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Hope you don't have any plans for the future

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Target part-time

Pros

10% employee discount? Free PB&Js in the break room?
I guess for the college kids that get recruited straight to ETL positions this is a promising first job out of school... as long as they don't mind being indoctrinated in the methods of stepping on the backs of their working staff.

Cons

They tell me "this is retail" but who benefits from different days every week and different hours every day? You never know your schedule more than 10 days in advance so you can't make any plans for your life outside of work. All of this for what pays barely over minimum wage and your hours can get cut to almost nothing without notice. Talked to a guy today that was only scheduled for 7 hrs this week!! Ouch!!
Virtually no room for advancement. Know people with the company 6,7,8 yrs who have taken their one step up the ladder and that's as far as they will go because of Target's college degree prerequisite to ETL.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat people with a little more respect. How about acting like your "team" members are at least as important as you pretend your "guests" are to you.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    "Team" Member

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, dental. Discount stacks with redcard, coupons, cartwheel, etc

    Cons

    Training isn't fully fleshed out. The discount is only 10%, but you can only use it with cash, redcard, ebt, or a gift card (which you can't fill with unapproved methods of payments for discount use). The discount isn't much, but it's just enough to get you to spend a lot of your money there.

    There are times when they give out assignments without fully describing how to do it. I'm 2 years in and still learning about things that I should've known in the beginning.

    They tout this work/life balance thing, but there isn't one. The store opens at 8am and closes at 11pm, so it's very possible that your shift will encompass the entire useful portion of the day.

    Hours are low, but they're still hiring, of course. The store is short-staffed all the time, until there's a planned visit, in which everyone will have a shift the day before in order to get everything done just to fake it. Visits don't invoke improvement if it appears that your store is always perfect. It's a farce.

    I could go on and on, but the moral of the story is that they're no different, no better than walmart. They just pretend to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to care about the people who do all your grunt work. If they're happy, sales would probably be better because effort would go up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Expect "recognition" and "appreciation," instead of compensation.

    Former Employee - Instocks Team Member
    Former Employee - Instocks Team Member

    I worked at Target full-time

    Pros

    You are encouraged and allowed to take on as much responsibility and cross-training as you can stomach.
    Benefits are great, but getting worse (for full-time employees): up to 5% 401k matching, pension (if hired before 1/1/2009), health care plans (see Cons).
    Decent culture, fun work environment.

    Cons

    No room for promotion unless you have a Bachelor's or better degree.
    No bonuses for team members, and hourly pay rates are capped.
    You will never meet the District TL's expectations. Store goal is now 2% redcards, nope 3%, nope 4%! Guests on our survey are expected to be 70% "amazed," haha just kidding, now it's 80%.
    Health care plans that have become steadily worse to practically worthless (high deductible HSA) in the last couple of years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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