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Expects hard work with high level results but good pay and benefits but high turnover

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Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Pharmacy Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Pharmacy Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Target full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

2 weeks vacation per year, great bonus if you are a high performer with high potential after your 1st year. paid holidays. if you work a holiday, you get time and half pay. initial 'honeymoon' phase, eg your first year of employment, everyone is super friendly and nice to you and mistakes are acceptable. however after the honeymoon period, you must produce results or have very good reasons why and what you're doing to get those results. constant follow up from superiors if you are not meeting expectations. lots of Target lingo, easy to learn, critical if you want to climb up in the organization. if you are a good talker and have no problem dedicating your life to Target, they will reward you amazingly. in other words, if you meet every single objective, leave no rock unturned, exceed most objectives, be real friendly to other co workers and superiors, they will give you an amazing bonus, even if you dont meet sales. as long as they can tell you are dedicating your life to Target, they will reward you financially.

Cons

on the other hand, if you try to claim your results are lacking because of your personal life, eg you arent able to come in on this day because of your child or because of a medical appointment, they will slowly take note. you will be seen as being undependable. Even if you produce results, mediocre results will not satisfy them, they will push you to get great results on everything, then continue to focus on any other area that may be lacking. if you take feedback and criticism negatively or not receptive you might as well not apply or quit. if you dont thank other people or praise others consistently and liberally, you might as well not apply or quit. Target has a culture, if you buy into it and dedicate your life, there is no such thing as 'oh i have to spend time with my family so i cant do this' you will be rewarded and promoted. if you try to dedicate your life but still try to have a personal life, your career will be flat with no raises or bonuses. this is a company where you have to talk the talk and walk the walk, cross every t and dot every i. and lastly, target cares more about guests than the team members. Team members are replaceable. guests are not.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More pharmacists will be graduating more than ever! With 7 pharmacy schools producing nearly 1,000 pharmacists per year, there should be plenty of talent to engage. Lets increase the annual turnover quota by 50%

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Not bad until I took a "promotion" to overnight logistics

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance. Rotating set schedule. fun atmosphere decent training program. excellent short term opportunity for recent college grads

    Cons

    once you go overnight you get stuck there

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was okay.. Gained some experience.

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    Current Employee - Target Seasonal Cashier  in  Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Target Seasonal Cashier in Suwanee, GA

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

    Pros

    I learned how to handle a high volume of people in a retail environment.

    Cons

    If your seasonal, they don't really care about you. And they are harder on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    USE NEW TECHNOLOGY!!! HR uses PCs the same age as dinosaurs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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