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Good for first job out of college... But retail in general sucks!!!!

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Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Hardlines in Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Hardlines in Sacramento, CA

I worked at Target full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Amazing management development and experience if retail management is your professional goal. Pay and benefits are the best I have heard of for retail! Schedule is not so bad as they allow every other weekend off which is rare for retail.

Great for your résumé... Put in one year to 18 months and any job will hire

Cons

Company keeps restructuring and basically doubling your core roles and workload. Staff payroll has been cut so badly that you spend most of your day doing what part time team members do... Pushing merchandise to salesfloor and ringing up guests. Retail in general sucks... Shift times suck and you're always tired bc you work until midnight some days and have to come in at 4am or 6am other days.

Hard work does not get you promoted. The loudest and biggest song and dance leaders get promoted...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop cutting payroll. The store will only have 3 cashiers at a time during the day when they should have 6... So the Guests complain bc they have to wait in lines. Your solution to that is to make salesfloor team members respond to registers to help the guests that are waiting in line... Then guests complain that no one helped them on the salesfloor. It makes no sense... Guests leave annoyed and your other solution of having a friendly cashier doesn't fix that...

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Strong Values but poor pay and terrible benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong corporate culture, senior leaders with integrity, opportunity to move into other positions, annual reviews and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is sub-standard, the benefits have gotten progressively worse. Target tries to rely on their flashy reputation to attract young talent. But the company doesn't hold onto tenured employees because the company does not stay competitive with salaries and adequate, realistic health benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    "It's for your development"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Merced, CA

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

    Pros

    Good People - do get a good understanding of the business and how it functions.

    Cons

    Horrible Hours! Will leave you out to dry if they can!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to provide a work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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