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Target Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
9,220 Reviews
3.1
9,220 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Team Leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    An amazing culture that makes you feel excited about coming to work!

    Cons

    Sr. management doesn't always connect with what is happening in-stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work closer with store operations to ensure roll-outs are successful in all markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 23 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 Place for Retail, but it is STILL Retail

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

    I worked at Target as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Room for promotion. the executives and team leads are constantly observing you and already know who will be in the running for promotions, so just try your hardest and you will stand out from the card.
    Team discount
    Open Door Policy

    Cons

    The hours are abysmal. It may be nice as a guest because you can come get just about anything at 11pm or later (in some stores) but being the person that has to close the door down that late means some days you don't see your family at all because you end up coming home around 1am.
    District leaders already have a good basis of the kind of person you are, but sometimes I saw unfair treatments of people. Especially execs who weren't being promoted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although communication in a store that big, make sure you do your best. Yes, I understand the store is huge and there is a lot to do but everyone just wants to be listened to. Make anyone feel important, and they will be on your side as a teammate, not a reluctant underling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Store Intern in Toms River, NJ
    Current Employee - Executive Store Intern in Toms River, NJ

    I have been working at Target as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great leadership and retail experience, great pay, good work environment and corporate culture, wide range of experiences, fun work, community involvement

    Cons

    working late on closing shifts (retail hours), work every other weekend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your management depends on the store location you are in; I happened to have a great team and wonderful mentors within my store. The recruiting process was a little bit complicated but it worked out well: I was able to get recruited at school in South Carolina and placed in a store in my hometown in New Jersey.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great position coming straight out of college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Hardlines in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Hardlines in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about yourself as a leader and get a ton of retail/managerial experience in one place.

    Cons

    Hours can be tough as the schedule changes weekly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fast, Fun and Friendly

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

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

    Pros

    Solid career and talent planning systems and processes
    Customer first focus
    Direct executive involvement and feedback across the organization
    Impactful roles throughout the organization where new skill development and learning are a daily experience
    Thoughtful approach to managing the corporate culture

    Cons

    Slow to respond to competitive threats from online pure-play competitors
    High-level of executive involvement in daily business decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on reinvigorating the corporate culture to compete for talent in the 21st century. Give people autonomy to make decisions and encourage appropriate risk taking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    I love working at Target. The work environment is so fun, and all of the employees seem to enjoy their jobs there.

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

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

    Pros

    Target is super flexible with scheduling, this is really nice. The employee discount is awesome as well. Everyone is happy to be at work.

    Cons

    Target doesn't provide benefits, but you can get coverage through them for a price. Other than that I haven't seen any cons yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good part time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Afternoon Stock Handler in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Afternoon Stock Handler in Smyrna, GA

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Very good Management and treated workers with respect.

    Cons

    Hated having to help out at the register when I was in the middle of stocking shelfs etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no Complaints

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Group leader

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

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Good hours, and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Slow to change, and react

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be efficient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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