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Great company with good work/life balance.

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Current Employee - Senior Team Lead
Current Employee - Senior Team Lead

I have been working at Target full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Target is a great company with a good scheduling system. Going into retail was a little scary for me at first because I thought I was going to be working all the time with no time for myself. However, they take the work/life balance thing very seriously. I off every other weekend and during the week my days off rotate between two different days so it makes it easy for me to plan things I might have going on outside of work. In addition, the company does not allow us to take work home, skip our breaks, or even talk about work during that time. It is nice that there are still employers out there that don't believe that work should be your life!

Also, having a degree actually means something here. I was hired at $4 more per hour for a position that someone without a degree would be hired at. I also have the ability to promote in the future where as they would not.

Cons

Target has a pretty strict "no promotion" rule for your first 12 months with the company. The reason I have listed this as a "con" is because with a degree I could have been hired as an Executive Team Leader however, when I applied there were no ETL openings. Within the first six months there was an ETL availability that was given to a new applicant that was just graduating college. I would have loved to take the opportunity but because of their rule, I was not considered.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would try to make it a point to treat your newer, younger management team with a little more respect and encouragement. Otherwise, you run the risk of loosing them to other companies and starting the training process all over again. Over time, you'll have a better shot at having a stronger, more experienced time this way.

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    Great Place to Work for Students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -Very flexible schedule
    -Fun place to work
    -Lots of recognition
    -Understanding management team
    -Management was open to feedback
    -Several avenues to take if you have concerns

    Cons

    -Management was horrible at following up with things
    -Poor communication
    -Hours were cut suddenly and severely
    -Many people were unhappy there and made everyone else's job harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold your Leaders accountable for their actions and give them the autonomy to make decisions that they deem fit for the situation.

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    Approves of CEO
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    Good place to start out of high school.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Nice people and atmosphere was good.

    Cons

    Everyone is required to work black Friday because it is retail.

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