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Hit or miss

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Executive Team Leader
Current Employee - Executive Team Leader
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great team Great opportunities to grow (other positions, transfers) Great pay + experience for first job

Cons

Hours + Scheduled shifts suck, 50 hour minimum no work/life balance. Holiday's 60+ hours off/on weekends Weekly rollouts, something is consistently changing and you have to be all over it Politics- in order to grow with the company you need to be in good standing with the important ones

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. Production controller

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Controller in Galesburg, MI
    Former Employee - Production Controller in Galesburg, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, peers, prepare you for interviewing for other companies.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, no work/life balance, they feed you BS to get you to think you have opportunities to get more out of you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen!


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great money, awesome people, hard work, long shifts

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution Center MBP in Wilton, NY
    Former Employee - Distribution Center MBP in Wilton, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is great at the distribution centers, but expect to work very very hard for it. Wonderful 401k with 5% match. Very team oriented. Awesome coworkers. Very professional atmosphere. Positive uplifting culture. Very clean building inside and out. Top notch equipment. Several vending machines in break rooms including cold items like sandwiches and salads. Many yearly work functions and events to build the bond and improve team morale. Ability to swap days off with other TM's with GL's signed approval. Thorough training. Constantly revamping best practices to be more efficient. Morning startup meetings to inform everybody the days business needs as well as "all team meetings" a few times a year to talk business and what to expect for the upcoming months, often with a food catered celebration following. Target is HUGE on safety (to avoid lawsuits for work related injuries). Tuition assistance. ATM on sight. The warehouse is like a little mini city :-)

    Cons

    Not much advancement for people without a 4 year degree. Lead roles are filled with fresh out of college graduates who know nothing about the business. The quotas are not always 100% obtainable. You will get written up if you do not hold a 100% average. If you fall below 100%, Group Leaders manipulate employees into thinking they are not good employees. If your average does not increase within 2 weeks, the process of corrective action will begin. No other factors will be considered. Group Leaders will shun you, make you feel unimportant, harass you, set you up to fail, and chase you out if you do not perform. This is not the Group Leader's fault; this trickles down from higher management. Additionally, it is very hard to get the weekday shift. I was there 2 months shy of 5 years and I was stuck with 12 hrs shifts EVERY Saturday, Sunday & Monday, with no sign of change. Mandatory overtime could be a stickler sometimes. If you do not come in for this, you will be written up.

    Advice to Management

    Quotas should be derived by the products which the stores in your region actually carry; not what all stores across the country carry. Stock varies increasingly with different areas of the country. Sometimes, the quotas vs. volumes were right on point, but there were A LOT of times when they did not correlate with each other. Shame on you - you have lost many dedicated employees because of this, including me. Shifts should go back to where every employee has at least 1 weekend day off. People have kids and we miss out on so much, just to earn a living with your company. After a while, it just wasn't worth it anymore to me.


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