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Target Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
9,212 Reviews
3.1
9,212 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 286 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 770 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 638 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 753 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a good company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Target full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay was great, good opportunities to promote

    Cons

    They work you to the bone. You need a college degree to promote

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not every college graduate is meant for a retail management position. Need to look at experience rather than a college degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Target part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed being able to interact with customers and helping them find with they needed. The smile of satisfaction when you've truly helped someone makes it much better.

    Cons

    Too much favoritism in the store where I worked, disgruntled managers/workers made for a negative environment, didn't value regular employees as much as higher ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more genuine employee appreciation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent Temp Job, Maybe

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Levittown, NY
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Levittown, NY

    I worked at Target part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay was above min wage, Free food on holidays if your shift starts when the food get there, Great employees to work with, direct deposit

    Cons

    Lack of work hours depending on department, Managers Conceded and Play Favorites, Need to document anything and everything they tell you, In order to get past Team Lead position 4yr degree in any field is needed, most managers I met had no idea about business management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to employees in order to get some real information about how the store is running and how your mgmt team is behaving. If your going to require a 4yr degree there should be some business mgmt experience required also.

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

    Company is out of touch with what is needed to stay competitive

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    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, and good pay.

    Cons

    ETL's, at least in my store, are office dwellers. Being an ultra low volume store, we don't have a lot of payroll and having the addiontional help in the store would be very beneficial. Corporate seems very out of touch with how things actually are in stores. They have us fill out useless paperwork, sit in unnecessary meetings, and roll out ridiculous programs that don't work in the stores. I'm sure it's great if you sit in a chair all day at HQ...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of hiring everyone right out of college with no experience, try promoting from within. We need more people with retail experience, and less people who feel entitled to sit in an office all day because they have a degree.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I've learned a lot, but I think the culture either is or is not for you.

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    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Specialist in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on training and development. Flexibility to meet with people across departments, learn about them and explore you interest when looking for your next career move.

    Cons

    The culture is a little over the top and I think many employees are so focused on being the brand and playing the game that it can slow down projects and create challenges when looking for good business partners.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on producing great work rather than "brand" work and don't let the culture limit your creativity when approaching challenges.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company bad leaders

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Good company, intentions for a work life balance mean well

    Cons

    Hard hours with too much workload and not enough help

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    decent pay for a student

    Cons

    a lot of work, and forces a lot of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually do something yourself for once

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

    Amazing retailer, but retail is a grinding profession

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    incredible infrastructure, training, advancement, and operational excellence. Good pay, for a retail company.

    Cons

    working store side is grueling. Hours are terrible, holidays don't exist, and trying to take vacation is almost impossible.
    And "guests" are the devil.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It's an OK place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The team that I work with is great. My Store Team Leader is very friendly and always willing to help. The pay is pretty good for the position that I have.

    Cons

    Having to work on or overnight the day before a holiday is not so great. Sometimes you have to rush to get your tasks done for the day because management makes everyone restock shelves and zone the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your team members more.

  11.  

    Its ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Hours for my position are good

    Cons

    Pay could be way better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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