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Style Advocate

May 2019 • Oviedo, FL

What I liked

I enjoy working with my coworkers the most. I met new people that I would have never had the opportunity to meet without my job.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been better able to balance my personal time and work schedule.

Advice

I advise people to just put themselves out there. I never thought I would get a job at Target but it made my summer and bettered me as a person.
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General Merchandise Expert

April - October 2019 • Marquette, MI

What I liked

I liked how understanding everyone was, and I really appreciated my lead, Lindsey, for being supportive and friendly. Everyone was very helpful.

What I wish was different

I wish the job hadn’t caused as much stress as it did for me. It was really a fun place to work, but I felt very challenged to keep up most days. In the end, it just wasn’t the job for me.

Advice

Go in to the job knowing and understanding your expectations. You will be expected to work at a quick pace and you will have to learn a lot. If you enjoy a fast-paced job that keeps you moving throughout the day, it’ll be a good job for you. And one more thing—if a job doesn’t fulfill you, you aren’t doing yourself or your employer any favors by staying. Go find something that will be fulfilling. It’s okay to try a job and leave if it doesn't fit your needs.
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Target Employee

June - August 2019 • Fort Collins, CO

What I liked

Working with good employees

What I wish was different

I wish there were more employees

Advice

It's good to go above and beyond, but don't do so to cover for management mistakes.
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Team Member

June 2016 • Shakopee, MN

What I liked

Honestly I don't really enjoy it anymore. It's just convenient for me. It used to be kind of fun, but now it's frustrating and monotonous.

What I wish was different

I wish they would stop changing procedures every other month. Just choose one way that you want us to stock shelves. Putting things out is so simple in concept and somehow corporate has made it a confusing nightmare and changes their mind on how best to do it all the time.

Advice

Working in retail sucks and working in the lowest paying position offered by a retail company is the worst of all. You get the worst of all experiences - bratty customers, low pay, management that doesn't know what they're doing because the turnaround rate is disgustingly high and an unfeeling corporation that doesn't actually care about any of that nonsense.
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Service and Engagement Advocate

September 2015 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

I love my job and the fact I can help guest with their needs.

What I wish was different

I don't want to change anything

Advice

Work hard and you will be rewarded
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Guest Service Supervisor

August 2018 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

It was really good, I loved my coworkers and I did genuinely liked to help guests.

What I wish was different

Management was not the most approachable.

Advice

Stand your ground, and never let a manager ask more of you than what you're getting paid for, and what your title description describes.
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team member

May - July 2019 • Kansas City, MO

What I liked

The team and the fact that they felt I could handle anything.

What I wish was different

The workload vs people.

Advice

Work hard or don’t work at all
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Sales Floor Team Member

November 2017 • Homewood, AL

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

Management

Advice

Just enjoy the time you’re there.
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Cafe Server

June 2019 • East Greenbush, NY

What I liked

I love working with customers, especially little kids who come in and ask for popcorn. Making pizzas and pastas is easy, and for the most part my shifts go quickly because there is always something to do.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been trained in my own store, and that our facilities were cleaner. I try very hard to keep it clean, but it has been mismanaged since before I started and so there is only so much I can change.

Advice

When working in any job, but particularly a minimum wage job, always find something to do. A manager will notice when it is a slow and you are finding odd cleaning and/or organization jobs. This makes your shift feel faster, and it will help the facility as a whole to run smoother.
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Beauty Consultant

June 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

There is more to the job than what many people would think. You are responsible for your entire section and keeping guests aware of your presence.
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Cart Attendant

June 2014 • Sterling, VA

What I liked

I really like the fact that I get to have more experience in customer service. I learns how to speak to others in a more professional level like greet customers. Also how to deal with problems at hand on my own without any assistance.

What I wish was different

I would have done an internship with my company if I had known they had one early on.

Advice

My advice to others about this experience is that the job will help you get out of your shell if you are shy and closed off like me. It allows me to change into a whole different person for the better in terms of talking to people, not being shy, or simply asking questions when I have to.
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Cashier

May - August 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Loved my coworkers and the support they offered. Loved working with so many people each day.

What I wish was different

I was on my feet a lot, maybe more of a mix of job tasks each day.

Advice

Wear good shoes and bring a water bottle and a good attitude!
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Reverse Logistics

November 2013 • Chanhassen, MN

What I liked

Freedom to operate with little to no supervision while being able to complete all of the tasks asked of me and more within a forty hour work week.

What I wish was different

The pay.

Advice

Target's new goals and processes have made safety in the backroom less in important and can be unnerving. This is also a relatively simple job.
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Retail

July - August 2019 • Levittown, NY

What I liked

The staff and the flexibility of hours

What I wish was different

I wish I got to learn more than one department

Advice

Be prepared to stand
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Guest Advocate

July - September 2019 • Hillsboro, OR

What I liked

The team leads always took the time to explain things to me

What I wish was different

It would have been nice to work there for longer

Advice

We use radios to speak with each other. It can be intimidating to use them, but you have to get comfortable with it
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Front End Manager

April 2017 • Bensalem, PA

What I liked

My coworkers. I learned a multiplicity of experiences.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Cashier

May 2017 • Columbus, IN

What I liked

It's easy and the hourly rate is better than most similar positions

What I wish was different

It doesn't have anything to do with what I want to do after oberlin

Advice

It's okay to not do some magical internship that changes your life. Summer is a good time to take a break and work on things you love. I got an easy summer job so that I could devote other time to doing things that are important to me and grow me as a person.
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Retail

April 2017 - August 2019 • Daly City, CA

What I liked

Coworkers and the relaxed environment

What I wish was different

More clear direction from management

Advice

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Cashier

June - September 2019 • McKinney, TX

What I liked

I liked how invested the managers were in their employees— they constantly stressed that they would rather work with you to improve your situation than have you leave. They let me take an education leave when I moved to college so I didn’t have to quit, and now I have a stable job every time I come back home.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Target

June - August 2019 • Bel Air, MD

What I liked

Good pay

What I wish was different

I worked more hours

Advice

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