Target Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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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. Helpful (1)

    Cashier

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    • 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


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  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. Great job

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    • 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.


  8. Great Place to Work

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    • 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


  9. Helpful (4)

    ETL

    Current Employee - ETL in Enterprise, NV
    Current Employee - ETL in Enterprise, NV

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Great training and great people to work with. High scope positions for recent college grads.

    Cons

    Hard to move up once your DTL has made up their mind


  10. Good Place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Covington, LA
    Current Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Covington, LA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The two stores I worked at were full of great co workers. Target does a good job at creating a relatively fun work environment.

    Cons

    Experience varies a lot from store to store. Where I was you could bust your butt all day and still struggle to finish. Lot of work for the wage.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective of which employees you keep on board. Don't tolerate as many call outs and other failings as you do.


  11. Helpful (1)

    cashier

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

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    great part time job for college students.

    Cons

    Hours are not very flexible, pay may be lower than average in some areas.



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