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Guest Advocate

March 2020 • Kansas City, MO

What I liked

They treat their employees very well. They just instituted a tuition program and have good benefits for full-time employees.

What I wish was different

I’m not really sure there was anything that Target could have done to make my experience better. Most complaints I have would be customer related.

Advice

I would suggest making sure you have a good foundation of customer service skills before applying. Target is relatively selective.
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Starbucks barista

March 2020 • Seekonk, MA

What I liked

I love the team and the culture.

What I wish was different

Higher management give more attention to their members than sales.

Advice

Get trained everywhere in different departments
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food and beverage expert

July - September 2021 • Portland, OR

What I liked

The flexibility and travel time

What I wish was different

The pay

Advice

Easy work for easy money
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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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Intern

June - July 2021 • Camarillo, CA

What I liked

I throughly enjoyed this internship. The current Executive Team Leads at the store readily welcomed me and a fellow intern, which made the experience that much better. I was able to learn various things about logistics and data that is important to run the store/departments successfully. Most importantly, I grew in my leadership. I was granted enough freedom to grow these skills and help leader the team members in the store. I learned how to not only motivate a team, but to encourage them and make them feel heard. Being there felt like Target cared about investing in my professional and personal growth.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time in this internship. It was a short, 8-week program. I learned so much in such a short amount of time, I wish I could have had a few more weeks for this opportunity.

Advice

You get out what you put into this internship. It is easy to coast by and step back. It's important to take initiative and really own your learning experience - that is how you will het the most out of this opportunity! Take advantage of having a mentor and ask any and every question you can think of.
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General Merchandise Expert

June - August 2021 • Midlothian, VA

What I liked

I liked the people I worked with and the job I had to do. I knew I didn't want to be a cashier or anything in the front of the store so I was super happy just stocking shelves and working in the back stock rooms.

What I wish was different

I wish I had different hours because I worked 4:30-11 almost every single night. I could have just said something to the managers and asked for different hours, but I just put up with it.

Advice

Make friends with your coworkers because it makes the job more fun and the hours go by a lot faster. Also don't stress about knowing where everything is in the store right away because you will learn quickly and be able to answer customer's questions in no time.
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General Merchandise

June - August 2021 • Allentown, PA

What I liked

I enjoyed getting to unload the shipments of clothing each morning and fold them and make sure they ended up on the right racks to be pushed onto the floor.

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been enough shipments of clothing each day to do that for all of my shift.

Advice

Target is a great place to work and the work is not hard. I've done harder jobs than this and made less than 15/hr so my advice is to work smarter, not harder.
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Restock Assistant

April 2020 - July 2021 • Naperville, IL

What I liked

I liked how personable everyone was in the store. the associates who I worked with made coming to work fun and enjoyable during the holiday times and as well during long work days.

What I wish was different

I wish there was better communication from the managers and as well respect to the schedules that people put down.

Advice

I would say that being open to change is very important. Target is a huge corporation and things are not always the same each day.
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Retail Associate

June 2021 • Roseville, CA

What I liked

For my specific store location, excellent management. Ability to remain flexible from summer to fall when your schedule has to be changed to accommodate school.

What I wish was different

The pay and the staffing. Often schedule beyond my "maximum hours" because we don't have enough employees.

Advice

It's retail, have low expectations.
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Executive assets protection intern

June - August 2021 • West Hills, CA

What I liked

It was a realistic idea of what it will be like in that position. Everyone was willing to push you to learn and grow.

What I wish was different

It was only 8 weeks long and wish I would have gotten more time to learn more!

Advice

Always dig deeper! Be hungry and motivated in everything you do!
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General Merchandiser

July 2018 - August 2021 • Rogers, MN

What I liked

I love my team and the friendly and warm work environment!

What I wish was different

Advice

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guest advocate

September 2019 • Dubuque, IA

What I liked

The people there were pretty great to work with. The community and teamwork was neat.

What I wish was different

Nothing really.

Advice

To be a kind person always and to assist the guests in the best way possible.
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Technology Specialist

May - August 2021 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

I liked getting the firsthand experience of watching products move from distributor to customer. It was really eye-opening to get a retail experience that used my technology knowledge to assist people.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was less work that wasn't related to my position; oftentimes I was rearranging the toys and books section even those technically aren't part of the electronics section.

Advice

Definitely do it if you need a good summer job, it helped me pay for summer classes and have some spending money on top of that
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Style Consultant

July 2019 • Topsham, ME

What I liked

I like the role I play at Target, and the interactions I have with my coworkers as well as guests. Their scheduling is flexible and they’re willing to work with you when it comes to returning to school.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about my experience as a Style Consultant at Target would be willing to learn the insides and outs of the position and have a good attitude/work ethic.
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General Merchandise Advocate

May 2021 • Portland, ME

What I liked

I loved the working environment that the upper management has created in this store.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Service Advocate

October 2017 • Woodhaven, MI

What I liked

Pay, coworkers and bosses, and flexibility with schedule.

What I wish was different

Customers being rude, other than that nothing else.

Advice

Go to a job fair or open interviews at the store, and apply here. They pay well and the benefits given with the position are great for college students.
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Inventory Analyst Intern

June - August 2021 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

Great team I was placed on that offered so much support. The company culture has a great work life balance and people do not seem overworked. The project I worked on was interesting and engaging.

What I wish was different

My project was not based on what the full-time role was that I was offered for.

Advice

Make sure you know exactly a realistic job preview into what you may be doing if you do become an inventory analyst
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Barista

July 2019 • Chaska, MN

What I liked

It is a fast paced job with a steep learning curve that is rewarding for a go getter.

What I wish was different

It would have been better if there had been more communication.

Advice

Be prepared to know nothing.
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Supplier Performance Management Intern

June - August 2021 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

Super friendly staff and incredible company culture.

What I wish was different

I did not love the team I was placed on just because there was a lot of movement on the team and being virtual it was hard to keep up!

Advice

Get to know as many people in the company as possible despite what their job role is!
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Cashier

November 2020 - August 2021 • Idaho Falls, ID

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Have good availability!
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