Target Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Brian Cornell
49 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. guest service

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits will work with you on making a better work place

    Cons

    if they don't like you you will never move up

    Advice to Management

    no


  2. Store team leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Store Team Leader in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target full-time

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

    Pros

    Salary
    Internal promotions were very common.
    Human Resource culture
    Best practices were very clear and well developed.
    Focus on diversity

    Cons

    Work/life balance - expected to put in as many hours as it takes to run a green store.
    Headquarters to store communication flow was at times confusing and cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline communication so leaders can focus on the business and not the million roll outs and constant changes.
    Focus on results not political savvy when it comes to promoting leaders.


  3. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Schaumburg, IL

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

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees and trained them for new positions in the store.

    Cons

    Benefit package was not very good according to some full-time employees I knew.


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  5. Target

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    The team atmosphere is great.

    Cons

    Not easy to become an ETL with the company without knowing someone


  6. Fun

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target

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

    Pros

    Fun learning experience. They are very easy to get hired with and will help you get work experience you need.

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours. Easy to get into but it's sometimes difficult to switch departments.

    Advice to Management

    Increase hrs available


  7. ugh

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

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

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work

    Cons

    Because of cut backs too much work on tiny teams consisting of 3 ppl

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting payroll in areas where ppl are needed


  8. Cashier

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target

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

    Pros

    Very good atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    I had a tough time requesting time off when needed


  9. Target

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great chance to run your own department and understand how to run a business.
    Good training program for newly hired Exec. Team Lead (Asst. Mgr) positions
    For a retail job, nice rotation for managers to have 2 weekends of a month

    Cons

    --If you're more experienced as a manager it can get annoying dealing with new in role managers
    --District level management promotes and invests in who THEY want for district level roles
    --Politics behind raises, even if you EARN a great raise they will leave you hanging to make budgets.

    Advice to Management

    District Level should pay more attention to talent throughout the district and not just at locations that are high profile. Overall, top employees should get paid according to their work and what they've done to continuously improve. Also, the mid-range for pay is way higher than what they start someone who has several degrees and they should stick closer to that if they want to retain talent long term.


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    Logistics Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Logistics Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work for Target were the benefits. They offered medical, dental, and a 401K plan that matched dollar for dollar. They also had a great incentive program based on performance that rewarded over achievers.

    Cons

    After the security breach in 2013 my position was eliminated, it was the only downside to working for Target. Target is a great company and I enjoyed what I did for a living but unfortunate for me I was caught in the middle of a global scam.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to ensure the employees are included in the decision-making process.


  11. Starbucks Barista at Target

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target full-time

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

    Pros

    Fun staff, can be laid back at times

    Cons

    Management could be a little full of themselves, not very accommodating



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