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Want to be exploited, work here

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Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member  in  Greer, SC
Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member in Greer, SC

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

Pros

Co-workers, they help pass the bad time with your Team Lead barking orders and pushing the RedCard, and the sometimes rude/nasty customers that come with this type of position.

Cons

Pushing the RedCard over and over...especially to the people who shop there often - then your demeaned in front of others by the important TL who just walks around, for not offering.
The business outlook for the Co. is high because they exploit all of the workers with low pay, hiring those who are on public assistance, food stamps etc., because they receive tax credits for these workers. Hiring recent college grads for management positions to oversee others with absolutely no experience is also creating bad service all around. Everyone is affected by this...including the consumer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 16 people found this helpful  

    Great first job...TMs need more recognition

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Member  in  Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Simi Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    1. You meet amazing people. The longer you work with them, the more relationships you make. Sometimes you can meet your best of friends here.

    2. When you want to become a leader, depending on your boss, they do work with you and help with your development to eventually become a leader one day.

    3. The higher you move up, Target pays you very well.

    4. The diverse culture makes it a fun experience to work at Target. Target does not discriminate anyone. No matter what gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or birth defects, Target makes you feel welcome.

    5. The fast, fun, and friendly culture makes it fun to go to work.

    Cons

    1. They pay very little to the team members that do the most work.

    2. ETL's play favorites with team leads too much and let certain ones get away with more than others.

    3. ETL's need to work on the floor more with their team. Spending too much time in TSC and the offices gives off a bad perception to the team.

    4. They start off team leads who are brand new to the company way more than a team member that becomes a team lead. Example: at my store, started off a new TL at $18 just because they had a few years experience at another company. TM who started off on Flow had same amount of years of management experience with another company but only was given a raise up to $12. Why would they give a team lead who knows nothing about the way the company runs, more money than someone who has worked so hard for years with Target. Doesn't seem fair at all.

    5. ETL's expect too much from minimum wage team members. While they get their giant paychecks for walking around and sitting at their desks, team members who work part time but leave every shift tired and sweaty, get $200-$400 to survive off of. Some with families to support.

    6. Team Leads get paid for all national holidays no matter if they work that day or not, team members who work a certain amount of hours only get paid holiday pay for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    7. Target as a company makes so much money everyday, yet they cut so many corners to try and save money, that sometimes it makes it stressful to get your work done in time and with the few resources you have. Ex: cutting back on team leads and ETLs for certain departments in every store. 3 years ago, we would have 6 hard lines and 6 soft lines closers and now only have 1 in hard lines and 1 in soft lines every night. (and they wonder why the store sometimes doesn't look good the next morning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more about the "little people" - the level 1 team members that make the stores successful everyday and not so much about the ETLs and their pay.
    Appreciate and recognize team members and not so much management.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It paid the bills and I met a lot of people...

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    Former Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Target part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -The people I met while working there.
    -Benefits

    Cons

    -Everyone was supposed to be trained as a cashier...A few of us never got that training.
    -Different Teams didn't always get along even on the management level which led to a lot quarreling. This also led to miscommunication on what needed to get done and how to go about doing it.
    -Not a lot of hours allotted to get work done.
    -Although they wanted to train people to move up the ladder, they never had opportunities or would hire externally.
    -Christmas season and Black Friday's are pretty bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ETL's need to be on the same page at all times. Also, DTL's need to visit regularly, there were a lot of times I noticed which we were more productive when we knew we were having a visit. STL's should also consider coming in at 4am more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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