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Target Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
8,994 Reviews
3.1
8,994 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 276 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 757 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 613 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 740 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    "Remember you leave your boss, not the company. I left my boss or I would have stayed with the company"

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Leader in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Store Leader in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    -Pay
    -Bonus
    -Leadership development
    -Room for growth
    -Great people to work with

    Cons

    -Payroll in stores
    -Long hours if salary
    -Anonymous survey system is not fair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everything is black and white. Real people work for the company. I felt as though Target lost a lot of great talent quickly and brought in cheap leadership. Make sure you don't care too much about the price of the stock and care more about your people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Great Company To Work For, But Not For Everyone

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    • 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. 10 people found this helpful  

    Solid company with typical institutional blindness

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Target has some smart young folks working for them. Their management tends to be thoughtful without being overbearing, although sometimes they can be rough around the edges.

    Cons

    Like any company, you'll have managers who have been there forever and are difficult to work with because they will never leave or never listen. Retail also presents the typical "working with people" problems, although Target is less onerous than most because they really encourage you to be on the customers side and do not penalize you if you're trying to do the right thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to recognize the potential talent yoin your employees. I was there with a full college degree making nothing and was willing to advance there, but another company found me first. Target had a great opportunity in me and lost it. They tend to let those college kids go. They're gold--give them a reason to consider Target.

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

    Heading in wrong direction with wrong focuses

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary...makes it hard to look outside the company

    Cons

    Focused on wrong things, used to be better positionef by putting guests first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on customer...not redcard goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - In-Stock Team Member in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - In-Stock Team Member in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work and okay pay

    Cons

    Holiday time is the worst around black friday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NON

  7. 12 people found this helpful  

    In terms of development, can't beat this experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Tons of money for the job, developmental and promotional opportunities, learning things about yourself that you cannot get anywhere else. If you have the mental fortitude, the ability to accept critical feedback, and a thick enough skin, you can nearly double your salary within 3 years. This isn't the job for people who are willing to throw in the towel at the first sign of adversity. I have seen many kids out there who get into a rough spot who start looking for a new job and don't fight through the struggles of the position. At the end of the day, the leadership team above you supports you and wants to see you succeed. If you are the type of person who would split and leave your peers and leaders high and dry because you don't have what it takes to make it through the tough times, don't consider Target as a place to start your career. If you start this journey, hold on and enjoy the ride!

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes the minions are unruly...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get it. I'd do what I could to retain the best and brightest. It's definitely not a glamourous job, but it has done wonders for me and my family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Target Protection Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with school. Decent pay. Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Difficult to move up if you are with the company, and THEN get your degree. External hires with degress typically enter in at a higher position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote form within more than externally hiring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love my experience at target.

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member in Willoughby, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member in Willoughby, OH

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

    Pros

    Love the pay for the work Fun job for a young college student.

    Cons

    Sometimes they schedule me outside of availability but its all good. Its fixable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice sorry to all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    it's good, coworkers are friendly, easy job, no rush

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    Current Employee - Electronics Team Membet in Coralville, IA
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Membet in Coralville, IA

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

    Pros

    friendly workplace, no hassle, breaks on time, no compensation at all

    Cons

    no commission on sales, you have to work every where, team leader can ask you to work anywhere and you have to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing at all, let the employees work as what they have hired for, no benifits

  11.  

    Awesome company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    Benifits are really good. No complaints

    Cons

    Work work work work work

    Recommends

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