Target Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
8,097 Reviews

3.1
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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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    Former Employee - Group Leader - DC  in  Rialto, CA
    Former Employee - Group Leader - DC in Rialto, CA

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

    Pros

    Good place to develop leadership skills, as they stress setting goals and finding ways to develop yourself.

    Cons

    Overly sensitive to team member view of management through annual surveys. Difficult to conform to Target culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Varies store to store

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    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader  in  Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Toledo, OH

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great culture if your leaders aren't two-faced

    Cons

    Training, personal growth, nepotism and accountability

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring off the street. There are plenty of great candidates currently working for you

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

    The team members are the greatest!

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Target part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The team members make the difference in how hard or easy the job is. The motto " speed is life" is no joke, you are practically running from the time you clock in until you clock out.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty good, but the raises are almost nonexistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask team members if they would like to work in different areas of the store, instead of hiring outside of the company promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Started out fun and great and has gone down hill over 3 years due to changes in management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Coralville, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coralville, IA

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

    Pros

    Coraville, Iowa Target# T1113
    The best and now only reason for me to work at target is for the people you work with hands down. If you're social there's always plenty of people to talk to and keep you entertained as a team member through the workday.

    Cons

    Coralville, Iowa Target# T1113
    All you ever hear about is "saving 5%" to target the red card is life and nothing is more important then it. In my case I've started to feel that the red card itself has become more important to my management team then the team members their selves. There is very little to no training for new team members when they're put on the sales floor. You're expected to pick up the slack by getting all the calls and trying to answer all the questions because the team leads never follow up with anyone to help them contribute to the floor. Whenever we hit a busy season we've generally been understaffed so we usually work from 3:00 PM until 2-2:30 AM as we have to stay until everything is clean and we're doing the job with 3 people where we should have at least 5-6. Our base pay for team members was $7.50 starting out and has gradually increased to $8.75 over 3 years. The problem with that is that having worked for target for 3 years and getting computerized percent raises once a year the base pay increase soaks up my "raise" and then I get paid the same as someone who started a day ago. There has also been a lot of needless drama through out the store between team members and the management pretty much do nothing at all to fix said issues. The main reason I've put off becoming a team leader at target knowing full well I can do it well is that when you become a team lead you have to drink the 5% "kool-aid" and that pretty much becomes the only subject you can talk about to impress the management. They don't see good work outside of red cards. Having worked for target for 3 years I've done my job well on the sales floor and I consistently do more then is required of me to make up for the untrained team members, but it all goes unnoticed because it doesn't involve the red card. There's many other small things to go about but I'll leave it as is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management NEEDS to recognize employees that do well at their job. They need to show a little concern for the team members who are consistently working 11-12 hour shifts to make up for being understaffed. They also need to know that we don't forget the red card exist over night and it doesn't need to be shoved down everyone's throat 24/7.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Learned a lot and worked a lot.

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader Human Resources  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader Human Resources in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the operational side of the organization. The training is thorough. The company invests a lot of time into their associates. The brand has strong dependability as a result.

    Cons

    As a salaried individual you work hard and a lot. There were many weeks I worked seven days a week to be able to stay up to date with my departmental work and complete required Manager on Duty shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about the expectation of hours worked in the interview. Many managers came as their first real job out of college and failed due to not having a realistic expectations regarding work life balance.

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

    Great Development, but Movement is Based on Time (not performance)

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is hard at the beginning, but really gets better as you're in role for a few months.
    Managers put a lot of emphasis on your development.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    Movement is based on how long you've been there rather than your performance (i.e. people a lot worse than you move faster just because they started first). Company in total is slow to evolve. Business Analyst role is made up a lot of tasks and less strategic than they sell it. Strong culture can be difficult to get used to if you're not the typical type A "cheerleader" personality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more projects that are strategic based rather than day-to-day tasks. Promote employees based on performance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good for people with no major responsibilities.

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member

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

    Pros

    The best thing about working here included the work ethic that the company stands for and that they work with your school schedule if needed.

    Cons

    There was favoritism among management; the average hours per week were between 15-20 unless you have a specialty such as electronics, the pay was not competitive enough for individuals with degrees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Unclear direction

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader Guest Experience  in  New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader Guest Experience in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Target full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, friendly coworkers, and good compensation for just starting out.

    Cons

    unclear training guidance, unclear expectations. I was not even told on my first day of 'business school' that I needed to buy the khaki and red sweater, so I showed up and they told me after . I felt really alone and had to figure everything out myself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure training is followed through! The curriculum i had was very straight, but my trainer was vague, and avoiding, she didnt make it clear what i had to do, and I was left on my own .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    In the beginning it was a great place to work. As time went on they started hiring managers that did not care.

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    Former Employee - Target ETL Logistics  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Target ETL Logistics in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The team was great, fast fun and friendly! You can get promoted if someone likes you!
    10% discount!

    Cons

    Hiring to many people that don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to old school!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Was a good place to work for...

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    Current Employee - Soft Lines  in  Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Soft Lines in Iowa City, IA

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

    Pros

    They've recently been raising their pay. You can meet a lot of good people. Good place to shop.

    Cons

    Can feel very understaffed. Insurance packages aren't good. Certain issues are never resolved or followed through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want your guests to have better guest service, you need to take better care of your team members first!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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