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Sales Associate

July - October 2019 • Land O' Lakes, FL

What I liked

Flexible schedule, short commute, the ability to interact with guests while building and organizing floor plans.

What I wish was different

More understanding and personable leadership with respect for the employees' time and the desire to build a meaningful relationship with their associates rather. Also, associates were not seen as equals to each other and there seems to be a hierarchy based on who was there longer or the favorite to the leaders. Very unprofessional dynamic.

Advice

Target is a great place to work as they have good wages and many hours to hand out. Not a great place for a professional experience.
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Style Consultant

June 2019 • Lancaster, PA

What I liked

Comfortable workplace. Everyone was friendly and willing to help you learn.

What I wish was different

Customers were sometimes aggressive, but to be expected in retail.

Advice

Be open-minded and willing to work in a fast pace environment.
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sales associate

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I absolutely love the atmosphere and the fact that I got to work with costumers face to face

What I wish was different

the amount of work that had to be done in one day was never a possible goal

Advice

my managers were amazing and so much fun to work with
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executive intern

June - August 2019 • Concord, NH

What I liked

During my time at Target so far, I have experienced a highlight moment within Specialty Sales. By being in this area, I have realized its importance to store flow and how it is transferable to other jobs and career paths. I feel that I have learned the most in this area because I had an amazing trainer. Wendy made sure to allow me to see different aspects of her job, the fun and the not so fun like computer work. However, allowing me to see everything enabled me to understand why she does what she does. Wendy was also very repetitive in her routines, which enabled me to understand the flow and mental path the she follows on a day to day basis. She has been the best trainer so far because she knows I want to learn as much as possible and does not have me do the same thing over and over because she knows it will not enhance my knowledge. Therefore, I feel that I learned the most in this area and am confident in leading a team using the skills that Wendy taught me. Those skills include organization, communication, accountability, and structure.

What I wish was different

During my time in Specialty Sales, I can say that I wish I got to spend more time leading the smaller areas like beauty and electronics. Although I do lack the information necessary to sell these products, I feel that leading it may be different. I could have improved on my communication with team members and increased my ability to be a leader in different or uncomfortable situations, which is important and is definitely a transferable skill.

Advice

I would definitely recommend this internship to another student. I think it offers a student a lot of experience in retail in short amount of time. You’ll learn about Target, how retail stores work (bigger ones, corporate level), how to operate a business keeping track of hours and payroll, how each area is run by the Executive Team Lead, and so much more. I think rotational is perfect for those that aren’t sure exactly what they want to do yet. Plus, you have the opportunity of full hire at the end if you work hard.
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Merchandise Expert

May - August 2019 • Farragut, TN

What I liked

I liked being able to interact with customers.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been trained more in the beginning.

Advice

Always try to do your job as efficiently as possible.
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Executive Team Lead Intern

June - August 2017 • Vallejo, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the team I was working with, and the various applicable skills I am able to apply to future work experiences.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone, constantly look for new learning experiences and opportunities
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Executive Team Lead Intern

June - August 2017 • Ventura, CA

What I liked

Being able to make decisions that impacted the business. Create a culture for growth and network with so many people.

What I wish was different

It was great.

Advice

Don’t think too much, make your decisions and be confident. If it doesn’t work out it’s up to you to create a plan and execute.
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Executive Stores Intern

May - August 2017 • Tucson, AZ

What I liked

I liked that the internship was something new every day-- you go through a 10 week rotational program shadowing leaders in every department in the store. However, there was a lack of support from leadership to grow as an individual and develop as a leader within the company.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more encouragement and effort from leaders to develop you as a future leader within the company.

Advice

Ask tons of questions, especially from team members. They know the store the most!
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Retail Associate

June - August 2019 • Mount Laurel Township, NJ

What I liked

The people I worked with were very nice and the working space was consistent.

What I wish was different

I wish I had not joined while the store was being renovated.

Advice

Don't spend too much time trying to make things perfect. Just keep track of your objectives and get them done.
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Sales Associate

July 2019 • Burke, VA

What I liked

The work environment is very inviting and everyone who works there is incredibly kind!

What I wish was different

I wish that we were paid weekly vs biweekly.

Advice

Always schedule shift covers 2+ weeks in advance if you can!
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Cashier

February 2019 • Denton, TX

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

More diversity at the store

Advice

Apply even if you don’t think you meet the requirements
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Cashier

June - August 2019 • Garden Grove, CA

What I liked

i liked the people that i worked with, there was a family type atmosphere.

What I wish was different

lots of pressure to get RED CARDS, almost too much pressure to sell red cards.

Advice

just try to do your best and not let the pressure get to you about selling the red cards.
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Flexible Fulfillment Expert

October 2018 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

Great pay and flexible hours.

What I wish was different

Too much work and not enough employees.

Advice

Target is hard work but worth the increased minimum wage that they offer.
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General Merchandise Team Member

May - July 2019 • Orem, UT

What I liked

I got along well with my coworkers and supervisors. The position itself was very straightforward, and the expectations for my responsibilities were always clear.

What I wish was different

When I was hired, I was not aware I was being hired for a seasonal position. I was given three days notice that my position was ending.

Advice

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Merchandise team member

May 2019 • Elgin, IL

What I liked

Good environment, enjoyed working with fellow employees

What I wish was different

Poor training, felt unprepared

Advice

Ask questions when confused and don’t be afraid to say you have not been trained properly
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Salesfloor Team Member

October 2018 • Tyler, TX

What I liked

They work with my school schedule.

What I wish was different

Working is hard to do when going to school. That is all there is to it.

Advice

Make sure they know that school is your priority, because they will work you as much as you let them. It can be good and it can be bad. You have to make time for yourself at some point.
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Guest Service Supervisor

May 2018 • Raleigh, NC

What I liked

Fast pace environment and communication with new people

What I wish was different

More training on the position

Advice

Before accepting position make sure to be trained on every aspect in the position
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Retail Stocker

August 2013 • Fredericksburg, VA

What I liked

Smaller team, operated well together.

What I wish was different

Change to backroom process.

Advice

Burnout can be real, especially in such a repetitive process.
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Barista

April 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Great pay

What I wish was different

Advice

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Target Employee

May 2018 - August 2019 • Turnersville, NJ

What I liked

Always able to get as many hours as you wanted so you could work a lot.

What I wish was different

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