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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work, but not if you want to work part time

    Jun 22, 2009 - Stocker in Dayton, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It's not food service Sales floor managers and guest service managers can be fun to work around and with as a backroom employee The benefits are average (10% of all merchandise only when using cash/RED card), but are nice especially considering target is already cheaper for shopping than any other place around here. Your work varies often with your job so it never feels too tedious at all unless they have you doing backstock all day. The breaks given I feel are very liberal. A 15 minute paid break every 4 hours, and a 30 minute unpaid break every 6 hours. This is great compared to my old fast-food job which was a 30 minute unpaid every 6 hours for 18+ years of age employees. Because of this I sometimes actually enjoy working long shifts more than working shorter ones because I can really space out my breaks. On that note they also are very open to letting you decide when you want your breaks, and not the managers.

    Cons

    If you are a student and want to work part time in a non-seasonal position, forget about it. The hours are good during winter months, but once spring and summer comes you will be lucky to get even 5-10 hours a week unless you are a manager or a full-time worker. This might only be with my position (Backroom Team Member), but I've asked other part time students working at my Target and they all have the same problem with varying degree's (cashiers and sales floor tends to get slightly more hours though). Training is horrible, at best. They tell you the bare minimum to get the job done, and feel dissatisfied with you when you don't do it at the levels they wish out of you. I also have absolutely no idea what much of the "lingo" is around the store as it's never explained to me and I was never given an orientation book. Unless you are a manager, you won't have any idea how the "system" works in the store and how things work. Most of the time the only way I can work is if I ask exactly what I am told to do because they never train on how the store itself operates, as a backroom employee. As someone who likes to take initive, this frustrates me greatly. Management frequently side-steps issues or questions you have in regards to your job, because they just don't want to deal with it at the time. Be prepared to be left in the dark with a lot of things. Due to so many people working, especailly as a backroom employee, work at Target is highly impersonal and you'll find it hard to work with people on a daily basis that you legitimatly look forward to working with. Raises are so low they might as well not exist. It's an extremely fast-paced atmosphere. You are frequently expected to seemingly impossible numbers of tasks in a short time. For example official "rule" with zoning an isle and placing things in the right place is about a minute per isle, which leaves no time to actually put things in the right place if you don't know exactly where they go, clean up the isle if there is a mess, properly position all items so they are in the front and noticable, organizing the section, and replacing missing items/price tags.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    FUN but hard work

    Nov 9, 2021 - Backroom Team Member in Avon, OH
    Recommend
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    Pros

    we could listen to the music in the backroom

    Cons

    hard work, mostly for young people

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    AMAZING COMPANY

    Jan 31, 2019 - ETL Human Resources in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Management - Pay - Benefits - Personal development - Vacation time - Culture

    Cons

    Long hours but worthwhile work.

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