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Target

Team Lead

May 2019 • La Verne, CA

What I liked

Company culture, inclusivity, management and schedule flexibility were all positive attributes.

What I wish was different

Advancement opportunity in a shorter duration.

Advice

Target is a good place to work but requires a lot of effort and standing constantly.
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Guest Advocate

May - August 2019 • Pearland, TX

What I liked

The people who ran the target were really nice people and had an effective way of talking and always dealing with the team.

What I wish was different

Sometimes the scheduling would be a little weird because it was paper schedules, so I think it should of been all electronically done.

Advice

When it comes to work retail, you got to have patience, and you got to have people skills for sure. You talk to a LOT of people.
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Checkout Advocate

October 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

All of the employees are very nice and welcoming

What I wish was different

I wish I was in the optical department

Advice

You can learn something new everyday and from every experience
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Seasonal Cashier

September 2018 - January 2019 • Miami, FL

What I liked

I liked being able to experience the holiday craziness I participate in every year but switching roles.

What I wish was different

I wish the people would be nicer when being told they couldn’t use many coupons

Advice

Don’t let customers take advantage of you
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Style Team Consultant

May 2018 • Sandusky, OH

What I liked

I enjoy working there because I can help individuals with their clothing wants and needs.

What I wish was different

Nothing really, except the long hours but it pays for school.

Advice

Make sure you have the heart for it, It is an awesome job but takes a lot of your mental strength. Of course it is nothing like a job you can have with a degree in something you are interested in but it sure is a start.
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Ship from store team member

August 2018 • Tampa, FL

What I liked

Friendly environment and good pay.

What I wish was different

Better management of other team members; some people were very poor employees and should’ve been fired.

Advice

Be ready to work hard if you want to stand out to the bosses.
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Cashier

October 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

My coworkers are nice

What I wish was different

My training had been more thorough

Advice

Nothing really
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retail

May - August 2019 • Sayville, NY

What I liked

I liked being able to improve my communication skills by talking to customers and answering the phone

What I wish was different

I wish the hours and scheduling were more flexible

Advice

It is important to have a job at a place with a lot of people to improve communication and social skills that will be helpful in the future
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Retail Sales Expert

March 2008 • Port Huron, MI

What I liked

I love the fast paced environment and ever shifting retail world.

What I wish was different

The pay could definitely be higher for what you do.

Advice

In order to survive in retail you to have a constant sense of urgency.
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Style Consultant

June 2019 • Knoxville, TN

What I liked

The people are fun to work with and the pay is great!

What I wish was different

That I got more hours.

Advice

To apply to Target ASAP!
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Cashier

May - August 2019 • Chambersburg, PA

What I liked

I enjoyed getting to meet, talk, and help all kinds of people. It was fun because my younger sister also worked there and I became friends with my coworkers.

What I wish was different

I wish the job was a little more interesting....I often got bored and tired of going there and doing the same thing.

Advice

Target is a great place to work and they pay very well.
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Flexible Fulfillment Team Member

October 2018 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

The friends I’ve made so far, the experience, and the flexible hours

What I wish was different

Having to take a 3 month leave of absence after Christmas because the store is less busy then

Advice

Try to make a good first impression because it sticks with you while you’re there
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Team member

August 2018 • Broken Arrow, OK

What I liked

Target has changed its way of fun in finding the floor. Team members are given areas on the floor they are “business owners.” This gave me ownership over an area and motivation to be more dedicated to my job.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sales associate

June - August 2019 • Greenville, SC

What I liked

I liked interacting with people from different backgrounds

What I wish was different

I wish I trained more in different areas of the store

Advice

Always make today your best day
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General merchandise

November 2017 • Redlands, CA

What I liked

Great working environment. Friendly team members.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Target Technology Services Intern - Internal Cloud

June - August 2019 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

I really enjoyed the company culture at Target. It was very friendly and they cared a lot about the customer. In the tech space especially, the CIO emphasized learning heavily which is a great environment to be in as a developer. From talking to my manager, there also seemed to be lots of opportunities to move around as a full time employee. If the current team gets too stagnant for you, managers are willing to work with you to place you with a better fit. I was also blown away by how diverse the tech at Target is. There are so many teams working on all different products for stores, warehouse, transportation, corporate issues, security, infrastructure, big data, and more. I also loved being in Minneapolis. It had so much to offer with events, food, and outdoor spaces. Great place to be!

What I wish was different

The team I was placed on and the work I was doing was not ideal. My mentor was often too busy to give me work to do, and the team structure was less focused on development and more on maintaining and improving an existing platform. This situation was not ideal for the way I like to work, but it by no means ruined my experience.

Advice

Reach out and talk to as many people as possible! Pretty much anyone is willing to find 15-30 minutes to have a get to know you (GTKY) which was amazing. I did not take advantage of it as much as I should have.
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General Merchandise Expert

May 2017 • Saugus, MA

What I liked

The flexible hours

What I wish was different

Management

Advice

Don’t work there
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Cashier

June - August 2019 • Quakertown, PA

What I liked

That the job wasn't too high stakes or anything earth shattering, there were some usual issues that come with retail jobs but nothing too often. Shifts and hours every week were consistent and not exhausting for a summer job.

What I wish was different

A little bit less of a reliance on having to get customers to sign up for the company credit/debit card, while they told us we couldn't be fired for not getting them, there was always a "Well you don't have to but..." in the air that did lead to times that felt like there was too much pressure on me and other coworkers.

Advice

If you're able to, be honest about what specific work hours you want/shifts, I've had other jobs where I was more reluctant and ended up getting used despite what I had asked for but was afraid to talk about to get changed.
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Clothing Stylist

May 2019 • Novi, MI

What I liked

I liked that there was a lot of personal autonomy, and the managers did not micro-manage me, as they did at my old job at Old Navy. I also liked that I earn $13.50/hr, and that my pay has increased to $15.50/hr. It was really awesome that they paid us that much for a unskilled job.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have gotten more hours

Advice

Just go ahead an apply! I didn't think they would accept me (I don't have a ton of retail experience), but I interviewed anyway, and I got the job.
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Barista

July 2017 - August 2019 • Fredericksburg, VA

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with and being able to connect with the guests that would come in. I developed a connection with my team leads and they helped me a lot during my first couple months of working there.

What I wish was different

I do wish that there would have been more consistency with hours and the schedule making as sometimes they would do hour cuts with no warning until the new schedules were posted.

Advice

One piece of advice I would give is to always keep yourself level headed when dealing with difficult customers or people as it makes it easier in the long run.
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