Target Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Brian Cornell
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Pros
  • Work life balance is understood (in 286 reviews)

  • Most team members are awesome people (in 770 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life balance has taken a huge hit over the past 12 months (in 638 reviews)

  • Their paranoia over metrics or the annual audit corporate conducts yearly create unnecessary chaos that trickles downstream to your team members (in 753 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (79)

    Unrealistic expectations for leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Buena Park, CA

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    When I first started working for the company, they offered great benefits for part-time employees and I was able to work my way up quickly through the ranks and pay for my education. They really cared about the development and retention of it's employees, helping customers and being a national brand.

    Cons

    The last few years have really been unsteady for those who have been with the company for a number of years. Part-time employees no longer have benefits, hours are cut significantly to where most employees have multiple jobs, and are still expected to provide the same quality of service as before. Political games are being played constantly with a top and bottom performer for every leader. Even if you are the best at what you do, you still fall under the chopping block. There is no more incentive for employee loyalty. High turnover and corporate layoffs. There is also an unclear direction as to where the new CEO is leading the company.

    Advice to Management

    Target has been constantly chasing technological advances and launching new programs before they are currently tested and fully supported. They need to thoroughly look into what they are investing money in before rolling them out to the store level where the more recent programs have done nothing but add frustration, negativity, and less resources to stores that really need payroll and incentives to keep great employees with the company and to be able to share great experiences to keep customers coming back.


  2. Helpful (6)

    VP assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant Team in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant Team in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Target pay for executive and administrative assistants is outstanding. However because most companies don't seem to want to pay their assistants It has made it difficult however to find a comparable paying role with a new company since the layoff

    Cons

    They went to a multisupport model. They have a dotted line reporting structure among the admins. You find yourself not only reporting to your boss but to the next level admin as well. This is not the norm with other orgs.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive, patient, and understanding of your admins with this new support model. Make sure your teams are empowered to be a bit more independent. Get rid of the next level admin dotted line structure.


  3. Helpful (1)

    retail associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    provide outstanding customer support
    great team leaders
    great team work

    Cons

    they need to increase the salary


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  5. Helpful (4)

    ETL

    Current Employee - ETL in Enterprise, NV
    Current Employee - ETL in Enterprise, NV

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Great training and great people to work with. High scope positions for recent college grads.

    Cons

    Hard to move up once your DTL has made up their mind


  6. Helpful (3)

    Cashier

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Super easy, friendly environment

    Cons

    The occasional coupon customer that holds up the line

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  7. Helpful (1)

    Target Pharmacy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Happy co-workers and customers (for the most part)

    Cons

    CVS just bought it out, so goodbye Target Pharmacy :(


  8. Helpful (1)

    Store Team Leader

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Target

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, training is amazing. Big focus on development and leadership. Each manager get plenty of time to learn and execute their jobs.

    Cons

    Well being - Working for any retail will required for you to work many hours during the holidays. It is not required to work extra hours, but you can not leave your team alone.


  9. Love it !

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, discount and opportunity for promotion.

    Cons

    Not too many hours. Only between 14 - 20 per week.


  10. guest service

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good benefits will work with you on making a better work place

    Cons

    if they don't like you you will never move up

    Advice to Management

    no


  11. Seasonal cashier

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

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    Loved working at target! It was an awesome job to have just to make a little extra money around the holidays. They're really flexible about your schedule as well which was convenient while I was in school.

    Cons

    The only downside for me was that you can have a different schedule every week so your hours may not be consistent.



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