Target Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
8,777 Reviews
3.1
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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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    Team Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Waterbury, CT

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

    Pros

    Easy job. Loved it. Flexible schedule. Nice people. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Cons

    H.R. wasn't every nice. Liked the old H.R. better. ................................... . . . . . . . . . . .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better opportunities within the company. Don't hire team leads from outside. There are plenty of people that deserve a job upgrade within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One learns a lot leading such big retailer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ETL
    Current Employee - ETL

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, fast pace, and people friendly

    Cons

    no work/life balance, little growth, and upper leadership is not addressing culture issues promptly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dig deeper into store cultures, leaders are not happy in many stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Target

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pricing Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Pricing Specialist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great team building that help you learn your strengths as a group

    Cons

    Lack of communication, if you are unable to move forth with the company and climb the corporate ladder they wait until last minute to let you know. Leaving you trapped and hopeless or transferring and waiting an extra year and a half before receiving approval.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate with your employees. The lack of clarity between what is expected and what needs to be done can really ruin your experience as a team member

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Executive Team Leader

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Team members, can be great people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of training for position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More collaboration among management team

  6.  

    Not as good as it use to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good rotating weekends for leaders

    Cons

    Do more with less seems to be the motto, high upper management turn over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating the ones who do all the work like they are nothing

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

    Meh

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's easy to just show up, do your job, and go home. The co-workers are generally good people.

    Cons

    Only way to make money at target is to be promoted but they do a lot of external highers for ETL's. After ETL level, you're waiting for someone to die or retire.

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

    Friendly team members, but A LOT of favortism.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Minot, ND
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Minot, ND

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, ok benefits. fun environment.

    Cons

    Blatant favortism by management, extremely hot in the summer, when you're asked for ideas on improving the work environment, you're told why something can't be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change Store Team Lead

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

    Too Many Chiefs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Pros

    Great people - Good benefits. This place USED to be the best place in retail to work and is a great place for a new leader to get their feet wet in the fast paced world of retail. If you can make it at Target then you can handle just about any retail job.

    Cons

    Too many different leaders with different ideas. Each leader wants things done different and nobody is on the same page withing the chain of command.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a common vision. Restore Target to the retailer of choice and spend the payroll needed to do the right thing for your guests and your team members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    No room for advancing from a TM to executive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Pay is ok
    Benefits are awesome
    Most team members are fun to work with
    4 days off are very nice

    Cons

    Management needs to be promoted from the inside or at least people with a business degree. There is no reason someone with a lit degree to be managing people. This is why no one likes the management there. Also the new temp strategies they are implementing is crap. Quality is diminishing due to lack of training and temps not caring about what they are doing. They are only making $10/hr why would they??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know they probably won't get this but here goes nothing:

    Promote more from TM level. Process shouldn't be about your story. That has nothing to do with the type of job you do.

    Get rid of the temps. It may be saving money but in the long run we are losing quality. We are not Walmart!

    For a company to be about family they sure don't care. Normal people have regular hours. At least one day during the weekend would be nice.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Higher than minimum wage but vague expectations.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Acworth, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Acworth, GA

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

    Pros

    best pay this far, free food (depending on who is the lod). This was my first job. I learned some things about working. Some people don't want to help you, some a awesome and give you feedback but it is important to be self sufficient and a self starter.

    Cons

    vague procedures that are not always followed. lockers serve no purpose because anyone with a screwdriver can get into your locker. better you leave your stuff in you car.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so vague with expectations. Encourage a less intimidating open door policy. "Recognition" during huddles feels like a catholic church service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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