Target Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    love working here. a cool place to work

    Cons

    the hours are crazy. i hate the crazy hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work, with lots of advancement opportunity

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader- Salesfloor/Guest Experience in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader- Salesfloor/Guest Experience in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Target accepts you for who you are. There is not certain "mold" that you have to fit to be appreciated!

    Cons

    Opportunities to advance are not as available as they are with other companies. Promotions and moves become a waiting game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and say thank you to your teams every once and a while. We work very hard store side and we don't get enough credit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. This company was amazing to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Good hours when needed but always have to ask for them

    Cons

    Poor wages, most of times didn't seem enough

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Collaborative, charitable, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Hierarchal, corporate politics, not as innovative as it could be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If we need to move at a faster pace, we have to cut out the old-school politics

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Recently Laid Off Works opinion on Target

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    Great people to work with. Everyone, for the most part, is very intelligent and highly motivated.
    Good compensation, but definitely not the best for the type of work TSS/MPD/MP BA's do.
    If you're working more than +45 hours a week there is usually a good explanation, but if it's consistent you're probably doing the work poorly or trying too hard.

    Cons

    On this date, Brian Cornell's overall strategic vision is unknown on how it will impact the remaining HQ employees. This leaves an overall atmosphere of mistrust, paranoia, or over optimism to avoid some industry realities.
    Systems - this could be a whole page. Word is Target is investing into their information system infrastructure, but as of today the systems are very outdated, slow, and could be highly automated.
    Work can be demanding, especially after training. (partially because of systems)
    Mistakes will not be tolerated 3-4 months out of a 10-wk training session. In retail, inventory mistakes can be caught a month or 2 after making a decision.
    Network, network, network. People that don't network either leave or stay in the same positions.
    Even if you network making jumps from one pyramid to another can be very difficult. Use your time outside of Target productively to jump into a career you want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest into your managerial staff or seriously look at leaders within teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. It is a nice, diverse place to work.

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    Current Employee - Target Team Member in Jacksonville, NC
    Current Employee - Target Team Member in Jacksonville, NC

    I have been working at Target part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits to employees. Work around school schedule. Allow to cross-train in other areas of the store.

    Cons

    Team members need two jobs because of low hours if it is not a holiday season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is good but could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Team oriented with room to grow

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Given many opportunities to grow, team oriented, team members (coworkers) were supportive and helpful

    Cons

    you may be moved around to other departments even when you have expertise in one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue giving employees opportunity to grow and advance

    Recommends
  9. Reasonable place to work while going to school.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    They offer flexible hours which can be very helpful when working and attending school. They also have a shift swap board which can make it easier to get shifts covered or to pick additional shifts up.

    Cons

    The pay was rather low even after receiving a promotion to a supervisory position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Woring for target.

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    Current Employee - Barista
    Current Employee - Barista

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Nice people, Quick and easy hiring process, Busy work enviroment , loving managment. They work with as best as the can. A lot of good benifits .

    Cons

    low hours, Not enough pay for the low hours, A bit onorganized, Grouped up , change in time to come to work without any notice .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Fast, friendly, and cross trained

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    You get good experience, a good job to start if your in school, and they will work around your school hours. They use updated technology and great commication is used between the team.

    Cons

    Be prepared to go beyond and above for a customer. Also be open to work in different departments at short notice. Target is a very busy store on the weekends and holidays. Executives will monitor your area and keep a check on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to provide extra support on busy nights when the store is under staffed. Always be respectful and show your store team that you apriecate their efforts and smile more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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