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Target Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
9,006 Reviews
3.1
9,006 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 276 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 757 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 613 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 740 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great culture, love the people I work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Comp Shop in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Comp Shop in Joliet, IL

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

    Pros

    Great discounts, flexible, fair, do believe my store team lead is hardest working man in retail. Happy to work for him.

    Cons

    Most jobs start at minimum wage, yearly raises are low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at Target full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company for development and career growth. A great company to develop many different skill sets that will enhance your career.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, you will be working long hours. It is harder to achieve a really good work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Layed back work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clothes Seller in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Clothes Seller in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nobody cares what you do.

    Cons

    Annoying costomers and people always feeling entitled to your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting short people shop here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    It all depends on what store you're in

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    There isn't one thing that stands out as a "benefit" but at the very least is the opportunity to get into a company if you're interested in a retail career.

    Cons

    Unfortunately it really comes down to if you are "liked" in order to get ahead. What I mean by that is that it does come off as a popularity contest and I think a lot of that has to do to the fact that they hire so many ETL's right out of college so they're still in a stage of wanting to hang out and not know the difference between "friends" and work. The turn over is high for ETL's and there is ZERO opportunity to hold them accountable for their mistakes it always falls on the heads of the TL no matter what. ETL's favorite line is "you have to figure it out" ZERO solutions from them and no desire to understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say stop worrying about Walk the Vibe and focus on actual actionable opportunities rather than forcing ETL's to do these walk the vibes because the honest truth is no one is really doing it the "right way" Sooner or later if there isn't truly a way for accountability expect people to start a union because to place someone that has ZERO work experience into a role of HR with ZERO background in HR is a set up for disaster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Exactly what you'd expect from retail

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Backroom Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Overnight Backroom Team Member in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule - Never had to use vacation time for time off because I'd just ask to not be scheduled for days needed. Almost always granted.
    10% off nearly everything

    Cons

    Benefits are not given until a year after your initial 90-day probationary period. Ridiculous.
    Poor management - half are 22 year old grads with no experience and the other half aren't much better
    Often under scheduled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with more experience for management
    Actually schedule for 40 hours for those who are full time.
    The more respect you give your team members the longer they'll stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flow Team Lead

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flow Team Leader in Saint John, IN
    Current Employee - Flow Team Leader in Saint John, IN

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

    Pros

    Good training job for the future, good people pay decent,

    Cons

    Bringing in to many fresh out of college ETS's who have no clue how to work with people or what it takes to get the job done, no work life balance. Too many reports to do and not enough help to get the job done. Expected to get more done in time frame than was able to according to reports. No one to cover for breaks.

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

    Bad at training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reverse Logistics in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Reverse Logistics in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, liked what I was doing for 4 years (P-fresh).

    Cons

    When an opening became available in reverse logistics. I told my supervisors I was interested.
    When they interviewed me things went great. I was given the position and asked to go to another store for training. This was a total disaster, the person i trained with was not good at all at training. Even though they were supposed to be one of the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get longer training, and get it from someone who cares and is interested in training another employee

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The company has went downhill since my first days there.

    Current Employee - Cashier in Hillside, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Hillside, IL

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

    Pros

    Great customer service. Teaches you how to talk to random people every minute.

    Cons

    Most of the managers dont care about you. They don't give you consist hours, and they threaten you if you don't get any red cards for the day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you do a regular check up on the store managers. They barley do any work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poorly run

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

    I have been working at Target full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fellow coworkers are great. Planned employee get togethers. Sadly that's where it ends

    Cons

    Selling red cards( credit cards) and poor interaction between store employee and store management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Asked a lot for only being paid minimum

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in South Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in South Elgin, IL

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

    Pros

    The team where I work at least is very friendly and deals with any problem I have with ease.

    Cons

    You often get asked to do multiple things. Sometimes it is overwhelming, especially during holiday times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is fine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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