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Target Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
126 Reviews
2.9
126 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.  

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

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A fair place in a tough industry

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My favorite job

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    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    7 years within loss prevention

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyday is different. Strongly into development

    Cons

    Weekends and Mid day shifts

    Recommends
  6.  

    Target #2139

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Houston, TX

    I worked at Target part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited drinks and free food.

    Cons

    No one does thier job in management then put off thier responsibilities on everyone else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    They care about employees here

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Magnolia, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Magnolia, TX

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

    Pros

    The cashiering job is simple and they promote within . Friendly staff yes you have 30 min unpaid break just like most places also is two 15 min break but these are paid.

    Cons

    They threw me into my first shift but this is also good bc after training at orientation I have many questions but idk to ask them until they happen. I learned a lot by experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Target Seasonal

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Target Team Member in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Target Team Member in Katy, TX

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

    Pros

    work environment, co workers, hours, flexibility

    Cons

    Kept pushing you to sell Target red cards to everyone. Spent days trying to pursue this and everyone either had one or was very disinterested.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More friend less boss like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company- poor advancement practices though

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Recognition
    Training and development

    Cons

    Long hours
    Work life balance
    Promotion highly depends on quality of district your store is in, no matter how good you are your stuck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't string employees along with just a constant promise of promotion. Reward your top performers

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Stressful

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

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and it's a nice environment.

    Cons

    It's more than minimum wage but still not enough for what's expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage don't criticize

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun Team Energy

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    • 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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with a diverse group of coworkers and could easily get shifts covered if needed

    Cons

    Some management wouldnt take time to train on bigger tasks would kind of get the run around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be afraid to train hardworking employees who are eager to learn more! Doesnt mean were going to take your job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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