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Target Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
9,011 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Awesome.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Fun, challenging, exciting, good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Busy, rude people, bad hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All is well.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 14 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Heading in wrong direction with wrong focuses

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    • 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
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  5. 12 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate good career but not for everyone

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Merchandising in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Target is a strong company that values best practice and continual improvement. At corporate, you will generally have a strong (or at least decent) manager, about average pay, and in the vast majority of cases, reasonable hours. Even if you end up deciding it's not for you, you will learn a lot about communication, influencing others, and leadership. Also, as long as you want to move and take the steps necessary to get there, there are plenty of internal promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    They're trying to change, but it takes forever to get things done. Target presents itself as a modern, casual organization but in fact the corporate culture has long been tops-down, slow and risk-averse. Management is aware of these things and is working to speed up decision making, but there are still too many layers. In some areas perception can be more important than results. Providing you are not completely incompetent, being confident and happy can be better for your career than working hard. Also, the time off policy (based on seniority, start at 2 weeks) is not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a culture that values action and waste reduction. Just because you can make a process out of something doesn't mean it's more efficient that way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Target Protection Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    It was a greeat company when I wasnt a team lead or manager it's a great job for teenagers retired people or students or stay at home moms

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Always hiring promote good workers

    Cons

    Over work managers and miners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I enjoyed it most of the time, the work is kinda of hard but I enjoy it. Pay isn't good though

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member/Salesfloor/Instocks in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member/Salesfloor/Instocks in Woodbridge, VA

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

    Pros

    Working in electronics, it's a lot more laid back and time goes by faster

    Cons

    Working in hardlines and or softlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has always been nice to me and I've never had a problem

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly people, Redundant Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member

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

    Pros

    I worked with many friendly hard working people. Hours are fairly consistent. Pay was average. Unloading the trucks was tough and fast paced but fun.

    Cons

    Very repetitive work. All day every day nothing but stocking for the most part. At times you will work in very cold environments. Can be dangerous if you are careless. Our store had a long record of safety though in our department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun environment and plenty of room for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at Target part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many ways to get involved both in the store and outside. There are numerous volunteer opportunities like walks and being involved at schools. Many "parties" in the break room!!!!

    Cons

    long hours, leadership sometimes wants you to drop everything and do something else and meanwhile that work you were doing never gets done, during certain months very little hours available, very hard to get to a "happy medium" because you're either overworked or underworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe have more meetings amongst yourselves before the day/shift starts. There are things us team members don't know like the budget per month or what happens when a leader leaves, but there are times where the whole store is effected and team members need to be addressed/forewarned about things in a professional manner

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