Target Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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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

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    • 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

    I have been working at Target

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  2. Pharmacy Technician

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Glenview, IL

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment in pharmacy with a good team.

    Cons

    Working on retail floor with very inconsistent hours


  3. Little Room for Advancing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager; Warehouse Trainer in DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Inventory Manager; Warehouse Trainer in DeKalb, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Very competitive pay and benefits packages. Every year the company will give a competitive wage increase to keep employees from turning over to other warehouses in the area. Generally speaking this raise is near $.50 so it's a nice little boost if you have interest in staying with the company.

    Cons

    Little to no room for advancing in the company if you're a team member to start. If you start as an executive, on the other hand, they seem to roll out a red carpet for promotions within the company. Of the three years I've been a part of the company, I've seen TWO team members get promoted to Group Leaders, and those team members had been with the company for over 7 years each. MINIMUM requirement to become a Group Leader is a 4 year Bachelors Degree, doesn't matter what the focus is, underwater basket weaving, graphic design, they just want the check mark on your resume, and it's absolutely ridiculous. With having so many GREAT potential Group Leaders as team members who know how the Target brand is, how the distribution process works, having 3+ years experience should be a replacement for a Bachelor's Degree. Too many young kids come in with ZERO background in a warehouse, some of them, it's their first job. Most tend to become power hungry, intimidated, or just not have no clue what's going on for 9 months or more. It's a waste of man power on Target's dime and the team members that work "below" them are the ones to suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Let the seasoned veteran's do what they do best. Stop trying to re-invent the wheel. Too many times have I see someone come in and ruin a perfectly good team because they think they have "innovative" ideas. You don't, we've been here long enough, we know what works and what doesn't, we'll get you your bonus, let the process that's proven profitable stay the way it is, stop being so greedy.


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  5. Target Ream Member

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy and enjoyable work. With helpful team members and other staff. A lot of benefits. Work was never this fun.

    Cons

    There was little help with availability. There was not much understanding with availability. And managers changed frequently hence that awkward 'getting to know someone' stage.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great company but poor management on store level

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

    I worked at Target (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Target is really trying to keep up with great image. The value their guests and the people who bring business to the stores.

    Cons

    Depending on the store management (not every store) huge change is mandatory when respecting and recognizing their employees.

    Advice to Management

    The level and quality of some Store Managers and their Executive Team leads is extremely low. The managerial decisions are rarely based on performance rather that on personal preferences. Hiring straight out of college inexperienced managers proves to be the wrong approach and it's only backed up by financial reasons.


  7. Team Member

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in New Lenox, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in New Lenox, IL

    I have been working at Target

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

    Pros

    The company tries their best to work with your schedule.

    Cons

    Poor pay with no advancement opportunities.


  8. Night Shift - to stock the shelves

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Target as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good work environment among co-workers

    Cons

    Night shift, 10pm - 5am ; one would think that you can do other activities next morning, but the work is very physical and one ends-up pretty exhausted to anything other than to sleep till 12 noon, after getting home at 6am.

    Advice to Management

    It is not up to the employee t find a replacement to fill the shift if he for a personal reason cannot attend to work. That's HR's role.


  9. Good for retail

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

    I have been working at Target (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Out of all retail management jobs this is the best

    Cons

    Retail hours are the obvious con. You know what you are signing up for though.

    Advice to Management

    Timely communication


  10. Overnight Flow Team Member

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Overnight Flow Team Member in Niles, IL
    Former Employee - Overnight Flow Team Member in Niles, IL

    I worked at Target

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

    Pros

    -Forgiving about mistakes -Cross-training available -Opportunities to slightly advance

    Cons

    -Advancement up to whim of Executive Team Leaders -Executive Team Leaders don't really work -Dissuade employees from unionizing

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage everything. Employees can't do much better than top 5 stores in a region, don't expect it.


  11. sales associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great employee discounts friendly coworkers

    Cons

    They will have you only working two days to keep from going over budget on their salary

    Advice to Management

    Hire more hard working people with great personality



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