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Target Executive Store Intern Interview Questions

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Executive Store Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Positive Experience

Interview

The interview process went exactly as described by other reviews. I applied online and after not hearing anything after I week I found a recruiter on LinkedIn and sent him an email. Recruiter set up a short phone interview asking "Tell me about yourself. Why Target? Why this Internship?" (EVERY interview started like this). He asked maybe one more question about leadership. After this, he scheduled a phone interview with a Store Manager near where I would working. I also had to complete an online test. The online test was half behavioral questions (ex. Click the one most like you: I am organized or I am messy) and half logic questions (ex. there are 3 students, one student starts class 30 minutes after the 2nd student, what time does the second student start class if the first class is at 7:30?). The logic portion is tricky because there is not enough time to spend on each question, just go through as quickly as you can. My phone interview with the store manager went really well. It was the same intro questions plus around 4 STAR questions (situation, task, action, result). Have specific examples ready, I was only asked questions that were already on Glassdoor, so read reviews. After this interview I was scheduled an interview with the district manager. This interview was more questions about what career I'm looking for in target and what day I could start working. At this point I had already completed an online background check, provided my SSN , etc so I thought I had the internship for sure, and the district manager was just checking to see if I was personable. I thought the interview went well but received an automated email saying I was no longer in consideration. My advice is be honest throughout the entire process with what future you're seeking within Target and don't get too comfortable (like I did) and assume you got the job. Everyone that interviewed me was very nice and respectful, I just wasn't happy with how Target declined me via an automated email, when I had been in contact with a recruiter throughout the entire process. wtlongeconsideration.

Interview Questions

  • Why Target? Why this Internship?   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time you made a mistake that had a big effect.   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time you had to work with a team to complete a project by a deadline.   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time you disagreed with someone.   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time you had to give something up for something else.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Target

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    Executive Store Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Target (Orlando, FL).

    Interview

    They were on my campus interviewing students, I walked in and "the best interview of the day".

    Negotiation

    No, the pay was $14 as an intern. 40hrs a week

  2.  

    Executive Store Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Target in April 2014.

    Interview

    Very good communication, walked me through the entire process. Very professional

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you and a leader disagreed over a significant issue   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Better Offer

  3.  

    Executive Store Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Campus career fair, the people there were really nice and the onsite interview went great. The were full in my region, so I applied to another. One week later, got a phone call from a new HR manager and she was very inexperienced, but she was nice. She asked the questions poorly and her freshness was evident. The interview was short and dull on her end.

    Interview Questions

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    Executive Store Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    University Job fair. Doing tons of questions before the interview. The 1st during the interview is do you need a sponsorship to work for Target. I said yes(as international student). Then the interviewer told me to be prepared that I will not get the position because of the sponsorship. I think i did not get the offer because of that.

    Interview Questions

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    Executive Store Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Target (Portland, OR) in March 2014.

    Interview

    2 rounds of interviews. First, on campus interview. Asked three behavioral questions. Second interview was exactly the same thing, just with someone in HR.

    Inbetween interviews you have to do a situation analysis, personality test, and intelligence test. Super time consuming.

    Situation analysis shows you a video of a problem at work and then you have to choose the most effective answer (from multiple choices) and the least effective answer. You do about 20+ of these.

    Personality test is basic. Just choose the sentences that best describe you, out of a series of choices.

    Intelligence test is basically the math version of the SAT that is at least twice as long, nice.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to sacrifice something to uphold a commitment.   Answer Question
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    Stores Executive Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview process was a very good one. The interview itself was based on behavioral type questions, "Tell me about a time when..." and so forth. The person interviewing me was an actual Store Team Leader and was engaged the whole time. Sounds like there is a lot of opportunity for advancement within the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you made a mistake and had to make up for it?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Store Executive Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The hiring process started with a career fair for me where you were introduced to the area college recruiter from there you give them your resume and have a small interview. If they like you they set you up with an interview at a store. from there I had a phone interview and then another final phone interview. Long process, lasted way to long but it was worth it.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you successfully handled an opposing view   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    none

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    Store Executive Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Target.

    Interview

    I found out about the position at a career fair put on by my university - there, I handed my resume to a recruiter and received a phone call asking for an interview time.

    I then filled out and submitted my online application.

    The first round of interviews was with a young woman, she asked a list of situational/behavioral questions ("tell me about a time when..."). She was chipper and friendly and told me that they would like me back for a second interview, which was about a week later.

    The second interview was much of the same format, this time with two people, a young woman and an older man who was higher up in management. Same thing, the questions were clearly from a set list but the man asking them was fairly relaxed and informal, would ask follow-up questions to get to know you, joked around, etc.

    A couple weeks after that I received an email asking me to fill out an online assessment and that I made it to the final round of interviews, a phone interview with a Senior Group Director.

    The assessment was half personality questions ("co-workers would describe me as ___") which were not timed and half math/logic problems that were timed ("name the next number in the sequence, etc."). There were many more questions than were possible to complete int he allotted time so you were scored on how many you could complete too.

    The final interview was with a man who seemed supremely disinterested. After my very long responses, he would have an extended pause, and say "ok". That was it, no more and no less - and curiously, he gave me no opportunity to ask questions afterwards.

    Interview Questions

    • "Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a conflict between two groups in a leadership position".

      - Difficult mainly because a very similar question was asked directly beforehand.  
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable pay, 16.50/hr for me.

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    Stores Executive Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Target (Minneapolis, MN) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Moved through fairly easy on-campus interview with two local store leads. Mostly behavioral questions, "tell me about a time when..." Next round of interviews was with a District Manager. Interview was extremely fast, again behavioral questions, but the manager seemed very disinterested like I was wasting his time.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you did something wrong and how did you recover from that situation.   Answer Question
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