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Ten plus years means ten plus beers

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Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Huntsville, AL
Current Employee - Team Leader in Huntsville, AL

I have been working at Target full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Great team members who actually care about the quality of the work they do. Ability to change jobs fairly frequently.

Cons

Payroll versus tasks at the store level gets more ridiculous every month. Health benefits changed this past year to an account based plan that raised my out of pocket cost for a Dr visit from $35 to $95 per visit. I feel like the $179 biweekly medical insurance premium would be better staying in my pocket instead...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Target truly believes in it's motto of "Expect more, pay Less". Customers think it applies to them, but it is how corporate treats the team. The current corporate drive is to expect more from every team member. At the store level it is not unusual for a sales floor team member to have to help stockers with the push(due to no payroll hours), backup cashier frequently(sue to no payroll hours), help the instock team with the hourly batches(due to no payroll at the store level), while trying to set and fill planograms the planogram team was unable to finish(due to no payroll), all while running like pavlov's dogs to every call box within 60 seconds. Hard to do when you are one of 3 total team members covering the entire sales floor and are on a register. Payroll has been squeezed enough at the store levels, time to squeeze at the corporate level now guys....

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    It was okay at first

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Starbucks Team Member  in  Flowery Branch, GA
    Current Employee - Starbucks Team Member in Flowery Branch, GA

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

    Pros

    Discount: 10% (this sucks honestly; its practically just tax)
    Very flexible (for some). If they like you/you're a favorite, you'll get more hours & they will work with you more. (But I guess that's in any job.)
    5% off for pharmacy rewards program
    Some health benefits (prior to ACA/Obamacare)
    Dental insurance

    Cons

    Must get a REDcard (debit or credit) to get an additional 5% off.
    Must be available to work Saturdays & Sundays!
    As a STM I am by myself A LOT.
    No free food for employees who work in food service.
    LODs will help who they want and see what they want.
    Their idea of a "discount".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have a very high turnover in one particular area, open up your eyes and find out what it is. Take care of the people who have been there for years and years.
    Cross train more. Give more hours if the area is busy, whether it be Starbucks or cashiers.
    LODs need to know how to do EVERYTHING. This includes being able to work Food Ave. and Starbucks.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A great company, but the work experience is 100% dependent on your store and store manager.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility, a lot that can be learned, and better than most retail chains in terms of pay and benefits. If you want to work in the retail industry long term, this is one of the best companies to work for.

    Cons

    If you don't want to work in retail long term, anything more than 18 months is a waste of your time. As is usual that in retail, you have to deal with obnoxious customers, lots of internal politics, and incompetent store management on a daily basis. ETL positions vary by store and STL but usually include working 10-12 hour days, limited ability to take vacation, never NOT working during holidays (it's retail...) etc etc. Unless you love your store/coworkers/boss, you get burned out pretty quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The promotion process is too heavily controlled by the store manager and their decision to prep/not to prep someone to promote. A bad STL can wreck culture and contribute to high turn over; there should be more involvement at the district level to deal with this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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