Target Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Great first job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Floor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Target

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment. awesome coworkers clean store

    Cons

    Requires a red card or cash in order to use discount

  2. Salesfloor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salesfloor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Salesfloor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working in a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Daily deadlined rushed. No good benefits.

    Advice to Management

    More advancement

  3. ETL - HR

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the better retailing companies
    Easy to dress for work (red and khaki every day)
    Decent benefits (benefits, not salary)

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    Poor, poor salary
    Deceptive culture

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your talent - not your favorites. Promote more minorities.

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  5. My experience at target was challenging but you have to push yourself.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Target

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's was an alright job to work at. Employee discount

    Cons

    It can get hectic at times

  6. Helpful (3)

    Target is going through a series of changes some good and some bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Target Store Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Target Store Team Leader in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is great, peers are amazing, district supervisors are always great people regardless of state you are working in. Benefits are very competitive.

    Cons

    Stores are running on bare bone payroll. You will be doing duties that in the past an hourly employee did for you (getting carts, straightening the store, cashiering a lot, working out merchandise. In the past, you had the option to jump in and help your team complete duties and act as a leader. Because there is no hourly payroll in stores now salaried management is doing everything. Don't mind helping out but my job is suffering and unfortunately I spend a lot of time at home completing duties that in the past I could have done at store.

    Advice to Management

    Put hourly payroll back into stores. Management is very frustrated and we are leaving the company for others that have a better work life balance.

  7. Not even high school students should work here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardlines in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Hardlines in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Patience tested everyday. I'm just here so I won't get fined.

    Cons

    Patience tested everyday, pay, hours, management, schedule, team members. You know why I'm here.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect, pay raise wouldn't hurt for all the work expected to be done

  8. First Job Ever. worked pt/ft during seasonal work. Dont go in with with personal problems, they dont care. :(

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Sale Floor Team Member in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sale Floor Team Member in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For regular it is 7.25 for seasonal it is 8/hr. Friendly staff. First day of work you learn just the cashier (everyone must know). The next day, you start whatever it is you were hired for.

    Cons

    It can be exhausting, Tiring and constant walking, bending standing. You will get interviewed 2x. Orientation day you watch a 2-3 hour video that seems like forever. Provide your own uniform. work u like crazy if they need you they need you.

  9. Helpful (1)

    A fair place in a tough industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great medical benefits, pretty good salary, and a great team. Was lucky to work with a tight-knit team that was family-oriented and cared about each other. People knew and understood the challenging nature of the retail industry, and was willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    Retail is naturally a tough environment to work in, this is by no means any fault of the company. Expectations were always set far above what was realistic. Work-life balance is extremely difficult to maintain, as the long hours and rotating schedule make it nearly impossible to really live life outside of work. Promotion and movement as a TM into a leadership role is far more difficult than it should be, a lot of managers are inexperienced university grads with little or no retail experience, and struggle with the harsh challenges of the work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Take the career interests of your employees more seriously, and make sure that people don't feel like pawns on a chessboard. Also, promote from within and foster pride within the company. Many team members are veterans who know the store inside and out, and have spent years getting passed over repeatedly for team leader positions that are being given to young college graduates with little or no experience in the field. Turnover in store leadership is extremely high, since most people don't want to spend more than 1-3 years in that position. Many team members become bitter, cynical, and have no pride in working for the company. If you want long-term success, give these guys a shot, and don't assume that a graduate with a diploma can lead a store to success short-term or long term. Build up an internal pipeline of talent with team members, and give more opportunities for them to move up, in their current store or elsewhere.

  10. Lots of work, little pay

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

    I have been working at Target

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

    Pros

    The employees are the only pros.

    Cons

    The work and the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that know what they are doing.

  11. My favorite job

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

    I worked at Target

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best things about Target is the advancement opportunities. They cross train you in every area, allowing you to build your skills in more than just one thing.

    Cons

    My only bad experience was there was a team lead who was very rude and let her position get to her head. No one wanted to work with her.

    Advice to Management

    The whole "no rehire" policy should be able to be tossed out if the person was a really good asset to the company and the reason for quitting was something more than serious. There should be a second opportunity.

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