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Barista

June 2019 - August 2022 • Eau Claire, WI

What I liked

It's a good enough pay for a part time job. I really enjoyed the people I worked with as well.

What I wish was different

It unexpectedly will become busy at random times.

Advice

Be friendly! Be ready to clean.
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Guest advocate

April 2021 • Chambersburg, PA

What I liked

Flexible schedule for the most part, accepted most availability requests as long as weekends were flexible, very accepting of students, nice hourly rate

What I wish was different

Didn’t always give the hours people needed, sometimes 8hours or less a week. Management was dismissive, sometimes dismissive and rarely accepted time off requests.

Advice

Please be an advocate for yourself, do not let target take over your life. You can learn a lot from targets business model and style but know when to draw the line between work and life.
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Fulfillment team member

September 2020 • Flowood, MS

What I liked

The job hours were consistent, and they offer good pay

What I wish was different

The leadership was terrible. Very few managers or "team leads" knew what they were doing. They have a quick turnover rate

Advice

Set your boundaries with your schedule on day one with HR. Come in on time, and don't close on Saturdays.
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team member

May - August 2022 • Naples, FL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Work Ethic is key to standing out and succeeding at a retail job.
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Cashier

August 2018 • Kelso, WA

What I liked

How flexible they are with my school schedule

What I wish was different

Wish I had more consistent hours, it fluctuates a lot

Advice

Stay on track and make sure you get your work done but also prioritizing the guests
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Cashier

January 2021 • Coeur d'Alene, ID

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

I wish I learned more

Advice

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sales associate

May 2022 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed learning new skills, communicating with my team members, and assisting customers.

What I wish was different

I would not change anything

Advice

Be willing to help your team because they will offer you help when you need it
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Store Management Intern

June 2022 • Leesburg, VA

What I liked

I love how supportive, kind, and caring the entire team is! Everyday I learn something new, and it's really rewarding to see my personal and professional growth compared to when I first started. I also like how much autonomy they give me to choose what it is I want to accomplish, where I want to spend time with for the day. Everyone is also really awesome with answering my questions and helping me with my tasks.

What I wish was different

I wish there were clearer plans and expectations for each day (or that those plans were communicated better). I also wish I got to spend more time side-by-side with the ETLs.

Advice

Try out different tasks and projects, and look at the big picture of why they're important to the store's success. Reach out to the team when you need help, and get to know the store's strengths and opportunities. Definitely spend time learning more about your team members, team leads, and executive team leads. Many have been in their roles for a long time so they are knowledgeable, and having good relationships with them will make the experience all the better.
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Team member

July 2022 • Iowa City, IA

What I liked

I really love the coworkers and the work environment that every staff member here creates. Everyone is very open and caring with eachother while still remaining diligent and professional.

What I wish was different

I think the hiring process could have been a bit more quick

Advice

Work here! It’s great!
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Target Front End Associate

April 2020 - March 2021 • Cupertino, CA

What I liked

Was good experience getting my people skill down

What I wish was different

If my boss would be less beligerant. He kept calling me "bud"

Advice

do your best you'll be okay
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Business Analyst Intern

June - September 2022 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

My supervisor was extremely helpful in teaching me the skills necessary to complete tasks.

What I wish was different

I wish the schedule would have been more flexible.

Advice

Ask questions! Everyone at Target wants you to succeed and it doesn't hurt to ask about something even though it may seem silly to you. The more questions you ask, the more you learn!
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Team member

June 2022 • Williamsville, NY

What I liked

Communication between team members and team leads/executive team leads was very good. My schedule was respected and I was able to get the hours I needed every week.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to be trained in fulfillment—if I was, I would have been able to pick up more shifts.

Advice

Time management is very important. Along with social skills, like keeping cool under pressure when dealing with harder guests.
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Fulfillment Expert

May 2021 - August 2022 • Brentwood, TN

What I liked

I liked the flexibility of the schedule and hours. The overtime pay and relatively high starting rate were also great!

What I wish was different

I wish that the job responsibilities were more clearly organized. I was employed under a certain title, but I did something new every day for different departments that needed assistance.

Advice

Flexibility and responsibility are essential for this position. It is a challenging position at first because there is so much to learn, but as time goes on the position gets a lot easier as you learn expectations and the layout of the store.
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General Merchndise Expert

June 2021 - August 2022 • Lewisville, TX

What I liked

Great people to work with

What I wish was different

Opportunity to help improve management style

Advice

Become acquainted with the people you interact with
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Closing expert

May - August 2022 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Have patience with customers and you’ll do great!
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Fufillment specialist

June - August 2021 • Oswego, IL

What I liked

Lots of hours. Fun coworkers who were my age

What I wish was different

Better communication and more time to request off.

Advice

Meet as many people in the store as you can on your first couple of days on the job.
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Distribution Center

August 2022 • Fontana, CA

What I liked

The Pay rate

What I wish was different

Management and leadership not up to snuff for a healthy work environment

Advice

Be prepared for leadership to like to maintain status quo and implementations to provide improvements may be taken poorly
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2022 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

What I liked most about interning at Target is the effort that the company puts in to keep all of the interns connected. Even though the internship was remote, Target worked tirelessly to host sessions for interns to network with each other and with employees at the company, and to find out more about Target's community. Interns were also provided an opportunity to travel to Minneapolis to explore Target's campuses, to learn more about Minnesota, and to facilitate in-person interactions that make those connections more sincere.

What I wish was different

Advice

One piece of advice that I would share to someone interested in a software engineering internship at Target is to be upfront about your interests. Regardless of which team you get placed on, everyone is Target is actively rooting for you and is open to helping you explore your interests and build up your skills. One significant aspect of the company's culture is learning, and there are plenty of resources available to help you further identify where you want your career to go.
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Financial Analyst Intern

April - June 2022 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

I liked the hospitality and well thought out intern program. Throughout the internship, there was always someone to help in anything and they were very transparent. Target's work culture was inclusive and prioritized our wellbeing. Outstanding job done for virtual and in-person week.

What I wish was different

I wished that the in-person week we had was in the beginning instead of the end of the internship. It would have made my project prompt less ambiguous and knowledgable.

Advice

Be yourself. A lot of individual meetings with everyone in the corporate and being candid helps make the day go by faster.
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Starbucks barista

May - August 2022 • Eden Prairie, MN

What I liked

The work environment and the people

What I wish was different

The hours

Advice

It’s a lot of information to learn all at once, but it is very adaptable and enjoyable after practicing it!
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