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Target Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
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3.2 7,719 reviews

63% Approve of the CEO

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John J. Mulligan

(97 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Great Company to work for but really no way o move up without college degrees.

    Food Service Assistant (Former Employee) Richland, WA

    ProsTarget worked well with schedules for those that were in school or had second jobs. I enjoyed the relationships that developed between people, almost like a family setting.

    ConsI didn't like the way some of management treated their employees, almost like they were work horses and nothing more. Without a college degree there is no place to go up in the company and some of the time-off policies were horrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your employees like robots as this doesn't give a very good environment for them to do an awesome job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No focus

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you want a part time job the schedules are flexible, you get a 10% discount on merchandise and your co-workers are usually pretty great and you can easily make friends.

    ConsYou usually work every holiday and miss spending time with your family. It is difficult to promote to a salary position if you don't have a degree and don't fit the Target manager look, which is usually young and preppy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConstantly changing processes to find the best one is not always an effective way to turn the business around.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too many middle aged people who hated their jobs

    Flow Team Member (Former Employee) Macomb, MI

    ProsGreat first job, decent employee discounts.

    ConsLow wages, low morale, not as much of a team as they focus on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTough to throw in a kid fresh out of high school with a bunch of middle aged people who hate their job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosits ok sometimes can be a fun place to work

    Consno communication no one on the same page

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    It has it's ups and downs, but mostly downs.

    Executive Team Leader - GE/Softlines (Current Employee) Alhambra, CA

    ProsTeam oriented, and focuses a lot on leadership and personal development. If you are in a store with the right people, and you are proactive about your development, you can grow a lot as a person. Also, good pay and benefits.

    ConsThey are very out of touch with the stores at the district and cooperate levels. They often give unrealistic and ignorant direction to the stores without understanding the day to day struggles that we handle.

    We have recently gone through a lot of restructuring, which results in less promotions, and more responsibility for the same pay. This has had a negative effect on morale, and resulted in a lot of turn over.

    As a manager, you still have to handle petty guest complaints, and work very long hours, especially during the holidays. Work/life balance is tough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake more of an effort to understand and appreciate the work that your team members and execs put in.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learned a lot, got great results over 7 years, no ETL promotion not even TL.

    Anonymous (Former Employee) Newark, NJ

    ProsI personally liked the structure environment.

    ConsSpent 7 years trying to be an ETL, moving up the ranks but only to a certain extent. Kept telling me I needed improvement on my communication skills (interview) but that's all. They loved the results but didn't want to pay me for it and promotions are the only way you get a decent 1 or so raise. A lot of favoritism, I trained new hires over constantly. Left the company after getting denied for a promotion for a job I was actually already successfully doing. Smh

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote your real talents or pay them better. Definitely loved the company, but they didn't love me enough to treat me better. Or maybe it's just the locations I was based at because others seem to have had better experiences.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No one knows what's going on.

    Team Leader (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging and exciting. I learned a lot and was given the chance to take leadership.

    ConsIn my store (but hopefully only in my store) my managers weren't resources to help me lead better, nor did I get the proper amount of training, it was just expected that I give top tier performance and have the retail know how right off the bat. Every time a visiting exec came in, they would teach me something new to help me run my business better, but my own team couldn't/wouldn't.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Declining

    Executive Team Leader (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsDecent salary, fun co-workers. Fun when you get to focus on your actual workcenter.

    ConsCompany is trying to stay afloat therefore different strategies and ideas are coming out every week. Hard to keep up. Work life balance is a thing of the past. Fewer employees and supervisors leads to executives doing much more work on their own. Now that the stores are open on Thanksgiving you get no time with family. Made to feel guilty for using earned vacation time. Asked to backfill your own time off for LOD shifts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCalm down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales floor

    Electronics Team Member (Former Employee) New Brunswick, NJ

    ProsJob function is easy,
    Hire people easily

    ConsBad management, teamlead don't care

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire quality team leads

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to start your career

    Helpdesk Specialist II (Former Employee) Brooklyn Park, MN

    ProsGood Environment, Great people who are very helpful. Good place to start your career because of diverse jobs they have.

    ConsLimited training provided by the company itself. They hire a lot of contractors who are then converted over to team members.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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