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Great for kids, not for adults

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Current Employee - Electronics Specialist in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Electronics Specialist in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

You have 45 minutes for lunch. They have everything you might want in one location and the prices were very good.

Cons

The management would not list to the employee's when they needed help but would blame you first if you did something wrong. They don't give the proper training and when they do, the instructor wouldn't be fully trained either.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Nightmare of an experience... Your experience will highly vary depending upon which store you're in.

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    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Target full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Every other weekend off (full time employees only)
    Coworkers were really great

    Cons

    Lack of training, lack of tools and resources to properly do the job
    Sales floor is disorganized and completely trashed on the weekends
    Disconnected upper management

    I would be very careful before starting a career at Target. Do your research and check out the store you'll be working in beforehand. Working in an urban store is rough. "Guests" trash the sales floor, re-shop is completely out of control, theft is rampant. I worked in a store where nearly everyone wanted out... there seemed to be an environment of "them vs us" -- upper management vs hourly employees. Do not expect thorough training (except maybe for ETL level and above).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The majority of your employees WANT to do a good job. They want training to do a good job and eventually move up within the company. Target corporation offers excellent training tools, but stores do not utilize them enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fresh out of college full of life falling into slave labor

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Decent pay right out of college. Learning how to navigate large company politics. Learning how to interview.

    Cons

    Very long hours with no added benefit. Upper management strategy is to keep young manager scared of losing their jobs in order to keep them working harder and more hours. Successful managers often get passed by less successful managers due to politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach ETLs how payroll works right when they start. Monitor payroll per work center. (Some teams get overinflated hours) take into account returns when forecasting payroll. Don't give every truck 110 hrs some bigger trucks require more hrs. Some people pray for coolers to fail so they can get payroll relief. This can lead to unethical behavior. Don't give interview questions to ETLs that are high potential. Don't expect people interviewing to lie and elaborate just to hit all the leadership expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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