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Target Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
9,233 Reviews
3.1
9,233 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.  

    Decent, no experience job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Compton, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Compton, CA

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Full time hours, benefits, flexible hours

    Cons

    Management, not enough raises, no overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give proper wages for the work done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    I loved working at this company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in City of Industry, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in City of Industry, CA

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    flexible, motivates team members to reach company's goals

    Cons

    inconsistent hours, some leaders are not flexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    choose carefully on the team leads

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I couldn't be happier to be employed by Target

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Palmdale, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Palmdale, CA

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

    Pros

    the opportunity to cross train and learn to work in different department are available without caring how long you have working for the company you are able to develop openly.

    Cons

    Explaining to our guest our sales ads sometimes can be very confusing for them to understand and guest feel cheated so is challenging to get them to understand...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love to have employees of the month wall in our break room for each department I think that would be awesome

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was just a job

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    Former Employee - IT DTO Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - IT DTO Technician in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k, sick time, retirement,

    Cons

    pay was fair, ethics not good, you are just a number to them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees like a part of the team, inform them of changes in advance, not the day you lay them off

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    starbucks/ food avenue team member

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    Former Employee - Team Member in San Pedro, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Pedro, CA

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    working at target, you can get most or all your shopping done before you leave for home.
    good benefits, mostly good people.
    mostly flexible schedule.

    Cons

    If management doesn't like you, they will change your schedule and not tell you, forcing you to get a no call no show, and they will do this repeatedly.
    I've seen this happen to a few people, eventually leading to them getting fired for not showing up to work, even though they had no idea their schedule was changed.
    Management plays favorites.
    they hardly ever promote from within (unless you are already management)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within, and stop giving people management positions just because they have a bachelors degree in pretty much anything. 99% of the time those people suck at their jobs and just end up leaving. Meanwhile people that have been with the company for years are still making just above min wage, even though they have the experience and knowledge to lead a team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing retailer, but retail is a grinding profession

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    incredible infrastructure, training, advancement, and operational excellence. Good pay, for a retail company.

    Cons

    working store side is grueling. Hours are terrible, holidays don't exist, and trying to take vacation is almost impossible.
    And "guests" are the devil.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I feel confident of the development of skills I have gained from working with the company.

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    Current Employee - Team Leader - Logistics in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader - Logistics in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working at Target with peers that are like family.

    Cons

    The pay could be better for the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Extremely enlighting and educational.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Room for growth, great development training for team leaders, 401K.

    Cons

    Very political once in leadership team, minimal time off for holiday periods.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold ALL levels of leadership accountable. When team members or TL speak up regarding issues with executive team, very likely that they will be targeted by leadership team to be performanced out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hardlines

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in San Clemente, CA
    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in San Clemente, CA

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

    Pros

    I had friendly coworkers and all of my bosses (ETLs/TLs) were nice to me. Starting pay was a dollar over minimum which was nice. At the time, that was $9.00 in my area.

    Cons

    Not too flexible. Little chance for much real advancement and small raises. It felt very corporate and there were a million rules because they had been sued over so many small things in the past. Zoning the same shelves every night at closing can get tiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could do more to make you feel valuable. Target has a very high tunover rate. You just feel like a small cog working there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Target

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    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Lancaster, CA

    I worked at Target part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the people and customers are fun and easy going for the most part

    Cons

    the management is a hell hole, constantly working you like a slave for no hours in return. that is unless its the 4th quarter aka thanksgiving and Christmas. there is NO room for growth due to the fact that instead of hiring their own they move in new managements and leads form other stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TREAT EVERYONE BETTER from food ave to flow team. their not dogs ,but hard working people. yes you have better quality than walmart on ur store cleanliness BUT employment wise is horrendous . At least walmart working people like a slave a lilt before they hit 40hrs a week. target is fine giving you 9 -11 hours a week and still have the balls to say "if your not sweating you not working hard enough"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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