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Target Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
8,022 Reviews

3.1
8,022 Reviews
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Brian Cornell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 232 reviews)

  • This can be attributed to the young population of team members at headquarters (in 664 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 517 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 652 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Enjoyed it, sometimes hard but I liked it

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    Former Employee - LOGISTICS FLOW TEAM MEMBER  in  Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - LOGISTICS FLOW TEAM MEMBER in Sioux Falls, SD

    Pros

    Flexibility, second job, coworkers were great. I enjoyed working for logistics flow. They do try to listen to new ideas. I liked the company culture.

    Cons

    Hard to advance if you dont have degree or dont talk a lot I saw a lot of good hardworking people who didnt get promoted simply because they did not run their mouths off like the new managers did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those who do work hard andhave a good sense of what they are doing, not newbies who know how to talk lots but know nothing about work..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great team environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    There lots of team building perks and inclusion. The smallest accomplishments merit awards and recognition.

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult. They tend to keep you in your position and pay grade, while adding ore responsibility. They are notorious for this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more room for actual growth to allow prospering, creating more committed employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to gain managerial experiences (executive team leader)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Sales Floor  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Sales Floor in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Great team, focus on collaboration, never gets boring. Store managers are usually concerned with your development and are supportive. Involvement in community is great as well.

    Cons

    Long hours and some expectations are hard to meet. Beginning pay is alright but for the work you do a raise is due after about a year. Staffing always seems to be an issue. Team members don't get paid enough for the work they are expected do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Smart, Talented team, great work-life balance, flex work options, great work environment and development opprortunities

    Cons

    Group-think, lack of debate, consensus decision making, slow-moving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really embrace the change you want to have happen, lead differently and embrace diverse and innovative thoughts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Target

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible with your schedule when needed.
    Friendly Culture

    Cons

    Hours & weekends can be tough
    Customers aren't always right.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member  in  Salem, MA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Floor Team Member in Salem, MA

    Pros

    -Flexible
    -great leaders
    -friendly co workers
    -healthy environment
    -very kind hr and sdl

    Cons

    -need more people
    -rules
    pros
    -benefits
    -perfect job for minors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Never had a problem here!

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    Current Employee - Overnight Flow  in  Moore, OK
    Current Employee - Overnight Flow in Moore, OK

    Pros

    Some Target stores will actually feed their employees for free and celebrate holidays within the workplace! The starting pay for me was great as well! Never poor management!

    Cons

    None at all! I've never had even one problem working here! WAAAAAY better than Wal-Mart!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Executive Store Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Store Intern  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Executive Store Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Compensation for pay Juniors get $16.50/hr Seniors get $17.50/hr, 401k (if you have fulfilled hours prior to internship), discounts

    If you are offered a position for the company after the internship there is a lot of potential growth
    Feedback culture will ultimately help you improve in whatever you want
    If you are kind to your team they will be kind to you
    Real world experience in leadership/management
    You really own your business
    The management will interact with you well, and it may come off as a mask, but many people in the company are genuine

    Cons

    The hours will kill you, I worked 40 hours a week as an intern. Sr. Team Leaders (hourly "assistant's assistant manager") will work 40 hours a week and depending on the store, will do the same work load as an ETL. ETL's (full time after intern position) will work easily 50 hours a week, holidays, and weekends.

    As an intern, I worked every other weekend, and every 6th week would be a 2-3AM shift on Sunday.

    You should expect these kinds of hours from a retail business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Educational on how to manage people and provides an excellent overview of the essentials of the retail business.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Albany, NY

    Pros

    Room for advancement, competitive salary. Meaningful work. Autonomy of decision making. Fast paced learning.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to stand out in the crowd. Advancement or being a short term team member can be as short sighted as having a manager who is vindictive. As in everything, it can be as much who you know as what you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mentor program is sub-par and could use some more stringent parameters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It has been one great ride.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Decent pay
    Good benefits
    Good teamwork
    Great environment

    Cons

    Work life balance for ETLs
    Part time scheduling for regular team members with varying hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more of a work life balance
    Downsizing and not giving any compensation for additional responsibilities

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