Target Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Brian Cornell
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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. Helpful (73)

    Unrealistic expectations for leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Buena Park, CA

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

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

    Pros

    When I first started working for the company, they offered great benefits for part-time employees and I was able to work my way up quickly through the ranks and pay for my education. They really cared about the development and retention of it's employees, helping customers and being a national brand.

    Cons

    The last few years have really been unsteady for those who have been with the company for a number of years. Part-time employees no longer have benefits, hours are cut significantly to where most employees have multiple jobs, and are still expected to provide the same quality of service as before. Political games are being played constantly with a top and bottom performer for every leader. Even if you are the best at what you do, you still fall under the chopping block. There is no more incentive for employee loyalty. High turnover and corporate layoffs. There is also an unclear direction as to where the new CEO is leading the company.

    Advice to Management

    Target has been constantly chasing technological advances and launching new programs before they are currently tested and fully supported. They need to thoroughly look into what they are investing money in before rolling them out to the store level where the more recent programs have done nothing but add frustration, negativity, and less resources to stores that really need payroll and incentives to keep great employees with the company and to be able to share great experiences to keep customers coming back.


  2. Helpful (6)

    VP assistant

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

    I worked at Target full-time

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

    Pros

    Target pay for executive and administrative assistants is outstanding. However because most companies don't seem to want to pay their assistants It has made it difficult however to find a comparable paying role with a new company since the layoff

    Cons

    They went to a multisupport model. They have a dotted line reporting structure among the admins. You find yourself not only reporting to your boss but to the next level admin as well. This is not the norm with other orgs.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive, patient, and understanding of your admins with this new support model. Make sure your teams are empowered to be a bit more independent. Get rid of the next level admin dotted line structure.


  3. Helpful (4)

    ETL

    Current Employee - ETL in Enterprise, NV
    Current Employee - ETL in Enterprise, NV

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Great training and great people to work with. High scope positions for recent college grads.

    Cons

    Hard to move up once your DTL has made up their mind


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Super easy, friendly environment

    Cons

    The occasional coupon customer that holds up the line

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  6. Helpful (3)

    Mixed reviews

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Trainer in Valparaiso, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Trainer in Valparaiso, IN

    I worked at Target part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible when it come to schedules. The tasks are easy to learn and they provide good training.

    Cons

    If you want to move up in this company don't waste your time getting a degree. If you have a degree you start out upper level. Not a whole lot of internal promotion from lower store employees

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Don't sit in your office and not help on the floor. A leader sets an example


  7. Helpful (3)

    Target Mobile

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Target Mobile Manager in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Target Mobile Manager in Peachtree City, GA

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

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

    Pros

    I've only been here a couple of weeks but so far it's been pretty cool. Love the management and friendly environment

    Cons

    None so far . Other than standing up for 8 hours straight ( my feet are killing me by the time I go home )

    Advice to Management

    Better training . Was only trained for 4 days before be thrown to the wolves to fend for myself


  8. Store Team Leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisburg, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisburg, KS

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast, Fun and Friendly culture
    Pay and Benefits
    Promotional Opportunity

    Cons

    At times the Work/Life balance can be tough or working the retail schedule.


  9. Not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Target

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

    Pros

    Great team members and fun environment

    Cons

    The hours were sometime not working for me

    Advice to Management

    Try to plan hours around everyone and contact everyone


  10. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampton, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work life balance, flexible schedule

    Cons

    No hours when it is slow


  11. Highly Recommend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Timonium, MD
    Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Timonium, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Company looks out for their people. Benefits were reasonable and great.

    Cons

    Hours were sometimes unpredictable. Difficult to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Great company to work for. Pay your people better to decrease the turn around of employees.



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