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"Retail is not for everyone."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Team Leader
Current Employee - Team Leader
Approves of CEO

Pros

It is always good to learn about retail and how a store operates and that is what Target shows you, from the front end to the backroom. They are very open to change and make sure new procedures and policies are tested before a massive rollout. They are also very big on rewarding and praising employees who do a good job. Plus you can't beat the 10% employee discount.

Cons

The schedule is one of the major downsides. As a Team Leader you close one weekend a month, plus your normal weekday night, and you will stay until the store is picked up and finished (even if that means until 1 or 2 in the morning), then you have to turn around and open the store the very next day. They don't understand that after midnight, most employees production goes downhill. Also you work with a lot of young teenager's, who will bring high school to work. This is sometimes their first or second job, so gossip is more important than the job.

Advice to Management

Instead of just moving the poor performer's out, which is always a big dissatisfier on the annual review, you should try and figure out how to make the job more important to the young team members (mostly whos first or second job this is) so they don't become a poor performer.

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. "Target is a great place to work for the right person"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Target is a fun, energetic, fast paced company with tons of young people. Probably the best reason to work for Target is the people you will encounter. Everyone is incredibly smart, talented, friendly and usually outgoing. The culture is also great, encouraging a fast yet friendly atmosphere. The culture is also very diverse and open to people of all backgrounds which is great. Depending on who you work for, you will usually have a flexible schedule with a great work/life balance. Another great reason to work for Target is the amount of time and money they will invest in your personal development. They want you to succeed and they will do what they can to make sure you do.

    Cons

    With such a large organization, it can be difficult to navigate through all the politics that go hand-in-hand with an organization this size. It can be pretty difficult for people in hourly positions to get promoted into a position with a salary.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent.


  2. "Great place to get entry level management experience, Horrible work life balance!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ETL
    Former Employee - ETL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management experience, Training, great environment, potential to promote quickly

    Cons

    Work life balance, recognition, taking advantage of salaried employees, ( be prepared for parole cuts and having to work with your days off and "promised comp days"

    Advice to Management

    More recognition and better control on work life balance.

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