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Updated April 25, 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. Helpful (1)

    Cashier, Assist Guests, Stock Merchandise

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    Former Employee - Research Specialist/Team Trainer in Redding, CA
    Former Employee - Research Specialist/Team Trainer in Redding, CA

    I worked at Target (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training if you're willing to take the initiative to learn.

    Cons

    Very low raises--Even for those who score excellent in their reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging. Allow team members the proper time to get their work done.

  2. Horrible work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Charleston, SC

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Target compensates you well for the work expected of you, and the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    You basically live at work. There is zero time for anything else. The job is very demanding and there is little recognition, mostly call outs for what you've done wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Give managers every weekend off and rotate the senior team leaders on the weekends so there is a greater sense of work life balance considering managers are expected to work a minimum 50 hour work week.

  3. food team lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent environment to work in

    Cons

    normal retail problems that always come up

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  5. Executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great inventory control and operationally sound

    Cons

    Want to hire young but forgets those with experience. Internal promo limited

    Advice to Management

    Sr mgmt are you just out of school? Experience got you there not just a paper.

  6. I am grateful to be a part-time worker due to being a student-- Target can be great sometimes!

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    Current Employee - Target Starbucks in Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Target Starbucks in Roseville, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The actual store workers are great coworkers/team members. Customers/guests are usually fun! Pay is above minimum wage. Food is often in the break room!

    Cons

    14.5% discount with REDcard-- not generous
    Not as commited to diversity and inclusiveness as they claim to be
    Too many

    Advice to Management

    You delegate tasks when it would be just as easy for you to complete the tasks yourself. Too many managers, not enough workers.

  7. Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Felt like part of a team, Worked with my schedule, Great as a first job for someone.

    Cons

    Long hours, Low pay for the job that you are doing. Not a lot of room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers the majority of us don't like to complain about the workplace but when we do bring something up its nice to know that our voices are heard.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Sales floor Team Lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty good position if you want to move up in the target corporation and don't mind the stress.

    Cons

    You are required to do much more than you're paid for. Basically run the store for $12+/hr while actual mangers are walking around. Also if you don't have a team scheduled you have to do all the work.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a raise increase or having larger teams to delegate to. Job gets really stressful from all the pressure.

  9. Associate Marketing Specialist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    The culture truly is the reason people flock to Target. You're surrounded by some brilliant and extremely nice people. The passion and pride that people feel at Target is infectious.

    Cons

    Because Target gained a new CEO in August, management and processes have completely changed. The one con about working at Target currently would be the ambiguity and complete transformation that it is undertaking. It has obviously cost them a lot, including employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent. Be open-minded. Be adaptive. Be diverse.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good training but won't promote from within

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    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Staunton, VA
    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver in Staunton, VA

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I think they training here is one of the best. They really make sure all employees are setup for success.

    Cons

    They don't promote from within like they should. If you are a worker in their warehouse who excels you will never be given a manager's position. They would rather keep you doing manual labor forever.

    Advice to Management

    You have great employees who will bleed for you. They desire to be able to move forward. Don't ruin that. Great talent you have always wind up leaving for other companies.

  11. ETL - HR

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    One of the better retailing companies
    Easy to dress for work (red and khaki every day)
    Decent benefits (benefits, not salary)

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    Poor, poor salary
    Deceptive culture

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your talent - not your favorites. Promote more minorities.

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