Target Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
8,231 Reviews
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8,231 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 232 reviews)

  • This can be attributed to the young population of team members at headquarters (in 664 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 517 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 652 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sales floor team member

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great stepping stone, great culture and environment. Creates a real team aspect, employees are very welcoming and friendly.

    Cons

    Low pay and personal growth. Few opportunities to take on leadership roles and responsibilities. Repetitive not much variety in the work day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow entry level employees to have more responsibilities and higher level job duties

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a good idea for main source of income

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    They are flexible with working with school schedules. They take you as your are which makes for an awesome work environment for employees. Can be a fun place to work dependent on the other employees and management.

    Cons

    I chose not to accept a permanent position offered after seasonal employee term ended.Pay rate is depressing, most of the leads and managers were struggling to make ends meat, which is a huge deterrent for wanting to advance in the company. Not a good idea if this is the only source of income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Target believes in helping the community which is very admirable. Please remember that your employees are also part of that community and in my short time working there, most of the employees were struggling. It was very depressing to have a conversation with a lead, about how they were so hungry because they didn't have any food, and how they keep asking for more hours. When employees are composted for there work, internal theft is decreased.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It is what it is

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good compensation packages offered from day one

    Cons

    No work/life balance as they seem to speak to from day one.
    Unrealistic expectations surrounding certain goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review expectations and lead by example

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    ok first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Attendant, Cart Attendant, Cashier in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    great emplyes, fast paced, pretty easy job

    Cons

    bad manegment, not alot of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire people with reatil expericance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    HR

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people personal growth and leadership

    Cons

    not enough employees, need hire more people and then things may be a lot better and the store mangers need to be a lot more organized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    TPS

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    Current Employee - TPS  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - TPS in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Fun workplace, rewarding work. Team oriented

    Cons

    Hard to advance, typical corporate BS with management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

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

    receiver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receiver/Backroom  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Receiver/Backroom in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    good hours and good people

    Cons

    communication between regular workers and management pay is awful considering you are responsible for a lot of merchandise that comes in the store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have consideration for regular workers

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

    The resources are endless

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader - Logistics  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Team Leader - Logistics in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The on-going training was awesome. We were able to visit other stores, visit district offices and speak with management about our opportunities.

    Cons

    The downside is typical- retail hours and turnover. For some of your goals and objectives, having such a high turnover presented challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time "on the floor" and building bridges and allies with the team members, they know more than us managers at times. If they are motivated, the team is more productive and sees their value and role in the customer experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Target is an AMAZING company to launch your career and grow as a leader.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The culture of Target is fast, fun, and friendly and you are given more opportunities and responsibilities to grow and develop than any other company.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is never easy in retail.. I do feel that Target does everything they can to accommodate this however the store is still open Christmas Eve and Thanksgiving day.. someone has to be there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your development programs and keep pushing to retain great talent and amazing leaders!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Did not have to deal with customers much as we were closed most of my shift. PTO.

    Cons

    Management needed to stop showing so much favoritism to its older employees and treating the newbs like garbage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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