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"Good for first job out of college... But retail in general sucks!!!!"

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Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Hardlines in Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Hardlines in Sacramento, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Amazing management development and experience if retail management is your professional goal. Pay and benefits are the best I have heard of for retail! Schedule is not so bad as they allow every other weekend off which is rare for retail.

Great for your résumé... Put in one year to 18 months and any job will hire

Cons

Company keeps restructuring and basically doubling your core roles and workload. Staff payroll has been cut so badly that you spend most of your day doing what part time team members do... Pushing merchandise to salesfloor and ringing up guests. Retail in general sucks... Shift times suck and you're always tired bc you work until midnight some days and have to come in at 4am or 6am other days.

Hard work does not get you promoted. The loudest and biggest song and dance leaders get promoted...

Advice to Management

Stop cutting payroll. The store will only have 3 cashiers at a time during the day when they should have 6... So the Guests complain bc they have to wait in lines. Your solution to that is to make salesfloor team members respond to registers to help the guests that are waiting in line... Then guests complain that no one helped them on the salesfloor. It makes no sense... Guests leave annoyed and your other solution of having a friendly cashier doesn't fix that...

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overly corporate company with poor management."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It (barely) pays, sometimes you get breaks.

    Cons

    Shotgun assumptions are the name of the game at Target. I was openly told that if a team leader sees you from across the building and assumes you're doing/not doing something, that's a good enough basis to reprimand/take other action. Water breaks, on the rare occasion they were allowed, were harshly discouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Start attempting to care about your employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Run by hipster kids"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinic Staff
    Former Employee - Clinic Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible if you can find someone to switch shifts with

    Cons

    Hours cut, no benefits for a year, low pay, they conveniently "lost" my final paycheck and had to wait a week to get it, they try to run a clinic like the rest of the store


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