview

    Interviewed at corporate HQ in Minneapolis as part of their summer leadership conference. The interview was just 4-5 really common behavioral questions. They even tell you that the interview is very "predictable" and to just explain the action/result of the situation that you're describing.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Describe a time you had to manage multiple tasks with similar deadlines   Answer Question
    • Q: Tell me about a time you made a mistake   Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Target (Saint Louis, MO) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online through the university career services. Application required a resume and a cover letter. Had to take multiple assessments around 90 minutes each that were math and personality based. After completing these assessments there was a 30 minute on campus interview. In the interview all questions asked were behavioral and situational questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time where you needed to use multiple sources of data to answer a problem.   Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Target (Saint Louis, MO) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Very quick interview. First part was just making sure all of the information I had provided earlier had not changed and then going over which location I would like to be put in. The next part was 4 behavioral questions and that left some time for me to ask questions at the end. I heard back very quickly, within a week. Note, they have you fill out a logic and personality test before your interview online, the personality test is kind of weird with no "right" answer clear which suggests they're really measuring your personality and how you would fit into Target.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell me about a time when you had to use multiple sources of information to solve a problem/develop a recommendation.
      2. Tell me about a time when someone was really dependent on the outcome of a project or task that you worked on.
      3. Tell me about a time when the requirements of a project were different than you initially expected.
      4.Tell me about a time when you had to develop a strategy or recommendation.  
      Answer Question
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