Target Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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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. Packer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Group Leaders are very friendly, nice and understanding. Everybody who works there are great people! I loved everybody!

    Cons

    Hard, hard work- 12hour shifts. Hours are horrible for the pay you get. You have to meet a certain amount of numbers per day. They count your numbers by the things you touch by the hour. Overall it is a good job if you like this kind of work, but it just wasn't for me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Wouldn't recommend

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Quick money Flexible schedule Good first job

    Cons

    Bad management Bad hiring screening


  3. Soft lines Team Member

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Target part-time

    Pros

    Discount, people are nice, pay is decent, positive recognition towards employees.

    Cons

    Unorganized, unprofessional, completely avoided my availability, did not give proper training, heavy workload.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with all Team Leaders so we can all understand what is going on and always have someone around. Most of the time it's hard to get to management.


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  5. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to being a cashier. The 10% discount is worthless, there is no air conditioning in the front end of the Target I work at. Inability to move to sales floor when there is always a position available with new people hired everyday.

    Cons

    HR is a joke favors certain people impossible to switch departments. Redcard harassment with no incentive. Made to feel worthless. GSTL is the biggest clowns in the store. The position you apply for is not always the position you will be offered based on the mood the HR is in. GSTL will sit and talk with other coworkers while everyone piles in one lane and is just a pointless company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the cashiers a little more hardlines is the best and easiest and cashier is by far the worst most boring and are meant to feel worthless. Turnover rate extremely high new people everyday. Management only cares about redcards and looking good for the district manager and forced to lie about the daily procedures.


  6. Not fast, fun and friendly

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    Current Employee - Team Member Trainer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Team Member Trainer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    There is flexibility to an extent with scheduling needs and for the most part, its the team members and some team leads/lods that make the place bearable to work.

    Cons

    No such thing as full time and if you want to pick up more hours you have to be beyond flexible and basically be on call, benefits have gone downhill and overall the company's focus Is no longer on work/life balance and the fast fun and friendly culture they preach. Instead they treat the employee's that have been with them for years with no respect or gratefulness. It has become another corporate greed company that is more concerned about making the almighty dollar for the "corporate leaders" than those that actually put in the sweat and blood (literally sometimes) for the company and the "guests" that shop here.

    Advice to Management

    It's a billion dollar company, you could afford to treat your employees better, give better pay, hours and benefits and true advancement opportunities, not advancement based on if someone is "best friends" with upper management instead of actually having the experience and skills to do the job.


  7. Exactly what you would expect

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    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I always get at least 20 hours a week, also got hired by just applying online. It's also incredibly difficult to get fired. Oh, and occasionally they give you free drinks.

    Cons

    Loads of corporate bs, Received next to no training at all and had to learn by trial and error, no benefits, no bonuses, virtually zero incentive to put in any extra effort, there is not a single part of this job which I enjoy whatsoever. I was even shown a creepy and mildly intimidating anti-union video at orientation. If anything, there's actually more of an incentive to put in less effort in trying to stock the shelves quickly, since the longer it takes only leads to more hours.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of actually training your employees, offer some sort of incentive to your employees if you realistically expect them to want to work effectively.


  8. unloader

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    unload trucks in the morning

    Cons

    gave me the hours i wanted


  9. Maintenance Mechanic DC

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    Former Employee - Mechanic in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Mechanic in DeKalb, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, adequate benefits, nice people and good culture.

    Cons

    Extremely poor and lazy management. Extremely poor training, management does not want to take no part in what goes on with mechanic training. Senior mechanics withhold information and materials.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experienced group leaders


  10. Target employment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed my co-workers more then anything. I also liked the 10% discount that I got as an employee.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities. Cheap. Low pay. Hardly any recognition. No benefits or bonuses. Just not a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging employees and reward the employees that work hard. Also, stop being cheap with raises and start adding bonuses.


  11. Mehhhhh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I will have to struggle with this but I guess it would be a good place to get experience as a first job.

    Cons

    I've learned a few things working at target. 1. They will over work you with no extra benefit for you. 2. They will "cross train" you meaning make you do other jobs in target that you weren't originally supposed to do. 3. Expect to be doing a job that would normally require twice the manpower.



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