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Long Hours of Monotony

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Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member
Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member

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

Pros

-Co workers were mostly pleasant.
-Super nice managers, though they were pretty uninvolved.
-Clear expectations
-Store security always has your back.

Cons

-Cashiering is a nightmare. If an old lady needs to count her change, your speed will go into "red zone." If a lady with kids fumbles with her wallet, "red zone." If you're in the "red zone," you get "coached."
-If you don't get enough people to open "red card" accounts, you get coached.
-Long, long shifts spent doing nothing but cleaning up.
-Customers at Target always seem really angry. I do not remember a moment where a child was not screaming at the top of their lungs somewhere in the store.
-For some reason, the fitting room attendant has to also be the store phone operator, which adds to the chaos of the already chaotic fitting room.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cap the chaos.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

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    Lack of leadership, direction, & honest communication

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    Former Employee - Softlines Team Member in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Softlines Team Member in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Team members friendly, customer-centric service

    Cons

    Front line staff diverse from an age perspective but leadership is young and lacks experience to effectively manage staff. Constant focus on making short-term corporate "numbers" with lack of medium or long-term planning. Few managers are concerned about needs of long-term team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time at local stores rather than two hour visits. Enhance leadership education to provide more staff development training. Focus on internal promotion of seasoned leaders rather than hiring young managers directly out of college.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Target is Intro To Having a Job Not a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member

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

    Pros

    + Good coworkers
    + Not Walmart
    + Able to transfer to different stores
    + Develop communication and social skills (particularly when you're on the sales floor)

    Cons

    - Little room for progression
    - Work can be tedious with few rewards if any
    - High turnover rate on all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately there isn't any advice to offer as the suggestions are never taken into account. All that can be said, is to just value your employees more as there are some good people who work there and end up leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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