Target Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
8,377 Reviews
3.1
8,377 Reviews
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Brian Cornell
138 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 264 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 720 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 575 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 714 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    great place to work, awesome team atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    the people are great and the opportunities are endless, honestly. if you have a passion to succeed, the tools are there

    Cons

    the ho hum of retail can take its toll on you. you have to have tough skin and you need to be confident.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't forget that you were once in the shoes of the people that you supervise. and recognize the work of others- there are many people in the stores that are huge brand champions and make alot of sacrifices for the company like you do

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    A great company for job security.

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    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member
    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    When you put in hard work you're rewarded for it. For part-time it's easy to get days off and the longer you work there the more benefits you receive.

    Cons

    Not every Target is the same. Many are run by amazing people but you'll always find people who hate their job or take it too seriously. People usually move in and out of Target often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd advise management to want to promote their employees. The more employee's feel they play a large role in the store's success the harder they work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    I've learned a lot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GSTL  in  Diamond Bar, CA
    Current Employee - GSTL in Diamond Bar, CA

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

    Pros

    Development, fun team/culture. It's a great place to work. As a manager, I've been able to influence our store culture directly. My new boss is awesome!

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day, because I'm not salary, I don't always feel like there's enough time to take care of my responsibilities. Can't get promoted without a degree. Training is short and doesn't cover everything we need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Awesome Managers
    Willing to work with your schedule

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Not much room to move up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Company, but changing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Hardlines
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Hardlines

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Salary
    Friendly team, friendly Guests

    Cons

    Extreme payroll constraints make the job challenging. Very micromanaged by corporate. Not a lot of entrepreneurial spirit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker  in  Mount Vernon, NY
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Mount Vernon, NY

    I have been working at Target full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Overnight pays more than day shift

    Cons

    Overnight is hard work plus the pay is not enough

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great first job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Learn a range of skills (customer service, people skills, phone skills, stocking, logistics etc). Great way to make friends.

    Cons

    Hard on your body to be on your feet all day. Customers are annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mix up the staff and put cashiers in the stocking room etc.

  9.  

    Target is a great retailer; the company keeps everything very fast-paced and their is opportunity for growth.

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced, enefits package/401K, salary, STLs, recognition

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be tough sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I had a very good experience at target the managers were friendly and helpful

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Target for less than a year

    Pros

    the best thing about working here was the "team" environment everybody worked together

    Cons

    one of the biggest challenges of working here was the amount of hours or the lack there of that I was able to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that management should spend a little more time training individuals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ok to work as long as you can kiss butt

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    Current Employee - Salesfloor Team Member  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Salesfloor Team Member in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility
    Team members great
    Great for people who work with little directiom

    Cons

    STL is too young
    Favoritism from STL to SrTLs and ETL
    Heavy workload without proper support
    Hours cut to make bonuses
    Unprofessional ETLs
    HR knows nothing about HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable for what's not getting done. DTLS need to come work in each store for a week and really see how the store operates on reduced hours. Promote from within instead of hiring over confident college kid who ends up getting fired a month later

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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