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One of the worst jobs I've ever had!

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Former Employee - Cashier in Atwater, CA
Former Employee - Cashier in Atwater, CA

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

Pros

The only pro I can come up with is that the uniforms are simple and comfortable. They pretty much don't care how you dress so long as your top is red, even if it's just a sweater over whatever shirt, or they have little vests that you can borrow.

Cons

Red Cards, rude management, un organized, un professional, the training was a joke, they just expect you to know how to do everything, and get mad if you ask questions. They love to say "I'm always around if you need me" but they're never around. The leaders spend most of their time gossiping with the people working guest service than helping the cashiers like their supposed to.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You push the "save 5%" with the red cards, but don't tell people that they'll get charged 20% interest on everything they buy with it. It's not saving people money, it's lying and stealing. All anyone cares about is the stupid cards, not customer service. If you don't sell red cards it's like you're nothing to this company. Training consisted of "you have an hour to read this book and then take over lane 18 and you're on your own for the rest of the day." And the "team leaders" are NEVER around when you need help, and then get mad as if your wasting their time when you call them. There isn't enough walkies for everyone, and often no cashiers would have one at all so you have no way to call for help, and of course you have to take all the complaining from the customer even though it isn't your fault. You never get sent for your breaks on time, if you even get them at all, but then you'll get in trouble for not being "up beat" enough when you've worked almost your entire shift without a break dealing with rude customers who blame you because you couldn't get help with their issues.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    When first hired, there are a ton of hours and management wants you to get all the training you can.

    Cons

    Once you've been employed for a few months, your hours are cut back and management puts the rest of your training on the back burner. If you have an injury or special need, they do not do their best to work with you and your restrictions, if applicable. Management doesn't have a set scheduler person, so you are often put in departments where you aren't trained properly or has duties not within doctor restrictions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for all employees and more communication between management.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. Target isn't a very good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Food Service Team Member in Huntsville, TX
    Current Employee - Food Service Team Member in Huntsville, TX

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

    Pros

    Well, it's a job. That's a pro. You make money. Them money isn't great but if you have no other option it's not terrible.

    Cons

    The supervisors are kids. The insurance plans have very high deductibles. They're Nazis about the number of hours you work and you're not allowed to go over at all. Even 15 minutes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sucking.

    Doesn't Recommend
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