Target
3.2 of 5 7,546 reviews
www.target.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.2 7,545 reviews

                             

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John J. Mulligan

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Learned a lot about being a leader.

    Sales Floor Team Leader (Former Employee)

    ProsCustomers, team members and opportunity to learn.

    ConsDown-sizing of leadership. Too many changes that don't support those in stores. Data-breach handled terribly. Stores don't sell anything anymore. (no variety and too much dependency on on-line.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember that the company was founded on core values. These should not have to change to be successful. Go back to being the innovator of the industry and maybe give Bob Ulrich a call for ideas.

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

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    Good Company

    Sales Floor Team Member (Former Employee)
    Katy, TX

    ProsBest things for working with Target were the discounts they had on clothes and other items. People there were really nice to me and everyone liked me.

    ConsSome of the challenages from working here were that some of the times we'd be short on Team Members and i had to fill in.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working at Target

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNot a 24/7 store, meaning no overnights
    Common goals across the store
    Lots of discounts made available to team members
    Cross-training available
    OK benefits for part-time employees
    Good benefits for full-time employees
    Only 4 levels of management, so no needless going from manager to manager like in walmart
    Interview process is quick, two interviews back-to-back
    Open door policy is taken seriously with management
    Confidentiality is a MUST
    You won't get "points" every single time you do something wrong

    ConsSometimes there aren't enough people to handle the day's rush(es)
    Teams may conflict with each other (flow team vs salesfloor team on stocking)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to Work For

    Sales Floor Team Member (Former Employee)
    Voorhees, NJ

    ProsThey are willing to work with employees with hours and scheduling, especially college students.

    ConsYoung Managers Who ruin employee and work environment morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust because they are young with a college degree doesn't mean they are willing to learn how to work in the upper level of your company.

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    Good

    Team Leader (Current Employee)
    Chattanooga, TN

    ProsPersonal growth. Easy to get promoted.

    ConsLow base pay. Benefits dwindling. Very difficult workloads in a guest driven atmosphere.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best of retail work, needs a better system for scheduling.

    Backroom Team Member (Former Employee)
    Macomb, MI

    ProsBy far, the friendliest and most respectful team to work with. Very strong focus on communication and getting things done. Target as a whole seems to be very committed to having their retail work experience seem more professional than most. They also love to cross-train for different areas of the store, making it easy to gain hours and responsibilities. Their strategy for raises is fair, and they offer a generous 401k. I did not use their health care, but it is also supposed to be very good.

    ConsThe weakest areas for target seem to be high variability in scheduling and a lack of dedication to training goals. I often had trouble getting proper sleep because I'd be scheduled for a 12-8 shift followed by an early morning truck! It also doesn't make sense that the team leaders constantly give everyone different hours and days every week. I understand that it's retail, but in my mind, no one benefits from that. On training - something about how hours are tracked often causes some level of fudging to happen - this results in a training session that's supposed to be an hour and involve many details to become five minutes and then the occasional comment when something is wrong.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe greatest opportunity that you could take to improve the overall satisfaction that your team members have with their work experience would be to find a way to plan their schedules further ahead, and to plan their hours more consistently. I would have worked here far longer if I knew from week to week what my month was going to look like so I could schedule appointments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Target is a corporation that is highly interested in your development.

    Executive Team Leader (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsLeadership, Development, Personal growth, Promotion, Compensation, and Fast-paced.

    ConsWork Life Balance, Insurance, General Benefits, and Vacation time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall great experience.

    Target Store Team Leader (Current Employee)
    Phoenix, AZ

    ProsBenefits, training, development, promotional opportunities, team.

    ConsWork/life balance is a struggle.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Teamwork matters

    Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member (Current Employee)
    Capitola, CA

    ProsI like the perks and discounts, at the Target I work with they have free ice-cream days or free corn-dog days

    Conshierarchy, not enough communication between team leaders which in effect hurts team members

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of Executive Team Leaders that do not communicate with team members. Give the team members more credit. Add more perks for team members

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    generally enjoyed my time

    Guest Service Team Member (Former Employee)
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    Prosfor some one who isn't looking for a career, target is a great place to work. they provide very flexible hours and are accommodating to students, even allowing them to take leave of absence for school.

    ConsIf your higher up is not a hard worker, your life can become very difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the GSTL's are policed and are not taking advantage of their power.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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