Target Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
8,110 Reviews

3.1
8,110 Reviews
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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.  

    Easy, great job

    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Reasonable hours for students
    Discount comes in handy during holiday season

    Cons

    Pressure to push Red Cards

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fast, Fun and Friendly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Cape Girardeau, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Cape Girardeau, MO

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

    Pros

    A great part time job for college students. Flexible with school schedule. A very fun environment to work if you like department stores.

    Cons

    The fake overenthusiastic attitude of management can be annoying

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Target is a great, fast paced company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ETL - Human Resources  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - ETL - Human Resources in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    compensation
    Opportunity for advancement
    Culture
    Opportunity to try different things
    Build a quick resume
    People are wonderful and high energy

    Cons

    Hectic schedule
    Working weekends and nights regularly
    Long hours
    Stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to put your people first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It has been one great ride.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Decent pay
    Good benefits
    Good teamwork
    Great environment

    Cons

    Work life balance for ETLs
    Part time scheduling for regular team members with varying hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more of a work life balance
    Downsizing and not giving any compensation for additional responsibilities

  6.  

    Executive Store Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Store Intern  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Executive Store Intern in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Target as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Compensation for pay Juniors get $16.50/hr Seniors get $17.50/hr, 401k (if you have fulfilled hours prior to internship), discounts

    If you are offered a position for the company after the internship there is a lot of potential growth
    Feedback culture will ultimately help you improve in whatever you want
    If you are kind to your team they will be kind to you
    Real world experience in leadership/management
    You really own your business
    The management will interact with you well, and it may come off as a mask, but many people in the company are genuine

    Cons

    The hours will kill you, I worked 40 hours a week as an intern. Sr. Team Leaders (hourly "assistant's assistant manager") will work 40 hours a week and depending on the store, will do the same work load as an ETL. ETL's (full time after intern position) will work easily 50 hours a week, holidays, and weekends.

    As an intern, I worked every other weekend, and every 6th week would be a 2-3AM shift on Sunday.

    You should expect these kinds of hours from a retail business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience working with the IT team

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deployment Coordinator, SAP Consultant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Deployment Coordinator, SAP Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Very good corporate environment, good opportunities for growth. IT teams are spread across groups so good job opportunities.
    Job style is not hectic outside of normal work hours. Even during work hours, it was a very flexible, fun filled challenging environment.

    Cons

    Many IT teams with no easy integration leading to across the wall ownership issues.
    Not many experts in SAP from in house which is not good for scale of investment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Canoga Park, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Canoga Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly Management and co-workers are good.

    Cons

    Demanding long hours in which a lot of stable hours are necessary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay chill

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Educational on how to manage people and provides an excellent overview of the essentials of the retail business.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics  in  Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Albany, NY

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement, competitive salary. Meaningful work. Autonomy of decision making. Fast paced learning.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to stand out in the crowd. Advancement or being a short term team member can be as short sighted as having a manager who is vindictive. As in everything, it can be as much who you know as what you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mentor program is sub-par and could use some more stringent parameters.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Always a positive work environment.

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

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Great work experience with amazing fellow employees. Hard work will be recognized in more than one way. The management is very skilled at pushing the vibe among team members.

    Cons

    Sometimes unorganized on properly staffing the store, which is understandable for retail. It gets nearly impossible to make the store look neat especially on weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing, I love the work environment and moral!

  11.  

    Good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Salary, work env and benefits

    Cons

    location, not preferred due to cold MN, USA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep more open channels to discuss status with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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