What “Target Family” Means to Me

If you ask almost any team member what they love about working at Target, whether it’s in a store, distribution center or our HQ offices, the first answer you’re likely to get is, “the team!” I’ve worked at Target for a little over a decade, and it’s always been my answer too. Sure, I also love the challenging work, scope and impact of projects, the ever-evolving landscape of retail and the ability to make an impact to so many guests. BUT… my team has become my second family. How cool is it to work at a place and feel that I get to come into work every day and partner with people who are amazingly smart, talented, challenge me daily, but also care about me and my family on such a personal level?

I wanted to share a personal story about the impact my Target team has had on me and my family. In early 2015, I had an unplanned medial emergency and needed immediate surgery. This caused me to be out of work for a few months. While my leaders and peers reached out, it was never about work or my return, but simply to check in on how my recovery was going, let me know they’re thinking of me and to send well wishes. During the second week of my recovery, a peer of mine called my husband to share that the team orchestrated weekly meal drop-offs throughout my entire recovery period. They wanted to help out, and coordinate a delivery schedule. Immediately, I was overwhelmed with gratitude and relief. My husband was still working fulltime and became the primary care-giver to not only our child, but to me as well. So a few meals a week went a very long way. My mom was over one night when a peer came by and she was astonished. I remember her saying, “Do you know how fortunate you are to have people that care so much about you at work?” I even had co-workers offer to babysit or arrange play dates to help my husband out!

We’ve done this for others on my team who’ve also experienced personal challenges, and it makes me proud to work for a company and on a team that values and cares for each individual. We work hard, accomplish amazing results, have fun and we do it together as a “work family.”

Over a year later, I’m still regularly attending physical therapy. The sentiment from my manager has always been that I must take care of myself. I appreciate the support, work-life integration and flexibility to both get my job done and make my health and family a top priority. #WeAreTarget

  • Vanessa Denysse Warren

    November 21st, 2016

    Your story truly inspired my to want to work with such caring company. I believe that I would fit in with a team of beautiful people who not care for there customers but their employees also. That means a lot to me.To know that when I give great customer service to customers that I have a team that gives it back to me. Thanks again for the inspiration.

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  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    November 23rd, 2016

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • Mark Strasbaugh

    December 2nd, 2016

    sounds like an excellent opportunity. working in a positive work environment is very appealing to me

    Reply
  • Nicole Roffé

    December 5th, 2016

    That’s so cool! I really feel like the people I work with at Target are friendlier than at other chain stores. It’s a good job to have.

    Reply
  • Michele Karasti

    December 7th, 2016

    I am interested working at target. Target has a lot of opportunities available. I am a people person and enjoy working with people. Work well as a team member. I hope to hear from you for an interview. Sincerely Michele Karasti

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    December 13th, 2016

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • Koa bee

    December 7th, 2016

    I feel it be great in a mannagement position

    Reply
  • Sara Del Valle

    December 7th, 2016

    I love seeing stories like this! Not only does Target support their customers, but also their team members. Makes me even more excited to have applied to an executive leadership internship at one of your Colorado stores! :)

    Reply
  • angela

    December 13th, 2016

    i wood love working in target becos i like the people atitude, help,profesionatity plus more

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    December 19th, 2016

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • Shelley ocampo

    December 14th, 2016

    Really enjoy helping as good server or bakery merchandiser can help

    Reply
  • Jonathan sumner

    December 24th, 2016

    I love shopping at stores like target

    Reply
  • Sonny Davis

    December 25th, 2016

    Greetings.
    I am looking for a job. One that I can learn from and carry the skills I’ve learned with me.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 3rd, 2017

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • Bryan Kuite

    December 31st, 2016

    I hope I has a job for workes

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 3rd, 2017

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • Laura Mowry

    January 2nd, 2017

    I’m looking for a cashier job or a career job with target, in my area OF Douglas,Massachusetts, do you have anything around this area ?

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 3rd, 2017

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • Nathan

    January 11th, 2017

    I am interested in working with Target IT department. I have already created a profile, however, when I try to apply for a position by entering my email address the web program says email address already in database. Some happening when updating my own profile.

    Please comment.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 20th, 2017

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  • Shahina M Hakim

    January 13th, 2017

    I am very efficient and hard working lady. Did lot of places work not less than 5 years. Please give me chance to work in your place so that I can show my ability.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 20th, 2017

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  • Shahina M Hakim

    January 13th, 2017

    I like to work in your place. I am very fast and hard working lady.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 20th, 2017

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  • Connie Baio

    January 17th, 2017

    I WOULD BE HONORED TO WORK FOR YOUR COMPANY THANK YOU SIRS C.BAIO

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    January 20th, 2017

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Heather

  • Vickie

    January 22nd, 2017

    nice team to work with

    Reply
  • richard william crites

    January 23rd, 2017

    are you hire cart pusser

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    February 7th, 2017

    Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  • richard william crites

    January 25th, 2017

    great

    Reply

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