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Fun place to work, better than some, but still lacking.

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Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Cedar Rapids, IA
Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Cedar Rapids, IA

I have been working at Target

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Target is much more organized than some other companies: they have a good use of tools, inventory setup, and planning. The way that the employees, team leaders, and managers work together as a team is extraordinary, and everyone generally treats everyone else with respect. There is a diverse range of employees which keeps it fun and interesting most of the time. And, depending on which department you're in, the job can be pretty fun. Also, there are a number of ways to pick up extra hours each week if they are available (and they usually are).

Cons

The type of people that are hired on as managers can boggle the mind at times; apparently you need a bachelor's degree in order to be a manager, but some of the general associates are more intelligent than those put into managerial positions, which can be quite frustrating. Also, management tends to be very political, so what may seem fair or even logical is sometimes completely disregarded.

The availability you put down when hired will, more or less, be your availability forever even if you try to change it, and you can almost count on never having a consistent schedule (opening one morning, then closing, then opening, then mid-shift, etc.). Also, approaching the end of the fiscal year, you can count on your hours being reduced to practically nothing, regardless of performance or need.

Advice to Management

Consider the needs of your employees more. Yes, you may have demands from those that are above you, but it's those that are below you that drive the profit of the store and who the guests see first. At least try to strike an even balance, because if an employee is happy, it'll be reflected in their work. Be more fair and less political. Do what makes sense, not what is more convenient for your personal, individual agenda.

And thank you for having given me a place to work where management is actually helpful and respectful. There is no shortage of respect and politeness for the employees (at least to their faces), and for that I have been very grateful. That is one thing that you definitely have going for this company.

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  1. Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member in Somerville, MA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member in Somerville, MA

    I have been working at Target

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My superiors were fair and competent. The environment was clean and friendly. The pay was decent as far as retail stores go.

    Cons

    Working at retail stores in general can be mind numbing. Not blaming Target for this, but I wish stores could think of ways for employees to engage with their customers.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities of advancement for those employees who deserve it. Some examples could include management training or tuition reimbursement.

  2. a stepping stone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Queens Village, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Queens Village, NY

    I worked at Target

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good atmosphere, good experiences, treats employers with respect, and makes it easier for the employer to understand how the store operates.

    Cons

    there are some days when you will have to deal with some rude and obnoxious customers, the pay is not so great

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