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"A good company to work with provided you work in a store with good people"

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Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Orlando, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The company structured its stores based on providing the maximum amount of resources to help provide great guest service. There are several different workcenters that you can cross-train once you complete your 90 days which leads to more hours and promotion opportunities.

Cons

Since there are many teams that have different priorities you do not have to worry about working too many projects on your own simultaneously. The disadvantage to this is that could also hurt you in terms of how many hours you may get during a week. For example, your workcenter may give you 40 hours a week but come to a certain period of the year your hours may be reduced down to 15.

Advice to Management

When you have a prodigy or a team member with great potential don't start favoritism. That leads to back-office politics which splits the team apart and hinders the overall morale. Too many times I have seen great team members (team members, team leaders, executive team leaders and even store team leaders) leave the company because the politics got too ugly and ruined the fun atmosphere many used to enjoy.

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. "Great place to work while in school"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great atmosphere, (mostly) good management, discount, events for team members... I would say that the best thing about working here is that they really seem to actually care about their employees.

    Cons

    It's retail, so dealing with difficult customers is frequent. Also the raises tend to be rather small, and favoritism is common with the management


  2. "Could have been so much better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Shelby Township, MI
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Shelby Township, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team members, that's about it.

    Cons

    Too much:
    focus on deadlines
    Not enough focus:
    on employee welfare
    Product quality
    employee pay

    Advice to Management

    You have great employees, treat them better. With the amount of profit coming in on a daily basis, you could afford to pay them better too.
    Team members are hired on a part time basis with the unspoken knowledge that you can pay 2 people for 4 hours each and get more productivity then 1 person for 8 hours due to physical constraints. Plus avoid paying benefits. Looks good on paper but does not earn employee loyalty. Garbage in, garbage out. Constant pushing of the employees to meet unloading and stocking deadlines could be averted with better logistics planning. Why compete with the other big box in terms of unloading time, aren't you trying to set yourself apart from the other stores to begin with? This results in breakages and injuries. Products are often broken before they hit the shelves and sometimes, these broken products end up on the shelf.

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