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Target Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
10,049 Reviews
3.3
10,049 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Flexible, fun environment, fun place to work at.

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

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

    Pros

    If you're cool with everyone it is fun to work here, for the most part schedules are flexibile if you go to school.

    Cons

    Sometimes your mangers can stress you with work or not enough hours when its non-holday season but overall still decent hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with team more, tell them what's wrong and what's not. Sometimes they pile on to much work on certain team members.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 45 people found this helpful  

    Great Company To Work For, But Not For Everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.  

    I've spent 6 years at a Target store and while there has been ups and downs I have enjoyed all of my experiences there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Charlottesville, VA

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

    Pros

    I've met some pretty awesome people both fellow employees and some of the guest that come into the store

    Cons

    The retail schedule can grow tiresome after a while. While most families are winding down spending time with each other around the holidays you spend more time away from family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed the team and friendly work environment.Even management made you feel welcomed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Easton, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Easton, PA

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

    Pros

    Great place to advance and grow with the company if that is your goal or desire.Fun and Friendly staff at Nazereth store.

    Cons

    Not a set work schedule,changed every week.ALSO,you would get called in last minute to fill in for someone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience

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

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Upward mobility and great pay for management positions.

    Cons

    None. Keep doing what you are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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