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Retail at a fast pace

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Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Minneapolis, MN

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Discount, big corporate resources, somewhat flexible hours and trend focused.

Cons

Retail hours, super fast paced and physical job that is tiring if not at a speciality counter. Annual benefits enrollment only, pay sucks and forget more than a $.25 raise even if you meet all the proficient/excellent levels. Pay grades are a joke and zero incentive to do a great job other than to merely keep your job. Advancement opportunities don't pay much more and one works even more and worse hours. Not a job to make a living at unless you are a manager and work 50-60+ hr work weeks. All about metrics n corporate despite all the HR n mgmt feel good moments. Brainwashing at its best with haphazard training. You will be a number here even if u work like a dog and your mgrs adore you as it is all about the metrics so mgmt n corporate get their $/bonuses. Advancement to corporate unlikely unless you have been a manager/ETL.

Advice to Management

Embarrassing to be paid less than a Walmart employees. If you expect concierge level guest service and top notch performance reward for such with better pay and benefits. There is no performance based pay for anyone on the floor other than ETL's. Appreciation vibe moments don't pay the bills and become trite after a while.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Support community and diverse culture

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for career growth

  2. Skewed in one direction

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    Current Employee - Hardlines in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Hardlines in Omaha, NE

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    With so many stores offering groceries as well, between their mobile app, coupons, RedCard and employee discounts, you can save a LOT of money on things you'd be buying anyway.

    Cons

    -The "cream" always rises to the top, the best hours, etc seem to go to those higher up. They don't care if schedules are "fair". If your supervisor likes you, you can get away with almost anything, if not, you're going to get shafted on hours and end up working all weekend, every weekend and all closing shifts.
    - Seems like there's a lot of favoritism that goes on, and management has a tendency to get a bit cliquey and gossipy. As well, there can be a LOT of mixed signals and expectations depending on who in management is working at the time.
    - Pay scale vs workload is a joke, and raises are mostly laughable
    - Don't plan on getting to spend time with family at the holidays, even if they live out of town. You'll never get time off during the holidays, but management sure does, including getting some Black Fridays off.... a REQUIRED work day for "everyone".

    Advice to Management

    Realize that you're not the only game in town, and your wage vs workload isn't balanced enough to give people a reason to stay if something else comes along. I've heard MANY times that "They don't pay me enough to actually care, I just put in my time and go home".Unify your message to your employees. Treat your workers as well as you expect that they treat your guests.
    Remove the education requirement for rising to certain positions. Just because someone has a degree, doesn't mean they are automatically more qualified than someone that doesn't. There have been people I've seen get passed over with MORE than enough experience in the field of retail for someone who had a degree.... in a field like History, which is of no real value or application or at all relative to the position. Plus, unless someone is REALLY dedicated to Target, I don't see someone spending the time, effort, and money going back to school to get a degree, just to continue working in retail.

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