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Target Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
9,026 Reviews
3.1
9,026 Reviews
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Brian Cornell
354 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 276 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 757 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 613 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 740 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work its a retail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Floor in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people at work place

    Cons

    Pay and benefits must be according to market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give market rates to every one

  2.  

    No time for family

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ETL in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - ETL in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Promotion is possible if you kiss enough butt

    Cons

    No work life balance, forget about your family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat Managment as you want them to treat team members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No room for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunwoody, GA

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees were nice and respectful

    Cons

    Managers not respectful of time and told stories about room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer incentives (realistic ones) and offer room for career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun and exciting place to work, way underpaid for responsibility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexibility in scheduling, opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Target does not pay its employees enough money. New team members barely make minimum wage, so there is no incentive for them to work and harder than someone flipping burgers at McDonalds. Senior management expects the world from assistant store managers, but aren't given adequate teams or resources to complete tasks. Mid level managers pay is terrible. With 6 years with the company and 4 as a manager, there are team members who report to me who make 2-3 dollars more per hour than I do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Cashier Job in High School

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Apple Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Apple Valley, MN

    I worked at Target part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    OK for a couple years in high school, but very clearly a dead end job unless you plan on getting a college degree and moving to corporate.

    Cons

    relatively low pay, no room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Only apply if you like retail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    The pay is great and the benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    You are overworked and unappreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually take a look at what

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flow Team Lead

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    Current Employee - Flow Team Leader in Saint John, IN
    Current Employee - Flow Team Leader in Saint John, IN

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good training job for the future, good people pay decent,

    Cons

    Bringing in to many fresh out of college ETS's who have no clue how to work with people or what it takes to get the job done, no work life balance. Too many reports to do and not enough help to get the job done. Expected to get more done in time frame than was able to according to reports. No one to cover for breaks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Great community support.

    Cons

    Poor health insurance options. Was laid off to cut costs, while tons of money was wasted in expanding to Canada. No one wanted Target in Canada.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making terrible business decisions. "Target Brand" gets in the way of making sure time is spent on important issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    A lot of nice people to work with. It's fun to interact with the guests.

    Cons

    Management pressures you to get guest to apply for Red Cards. We get graded on our speed and on how many Red Cards we get each week.
    Also, they seem to practice age discrimination. They promote the young girls with little experience over older workers who have been there longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The way we are being timed is wrong. We should only be judged up to the time we hit total because after that it is the guest's actions or inactions that hurts our score.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cutting costs end up affecting employees more than anyone.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Service Attendant in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Guest Service Attendant in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most people at Target will tell you one of the only reasons they stay is for the people. There is certainly a special kind of camaraderie between the "Team Members". Employee discount, is smallish, but it's for a store where you can get basically everything you need so it will end up saving you some serious dough. Very flexible hours however make it a great option for those in school. New CEO seems to be trying to address many problems, maybe it will get better. Health Care, dental, matching 401k are all nice perks at this level.

    Cons

    Cutting costs at the corporate level just means that every year stores and employees are asked to do more and more with less and less hours. This inevitably leads to stressful days, and sometime infuriating expectations. Very hard to promote from hourly to salary positions, it seems someone applying from the outside would have a much better chance at landing a salaries position than someone who has worked here for a while. Raises are at or even below cost of living increases. Seems to be struggling to find an identity in the changing marketplace(e-commerce), enough assets to remain around for a while, at the current pace though I would be concerned about the long term bussiness prospects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the externalities of pushing team members harder to do more, all I've seen are the best employees leaving and the rest stressed to the point of decreasing productivity. Turnover is so high, decreasing training costs would seriously offset costs of higher payroll. You get what you pay for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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