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"Good retail career"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Kansas City, MO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Target full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Good value, Employee orientated, guest service comes first

Cons

no bonus's, No overtime, Many different managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. "Target taught me how to lead instead of manage"

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    Former Employee - ETL-Logistics in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - ETL-Logistics in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good training
    good mentorship
    you learn how to lead
    hardwork pays off
    good pay

    Cons

    its retail
    "the jet is out" mentality so always worried about the big "visit"
    hero today....bad visit....zero tomorrow
    saw many 20 year managers that struggled in their last assignemnt and they were encouraged to leave or fired

    Advice to Management

    not always consistent in the message
    what you need to accomplish to get to the next step in your career was a moving target


  2. Helpful (4)

    "good pay but don't expect to remain at target for more than a few years."

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    Current Employee - GL Distribution Center FACOPS in Midlothian, TX
    Current Employee - GL Distribution Center FACOPS in Midlothian, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay at DC
    Benefits average
    Some DC's good but not all
    10% employee discount
    401k is decent
    Pension

    Cons

    Personal/professional are not seperate
    Ordered to find people to fire for no reason
    Rules apply to some but not all
    Target policy is only good for some, others do not get the benefit of policy
    Hard work, good record with company means NOTHING
    Prepare to keep your job 2-3 years, anything longer is "borrowed time" they will be looking to get rid of you.
    Don't expect to retire from specific locations, you will lose your job before you can retire
    Unable to retain staff
    Hire young staff to "mold them" to what they want, yet if you have ideas you are shot down
    They only want people to say yes and never say anything else. -no questions.
    You can not use the "open door policy" or you will be terminated.
    Gl's come in with ideas Target says no. You are just a number to them. When you reach a specific age you will be on the road way to exit.
    Improper Terminations.
    does not promote from within.
    You can have a degree in oceanography and be qualified to lead a maintenance staff (knowing nothing about the department). However if you have 20 years experience you will be treated as the trash on the floor.
    CEO doesn't care and forwards all concerns to the customer service department.
    You will be pushed to your breaking point at one specific DC and it is the place you work to get fired or be forced out.
    Just when you think your job is safe, your gone.

    Advice to Management

    Follow policy for all. Seperate personal from professional. Stop seeking to destroy, keep qualified staff, let the violators go- instead you let good staff go and keep the trouble. Never seen anything like it. Allow for fresh ideas. Allow folks to retire with the company. Promote from within if earned. Hire people for the departments who have a clue about the type of work they are supervising. I'm sure Target will continue to have ups and downs but over all it will remain the same and do what it wants to people. Eventually though, Enough things will happen to enough people and the employee abuse will come out and be rather embarrassing.

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