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Target Reviews

Updated December 24, 2014
Updated December 24, 2014
9,261 Reviews
3.1
9,261 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It has been one great ride.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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

  2. 26 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Meh

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

    I worked at Target (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was nice at first, then management changed.

    Cons

    Seriously... Used to be good. Not anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great pay & benefits; Tons of hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ETL Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - ETL Human Resources in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Target pays very well, and offers great benefits to it's ETL's. They also focus a lot on internal development, and there is room to promote if you're interested.

    Cons

    Target requires you work a LOT of hours, including nights and weekends. Communication from HQ to stores was often lacking, and HQ was often guilty of rolling out new strategies quickly and without much store testing or training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bridge the gap between HQ leadership and Store leadership. They do not seem to be on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    As far as retail jobs, Target is a good place to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Saint Augustine, FL
    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Saint Augustine, FL

    I have been working at Target (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly, in the fact that they are willing to promote from within. Target does offer health benefits (if you meet a certain average hours per week) and they also match up to 5% in their 401K.

    Cons

    Starting pay could be higher. Time off is decent, but you have to put in the request several weeks ahead of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the company started their new hires with higher wages, the turnover rate would be less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company has been great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Muncie, IN

    I have been working at Target part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    they are very friendly people.

    Cons

    the early schedule is sometimes rough to overcome.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Capacity Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Capacity Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Friendly environment, lots of talent to collaborate with, great salary and benefits

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions; paralyzed in some instances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace data driven decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    One of the best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Newton, NC
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Newton, NC

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

    Pros

    Amazing and diverse workplace with competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Getting used to the way of doing operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the path of progression.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Pharmacy

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

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Great team, easy workflow, decent management.... Builds customer relationship and customer service experience. Pay is decent for techs being that this is retail.

    Cons

    Constant protocol changes, tech hrs. Are based on prescription.count, so if your store is slow expect not to have hrs. Prescription goals are unobtainable without proper set tech hrs. Which leaves staff to pull more weight than needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the pharmacy techs set hours instead of hours based on workflow, days are unpredictable and the averages are always wrong.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    personal growth

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

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Overall, it was a great experience. I learned how to deal with people and I also met a lot of friends.

    Cons

    the lack of hours sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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