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Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Fayetteville, NC
Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Fayetteville, NC

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

Pros

I could be late up to 7 mins everyday and keep my job. I had a very good team that trained me well.

Cons

Never could get enough hours to support a family, the average weekly hours got was 18-20. there was never room for advancement.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Great company, poor market leadership.

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    Current Employee - ETL in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - ETL in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not hard work, very busy and safe once you made it past 90 days.

    Cons

    Development is totally based on your STL, so if they don't like you, you won't advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek more feedback from managers in the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Working at Target is like riding the longest most unexpected rollercoaster on the planet.

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    Current Employee - Front Lanes in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Front Lanes in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Targets retail store locations are amazing. Love the fact that Target is open minded and encourages all walks of life to join the team. Doesn’t matter if your 18 or 65 +, if you have what it takes to work in fast paced retail environment this is the place to be. The quality of Targets merchandise is Amazing. I personally feel proud to represent Target Brand in all departments.

    Cons

    Wages are unfair. Minimum wage with almost insulting yearly raises. The largest raise after an amazing yearly review was .35 per hr. You have to be in upper management to make a living at Target. If you go into a Target mid morning you will notice that there are more managers then there are cashiers, guest attendant or sales floor team members. If you pay close attention to who is actually doing to work keeping Targets doors open you will not see an upper management employee unless there is a visit from corporate and then the team members that actually worked until sweat was running down their face get no credit for the Clean, Perfectly Zoned, Well stocked store. Upper management proudly takes full credit for the minimum wage team member’s work. Team leads are to encourage their team to cross-train experience and learn other areas of the store. The fact is that the average Team member is so overwhelmed with the amount of work and trying to finish the job assigned that time runs out. For example, I have applied for a step up the ladder position 3 times, 2 interviews and told by the etl/lod what an amazing interview. Yet the position all three times has been given to a team member from a different department or a transfer from another store. What is ironic none of the team members that took the position stayed. They either quite or went to another department. The biggest challenge besides the lack of money you can make is the lack of hours. Team members are not given enough hours and what hours are given are all over the place and inconsistent. This makes it very difficult to work a second job or go to school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees that have worked for years a raise to offset the minimum wage that took affect in July 2014. It is so hard to give your best when you only make .15 more than new team members after four years of reliable, profitable service. Even worse, having to train New Team members knowing they make as much as after four years.
    Wake up Upper management…. Most Team members have worked longer than most upper management. So when a Team Member is ready to advance. Give it to them. The worst thing that is going to happen is already happening. Management needs to stop being so greedy and give back to the heart and soul of Target… These people are The Flo Team, Cashiers, Soft/hard lines and P Fresh.
    Upper Management does not communicate except among themselves in closed meetings. Total Store meetings are far and few. The Hudle is for keeping The Team up to date, informed and bond thoughts and ideas expressed by all. The Hudle for some teams just is non exsisting and has turned into a rap session in others.
    The core needs some love.. Corporate needs to start taking care of the Heart and Core of Target... I know this will be an Amazing thing... It will be worth it..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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