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"Expects hard work with high level results but good pay and benefits but high turnover"

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Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Pharmacy Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Pharmacy Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

2 weeks vacation per year, great bonus if you are a high performer with high potential after your 1st year. paid holidays. if you work a holiday, you get time and half pay. initial 'honeymoon' phase, eg your first year of employment, everyone is super friendly and nice to you and mistakes are acceptable. however after the honeymoon period, you must produce results or have very good reasons why and what you're doing to get those results. constant follow up from superiors if you are not meeting expectations. lots of Target lingo, easy to learn, critical if you want to climb up in the organization. if you are a good talker and have no problem dedicating your life to Target, they will reward you amazingly. in other words, if you meet every single objective, leave no rock unturned, exceed most objectives, be real friendly to other co workers and superiors, they will give you an amazing bonus, even if you dont meet sales. as long as they can tell you are dedicating your life to Target, they will reward you financially.

Cons

on the other hand, if you try to claim your results are lacking because of your personal life, eg you arent able to come in on this day because of your child or because of a medical appointment, they will slowly take note. you will be seen as being undependable. Even if you produce results, mediocre results will not satisfy them, they will push you to get great results on everything, then continue to focus on any other area that may be lacking. if you take feedback and criticism negatively or not receptive you might as well not apply or quit. if you dont thank other people or praise others consistently and liberally, you might as well not apply or quit. Target has a culture, if you buy into it and dedicate your life, there is no such thing as 'oh i have to spend time with my family so i cant do this' you will be rewarded and promoted. if you try to dedicate your life but still try to have a personal life, your career will be flat with no raises or bonuses. this is a company where you have to talk the talk and walk the walk, cross every t and dot every i. and lastly, target cares more about guests than the team members. Team members are replaceable. guests are not.

Advice to Management

More pharmacists will be graduating more than ever! With 7 pharmacy schools producing nearly 1,000 pharmacists per year, there should be plenty of talent to engage. Lets increase the annual turnover quota by 50%

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Speed and Greed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager/Director Distribution in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager/Director Distribution in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can make a lot of money. This company pays extremely well to keep talent.

    Cons

    You must be willing to fit into their cookie cutter culture. If you try to step outside the lines and be inventive, they will knock you back in line.

    Advice to Management

    You are too focused on the bottom line. Take care of your Guests and your Team. The profits will follow. It is this stay in line, don't ask questions attitude that gets you in trouble.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Demanding position!"

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    Current Employee - District Administrator in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - District Administrator in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Store discount (10%), overall good experience with the people they hire, most days goes fast

    Cons

    Ever changing systems for reporting, company less than generous with raises for hourly employees (including their admins), communication is lacking and can greatly improve at all levels...and yet, in other ways the communications come from so many directions it is hard to put together, admins are important and should be salaried as overtime is prohibited yet the workload can be VERY demanding,

    Advice to Management

    Compensation for admins is extremely low. The overall attitude of ETLs up is "I am deserving" and they are less than accountable in many areas of their jobs, yet they receive regular raises. Also, when someone is not meeting expectations, they are dismissed and pushed out rather than supported well

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