Target Reviews in Florida

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
8,222 Reviews
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Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 232 reviews)

  • This can be attributed to the young population of team members at headquarters (in 664 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 517 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 652 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good discounts. Free food.

    Cons

    Horrible managers. Horrible hours. You are treated like a slave instead of a leader. The executive team leaders sit im an office all day, while the team leaders run the store. I saw the store team leader once per week if i was lucky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the sales floor and work. Stop calling team leaders fro across the store because you don't want to pick something up. Learn how to speak to people in a motivating way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unorganized, outdated, and filled with grumpy old seasoned workers with no respect for new hires.

    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician  in  Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Largo, FL

    I have been working at Target part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay wasn't bad and 10% employee discount.

    Cons

    I would rather be a Target "guest" than a Target employee. Even though the pay wasn't bad, I couldn't work somewhere that was ran by employees who have been there for 20 something years who felt they didn't have to work as hard (and held the same position) and didn't care to train the new hires. I was constantly met with negativity from coworkers and the management could care less. Management was half the problem. They were aware of the lack of effort the seasoned employees put in but brushed it under the rug because the Target "guests" liked them. Not how you run a multimillion dollar company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee complaints and do something about it.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    EXPECTED MORE GOT PAID LESS

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sanford, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sanford, FL

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Store Discount and ability to get the best deals when items go clearance.

    Cons

    They do not give regular hourly staff opportunities to help streamline antiquated outdated processes. I worked there for 7 years and new the ins and outs of so many different areas but they were more than willing to watch me go.

    If you work there for years and get your bachelors degree they require you to become a supervisor for at least a year before you can apply to become an store manager ETL. Meanwhile recent grads are getting hired from outside the company. How is that competitive?

    No work life balance forget your family around the holidays, forget your friends and nightlife, forget weekends off.

    I worked a shift from 3pm to 3am while visibly sick on Christmas Eve.

    I had a store manager who actively harassed and fired black men just because he didn't like them and the company just covers it up by offering them a job at another store instead of dealing with the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually allow regular employees who are doing the work to have an opportunity to speak their mind. They might surprise you with cost saving ideas. Recognize that the workers are the ones closest to the business and the customers and they should not be so easily cast aside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a place for experienced leaders

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Leader - FDC  in  Lake City, FL
    Former Employee - Group Leader - FDC in Lake City, FL

    I worked at Target full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at Target does give you many opportunities due to their several locations both in stores and in the distribution chain. Additionally, the compensation package is not bad, I worked within the food distribution chain. Target provided a base pay that was competitive to other large companies that I have either interviewed with or worked.

    Cons

    The leadership that the Sr Team uses is nonexistent! The Sr Team encourages Group Leaders to provide insight on their peers and uses only the hear-say to form their opinions. Additionally, when the Sr Team decides a Group Leader must be terminated they seek out information on that Group Leader, they manipulate and twist information to suit their need. I initially interviewed as a SrGL and was found to be highly qualified by Corporate Recruiting, due to all positions be filled internally I asked to be interviewed as a Group Leader. As an experienced leader I went into Target and learned the process then was asked to train newly hired Group Leaders (5 recent college graduates). After training these young GL's one was promoted above me into the Production Control position, a position I had been executing the duties while also completing my principal job duties. My SrGL informed me of the promotion while providing me my Annual Review, my Annual Review was in the Excellent range just like all of my Quarterly Reviews. When I challenged the SrGL to explain what my opportunities are the only answer he could give is you're correct I owe you that. He then asked if he could have a week or two to discuss with his peers and give me an explanation of my opportunities and why I did not receive the promotion. I quickly realized I would not be able to continue to work in this type of environment and chose to resign.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Leadership should truly look at what is being said on the internet. I had no idea until it was happening to me. When I started doing research I realized this is a corporate culture, Target seeks out highly experienced leaders to help train young college Graduates and then push them out of their positions. Target leadership does not want individuals who think for themselves but will follow the playbook and not ask questions about obvious issues that experienced managers and leaders see immediately.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Increasingly radical measures to improve profits without assessing full impact on employees or guests

