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Updated October 3, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1590 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1685 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, very fast pace and everyone works as a team

    Cons

    No cons great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Management did an excellent job .


  2. "Backroom Team member"

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    Former Employee - Back Room Team Membet in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Back Room Team Membet in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and volunteer opportunities!

    Cons

    They make you clock out if it’s slow

  3. "Electronics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time

    Pros

    Pay was decent and it seemed like there may be ways to move up.

    Cons

    Tricked into doing overnight shifts even though I was hired as electronics.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t lie to applicants.


  4. "Poor management pay and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no pros here

    Cons

    Work culture is negative, management in store and pharmacy is a mess, promised full time hours and then cut them after I transferred to their store, among many others

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees and adjust to their schedules


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Open door policy. Great team spirit and room for growth

    Cons

    Weekends, holidays and nights are a must.


  6. "It’s ok for A short term job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are pretty laid back about what you wear(long as it’s red and tan), got pretty decent hours, pay was good at 11.50 a hr, benefits after 90 days.

    Cons

    can’t really think of one. Long as you get to work on time and do your job no one bothers you


  7. "Pay and Growth"

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    Former Employee - Perishables Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Perishables Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and company as a whole to work for and with.

    Cons

    Pay and promotions could use some work

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the ones who work hard and reward them.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Read carefully before applying for this job."

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    Current Employee - Specialty Lead for Style in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Specialty Lead for Style in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    20% off Wellness items (champion brand) and fresh produce
    10% everything else.
    If you are leadership or manage to work over 30 hours the health coverage is ok.
    Retail offers flexible schedules in general so if you need something to work around other jobs then great. But you are at the will of Target’s business needs.

    Cons

    I have been with this company for 16 years. And it’s completely changed it’s structure. The structure before was completely fine and worked and I understand you have to evolve and adapt to keep up with competition but here’s what I have to say:
    I am in an (hourly)supervisor lead role. I value my team members and that’s why I regret to tell you that now I have to treat them like they are replaceable. Target wants to cut everyone (veteran/seniority type) employees down to 20-25 hours a week. Some of these team members have worked very hard to earn their 40 hour a week schedule to pay their bills and have health coverage and target just doesn’t care.
    They have added on more jobs to each department lead without compensating them for the extra workload. “And if you don’t like it then leave” is Target’s attitude.
    If you are interested in a management/salaried employee position don’t think you will get hired on as a supervisor and work your way up. This rarely happens. Because of the amount of workload to be done has increased, its nearly impossible to achieve a level of excellence in our job performance. Target hires unqualified fresh out of college managers that most of the time never worked retail. This company and all of its stores are becoming a revolving door for talent.
    As a salaried manager you will work 50+ hours a week and you rarely get to come in early so you are giving up most of your day to target. Forget seeing your family during the holidays. Target owns you. So in conclusion, there is horrible work/life balance.

    There is an excessive amount of training that each employee has to go through that is unnecessary and the company gives you no training hours to get it done. It’s basically learn 20 different job duties on the fly and do it during peak hours when you need those people on the floor.

    Let’s talk about the facilities. For a multi billion company, they could afford to shell out the money to improve the bathrooms for the guests. Some stores have updated fancy bathrooms with automatic toilets and faucets but most stores do not. You want the guest to think your upscale then have a bathroom that matches that vision. Let’s see they turn the air conditioning off when the store is not open so the poor unload team is sweating bullets during the hot summer trying to work faster. And even when the store is open the air condition quality is poor. Guest complain about it all the time and I have literally had team members pass out due to the heat in the building.

    This company tells you they are making these changes to be there for the guests but they are just trying to save money to compete with amazon. They are losing great people left and right and I hope they get their act together. Because they will never be able to hold on to talent if they continue down this path. Maybe this is how retail is in general now but it’s not a philosophy I want to be a part of.

    Advice to Management

    This is really directed at corporate because regional/group/ district and store level management are just implementing absurd ideas- All my advice is stated in the above. Spend the money to keep employees happy and they will work hard for you. And in turn will be great with the guests. Go back to your old structure with some of the structural changes. Too much change at once has hurt. Not everyone is replaceable.


  9. "Terrible Management Choices"

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    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company! Great quality of products!

    Cons

    Terrible Choices for a Management Team.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't have the proper people skills, you don't need to be managing at Target or any job overseeing a group of individuals, with different personalities. The only plus about the management team, is when they manage to either get fired or manage to find something else, somewhere else. Hint, that's why they are forever getting rid of most of the managers working within the company. Most of them come in with a negative set agenda before even assessing store issues. They are very rude and show great favoritism. Most of the management team are already miserable when they come in and seem to have settled because they couldn't get on anywhere else due to whatever reason(s).


  10. "Executive team lead"

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    Current Intern - Executive Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Executive Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great company to work for
    -Good benefits

    Cons

    -Working weekends, nights, holidays, and long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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