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Target Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated January 4, 2015
Updated January 4, 2015
9,688 Reviews
3.1
9,688 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 286 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 770 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 638 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 753 reviews)

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  1.  

    You never got nothing to do, there is always something to do

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Salem, MA
    Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Salem, MA

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Pros, team members treat you like you are part of the team the moment you start.

    Cons

    Sometime it could be very fast pasting but everybody should be up to a challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    I like the interaction you have with team members and guests. Very flexible with scheduling and willing to work with you. HR in every store lets you handle any pay issue quickly and easily. I'm in a store with a very knowledgeable STL (Store Team Leader) and I've learned a lot from them. Never a dull moment, there's plenty to do. Able to work in different departments fairly easily.

    Cons

    Depending on the store, the team culture can be different. Sometimes there are leaders that don't act like leaders. Like with any place you work, the politics can get pretty ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to inform your team about how important their role is and how it fits into the big picture. Sometimes people will do a better job if they understand why they are doing what they do. And while it's nice we are driving guest loyalty, stop adding to the novel our poor cashiers have to be sure to output in every transaction to every guest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Has been a great experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Target part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, good starter job, Lots of fun!

    Cons

    Not enough hours available. No clear advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I had a great experience at Target in Somerville, MA

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Overnight Flow Team Member in Somerville, MA
    Former Employee - Overnight Flow Team Member in Somerville, MA

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

    Pros

    Great team member's and management they actually care about there employees and worked with those who needed any extra attention

    Cons

    Only thing I could say is if you depend on public transportation you may encounter some problems with being on time all the time but most ETLs do understand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Far better than Walmart; still retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier in Salem, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier in Salem, MA

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

    Pros

    Fairly good treatment; lots of employee appreciation events. If you work with the right management, can be a fun experience; most mgrs. are decent people

    Cons

    Company isn't doing that well; basically, it has all the problems of retail- low pay, etc. Also, like most, pushing their own credit/debit cards; severely understaffed; need a superior or change- you wait until somebody gets to it; disorganized; again basic retail. Very little oversight of mid level mgt.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Somerville, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Somerville, MA

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

    Pros

    The people that worked there

    Cons

    Discount, Pay isnt that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A little good mixed with a lot of bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at Target part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Plenty of hours during peak seasons

    Cons

    Drama
    Low Pay
    Very little internal Advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on the floor with employees to better understand our jobs, and what we do for the company then behind our desk with paperwork

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

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member in Salem, MA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member in Salem, MA

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

    Pros

    -Flexible
    -great leaders
    -friendly co workers
    -healthy environment
    -very kind hr and sdl

    Cons

    -need more people
    -rules
    pros
    -benefits
    -perfect job for minors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    - Promotes friendly guest services
    - Direct contact with HR department makes the employee feel like they are heard
    - Frequent perks
    - The scheduling was flexible and easy to swap shifts

    Cons

    - The "grading" system is not always accurate (Especially when the customer is delaying the checkout process)
    - In this particular store, there was a high-volume of products and a high-crime rate. It was a lot more difficult to work there than other Target locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Overall the management was decent in this location.
    - The majority of the issues came from

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    As a employee at Target, this establishment is "eye-opening"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Dorchester, MA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Dorchester, MA

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

    Pros

    The best the about target is that you can use your discount to buy a pack of advil that will be needed by the end of your shift.

    Cons

    No matter how much a good day you are having the first person you see walking into the store will ruin that good day by the end of a conversation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Verbally and physically show how useful you can be as a team member because of the work load, they need all the help they can get.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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