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"Flexible scheduling, low hours, ineffective HR"

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Former Employee - Barista, Overnight Logistics, Cafe, Guest Service in Las Vegas, NV
Former Employee - Barista, Overnight Logistics, Cafe, Guest Service in Las Vegas, NV
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The people I worked with were fun and made it a better workplace. What is expected of you is usually clearly outlined, and you are warned ahead of time whenever your work performance may be slipping, a complaint is received or whenever the team as a whole is struggling. Target is flexible for scheduling, especially for college students. You also get a 10% discount if you pay with cash or 15% discount if you pay with your RedCard.

Cons

HR was ineffective at both stores I worked at. If you have a complaint about being harassed by a co-worker, there's not really a way of avoiding conflict in the work place because when HR interviews said co-worker, they release details about your complaint, making it obvious who said it. Work then becomes very uncomfortable. They are strict about not being able to work, and try to make people change their FMLA needs to better suit the company rather than what's medically best for you. Pay is not competitive. Hours are not competitive. It is EXTREMELY rare to get overtime. They would rather have NO ONE working a department rather than pay them any overtime.

Advice to Management

Be more considerate of employees with disabilities. Instead of hiring more people and scheduling people for fewer hours, distribute more work hours to existing employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. Helpful (1)

    "I'd rather live in a concentration camp."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Overnight Backroom Team Member in Brick, NJ
    Current Employee - Overnight Backroom Team Member in Brick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits
    Great sense of accomplishment since 90% of the employees do nothing

    Cons

    Management is poor
    Requires 20+ incidents before corrective action or termination is taken on poor performers
    They will make reasons to fire people
    They don't care one bit about anyone, everyone is just a pawn

    Advice to Management

    Treat the top performers well instead of abusing them.


  2. "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are looking for a challenging environment where you can "try-on" different roles, then this is the place for you. Target offers many opportunities for learning and development. This is a perfect arena for those who are just starting out in management as it offers plenty of experience to build your leadership skills.

    Cons

    If you are not open to feedback and are resistant to change, this is not the company for you. If you can, then you will do just fine and will learn a lot!

    Advice to Management

    This is a great place to hone leadership skills and push yourself to achieve more.

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