Target Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
8,307 Reviews
3.1
8,307 Reviews
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Brian Cornell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 232 reviews)

  • This can be attributed to the young population of team members at headquarters (in 664 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 517 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 652 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Target can be good to you if you want to work hard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics TM Flow Overnight  in  Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Logistics TM Flow Overnight in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Available hours
    -Great co-TMs
    -Opportunities to meet other people
    -Job promotion opportunities

    Cons

    -Sometimes hours aren't freely available, so you'll have to speak up
    -Hard working, dedicated TMs aren't rewarded for their efforts
    -Have to show some leadership skills and results to be considered for Team Lead or higher
    -ETLs have a high school clique mentality, meaning you have to fit in
    -Decent pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I applaud the Team Leaders and ETLs for running their stores properly. However, how much is too much when some of the TM feel tired, mad or burned out? Give more opportunities to those who want to work and/or advance. Calm down and help out when your teams are backed or behind. Proper team cooperation can go a long way around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    I've learned a lot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GSTL  in  Diamond Bar, CA
    Current Employee - GSTL in Diamond Bar, CA

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Development, fun team/culture. It's a great place to work. As a manager, I've been able to influence our store culture directly. My new boss is awesome!

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day, because I'm not salary, I don't always feel like there's enough time to take care of my responsibilities. Can't get promoted without a degree. Training is short and doesn't cover everything we need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great company for job security.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member
    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member

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

    Pros

    When you put in hard work you're rewarded for it. For part-time it's easy to get days off and the longer you work there the more benefits you receive.

    Cons

    Not every Target is the same. Many are run by amazing people but you'll always find people who hate their job or take it too seriously. People usually move in and out of Target often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd advise management to want to promote their employees. The more employee's feel they play a large role in the store's success the harder they work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of business responsibility early in your career and many great leadership opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planning Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planning Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company has a good work-life balance and the pay is actually pretty good. The people you work with are awesome and the company has a great culture. If you put in the time and take initiative, you can be very successful.

    Cons

    It's the same stuff as any big company but the bureaucracy and politics can get tiring. The problem is that the experience is dramatically different in each area of the company depending on who the leader is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen some of the restrictions and rules in place and let each SVP own their pyramid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like of a Pharmacy Tech

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician  in  Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Jonesboro, AR

    I have been working at Target part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pharmacy is a very close knit group of team members. Due, to the role pay is slightly higher.

    Cons

    They don't value input at the store level regarding activities. HR/Scheduling system sucks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Executive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ETL - Hardlines  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - ETL - Hardlines in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    Salary and growth opportunities are available if you want. Fast paced and days go quickly

    Cons

    Over worked and no work life balance. They won't send you home. On your feet all day now which is nearly 10 -14 hour days

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    10 hours max a day needs enforced

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place to work decent people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, they really care about you

    Cons

    Long hours, and there's always the pressure of a corporate visit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to encourage a culture of work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good personal development for younger managers to gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Leadership
    Current Employee - Store Leadership

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

    Pros

    If you love challenges and enjoy people, this is a great company; amazing team atmosphere, where you have the support of peers and supervisors. Vacation accrual and paid holidays are a big plus. Best part of Target is the leadership opportunity- especially for college grads/ early career managers who want to drive results ion a fast-paced environment

    Cons

    Constant changes within the core company are frustrating; work-life balance during the holidays/ weekends when your friends and family are off can be a turn-off... you end up celebrating non-traditional holidays, but it wears on you after awhile...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Buyer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fun team environment
    Great talented coworkers
    Lots of responsibility

    Cons

    Up or out culture
    Those who are good at networking get promoted
    Lots of politics
    Pay isn't great for those who work up from entry level positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the benefits offered to those employees in middle management. There is a long wait to get to Senior Buyer and no motivation to stay around and wait.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Target

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Growth is great at this company

    Cons

    Getting to high levels of management can be difficult

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