Target Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
8,623 Reviews
3.1
8,623 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 268 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 734 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 602 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 732 reviews)

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  1.  

    great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Lugoff, SC
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Lugoff, SC

    I worked at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful teamwork. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    No AC or heat, so the warehouse would get hot/cold. Very physically demanding job. You have to pass a physical to get hired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great position for college graduates looking to gain management experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Anchorage, AK
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Anchorage, AK

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

    Pros

    Pay, Leadership Development, Guest-Service Culture, Training

    Cons

    Schedule (nights, weekends, and holidays), Retail Environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

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

    Backroom Team Member

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Saint Cloud, MN

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

    Pros

    Target's team environment really makes it a great place to work. I've worked in multiple locations and have had great success working with people who have a positive attitude and know how to get things done. I like working in a safe and clean environment and I feel that Target does its job to make sure it stays that way. Target also made transferring stores very easy and allowed me to move into a different department since my previous position was unavailable.

    Cons

    Working retail hours is sometimes tough. Working different shifts on different days from week to week makes it difficult to create a routine for yourself and enjoy your days off. The pay is fairly stagnant, so there isn't much motivation for you to excel in any particular position unless you enjoy your work and the people you work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are plenty of ideas that team members come up with to improve safety and efficiency, but no way to be sure they will be heard or recognized. Managers should encourage new ideas from team members, but should also have a way to communicate with corporate in order to share these ideas across the entire company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Developmental opportunities, management training

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for advancement if you can demonstrate leadership and results amongst your peers.

    Cons

    Extended hours can be challenging to work life balance.

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

    Okay but pay a bit low

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier & Guest Service Team Member
    Former Employee - Cashier & Guest Service Team Member

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

    Pros

    The scheduling and the hours were very flexible.

    Cons

    The pay was too low for the amount of work they expected to be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent place for a seasonal job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Work schedule was very flexible, nice environment to be able to offer service to guests.

    Cons

    You don't get your schedule in advance to make proper appointments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good development of leaders

    • 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

    Down to earth development and great management experience of leaders in retail

    Cons

    Young inexperienced leaders out of college

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better competitive pay for the team leaders

  9.  

    Awesome!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Target is such a great company to work for. The expectations are high but the leadership is strong to get there. It is an amazing company to work for with great promotional opportunities.

    Cons

    None in reality, Its an awesome place!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up on four by fours they are not getting done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Team Leader
    Former Employee - Store Team Leader

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

    Pros

    Benefits Brand Co-Workers Environment and Pay

    Cons

    Long hours at times
    Working on Thanksgiving although both are expected during the holidays

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Intense and fulfilling, learned how to be a better leader and communicator

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

    I worked at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leadership development and focus on growth

    Cons

    work-life balance not a true focus or concern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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