Target Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great hours and easy work for high school/college students.

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    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in Malvern, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Postboard for hours makes it easy to obtain shifts or get rid of them.
    -Team atmosphere promotes a healthy workforce.
    -All roles in the store are simple and easy to do.
    -10% discount as a team member bonus

    Cons

    -Management can be clueless when peak sales occur (aka Christmas season)
    -Extremely boring and monotonous work if you don't change your position.
    -Forced to "do work" for the sake of doing work even if there's nothing to do, so expect to walk around making shelves look "perfect" sometimes if you've done a good job.
    -Pay is going to be minimum wage and essentially stay there unless you have a business degree of some sort. Part-time won't get raises above $0.35 a year, as far as I've seen.

    Advice to Management

    Stop drinking Starbucks coffee all day and do some hands-on work to help implement yourself as part of the team. Staying in the office all day or just strutting around with coffee alienates you.

  2. Warehouse Worker

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Chambersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Chambersburg, PA

    I worked at Target full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    4 day work week, great coworkers, good benefits, right equipment supplied for the job, close to home, not very difficult work

    Cons

    Management too young and not aware of how things work, dead end job as you will never be more than a laborer regardless of skill and experience unless you have a four year degree.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within to fill group leader positions. It doesnt take a four year degree to supervise warehouse workers. Use the experience you have available rather than a 20 year old with a bachelors in under water basket weaving.

  3. Target is an ideal job for young people to develop their skills.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Staff was friendly and the location and parking convenient. The store is clean and usually friendly customer base. Starbucks located in the store.

    Cons

    The job paid minimum wage with minimal room for upward mobility. The closing staff some nights worked until 1am. Not good if you take public transportation.

    Advice to Management

    Effectively communicate sales goals and targets to staff.

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  5. It was good but not amazing

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not Bad Pay
    Able to come in late without being in trouble
    Store is so big that I meet and see people I know
    Work at your own pace

    Cons

    Boring when its not busy
    Not an overly fun job so I have to be ready to come in
    Not a whole lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    Not a bad job but not a great job. I am on leave now but I do not know if I will come back

  6. Target...

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    Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Pottstown, PA

    I worked at Target

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    breaks, incentives, customers, the nice co-workers

    Cons

    the sun hitting your eyes for the first time after working in the back for 8+ hours

  7. great place to work, great team!

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Philadelphia, PA

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

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

    Pros

    compensation is great and autonomy in the workplace is amazing

    Cons

    working weekends and long hours

  8. Fast, fun, and friendly!

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    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in King of Prussia, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, (sometimes) friendly and fun bosses, incentives and recognition for reaching certain goals, opportunity to meet interesting and lifelong friends.

    Cons

    Low base pay (for now), bosses can be overly demanding, having to deal with rude guests.

    Advice to Management

    Treat team members as essential parts of a machine, or simply as human beings. Rewarding, encouraging, and connecting with them helps increase and maintain team morale for a healthy Target brand.

  9. Not bad

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    Former Employee - Packer in Chambersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Packer in Chambersburg, PA

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Different shifts available and fantastic pay and benefits, ability to leave Scott free is a bonus when work is slow.

    Cons

    Expectations are outrageous. One bad day and they're all over you. Consistently raised quotas are never ending.

    Advice to Management

    We're only human. Not robots.

  10. Positive experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Wyomissing, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Wyomissing, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Fun environment. Always busy. I enjoyed the people i worked with. Very team oriented. Good ability to move up in the company. They provide proper training.

    Cons

    Hours can get long. Open late. Don't show up late or you will hear about it. Getting people to sign up for their Red Cards can get annoying after a while.

    Advice to Management

    Allow Sales Floor Team Members to work in various parts of the store. Get new system in place for cashiers if the lines get too long.

  11. Helpful (1)

    No opportunities for advancement.

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Harrisburg, PA

    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

    Positives:
    -met a ton of awesome people that I still keep in touch with
    -good benefits
    -flexible with time off

    Cons

    Negatives:
    -long and irregular hours
    -impossibly high expectations
    -no room for advancement (you're basically stuck in whatever level you were hired as)
    -poor executive management
    -very high turnover at every level
    -change roles/departments on a yearly basis

    Advice to Management

    Advice:
    -genuine employee recognition
    -talent development
    -better training for team leads

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