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Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
9,679 Reviews
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Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 286 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 770 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 638 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 753 reviews)

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  1.  

    An "interesting" place to work as a web developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    A fun, creative environment with great design and inspiring things happening all around!

    Cons

    As an employee in their "open" environment, you get to listen to one of the directors blather on about his yo-yo obsession, my direct supervisor giggled nervously with every statement and the lead on my project made inappropriate, passive aggressive jokes insulting others (that you could tell made others uncomfortable, and nobody laughed at) then complained about how much he hated his work -- and the migraines it gave him. And this guy was just offered a higher position!

    Passive-aggressive and immature culture. Secretive. Too many politics. There are a lot of contractors, so some seem to be jockeying & playing politics to gain status. There was muddled communication. I was told not to do what I thought was right by one of my team members, but was admonished by management for not doing those things. That left me frustrated, angry and bitter.

    Target has also been struggling for that last year especially with the security breach, and recently closed its Canada operation. Don't trust that management is always making the wisest decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice: Get up to date on office settings. Research has been showing that having your team all gathered around one table in one space with no privacy is not productive or healthy. And maybe pick up some self-awareness next time you stop into the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    team leader

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Midlothian, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Midlothian, VA

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    people different employees like to communicate with overall

    Cons

    no help when it is needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more help when you expect something done

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

    produce specialist

    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    fast, fun, and friendly. clean place

    Cons

    hours are bad and management is not that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication with team members to make work easy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Target

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Jackson, TN

    I worked at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The team I worked with had a good relationship with each other and tried to look out for each other.

    Cons

    The leadership was all about the money, and would try to force out anyone that put any thing but the bottom line first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the customers and your bottom line will grow anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Left much to be desired

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    Former Employee - GSA in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - GSA in Napa, CA

    I worked at Target full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Target provided good team leadership experience. The position I was at was a great position to learn how to handle leading a team and how to respond to extremely tense situations (i.e. comforting guests the day after the news of the hack broke).

    Cons

    The biggest con to working at Target was the pay. It was extremely frustrating to be handed the responsibilities and expectations of a team leader while being paid barely more than a cashier and less than the Barista at the Starbucks in the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not so great.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros

    Cons

    A lot of cons. Try cvs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are not a manger then good luck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Walked out of my first "Training" day, because I was left waiting for 45 minutes.

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    I need five words, but that is too many: Discount Card, are the only words necessary.

    Cons

    The people in charge at the Maple Grove store are completely incompetent.
    Creepy cult-like corporate language and attitude.
    I worked for target for nearly two years a couple of years ago, and was hired doing the same work. The hiring manager bumped me up from 8.25 to 8.50, because I had "some experience."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I waited 30 minutes for my first interview, not including my being 15 minutes early; Because, being on time is being late.
    I waited 45 minutes for my second interview, again not including arriving early.
    Orientation, the group of us, were left waiting for 20 minutes.
    And finally my first day. Again, I was early. Again I was left waiting for 30 minutes. I was were I was supposed to be; I even snooped around and found an employee's note that I would be coming in for training. No one ever showed up.
    Over 2 hours of my time wasted by your garbage management. And the management in the store I worked for in college was similarly garbage, save for one person whom I'm sure isn't being appreciated by the store (after all, he is not young, pretty and college educated).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great pay- poorly run company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    The promotions are there for those that want to more and it can happen really fast if you are focused and work toward your goals. The Salaries are very good for those who will work hard and dedicate themselves to the company.

    Cons

    Workload, expectations are often unrealistic. Very stressful environment. Company will focus on the smallest of details in appearance but will do nothing to improve substance- an example would be they focus on fancy signing for a display and how it looks rather than ensuring the store receives the items to fill the display and put the product in the customers basket. You will need to get comfortable telling people you are out the item they want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at the District, Group, and Corporate level are extremely disconnected with the reality of a running Target store. They often make unrealistic requests that have superficial results rather than actually having solid ideas that will have a positive impact on the stores ability to sell merchandise and serve those who shop there. While the training and support are there in the form of processes, it adds very little value and it's really just an avenue for the company to say it's employees are trained well. While Target preaches work life balance and how it's all about it's people, you will soon find out that taking time off is frowned upon, you are made to feel guilty if you become sick and miss work. They treat everyone as an expendable resource and they will make demands on you that will cost you dearly in the form of time with your family.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Starts off great but after couple months your hours decrease.

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    No manger down your back

    Cons

    New people will get more hours
    Changing managers
    Rules for certain people not for the whole team
    No opportunity growth for hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving the opportunities to your friends and give it to those that work hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place for a job, not a career

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Cares about employees as much as customers, nice environment to work in, competent employees and managers who have at least some education, delegation of work is efficient.

    Cons

    Managers push lower employees hard without doing anything themselves, very little room for promotion, can be difficult to get a significant amount of hours, pay is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to help your employees and stop acting like you're a big shot when you are probably going to be stuck in the same place for a long time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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