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Coral Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Coral Springs, FL

    I have been working at Target part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Used to be group benefits for part-time workers, which has been eliminated this year

    Cons

    Merit increases aren't based on work or quality of work. Rather, length of time worked. Leads to some really unfair situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're promoting a climate where the goal is to do as little as possible to get by and where good workers get bullied into reducing performance to a level acceptable by their peers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    NO. Not what you think it is.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member  in  Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member in Coral Springs, FL

    I worked at Target part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    small 10% employee discount
    clean store

    Cons

    Treat customers better than employees
    give customers more opportunity to save money than employees
    awful management structure
    Minimal Pay
    Hire you as one department, for example: Electronics, Fitting room, Or grocery, However you ARE RESPONSIBLE to work the entire store, every department. Only Customer Service or bakery/ meat stay in their department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop running your store like walmart. You need to have more relaxed expectations for your employees, and the store manager should be more involved in the actual supervising process, instead of distancing the store manager from employees, making it a very small chain of command. Also make the district manager's phone number available to call, its our business to know how to contact our district manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unfortunate that they are more interested in your cashier speed and credit apps than in your friendly attitude.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Aventura, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Aventura, FL

    I worked at Target part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being able to apply for a "redcard" with an active banking acct, so you can get the additional 5% added to your 10% employee discount.

    Cons

    as a cashier: speed, credit apps, and when a supv. is needed, the poor supv. is always too busy to get there right away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try having 3 front end supv. on duty at all times, then when one of us needs help, one of the 3 can get there quickly. Your problem comes from thinking that you can always operate with less workers, and all that really does is to make your guests wait longer and get angry easier. I was a mid-level supv at my old job, and decided i'd never wanna be a supv at target because they are too stressed. It appeared to me that you guys would chew them up and spit them out after stressing them out. And PLEASE explain why you have mega millions to spend on tv ads, but can't pay your starters more than $10/hr? I mean really, my tv is choking on target commercials, and not just pre-xmas!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible. Low pay, unreal expectations

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member  in  Bradenton, FL
    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Bradenton, FL

    I worked at Target part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendships, you get to hang out with a lot of people from work and that's about it. You get to make some connections. You get to help people

    Cons

    Everything. It's like a sweatshop. You work hard all year to get a 20 cent raise no matter how good you are. They never give you full time hours unless youre a manager because they dont want to pay for your insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more. managers don't do anything, the majority of them. they sit upstairs and watch tv most of the time. come down to give us orders and tell us to do more and go back upstairs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    At present it is like working in a slave camp

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Softlines Sales Associate  in  Lake Worth, FL
    Current Employee - Softlines Sales Associate in Lake Worth, FL

    I have been working at Target part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are no good reason for working here, this was a good place for employment, too young of a management team, they are getting rid of the older employees, low pay and less than 20 hours per week, so they don't have to offer you health insurance.

    Cons

    Every day is a challenge, they treat their employees like dirt, computers are making the schedule now, all team leaders and above are there for personnel gains, they do not care about the employees. Laughing and BS in the office eight hours a day and the low paying employees do all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management only cares about the numbers. Read in the news they give $10 million to charity and the employees get 5 and 10 cents increase a year. Store management is bad, takes Company allowances and buys lunch for themselves everyday. Gives people 4 and 6 hours per week, so that they do not have to offer health benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It was horrible; particularly the management was very disrespectful however the other team members were very friendly.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Lakewood Ranch, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Lakewood Ranch, FL

    I have been working at Target full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Other employes, and customers friendly if you are friendly and helpful. pay is alright for starting out..

    Cons

    The Management was disrespectful and unhelpful and tried to manage their employees without providing direction or encouragement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with more respect, managing with what you think is fear is not respect and will not get you the results you are looking for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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