Target Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Csa

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    it was steady hourly work. Got to interact with customers on a daily basis. Enjoyed the discounts on store goods.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't very good. Very understaffed at times. No overtime was ever offered and management seemed lost at times.

    Advice to Management

    Try to Show more appreciation for your employees. Starting wages should be a little better as well. A little appreciation goes a long way.

  2. Helpful (2)

    The experience at working at target was overall very poor.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Produce Team Member in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Produce Team Member in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at Target

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A wide variety of people with different backgrounds to work with. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Poor communication for management. Reviews do not accurately reflect employees performance.

    Advice to Management

    Depending on location of your store, your team can be an incredible resource in improving your store due to their backgrounds. Many people especially in Lincoln are working towards bachelors and Masters and can give valuable input to the store management.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Going downhill fast

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Every other weekend off for leaders. Glad to see changes taking place but it feels like we are going out of business in stores.

    Cons

    The payroll that the Salesfloor gets is not sufficient to deliver on the mission statement and brand expectations. You can't run a 50m store with 1 or 2 people on the floor. Guests constantly frustrated with store conditions, losing sales worse each month. As a salaried leader be prepared for the long hours and doing all the hourly tasks because the hourly staff is very minimal.

    Advice to Management

    More payroll to Salesfloor to deliver on brand expectations. All 40m and up stores Logistics process needs to be done overnight. Early am processes are an inconvenience for guests shopping experience. Increase percent raises.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Inexperienced young management poor decision making

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Denver, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, profit sharing, above average salary

    Cons

    poor management. very young and brought up through the ranks with no outside experience, they know only Targets way and it seems like they can not understand human diversity.

    Advice to Management

    get outside experience. stop immature non-job related agendas. understand personality differences.

  6. Helpful (1)

    GSTL

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun people to work with. Lots of volunteer events to be a part of. Lots of fun things to raffle off to motivate team.

    Cons

    Crazy hours and hard work. Management not always willing to help. Difficult work life balance. working EVERY holiday except Christmas and Easter.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to understand your team. Make sure management is knowledgeable on how to develop team leaders. Don't be do pushy and value people's time.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good benefits, questionable culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target full-time

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

    Pros

    Good medical benefits and 401k matching. Tuition reimbursement in some cases. Decent vacation / PTO policy. Store and product discount. Company events were well done.

    Cons

    Low salaries and low incentives / increases which gives the impression that employees are not valued. Culture of passive aggressiveness and insecurity amongst upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to hire people that are smarter than you. Listen to and possibly learn from dissenting opinions rather than surround yourself with "yes" people.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, loose uniform guidelines, free food in break room. Focus on teamwork and community.

    Cons

    Flexible schedule due to lack of scheduled hours - prepare to scavenge for sufficient hours at a mediocre wage, or to qualify for benefits. Unionization expressly discouraged within training orientation. Although there is a focus on teams/teamwork, this principle often fails in reality.

    Advice to Management

    Do away with the laughable employee discount and parlay the funds into compensation for your frontline!

  9. Guest service team member

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member in Santa Rosa, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, which makes it easy to balance work with school or another job. There are opportunities to promote within the company.

    Cons

    There is a ridiculous focus on getting people to open Red Cards, and the expectation is way too high. When working at guest service and there is a disagreement regarding a return and the customer wants to talk to your manager, the manager doesn't usually back you up and you look like an idiot. You have to deal with a lot of difficult customers as a cashier and you don't get enough recognition for working hard. Most if not all executive team leaders have never worked at the cashier level so they don't understand and they look down on you and are not supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Hire executives from within the company, not just someone with any bachelors degree. The best managers are the ones that started at the bottom and have a good understanding of how the company works.

  10. I work as a front end cashier.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Target Cashier in Cockeysville, MD
    Current Employee - Target Cashier in Cockeysville, MD

    I have been working at Target part-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Minimum pay was just raised.

    Cons

    Long shifts with little breaks.
    Boring, repetitive work.
    Have to deal with nasty customers.

  11. Sales floor team leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The team you work with

    Cons

    Upper management favoritism and unprofessionalism

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