Target Team Member

Target Team Member Job Description & Interview

Job Description and Duties

What Does a Target Team Member Do?

Target team members perform a variety of job duties throughout department store locations. Typical work days include greeting customers, stocking shelves, organizing displays, taking inventory, and assisting in sales. Many crew members with Target serve as cashiers, as well.

Target team member jobs may involve heavy lifting and working on foot for long periods of time. Holiday shopping seasons may create hectic and demanding work environments at times.

Do Target Team Members Need Experience?

Applicants with customer service experience may gain preferential treatment during the Target hiring process; however, crew member jobs typically require no previous experience. Training includes a brief probationary period involving visual, verbal, and hands-on orientation lasting up to a month. Training period may vary by Target location and employee experience.

Salary and Compensation

How Much Do They Get Paid?

Traditionally in entry-level jobs, team members generally earn between minimum wage and $10.00 per hour working for Target. Increases in pay and advancement opportunities into supervisory and managerial roles exist for motivated and dedicated Target crew members.

Scheduling and Holidays

Most team members work part-time, or 20 to 30 hours a week. Some Target locations may offer full-time crew member jobs. Shifts available include days and nights. Holiday and weekends shifts also exist for Target team members.

Are There Any Other Job Benefits?

As a major national corporation, Target provides qualified store associates with exceptional employee benefits. Eligible workers with Target enjoy 401(k) retirement plans, paid time off, discounts on store merchandise and services, healthcare coverage, and life insurance options. Additional job benefits and eligibility may vary by department store location and position.


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Target Team Member Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Target Team Member: At Target, I also worked as a cashier, but I worked on the floor, also. I did a lot of stocking. I worked in the electronic department, that was just answering people’s questions about cameras and cell phones and stuff like that. But primarily, I worked as a cashier or on the floor.

Interviewer: Please describe a typical day as an employee.
Target Team Member: You’d come in and you have a bunch of people starting at the same time, and you’d have kind of a shift meeting. You have about five or six if you starting at the same time. The manager goes over kind of what they want you to do for the day, then you would split up and do those things. Then he would check in with the managers that once an hour or something like that. Then they would check-in, then normally take a break, come back, then kind of do the same thing or start stocking. Manager will come find you and send you wherever they need you.

Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Target Team Member: It was an application on the computer. You go into the store and they have computer set up, and you fill out one there. Then I called and spoke to a manager and told them” hey I sent in this application,” and they gave me an interview. I came in. I dressed up. Best questions about any issues you had with customers, how you handled it. They asked how I handled stress. Then they had me fill out a survey with different ways I would handle situations, then handed that in, and they called me back two days later and told me I had the job.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Target Team Member: I would definitely say you have to, if you just put an application in on the computer, they’re probably not going to call you, because they get a lot of people that do that. They just come in and type it in. You should definitely call, maybe remind them that you put in an application, maybe go in and talk to somebody. If they really want the job, they should probably do that.

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