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  1. "Great place to work if you aren't lazy."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Amsterdam, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Amsterdam, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 or 4 day work weeks. Great pay. Solid teamwork and culture. You aren't just an employee, you're a part of a family.

    Cons

    This job is some of the most labor intensive jobs you'll ever have. You need to be able to do basic math without a calculator and you need to move at a quick pace for 10-12 hours straight. No slacking!

    Advice to Management

    You should have all applicants do a math test prior to hiring. To many inventory inaccuracies because people can't do basic mathematics in their head. This coming from a trainer at T-3802. We don't need people who can't count!


  2. "Seasonal packer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Love the job, definitely if you like to be active. The pay is awesome. Gls and sgls too! Just wish some of the policies for seasonals were more clear and given to them.

    Cons

    Within the packing dept they sometimes have unpredictable freight counts. Unsure of what the "business needs" may be for the week or even season.

    Advice to Management

    Let all employees know of theyre standing.


  3. "You put in the hours, but you get taken care of"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Amsterdam, NY
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Amsterdam, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Good pay
    Fun atmosphere to work in
    Great for development

    Cons

    You have to put in a lot of extra hours


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  5. "warehouse worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits package

    Cons

    Poor treatment, sub par machinery, bad management

    Advice to Management

    Learn your job role before taking charge of functional team


  6. "Great place"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Amsterdam, NY
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Amsterdam, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team work environment, good pay

    Cons

    Can be hard work, but not bad if you are in decent shape

    Advice to Management

    Management is usually pretty good


  7. "Warehouse"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Amsterdam, NY
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Amsterdam, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Core Values, Above Avg Pay

    Cons

    Tough on body, Just a number, Do not promote from within

    Advice to Management

    They are on the right track with how they do surveys on everyone


  8. "OK job to get through college"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Amsterdam, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Amsterdam, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Benefits are pretty decent.

    Cons

    The hours are crappy, and vary greatly from week to week.


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    "Target Distribution Center...Amsterdam NY"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wharehouse Worker in Amsterdam, NY
    Current Employee - Wharehouse Worker in Amsterdam, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees....everyday people. The pay. The schedule.

    Cons

    Class warfare....management vs. non-management.

    Extreamly physical job in the warehouse.

    Working the week-end is Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.....12 hour shifts. Working during the week is Tuesday - Friday 10 hour shifts. Night shifts are also available.....

    It's all about the "boxes" not the employees.

    They preach safety, safety, safety.....yet if you get hurt...it's an interrogation ending with threats of getting a C.A. (Corrective Action) C.A.'s get you fired!

    The GL's (Group leaders) can not be trusted. They don't even trust each other. I have personally heard them speak poorly about other gl's and...the senior gl. (Dave O.)

    The GL's are young, inexperienced, cocky and conformists. And if you don't conform, or show your target colors....you will be gone.

    I have a friend who is a GL, and he regularly tells me about their management meetings....and what "management" really thinks of the "labor". He is there for the paycheck....and when the time comes that he's not....then I will be free to share the stories and real feelings management has for the guys and girls in the trenches. I can not wait!!

    Names and direct quotes coming soon!

    Back to the safety issue.....I absolutely refuse to report any injuries. I recommend you don't either. They will absolutely hold it against you. I've cut myself with a razor blade, cut myself on a pallet, pulled muscles and twisted my ankle on a lift gate...reported none. I don't trust them. I've seen what they've done to other guys...and girls.

    They put up a front that they are so concerned about you as an employee....it's a complete sham. They care only about the boxes going up the "mezz".

    I could seriously go on and on....but it would just sound too much like an employee who is dissatisfied and angry who just wants to get even....it's not about getting even.

    I'm just trying to give you a real idea of what it's like.

    Listen, if you can handle busting your back, sacrificing your body, making $22 per hour, and not taking anything personally....meaning, swallowing your pride....then you can make it a go there.

    You've been warned....don't blame anyone else for your decision.

    My best advice....if you get a job there....talk to fellow employees. I would say that that 75%or more....hate their job. They stick for paycheck.

    Learn to live below your means, so you're not living for the paycheck.

    Don't trust anyone! (especially when you first start)

    The GL.....is your "master". They have the "4 year college degree" which automatically makes them much, much smarter than you! Even if their degree is in.....drama, or education, (teacher) or anything else unrelated to.....business!

    Actually, the truth be told, some of the smartest people working there, are throwing boxes.

    In closing....don't be fooled by a smile....from the nurse, to security, to the human resourse department, to your own immediate boss, (GL's).....they are all about themselves first.

    Don't trust anyone....choose your words carefully!

    (Boy do I wish I could name "names".....)

    Advice to Management

    That's funny,....like they would actually listen.

    Oh wait, that's right......."you talk...we listen....things get done".

    yeah right.


  10. "A good place to work for a little extra part-time income in addition to another job."

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and clean environment. Managers are always involved with their employees and are likely to actually help out with employee tasks when they are not otherwise occupied.

    Cons

    Target tends to be very difficult to move around in (both horizontally and vertically) once one is employed. If you are someone who is thinking of applying to target, apply for a higher position to avoid any ceilings.

    Advice to Management

    The most prevalent advice I would, and have, given to Target's leadership is that they should be a bit more open to employee ideas regarding ways to improve hourly-worker productivity--even if that means deviating slightly from their tightly-held best practices.


  11. "Headcount is Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Amsterdam, NY
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Amsterdam, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits and every other weekend off is nice. Training was pretty good. The culture is good. Compensation was higher than average for the area.

    Cons

    They have a headcount that must be met within a short amount of time. Fire people for no reason. Horribly vindictive HR!

    Advice to Management

    I could never be management here! My personal values do not align whatsoever with those of Target. I was so excited to become part of this company, only to find out they are shady and backstabbing.


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