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Cashier

May - August 2019 • Fort Collins, CO

What I liked

The people who worked there and the management

What I wish was different

Advice

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Target Textile Engineering Research Lead

May - August 2019 • Dartmouth, MA

What I liked

It was nothing like anything I have ever done before. I am a bioengineering student and I was asked to lead a research team to propose a solution to a textile chemistry issue that target is facing in the children's pajamas field. As a microbiologist this was so out of my comfort zone, but I figured why not give it a whirl. My team wound up being selected by target to receive a $15,000 research grant to produce a prototype of our proposed solution. It was an awesome summer working with engineers from various fields gaining tons of new skills!

What I wish was different

The interactions with the supervisors at target- they were not offering much aid to us and feedback was always incredibly delayed. We were on our own entirely, it was beneficial in terms of being independent but direction would've been helpful.

Advice

Go out in a whim, say yes to everything you find interesting! Expanding your network and skill set is always worth it!
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Style team expert

September 2017 • North Attleborough, MA

What I liked

Great co-workers

What I wish was different

Advice

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Executive Intern

June - August 2019 • Northfield, OH

What I liked

I loved the team; they were super kind and really wanted to see me succeed. I also liked how structured the program was (10 week program with a set schedule). Towards the end of the internship, I was able to get more creative in what I wanted to do. Individually, I created an incentive-based program for employees to increase productivity and efficiency, implemented a training schedule for the front-end, and managed the back-to-school section which caused an 18% increase in sales. I loved that this program was structured but also geared towards helping me grow as an individual.

What I wish was different

Retail is very hard work, and I learned quickly that I was not cut out for the manual labor. I wish I could have been more involved in crunching numbers and forecasting the development of the company. At the store level, which is where I was located, this is not possible. I think I would have preferred an internship at headquarters.

Advice

I think this is a fantastic internship for anyone who wants to go into management and specifically retail. They almost always hire their interns, and offer competitive wages and benefits. Growth is easy to achieve within this company; in fact, mostly everyone who was "higher-up" started out as an intern. My advice is: make sure management and retail is something you want to do before accepting this internship.
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Team Member

June - August 2019 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Co-workers

What I wish was different

Advice

A lot of heavy lifting
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Closing Expert

October 2018 - August 2019 • Broadview, IL

What I liked

That the team was very friendly and everyone worked well together

What I wish was different

More open availability in regards to changes in schedule

Advice

That Target does a really great job ensuring everyone has something to do.
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Service Advocate

September 2018 - August 2019 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

I enjoyed interact with guests & helping them save money, whether it was from returning or exchanging an item to getting their cartwheel offers.

What I wish was different

Target recently changed their policies, & I did not like the modernization changes.

Advice

Target discounts are great but don’t put too much time into the company, you will not be rewarded.
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Sales Associate

May 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

I enjoyed getting to work with people. I love to talk and to help others out and being a sales associate was a way to do that.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been in a medical type of facility gaining expereince there. I have a genuine interest in chemistry and biology and am planning on becoming a lab scientist.

Advice

You do have difficult customers at times which can be a very good learning experience. No matter what job setting one is put into there will always be challenges and it is best to go in with a positive attitude.
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Supervisor

August 2017 • Louisville, KY

What I liked

Good pay and nice coworkers

What I wish was different

My manager seems to care more about the customers than the employees

Advice

New management can be a good thing but also a bad thing
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Front of store advocate

April 2019 • North Wales, PA

What I liked

I loved my coworkers and the way the front of store is run.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Always expect the unexpected.
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Target Team Member

May - August 2019 • Urbandale, IA

What I liked

I was working 40 hrs a week, the team was fun and the work kept me busy

What I wish was different

My experience was good for me, I don't think I would change anything.

Advice

Always bring lunch if you have a lunch break and take you 15 minute breaks they are paid!
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style team member

June - September 2019 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

My coworkers and the work environment

What I wish was different

Better scheduling, sometimes I would close alone and it was a lot of work

Advice

It’s very helpful to have a customer service job because it teaches you how to deal with people
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Executive team leader

July 2006 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

Great company with a goal to develop itself as well as its team

What I wish was different

Advice

Be willing to adapt to the needs of the business.
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Team Member

April 2018 - August 2019 • Deerfield, OH

What I liked

Co-Workers were friendly

What I wish was different

More hours.

Advice

Depending on where you work at it can be hard to find enough hours.
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Retail Stocker

May 2015 • Saint Paul, MN

What I liked

I enjoy taking personal pride in seeing that my department looks good for the guests and helping people with finding things throughout the store. Interacting with the guests and my coworkers is what makes my job rewarding to me.

What I wish was different

I wish that I was paid more per hour than I currently do seeing that Target is one of the biggest companies in the world.

Advice

Just to take problems on with a smile, there is always going to be someone or something that is going to upset you almost on a daily basis, I would recommend to just take things as they happen and not to let setbacks upset you and just move on to solve the problem or to brush off whatever someone did or said to you that was upsetting.
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Supervisor

June 2013 - August 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

The people I worked with.

What I wish was different

The management.

Advice

Great place to work at if it's going to be your first job.
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Executive team leader

October 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

Working with a diverse group of people

What I wish was different

Feeling that my job had a greater purpose

Advice

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Cashier

March 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

Opportunity to gain experience

What I wish was different

Be more time punctual

Advice

Working with retail customers require a great deal of patience. Patience in this job choice is key.
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Style Consultant

May - August 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

When working at Target, I really enjoyed meeting a lot of new people and learning about retail. Target was my first retail job, it was always very busy and there was always something to do. Mainly just cleaning, organizing and leading customers in the right direction! Lastly, there is nothing better than receiving your own money, that you worked for. That was a big highlight for me.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Backroom Remodel Team

May 2019 • Medina, MN

What I liked

Flexible Hours, Good Pay, Target Benefits

What I wish was different

I wish I had different team members on my team

Advice

Come in ready to work and learn and you'll be fine.
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