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Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Culver City, CA
Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Culver City, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

hours
option of overtime and get paid time and a half
discount
sometimes free breakfast and lunch
raffles
employee appreciation days

Cons

overload of work
mean supervisors
pay wasnt very much and it was every two weeks

Advice to Management

involve yourself more with the employees and make them feel like actual people and not slaves

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    "FFF:"

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    Former Employee - Logistics in Fairview Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Logistics in Fairview Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Target has excellent training opportunities and solid best practices. Overall, it was a fun place to work, despite the weekly retail grind. The culture at Target is simply top-notch: they care about the store, its appearance, and their guests. Target fosters this culture from the bottom-up; you'll smile because it's a good place to work, not because it's an expectation of your job.

    Cons

    My store was excellent--it's one of the top stores in a group of something like 200--but it has some deep flaws. Middle management (most Team Leads and some ETLs) is full of people who have "put in the time" but have little penchant for increasing their skill sets, accepting employee feedback, and leading any kind of change unless forced by upper management. Both middle and upper management were extremely "by-the-book" with best practice, and while I appreciate the desire to implement company policy, little thought was taken into how these practices were created and how to adapt them into to the day-to-day. Variation and new ideas were often criticized when they oftentimes lead to a better guest experience; little room for innovation was left.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the cruft: you can hire some excellent collegiate talent with a strong work ethic and desire to prove themselves for nothing in this economy. Reduce the number of TLs and ETLs you have; there's simply too much redundancy between these two management groups, and they have similar responsibilities. You can save money and hire better talent, which will resolve perennial issues on their own and give some positive constructive feedback to your best practices.

    Amazon and Walmart will start dominating Target soon if Target doesn't get its costs down. PFresh is getting people into the store, sure; but things like electronics and multimedia are already loss-leaders for most big-ticket purchases. Focus on clothing, home, grocery, and toys; where there's still margins and Amazon/Walmart are vulnerable. Complete directly with Walgreens in HBA and pharmacy; don't give a single guest a reason to shop there. Way too much emphasis is placed on displays and other transitions--cutting the display/POG team's workload in half would save the company millions without hurting sales. Reduce the number of departments, cut costs by making displays more static and reducing management, and focus on where the money is being made.


  2. "treats employees badly and no work life balance to speak of"

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    Former Employee - ETL in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - ETL in Palmdale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good salary and benefits as well as discount

    Cons

    16 hour shifts with six hour breaks in between

    Advice to Management

    listen to your own employees issues

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