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Target Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
10,058 Reviews
3.3
10,058 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.  

    Target manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    clear focus, stable, great history and leadership has a long term focus

    Cons

    be prepared to work hard and deliver. there are consequences if you don't deliver results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Target is overly concerned with being unionized, which leads to a strong entitlement culture among hourly workers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 45 people found this helpful  

    Great Company To Work For, But Not For Everyone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    (Speaking from the store-level) The people you work with are great! Being around such smart, focused, hard working, kind and funny individuals is what will keep some people there long after they are ready to go. The money and benefits are good. The leadership development is great. The culture and ethics of the company are outstanding.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is rough. Minimum 50 hours a week is the expectation, I never worked less than that. The level of expectation at the store level is often unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of what the ETL's are experiencing within each district.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, depending upon your team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineering in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - IT Engineering in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Love the team I'm on. Great people and talent around me. Work life balance is great (this is area dependent). Variety of work.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management. Confusing and constantly changing business processes that are usually not very well documented. Working with Target India is a nightmare. People who are more outgoing will always get promoted ahead of those who are more talented, but more introverted.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Expect more, pay less

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Fun environment, prizes, laid back environment

    Cons

    Training is okay-really depends who you get as a trainer
    Work-life balance is hard. Your schedule constantly changes, you'll work nights and weekends. Holidays are stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay needs to increase. Your employees don't feel valued because of this. If you give someone a training position, offer a pay raise...not just a picture on the wall..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    For the 5 years I've worked here. If went from good to bad.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay for someone that is still in college.

    Cons

    Your only going to be promoted if your a suck up to the ETL's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent leadership experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Group Leader Distribution
    Former Employee - Senior Group Leader Distribution

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    Constant feedback to continuously develop in role
    Good pay

    Cons

    -Way too much emphasis on Best Team Survey results
    -Senior management more focused on culture but too removed from operations to continue to push improvement
    -Not enough focus on innovation and continuous improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leverage the BTS to understand and change a location's culture. Using it to determine a manager's fate due to a few unhappy associates is unfair and often very short-sited

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fast, Friendly, and (sometimes) Fun

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, management notices you if you put forth effort, overall a pretty fun place to work.

    Cons

    Can be fast paced work, especially early mornings and overnights. Pay could have been a little better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent Experience for Retail

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    The management was great at motivating the workers. People worked together as part of a team.

    Cons

    Retail is exhausting in general, no matter the company. Target is a good place to start in retail, however, it wasn't for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There could be a greater degree of work life balance and more team building exercises may help people feel more connected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    For being a publicly traded corporation, Target is very people-focused.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Team Leader in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Store Team Leader in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Great team environment, strong feedback culture, many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Lots of nights/weekends, some bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Leader - DC in Fontana, CA
    Former Employee - Group Leader - DC in Fontana, CA

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

    Pros

    - good employee policies!
    - good employee benefits!
    - pay is in line with the industry!

    Cons

    - Long hours during fall season! (Pre-Christmas season)
    - raises are small

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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