Target Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
8,708 Reviews
3.1
8,708 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 270 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 745 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 608 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 734 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Team Member

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    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Atascocita, TX
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Atascocita, TX

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great staff and great managers. Fun people to be around and Target really focuses on a person's education so if your going to school and need to work, target is for you. Flexible schedule. 10% discount for all employees.

    Cons

    Closing shifts means you'll be leaving at midnight all the time and later when seasonal rolls around. If you don't have a full time position hours are tend to get cut a lot at the end of the months. Fewer and fewer people are to close the store so more work load for each person. Pay raise are very small once a year. If you work on the floor be expected to spend half your time at the check out lanes helping out when it gets busy. If a cashier be expected to be able to get people to sign up for red cards for there will be a goal to meet each day and each week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more people to work the floors so the work load isn't ridiculous on each individual.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Diverse Workplace

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member in Frisco, TX

    I worked at Target part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, discount for employees

    Cons

    A lot of time is spent perfecting the sales floor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fun easy place to work

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    Former Employee - LOGISTICS FLOW TEAM MEMBER in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - LOGISTICS FLOW TEAM MEMBER in San Marcos, TX

    I worked at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    coworkers were really the best, the work is easy and pay is not bad considering how easy the work is also there is a 10% discount for employees on all merchandise

    Cons

    the work is mindless and repetitive so it gets boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when the team members finish the work before the computer predicts then offer them some sort of a prize if they do it enough times in a row

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    I was always treated with respect and great co-workers (team members). I enjoyed working at Target for over 4 years, but I decided to pursue a different industry once I completed my degree.

    Cons

    You will have to work the busy retail holidays- Thanksgiving and Christmas, specifically, but this is explained right away during the interview process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    pretty good

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great team great people and culture

    Cons

    none. haven't seen any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for experience, daily support needed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    learn multitude of skills ranging from food to guest service

    Cons

    low recognition from upper management, can only multitask so much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Target Review

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    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours for students going to college

    Cons

    Management is mediocre since most are right out of college

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first job to have and keep for years! It's very easy to move up fast. I was promoted twice!

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Brand Team Member in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - Merchandising Brand Team Member in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Vacation time and holiday time are pretty standard and you can use them anytime during the year. The ETL's are the most professional people I have ever worked under! The Team Leads should try to emulate the ETL's positivity and professionalism though.

    Cons

    When I switched departments I got a new ETL that was a little crazy. She let the Team Leads run everything and they ran our department into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take charge! Negotiate raises with us if you know we are dependable and responsible!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 12 people found this helpful  

    A great company for job security.

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    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member
    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member

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

    Pros

    When you put in hard work you're rewarded for it. For part-time it's easy to get days off and the longer you work there the more benefits you receive.

    Cons

    Not every Target is the same. Many are run by amazing people but you'll always find people who hate their job or take it too seriously. People usually move in and out of Target often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd advise management to want to promote their employees. The more employee's feel they play a large role in the store's success the harder they work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Executive Team Leader

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Softlines in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Softlines in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great jump start for your career, especially if you are taking this as a first or second job right out of college. The company values fairness and ethical business practices which I have taken with me to other jobs. I also think that Target does a great job assessing talent so you end up working with and for amazing people most of the time.

    Cons

    Work life balance is minimal which is the nature of retail. I think Target does it better than most in the industry but if you value weekends/holidays/evenings at home, look elsewhere!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't over promise young impressionable ETLS about their futures with the company too early. Help them be successful in their roles and talk more about growth and development when success in current role has been achieved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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