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"a little confusing-intern"

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Current Intern - Executive Store Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Intern - Executive Store Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Target as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

-human resources is very helpful and provides answers to everything
-you get real experience on the sales floor and a look inside every aspect of the store
-you are always on your feet

Cons

-the system seems to be a little bit disorganized
-i am not on the same schedule as my mentor
-i feel very rushed to learn a lot in a very very short amount of time

Advice to Management

plan out the internship program well in advance before agreeing to take on this responsibility. Oftentimes I find that I do not know what I am supposed to be doing because my schedule of events was not communicated well or planned out well by my ETL. I usually have to bother the ladies at the desk in the TSE room to help me find who I am supposed to be shadowing that day when I have no clue who they are or where they are because nobody let me know.

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. "Not as good of a company to work for as they would like the public to think."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pricing Team Lead in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Pricing Team Lead in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a team Lead you were allowed to reward your team members for doing a good job with numerous menns at your convience to help reinforce positve feedback.

    Cons

    When and if they wanted you gone they figured out a way to make it happen I watch almost all the people who had been at the one I worked at with any length of seniorty getting let go one after another and I eventually was let go myself.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your management team in place longer than one year it makes it hard one store team members to keep up with the constant change of who wants it done what way and in what order trough out the day there is no consistency. Think about doing some exit interviews even from people who you let go to get some insight as to what is really going on is your building when your not actulally there you would be suprised at what you may hear.


  2. "Big Box retail done right."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Strong training culture
    -Desire to build a diverse team
    -Encourages healthy life habits at work and outside of work
    -If you enjoy meeting lots of different types of people, Target can deliver
    -Ability to get lots of exercise while at work
    -Company that cares about bringing on the right people to build a solid team
    -Actually cares about their employees
    -Always changing to be more efficient and technology driven

    Cons

    -Hourly wage is competitive with other discount retailers (not high hourly wages)
    -If you do not enjoy being in a fast paced environment with steady changes, this is not the place for you.
    -Almost all jobs are highly centered on the customer, therefore you must be willing to have a positive people centered attitude

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