Target Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
8,403 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 264 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 723 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 584 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 719 reviews)

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  1.  

    Enjoyable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cartersville, GA

    I worked at Target full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Getting see new faces and benefits. Laid back.

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have fun.

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

    oh target target target

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    Current Employee - Overnight Flow Team Member  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Overnight Flow Team Member in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    pretty good benefits as far as 401k and the store discount of cousre

    Cons

    flow team members should be paid muuuuch more than what they are making it is so much you have to do in hours it is not even funny and the tl do not give a damn at all the one i worked for could not keep a stl for the life of them i worked there for two yeas before i resigned and we had 3 stls before i left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have some compassion for team members period the team leads seem robotic to me no emotion just don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Target

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Target part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They are flexible with scheduling. It's easy to get the job and quick training process. Good for a student looking for a temporary job.

    Cons

    They will not let you work over certain hours to prevent legally required breaks and benefits. Management looks down upon workers. Treated like an animal yet expected to perform perfectly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach the supervisors and team leaders to treat the other employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good starter job

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are some of the best in the industry. Leadership training is superior.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful, work life balance takes extra effort on your part. Some STLs are good at encouraging work life balance some are not

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Despite hurdles, overall a positive experience.

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    Former Employee - Presentation Team Member  in  Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Presentation Team Member in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many work centers allow you to find the position that works for you. Pay is competitive with reasonable benefits. Hours are accommodating whether you work full or part-time.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management. Many leaders often results in conflicting direction. Promotion not based on work ethic or personal accomplishment, but on being able to "talk the talk."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate changes has left store management panicked. STLs and ETLs quick to cast blame away from themselves and surround themselves with incapable leaders to make themselves look more competent. Best Team Survey might as well not exist, because feedback is ignored entirely. HRs seem disinterested in helping Team Members. Target Hotline will call HR to resolve issues, but oftentimes they deflect or misrepresent the problem.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible experience

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    Former Employee - Fitting Room Attendant/Operator  in  Canton, GA
    Former Employee - Fitting Room Attendant/Operator in Canton, GA

    I worked at Target part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some decent people
    Learned retail sucks
    Had a 10% discount plus 5 with red card.
    Learned the PDA
    Was able to get some experience
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Horrible management
    low pay for specialist
    It's hard on your feet
    Some customers were rude to an extreme. Had some women throw clothes at me because there is a six limit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better department mangers that care about employers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    When management got worse so did compradore among the team members.

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Roswell, GA

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

    Pros

    It's pretty chill. It's not very fast paced but it's fun.

    Cons

    They don't work with your schedule like they say they will. They often schedule you outside of your availability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate! No one talks to each other and it's frustrating when you have a problem that management could simply fix but won't cause they won't communicate with one another.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Driven but fun culture

    Current Employee - Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier  in  Milton, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier in Milton, GA

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

    Pros

    Open to working around your schedule and making you happy, lots of breaks while on duty, everyone is friendly in general

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, strict about rules (cell phones), often boring, must keep busy even if there is absolutely nothing to do.

  10.  

    Very Enjoyable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager  in  Snellville, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Snellville, GA

    I worked at Target part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours good benefits, never a dull moment. Interaction with many customers and vendors. Good opportunity for advancement. Managers work to develop your skills for advancement.

    Cons

    Holiday season very stressful, long hours on your feet. Difficult to keep product on the shelves leads to customer frustration. Difficult to assist everyone at the same time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. Strong benefit program. Continue training program throughout the entire year. Listen to suggestions from all employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's Retail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    Great pay
    Opportunity to advance
    Community involvement

    Cons

    STRESSFUL
    Long hours
    Unrealistic Expectations
    Team members aren't paid enough for what they do
    NO work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team members are the foundation. Pay them like they are the foundation.

    After 8 hours, people tend to be unproductive. Allow ETLs to work less hours.

    Capture the opinion of store side teams BEFORE implementing new roll outs. Some of them are counter productive.

    Show the team that you value them by allowing them to be with their families on Thanksgiving. Opening on Thursday Thanksgiving day was the worst idea ever. Target should set the tone, not follow behind other retailers that are known for not caring for their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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