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Target Intern Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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  • "Not enough home/work life balance" (in 1637 reviews)

  • "The pay is fair until you have to carry the load of other work-shy team members" (in 1737 reviews)

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  1. "Great Internship and Company if Interested in Retail/Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Executive Team Leader Intern in Allentown, PA
    Former Intern - Executive Team Leader Intern in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good management experience
    Learn how to work with a lot of different people from different backgrounds
    Management was very transparent - got to see everything from hiring to firing to higher level meetings and everything in between
    Pay was great and is for the full time job right out of college as well
    Got experience in every division of the store
    Was able to learn every area and then take a leadership role in that area
    The team took to me really well
    Allowed me to get more experience in whatever area I needed
    Lots of freedom and room for professional development
    Didn't have to sit behind a desk - was constantly on the move looking for opportunities and interacting with guests

    Cons

    Can get monotonous
    There are times when you will have to stock shelves and do some menial work
    Have to work every other weekend and holidays for the full time position
    Hours are highly variable

    Advice to Management

    Allow the intern to get more experience with the planning and reports to see big picture
    Continue to be transparent and allow intern to see everything that they would in the full time position


  2. "Thriving Company Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Student Intern
    Former Intern - Student Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    your input matters, lots of resources to learn, great management

    Cons

    downtown, was hard to find parking

  3. "Awesome place to work !"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team culture and friendly atmosphere .

    Cons

    None at the time .

    Advice to Management

    None at the time.


  4. "Internship at Target"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, Hands-On Training, Leadership Opportunity

    Cons

    Treated more like ETL vs. Intern.


  5. "Interesting experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Executive Intern in Emeryville, CA
    Current Intern - Executive Intern in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of avenues to learn, great people, good teachers

    Cons

    long hours, confusion in daily tasks and purpose

    Advice to Management

    maybe make a uniform intern system at all stores so employees can teach better


  6. "Great Experience but Not for Everyone"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - DC Operations Intern in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Intern - DC Operations Intern in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Hands on experience
    - Lots of structure (mentors, project supervisors, weekly check-ins, etc.)
    - great pay
    - lots of individual freedom, your time at work is your own
    - incredibly welcoming team; everyone is there to help you
    - flexible hours for the most part

    Cons

    - very few young people
    - high-pressure environment
    - long days/early mornings
    - not much work /life balance: you have to get up early and go to bed early so you're left with very little free time

    Advice to Management

    None, this internship program is very well structured; the distribution center environment just isn't for everyone.


  7. "Real Experience as Operations Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Operations Manager Intern
    Current Intern - Operations Manager Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team Culture
    Discounts
    Strong Leadership
    Focus on LEAN operations
    Pay
    Internal growth opportunities are excellent with an HR department that wants you to grow and develop
    Many locations in Distribution

    Cons

    Work weekends and holidays
    Feedback for development could've been better

  8. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader Intern
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hourly pay- 18.50 an hour for me

    Cons

    Theres no structure to this program and you are basically a glorified team member. Don't take this internship unless you have a genuine interest in retail management. Although it does bring up a lot of great talking points for future interviews. I ended up rejecting the full time offer at the end because I knew it wasn't for me.


  9. "Good Program"

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    Former Intern - FLDP Intern
    Former Intern - FLDP Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern

    Pros

    Get your own project- ownership
    You'll get as much out of it as you put in
    Housing subsidized and transportation/commute super convenient

    Cons

    Recruitment leads you on and was blind-sided by no full-time offer
    Paid hourly with a 40-hour cap
    No proper workshops for professional development


  10. "Okay for entering management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Executive Team Leader Intern
    Current Intern - Executive Team Leader Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really nice employees (at times), get to see new and cool product rolling out

    Cons

    No work life balance, constantly working. Even during your days off you are too exhausted to be doing anything else, so you just spend the day resting. Not very involved in decision making process. Just another set of hands.