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"Brutal, Hyper-competitive, No Work-Life Balance"

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Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Miami, FL
Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Miami, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Target full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good pay, high development, high intensity, challenging.

Cons

No work-life balance, brutal internal competition, politics before business.

Advice to Management

Don't treat your employees as inputs, treat them as your core business.

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. "pay and raises are horrible"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service in Tomball, TX
    Former Employee - Guest Service in Tomball, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there is nothing positive about target

    Cons

    bad pay crappy raises nothing good

    Advice to Management

    seriously pay your team members more


  2. "Organized company - experience working at Target can be good or bad depending on your boss."

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well organized for a retail company, they have thought through a good portion of how to do business so you just have to execute the plan. They are closed on major holidays and pay you for them.

    Store is a nice environment.
    As an hourly employee you can move up to hourly supervisor positions.
    As a salary employee you can move up, but it is faster if you are willing to move around.

    Cons

    It is retail! Customers vent out on you, some managers have short comings that affect the employees and how their work is done.

    Have to work some odd shifts around holidays (ie black Friday and possibly part of thanksgiving to get ready for the big sale - but they pay you holiday pay when you are actually working on those holidays).

    It is difficult to move up within the company if you are an hourly employee to a salary position, in many cases it would be quicker to finish your four year degree, then work for another company for a year and then apply to work for target.

    Advice to Management

    Just be more consistent with training everyone well and holding people accountable for work standards - same issue every retailer or employer in general for that matter. And just have every manager on the same page so there is consistent direction and focused efforts for everyone.

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