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Target Albany Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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  • "Work Life Balance (Weekends & minimum 10 hours daily on your feet)" (in 1622 reviews)

  • "The company is going through some changes in the clothing part of the store that were constantly changing without team members being informed quickly" (in 1720 reviews)

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  1. "Great Work Environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Clifton Park, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Clifton Park, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Management very friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Overtime Pay very limited (depends on monthly sales)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Target is NOT a people company."

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Wilton, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Wilton, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, schedule if you get the schedule you desire.

    Cons

    Leadership struggles to figure out what their priority is and how to communicate it affectively.

    Leadership also does NOT want you around when you hand in your resignation, and makes it very clear. I understand your employment being at will, but after my boss told me I would be protected through my resignation date if I wrote him a letter, I found 3 days later that Target "only accepts 2 weeks and my last day would be in 3 days." (I gave a notice of 4 weeks, as I was a manager and that has been the protocol I follow).

    On my last day, not a single member of upper management thanked me or said goodbye.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach - you tell operations managers to be there for their team members, to listen. Act a little human. Also, have one focus and support your managers getting there.

  3. "Good for What it is"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Colonie, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Colonie, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff was friendly and the customers were alright for the most part.

    Cons

    The pay was low and you are easily expendable.


  4. "Warehouse worker"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Wilton, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Wilton, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good, time off is also good.

    Cons

    Hours are long and scheduled overtime during busy seasons can be very difficult on work/home life balance.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Target Employee Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sale Floor Team Member/Beauty Team Member in Colonie, NY
    Current Employee - Sale Floor Team Member/Beauty Team Member in Colonie, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    10% stackable discount, insurance offered for long term, full time employees, very flexible scheduling, friendly work environment, and very accepting of all people including people of color and LGBTQ. (in my experience.)

    Cons

    40 hours a week can't be guaranteed, as hours can be (and often are) cut due to low sales.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to visit stores more. Ask store workers what we think we need to be successful in selling before putting plans into place. Sometimes our point of view is needed as we are on the sales floor everyday, and are more aware of what does and doesn't work .


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Getting worse every day"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Wilton, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Wilton, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and vacation time

    Cons

    You are a number nothing more. Management is terrible and they don't care about anything but making themselves look good and trying to get promoted at anyone's expense. They will work you into the ground and when you can't do it anymore they will blame you and replace you. They don't want to hear anything but positive things, or you have a bad attitude and your the problem and put a target on yourself. You get passed over for jobs then told you need to kiss up more from management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people not robots, reward good hard workers not useless workers that do nothing but kiss up all day.


  7. "Target Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Target Team Member in Rensselaer, NY
    Current Employee - Target Team Member in Rensselaer, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy, fun at times

    Cons

    Political, annoying people, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Don’t talk bad about employees and do more on hands work

  8. "Backroom team member"

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    Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Latham, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee discount was a big plus. Store management was very nice and helpful especially HR. Were very understanding when I had a death in the family.

    Cons

    Bad training, discouraged from reporting on the job back injury. Was often sent home after only working a few hours because of payroll budgeting. Scheduling tool was awful, my hours were super messed up

    Advice to Management

    Increase level of training so people actually know what they're supposed to do. Scheduling tool needs to be updated, my requests for fewer hours never went through the system & I ended up working 30+ hours while going to school full time (I wanted to work like 15)


  9. "This place could really use some unions"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Wilton, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Wilton, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Paid breaks
    Full time

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime
     Emphasis on safety is pretty annoying sometimes
    Toxic, production based work environment
    Poor training.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce number of overtime hours from full to half shifts.


  10. "Great pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Gansevoort, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Gansevoort, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is so good, lots of over time opportunities during fall/Christmas season.

    Cons

    Trying to do an internal job change is hard. You'll watch new hires off the street get hired into the position you've been bidding on for a year!

    Advice to Management

    Wish they understood the reality of the job more, and were more interactive with the team members.


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