Target Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
8,117 Reviews

3.1
8,117 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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  1.  

    Worked at Target for four years and it was a good place to grow.

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    Former Employee - In-Stock Team Member  in  Castle Rock, CO
    Former Employee - In-Stock Team Member in Castle Rock, CO

    I worked at Target part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company values are strong. Team-leads really take time to create good morale amongst team members. Competitive pay and benefits. Flexible with hours and vacation. Opportunities to work in many departments. Training is thorough.

    Cons

    Not much room to move up in the company. This was my experience working at two Target locations. Some areas can be stressful especially when there are time constraints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more room to promote from within. Especially for team members who have worked there for quite awhile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company! Not enough demographic diversity

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target as an intern

    Pros

    - Amazing culture
    - Great mentorship program
    - A ton of feedback
    - Fast career advancement

    Cons

    - Only corporate office is in MN
    - Big company feel
    - Passive aggression
    - Everyone is from the midwest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job!

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

    Years of work and sacrifice to be betrayed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good brand and great peers

    Cons

    zero commitment by Target to it's execs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's retail

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    Former Employee - GSA  in  Pleasant Hill, CA
    Former Employee - GSA in Pleasant Hill, CA

    I worked at Target part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's better than working at Wal-Mart

    Cons

    Very low pay, but hey, you're working a retail job. This isn't supposed to support a family (unless you're management)

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worst position in the company.

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    Current Employee - Cart Attendant  in  Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Cart Attendant in Gastonia, NC

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

    Pros

    The only benefit of Target is the people you work with in some cases are great people. They also train you most of the time for the position correctly as well most of the time.

    Cons

    Where to begin with the Cons. As a cart attendant you are literally work in every part of the store. They will have you covering Starbucks, Cafe, Guest Service, Cashier, and any other position you are trained for while literally still obligated to actually do your cart attendant duties.

    New rules come and go with Target (which they are still trying to recover their connections with their customers after the big hack in December) so they are trying to see if new rules will lure and keep customers shopping with them.

    The position itself, cart attendant is the worst position in Target. You are literally the slave of the store having to attend to spills, rest room clean ups, trash all while having to attend the carts making sure they are stocked and much much more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should lower the list of tasks Cart Attendant are accountable for because the more you add on, the less the actual performance for each task will be. We have to do short cuts and do the job half right because we have a list of 20 other things to do as well. There is no consideration for the cart attendant at all!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    OK for leaders, not suitable for engineering backgrounds.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Solid company foundation. Employees are taught strong leadership skills. If constant relocation is in your cards, the career opportunities are available.

    Cons

    Tough to change mindsets, too many hoops indicative of a large corporation. Engineers struggle to help the distribution automation due to resistance to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize the core strengths of your engineers. Do not group their personalities in with the rest of the leadership staff. Be mindful and open to cultural differences. Let the engineers have their quirks without feeling the need to coach them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great culture turned very, very bad.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Ability to advance career, good benefits and some of the best pay in retail.

    Cons

    Corporate leadership changes have been so immense that it truly feels like the company has no idea what's doing. This shows itself all the way down to the store level as processes change daily with little to no communication. Everyone is continuously challenged to do more and more but there is no innovation applied to make processes easier. What was once a cutting edge retailer with a great culture to work within has become an aged giant no one wants to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store management turnover and low morale indicators should actually be used to identify ways to make the company great to work for again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Could be way worse

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member  in  Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member in Roseville, MN

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment with good supervisors who push you for your best work. Flexible schedule. A lot of hours available. Easy to take time off or request a leave of absence.

    Cons

    No advancement and very hard to cross train to other areas of the store. Wage starts out at minimum, and only have had an 18¢ raise in over a year of working with Target. Huge push for getting people to sign up for red cards; even if it means conning people into it... You are also told to get one red card every 4 hours, and can get fired for not getting enough. Focus should be more on guest happiness and less on selling them a credit or debit card.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a leader

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good discounts. Free food.

    Cons

    Horrible managers. Horrible hours. You are treated like a slave instead of a leader. The executive team leaders sit im an office all day, while the team leaders run the store. I saw the store team leader once per week if i was lucky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the sales floor and work. Stop calling team leaders fro across the store because you don't want to pick something up. Learn how to speak to people in a motivating way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Cashier "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pico Rivera, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pico Rivera, CA

    I worked at Target full-time

    Pros

    SOME friendly coworkers. great benefits after you pass three month period.

    Cons

    The push to always convince "guests" to apply for the credit/debt red card. The long hours. The face that you HAVE to be in the same spot for hours. The fact that you're scolded if you even speak to another coworker even if its just for help. bad pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer. Be more approachable and stop pushing employees so hard on red cards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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