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Apparel team member

May 2018 • Killingly, CT

What I liked

I have some amazing coworkers

What I wish was different

Training was confusing and inconsistent

Advice

Be friendly!
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Sales associate

August - October 2019 • Provo, UT

What I liked

The people

What I wish was different

Working in a different area

Advice

Smaller stores have more drama
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Executive Team Leader Intern

June - August 2019 • Setauket-East Setauket, NY

What I liked

It was interesting getting experience in retail and learning about sales and marketing. I got to spend time in almost every department in the store and learned from the leaders.

What I wish was different

I wish the hours were more consistent every week. I also wish the leadership team gave the interns more opportunity to be a leader. Moving around the departments so often meant that you never got to be a leader in any department, yet they still expected you to be a leader.

Advice

Know what you're getting into for retail. Talk to the leadership team about their experiences and how they got to their positions.
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sales associate

July 2017 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

I really like working with my team and getting to interact with a lot of different people and making sure everyone has a shopping experience they they enjoy

What I wish was different

Advice

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Cashier

May - August 2019 • White Plains, NY

What I liked

Good amount of hours

What I wish was different

Standing for 8 hours is tough

Advice

Get good shoes
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Executive Team Leader

June - August 2019 • Eagle Rock, CA

What I liked

Target definitely puts a lot of time and effort into their Interns. What I liked about Target is that the culture is real and the days are never the same. After my 10 week summer Internship I was able to know Target inside and out! Also, you will learn what type of leader you are in those 10 weeks, working with a team that could be the size of 150 people.

What I wish was different

I felt that everything Target promised I received.

Advice

Enjoy the opportunity to learn about the company, meet new people, and have an open mind. Take in all the experience and lessons that come your way.
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General merchandise

July 2018 • St. Cloud, MN

What I liked

You get to work with a lot of awesome people and get a lot of different experiences working in different areas throughout the store. Target is very good at taking care of their team members and making you feel appreciated for the work you do. Every day here is different so you’ll never get bored of constantly coming in and doing the same thing over and over again!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Executive lead intern

May - August 2019 • Clifton, NJ

What I liked

Autonomy, and great opportunity to learn how to manage in real experiences.

What I wish was different

More use of business applications.

Advice

Be willing to leave your comfort zone.
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Store Executive Intern

June - August 2019 • Lancaster, PA

What I liked

Interning with Target is one of the best experiences Saint Joseph's University has opened the doors to for me thus far in my career. The internship gave me the opportunity to be a leader of people and teams, while learning about a variety of areas in a rotational program. I was able to learn about human resources, guest engagement, talent and team development, logistics and supply chain, sales and merchandising. My Target team taught me an immense amount every day of my internship experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Retail management

November 2017 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

Developing my social skills and ability to handle stressful situations.

What I wish was different

I wish I was paid more for the hard work I put into my job.

Advice

Anyone is capable of moving up in a business if they commit to it.
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Sales associate

July - September 2019 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

Great work environment and learned a lot.

What I wish was different

I just wish I would have had more opportunities to learn different positions and about the company.

Advice

Stay motivated and work hard.
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Apparel Salesperson

November 2018 • Lowell, MA

What I liked

The other employees are all kind people of various ages and ethnicity. The store is very diverse

What I wish was different

Advice

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Cashier

June 2019 • Destin, FL

What I liked

I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the comfort knowing that I never had to worry about angering people if I needed help. I also loved the freedom and trust they gave me which helped me develop good relationships with the customers. Finally, I also loved being able to be open about my religion as opposed to being censored.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was a better way to control whether or not employees showed up to work as it was very difficult to make up for those who chose to be absent from their job.

Advice

I would say that whey looking for a company, make sure that they have your best interests in mind instead of viewing you simply as a cog in a machine. When I worked at Target, I felt like I was working with a family rather than a bunch of strangers.
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Style Consultant

June 2019 • Warren, MI

What I liked

I loved being able to help guests pick out their clothes and be in the fashion area.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had started working right when I started summer break so I could have more time working during the summer.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is to stay consistent with completing your duties when told to do so.
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Cashier

August 2018 • Capitola, CA

What I liked

The people and ability to gain customer service experience. There was always so much to learn and keep me busy. It is also great for learning cash handling experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Beauty Consultant

May - August 2019 • Warwick, RI

What I liked

Working with my coworkers and helping the customers on the floor.

What I wish was different

Hours were challenging sometimes; nights and weekends.

Advice

Highly recommend!
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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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