Target Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
8,247 Reviews
3.1
8,247 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Eye Opening

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    - Great place to start a career
    - Great emphasis on work/life balance
    - Fun, young work environment
    - Lots of well qualified people around you

    Cons

    - Very low pay for the industry
    - Talk a lot about how great the benefits are but they're not
    - Very politicial and you better like playing the game if you want to move up
    - No opportunity to move into a new career path
    - Steinhafel has really changed the culture and not in a good way

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    I've learned a lot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GSTL  in  Diamond Bar, CA
    Current Employee - GSTL in Diamond Bar, CA

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

    Pros

    Development, fun team/culture. It's a great place to work. As a manager, I've been able to influence our store culture directly. My new boss is awesome!

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day, because I'm not salary, I don't always feel like there's enough time to take care of my responsibilities. Can't get promoted without a degree. Training is short and doesn't cover everything we need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Savage, MN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Savage, MN

    I worked at Target full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    no cons yet, just started

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of business responsibility early in your career and many great leadership opportunities

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Planning Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planning Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company has a good work-life balance and the pay is actually pretty good. The people you work with are awesome and the company has a great culture. If you put in the time and take initiative, you can be very successful.

    Cons

    It's the same stuff as any big company but the bureaucracy and politics can get tiring. The problem is that the experience is dramatically different in each area of the company depending on who the leader is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen some of the restrictions and rules in place and let each SVP own their pyramid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its a great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Twin Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Twin Falls, ID

    I have been working at Target full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You can move up in the company.

    Cons

    None its a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep taking care of the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Executive Team Leader Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Very good experience, didn't realize how much it takes to run a retail store.

    Cons

    Work-life balance isn't the best. 50 hours a week once youre a full time ETL

  8.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    Target invests in their employees development. I have grown as a leader and continue to be encouraged to push myself further to stretch my leadership abilities.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to move up or within the company. In distribution especially there are very few positions of promotion and it can be very competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Target

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Fun training process. Decent pay for sort term job

    Cons

    Nasty guest and unfair treatment

    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Englewood, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Englewood, CO

    I worked at Target as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    the people were wonderful. Managment was very supportive towards advancement

    Cons

    would have liked a better salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun and friendly environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Target Protection Specialist  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Target Protection Specialist in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Target part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a fun place to work. The management at my store makes you feel like part of a team.

    Cons

    Customers are unneccessarily rude, they could give people more hours as far as payrole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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