Target Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Brian Cornell
1,266 Ratings

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 (85)

    Unrealistic expectations for leadership

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    • 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

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    • 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. Great job

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Great atmosphere. Easy training.

    Cons

    None I can think of at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


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  5. Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Target

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

    Pros

    Always a Fast, Fun and Friendly Team

    Cons

    Great team but with there were more people

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (1)

    Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Target

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

    Pros

    Salary great customers great benefits

    Cons

    Not enough hours lots to clean up

    Advice to Management

    Work is fast pace


  7. Helpful (1)

    retail associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    provide outstanding customer support
    great team leaders
    great team work

    Cons

    they need to increase the salary


  8. Target Starbucks Barista

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Close-knit team, great people. Once you've got the training down, time flies and your ability to multitask becomes A+++++. My Team Lead is a wonderful person and I have so much respect and love for them, they've inspired me in a million different ways.

    Cons

    Incredibly rude guests, often a lack of breaks, occasional lack of recognition for going beyond the daily grind of tasks by store management. Burns occasionally happen while working--there's a lot of hot stuff happening behind the 'Bux counter sometimes!

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive to your team and they will stay positive for you! Recognize when a team member rises beyond what they are expected--if they work hard, reward them!


  9. Hard, but fun

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    New experiences, meet people, learn how to make drinks

    Cons

    Over work you, too many people always call out, expect you to stay after hours, the team lead is also very bipolar one minute he will yell at you than the next act like nothing is wrong beaware and watch out


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company that hires incompetent management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Cleveland, OH

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

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

    Pros

    After almost a decade with the company I have seen a lot of changes. The best change so far has been Brian Cornell taking over as CEO.
    The people at my store that have been there forever are like family to me.

    Cons

    Pay sucks... In 9 years I've gone from $7/hr to $14/hr. Everyone that is above me in my store is pretty much incompetent. Targets thing is to hire dumb, just out of college girls and pay them lots of money just for them to gossip and text on their phones all day instead of helping the team put.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring anyone with a 4 year degree. Hire people that actually might know what they are doing. And stop pushing redcards.


  11. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Cockeysville, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Cockeysville, MD

    I worked at Target

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Not like any other retail store. You'll gain experience you can use in an office, ex. Human resource, budgeting, scheduling, interviewing skills and time management. As a senior team leader you get a fixed scheduled depending on your store

    Cons

    During holiday season especially during back to school and Black Friday, your day will go from 8 hours to 12 hour shifts. Most likely to happen in high volume and overnight stocking stores.



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