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"Better than most retail places, but that isn't saying much."

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Former Employee - Guest Services in Bolingbrook, IL
Former Employee - Guest Services in Bolingbrook, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Very flexible hours - many employees willing to work for you if you ask around.
Benefits aren't bad - vacation, health insurance, etc.

Cons

Difficult to advance - All ETL's (executive team leaders have bachelor's degrees yet sometimes seem none too bright)
Nasty customers - moreso than other stores we get people who won't be happy no matter what. I've worked for many different places and never seen people as vile as they shop here. It doesn't help that management is willing to bend over backwards to screw them sometimes.
There are favorites, and you'll know if you're one of them and know if you aren't.
Redcard sales
Company is anti-union
Minimum wage with yearly pay raises in the 12 to 30 cent range, give or take
Managers treat you like children - always expected to look busy even if there's nothing to do

Advice to Management

Why don't you hire the people for ETL roles that come into work happy everyday and bust their butt for this company as opposed to people with Liberal Arts degrees that somehow know nothing about retail?

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. Helpful (2)

    "good company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time

    Pros

    fun environment, good mangement, good training, pay ok, benefits are good.

    Cons

    cult like culture, young talent is more important than experience

    Advice to Management

    recognize your experienced manager more.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Target is fine but don't plan for a career there."

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    Former Employee - GSTL in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - GSTL in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Never get bored, room to move to other departments but don't expect big raises.

    Cons

    Your schedule is at the whim of management, which of course varies from store to store. Some stores are extremely understanding about having a life outside of work. Others will hound you into quitting or fire you.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of what you require people to do and whether they have the resources to actually achieve these goals.

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