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Software Engineer

June - August 2018 • Brooklyn Park, MN

What I liked

I got to learn a lot about specific technologies in my field.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer.

Advice

Proactively talk with recruiters to try to secure a position.
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Operations Manager

June - August 2018 • Lake City, FL

What I liked

Above anything else, the people. From management down to hourly employees, across all departments, the people were remarkably supportive and willing to teach. I felt very comfortable being my self around them each day and growing as an employee. Some days shifts would last more than 12 hours (just given the nature of the food distribution industry), yet the flew by compared to the 8 hour days I have spent in conference rooms or behind a desk in past experiences.

What I wish was different

Simply the location. The facility being in Lake City created a great deal of upheaval in my living situation, but I give credit to Target for helping me with the transition. In some ways I also found that the facility wasn't incredibly receptive to improving conditions for their lowest level employees, but they had their reasons for that. Unfortunately I could see serious workforce retention problems that could (and did) arise from this.

Advice

Leave any preconceived notions about operations management at the door. It is an environment that is impossible to explain until you are in it. Keep an open mind and be ready to be tested.
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Food Team Member

May - August 2018 • Riverhead, NY

What I liked

The people that you work with are great and really allowed me to learn all the basics of the job in a short amount of time and made the work environment more enjoyable overall.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more room for innovation in the workplace, because working at Target does not require many prerequisites I believe that the rules are very strict and any variations from these rules would result in swift disciplinary action. I understand that there are definitely people that break the rules in a bad way, but if I find a way to improve upon current process I would love to at least be heard for my ideas.

Advice

I would just say that you should just get used to standing on your feet for long periods of time, if you can do that you will be fine.
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Store Executive Intern

June - August 2018 • Richfield, MN

What I liked

Great company and a lot of good exposure. Very collaborative and high-energy.

What I wish was different

Better, and more consistent scheduling

Advice

Be ready and willing to put in the work necessary to advance!
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Sales

February 2015 • Apple Valley, MN

What I liked

What I wish was different

Better management

Advice

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Night Stocker

June - September 2018 • Wyomissing, PA

What I liked

This job required me to work between the hours of 4:00 am to 12:00 pm. This schedule allowed me to get decent hours without disrupting my other plans for the day. The wage was also very nice compared to the other jobs I could've gotten.

What I wish was different

Because of the times I had to start work, my sleep cycle was thrown off, making me drowsy durring normal daytime hours.

Advice

Target was, overall, a great place to work. They allowed time off when I requested it, and the shifts were at a good time for me. I did, however, realize the importance of properly adjusting my sleep cycle when I start working early in the morning.
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Retail

May 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I love the atmosphere and the people that I work with.

What I wish was different

I wish that the way the store is managed could be better.

Advice

It is a pretty fast-paced type of job and my job specifically was a more physically-heavy job.
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Eyewear specialist

July 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

The products I was selling

What I wish was different

More business

Advice

Be friendly it goes a long way
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Flex fulfillment

June 2019 • Ellicott City, MD

What I liked

The freedom

What I wish was different

More employees

Advice

Be prepared to work hard
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Flexible fulfillment

June 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

It's an easy and a fast paced job

What I wish was different

More consistent hours

Advice

Just have fun and make friends it makes working so much easier
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Executive Intern

June - August 2019 • Paramus, NJ

What I liked

I loved the rotational aspect of it and being able to try all different things.

What I wish was different

I wish Target had more internships in other fields besides management within stores

Advice

I would go into it with an open mind, and challenge yourself to try every aspect. You have to recognize that you are in a position of power and need to take action and put yourself out there to make change.
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Consumable team member

November 2018 • Orem, UT

What I liked

I loved the people on my team and how understanding and calm it was.

What I wish was different

I wish that some of the team leaders were nicer. And that I could come in a little later or before without counting it against me (more lenient with hours)

Advice

If you want a job don’t be scared and just try. you never know if you’d love the job until you try.
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Executive Team Lead

June - August 2019 • Santa Rosa, CA

What I liked

The pay was really good and I liked the team a lot.

What I wish was different

I did not get enough leadership experience out of it. I was promised more opportunity and control over a real team but I did not really get that once I got to target.

Advice

Be more vocal about wanting to get more out of the experience. I think my mentor just did not really want to let go of her control, possibly because she was scared of me messing something up.
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Store executive intern

June - August 2019 • Fayetteville, NY

What I liked

It was never the same thing every day. I was constantly on my toes and learning with different leaders of the business. It was challenging but I enjoyed being challenged and testing what I had learned

What I wish was different

Advice

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General Merchandise Expert

May 2019 • Alhambra, CA

What I liked

The independence and work culture.

What I wish was different

Training to be more extensive.

Advice

It is a very good job to have and they are very flexible.
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Event Manager

July - August 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I loved the experience of being able to be a manager at such a major event as the Major League Soccer All-Star week. It was extremely humbling to be able to work with celebrities and professional athletes.

What I wish was different

The only thing i wish would have been different would be for it to have lasted longer.

Advice

Be prepared to be very busy and have a lot of responsibility placed on you.
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Cashier Supervisor

June 2018 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

the pay rate was $13 and I received skills regarding to a manager at the site.

What I wish was different

The workload was too heavy for one individual

Advice

Make sure that you know how to multi-task, work under pressure and move fast at all times
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Management intern

June - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Great rotational internship! You spend all 10 weeks with a mentor assigned only to you.

What I wish was different

The whole internship was great.

Advice

Write down goals and opportunities for every week of your internship as well as questions for your mentor.
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Target Beauty

March 2017 • Lincoln, NE

What I liked

I loved that it is so flexible with my schedule and it creates a great atmosphere to be in!

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Make sure you apply online! They don't have any on paper applications.
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Merchandise Expert

August 2018 • Brookfield, WI

What I liked

The teamwork that is instilled in team members is very apparent.

What I wish was different

Worked harder in the beginning of my employment.

Advice

Do your best and they will recognize that!
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