Target Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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Brian Cornell
35 Ratings

Pros
  • Work life balance is understood (in 286 reviews)

  • Most team members are awesome people (in 770 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life balance has taken a huge hit over the past 12 months (in 638 reviews)

  • Their paranoia over metrics or the annual audit corporate conducts yearly create unnecessary chaos that trickles downstream to your team members (in 753 reviews)

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  1. Great job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Target was a great job whole attending college. They were flexible with my school schedule.I gad the opportunity to learn and grow my retail career.

    Cons

    Pay was just above minimum wage. Management always seemed stressed out. This was reflected through words and actions.

    Advice to Management

    Try to remain positive under all corcumstances. How you act determine how engaged your team will be. Attitude is contagious.


  2. Not fast, fun and friendly

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    Current Employee - Team Member Trainer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Team Member Trainer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is flexibility to an extent with scheduling needs and for the most part, its the team members and some team leads/lods that make the place bearable to work.

    Cons

    No such thing as full time and if you want to pick up more hours you have to be beyond flexible and basically be on call, benefits have gone downhill and overall the company's focus Is no longer on work/life balance and the fast fun and friendly culture they preach. Instead they treat the employee's that have been with them for years with no respect or gratefulness. It has become another corporate greed company that is more concerned about making the almighty dollar for the "corporate leaders" than those that actually put in the sweat and blood (literally sometimes) for the company and the "guests" that shop here.

    Advice to Management

    It's a billion dollar company, you could afford to treat your employees better, give better pay, hours and benefits and true advancement opportunities, not advancement based on if someone is "best friends" with upper management instead of actually having the experience and skills to do the job.


  3. etl

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader-food in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader-food in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    401K, Pay, Discount, Time Off

    Cons

    Holidays, Weekends, difficult to grow at management level if your store is red. work depends on that of peers and boss.

    Advice to Management

    help with development


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  5. Good Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Target Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Target Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers and fun environment.

    Cons

    Need to take a closer look at the work culture and more benefits.


  6. Former Team Leader

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The other team member where great. Target actively promotes current team members.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the demands made from management. Corporate is putting intense pressure on stores to increase sales and this has put new pressure and stress on every employee, especially store management. Unfortunately, upper management demands a taking good team members aways from the guests and forcing them to focal on silly forms and tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees


  7. Logistics Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Leader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Logistics Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the team culture and team engagement

    Cons

    Sometimes is hard depending on when people don't show up for work!!!

    Advice to Management

    Yes!!! If your are willing too work hard and support team morale


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great leadership and opertunity for advancement . Time off is really flexible and the ability to pick up shifts is really nice

    Cons

    Hours vary and working with a lot of people who don't know what's going on most of the time. HR has issues approving schedule changes and you never know what area you will be working in

    Advice to Management

    To allow for an easier HR experience . Also transferring to different store could be easier. I really do appreciate how well target takes care of there team members


  9. OK

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get paid but other than that not much

    Cons

    Management was unrational I did not enjoy it


  10. Target Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - N/A in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Co-Workers are pleasurable to be around. Great laughs and fun times.

    Cons

    Target will Over worked U!! Your weekend is non-existent at Target.

    Advice to Management

    Try paying employees more money for their extensive workload.


  11. Logistics Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ETL Logistics Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - ETL Logistics Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits were great

    Cons

    The lack of leadership needs to improve

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to focus more building relationships with team



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