Target Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
8,231 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.  

    A fun but very stressful experience.

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    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member

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

    Pros

    Good cross training opportunities. Okay pay for the retail market. A lot of experiences in different areas of retail. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management. No one is ever on the same page about anything. Horribly outdated computer system. Policies are vatly different from store to store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better trauning for management. Unilaterally enforce policies accross the company. Uupdate the conputer system to gee out if the 90's.

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

    Horrible experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fitting Room Attendant/Operator  in  Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Fitting Room Attendant/Operator in Canton, GA

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

    Pros

    Some decent people
    Learned retail sucks
    Had a 10% discount plus 5 with red card.
    Learned the PDA
    Was able to get some experience
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Horrible management
    low pay for specialist
    It's hard on your feet
    Some customers were rude to an extreme. Had some women throw clothes at me because there is a six limit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better department mangers that care about employers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target full-time

    Pros

    Training and Benefits... Everything good ends after your training ends.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and crazy hours which turns your salary into compensation below minimum wage. Not ideal for long term employment.

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

    High stress

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Hardlines
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Hardlines

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and advancement, training

    Cons

    No work-life balance, stressful, competitive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Store management has high expectations for team members, but provides little support.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    I like most of the people I work with, though management is a different story.
    The employee discount is nice, although somewhat stingy.

    Cons

    There is VERY quick turnover of STLs and ETLs. Since starting there almost exactly two years ago, I have seen numerous ETLs and STLs come and go, with little warning or explanation as to why. It makes the entire environment of the store feel very unstable.

    Rather than scheduling enough team members to operate smoothly, team members are often pulled from one work center to another in order to cover during breaks. This causes a ripple effect throughout other areas of the store, ultimately leading to unhappy guests and over-worked team members. In general, the store is constantly understaffed.

    There is little incentive to be good at your job. Slow, rude, irresponsible, and unreliable team members seem to be "rewarded" for their behavior by being given too many second chances (after countless call-offs, for example) or by being scheduled during highly desirable, highly sought-after shifts - or perhaps by NOT being scheduled during undesirable shifts altogether. The best team members, for example, are usually the ones stuck working every Christmas Eve or every weekend closing shift.

    Myself and other team members are often asked to informally train new team members even though we are not trainers, which is really not okay. If team members are expected to train other team members, they should get to carry the title (and maybe a raise) to go with it.

    The system used for giving raises does not feel especially legitimate, and gives one the impression of being more for show than anything. Allegedly you are given a raise based on how you score in a number of different categories, which are presented to you during a yearly meeting with your TL. And yet, these "grades" given are often highly inaccurate depictions of reality, seemingly fabricated to justify a lower raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your team members.

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst position in the company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cart Attendant  in  Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Cart Attendant in Gastonia, NC

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

    Pros

    The only benefit of Target is the people you work with in some cases are great people. They also train you most of the time for the position correctly as well most of the time.

    Cons

    Where to begin with the Cons. As a cart attendant you are literally work in every part of the store. They will have you covering Starbucks, Cafe, Guest Service, Cashier, and any other position you are trained for while literally still obligated to actually do your cart attendant duties.

    New rules come and go with Target (which they are still trying to recover their connections with their customers after the big hack in December) so they are trying to see if new rules will lure and keep customers shopping with them.

    The position itself, cart attendant is the worst position in Target. You are literally the slave of the store having to attend to spills, rest room clean ups, trash all while having to attend the carts making sure they are stocked and much much more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should lower the list of tasks Cart Attendant are accountable for because the more you add on, the less the actual performance for each task will be. We have to do short cuts and do the job half right because we have a list of 20 other things to do as well. There is no consideration for the cart attendant at all!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    I hated working here

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Hours were good, the other employees were good

    Cons

    Disrespectful, not caring, didn't accommodate after being injured while almost 20 weeks pregnant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get customer service managers who actually care about the wellbeing of a pregnant woman. who hurt themselves while working in your stores

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was fun in the beginning but got worse as the months passed.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cart Attendant  in  Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Cart Attendant in Fontana, CA

    I worked at Target part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Had freedom to do my work without constant supervision.

    Cons

    Nobody there appreciates anything and complains too much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Expect more, pay less

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Salesfloor/GE
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Salesfloor/GE

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

    Pros

    The team environment, and community service activities that some stores organize.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance, upper management constantly roles out new initiatives without ever taking time to process the real issues in store operations...it's like continuing to put a bandaid on the problem month after month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to actually collaborate, strategize, and dig in to root causes with your teams before rolling out new programs and overlooking quick fixes that could make everything run smoother. Back to basics!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    When management got worse so did compradore among the team members.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Roswell, GA

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

    Pros

    It's pretty chill. It's not very fast paced but it's fun.

    Cons

    They don't work with your schedule like they say they will. They often schedule you outside of your availability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate! No one talks to each other and it's frustrating when you have a problem that management could simply fix but won't cause they won't communicate with one another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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