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Target Atlanta Reviews

Updated March 22, 2018
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Atlanta, GA

3.2
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  • Work life balance can be difficult (in 1537 reviews)

  • Hours were inconsistent for most team members (in 1644 reviews)

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  1. "Executive team lead"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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).

  3. "Store-side is a rough balance of developing yourself personally while being pushed to your limits."

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is making strides in the right direction to stay competitive. Salaries are generally higher at store level. Best practices encourage structure and consistency.

    Cons

    On the store side, the team is not taken care of. You're not required, on paper, to be accessible 24/7 but between group chats, email, alarms, and meetings, you are adding onto an already 50-60 hours work week, as you are still expected to get your job done, but also have an immaculate looking store at all times. You will be pushed beyond what you think your limit is, which is good from a personal development standpoint, but you will get burnt out and your performance will decline. Technology in stores is out-dated and new initiatives are rolled out before completion, causing a lot of troubleshooting and extra work. You are expected to wear all hats at all times, no exceptions.

    Advice to Management

    Respectfully push back and be genuine about what it takes to run a store. Don't pull 5-10 teams from their stores to go make another store look great because there are company visitors in town. Masking the issue will never see a resolution. Take care of your teams.


  4. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location, Nice customers, security keeps store safe

    Cons

    I would never get off work on time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a good job.


  5. "Nice company"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interacting with new people
    Benefits if you are full time

    Cons

    Always pushing for sales
    standing for long hours


  6. "Great out of college job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time

    Pros

    If you are willing to work really hard it will be worth it

    Cons

    You work really hard, under pressure, and with high expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees with raises, review grades and career advice!


  7. "Team leader"

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    Current Employee - Presentation Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Presentation Team Leader in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain some extra experience to put on your resume. The company does pay higher than some others across the board.

    Cons

    Too many to label, but some great ones would be lack of creativity, it's hard to actually do your job for lack of resources and too many unnecessary inputs which makes it hard to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your management team to lead! It's in fact what you hired them to do

  8. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong work life balance, fair compensation, and company is fair in promoting those that do the work.

    Cons

    Management can be shaky depending on what store you’re in.

    Advice to Management

    HQ is dropping down lots of information and new expectations. Make sure you analyze what is realistic for you team and set expectations as such. Don’t get lost in the numbers and lose the people.


  9. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Stylish in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Stylish in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I will like to be a forever 21 app stylist because I will like to express my inner artista on anybody who ask for fashion questions.

    Cons

    I will take the bad fashion taste and make it look like a new fashion trend

    Advice to Management

    I will help you find better clothing for adults and teenagers of this generation


  10. "Horrific Management Practicesdece"

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Asset Protection in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits, they gave me (as asset protection) a guaranteed 40 hour schedule every week.

    Cons

    The majority of the staff in the store was very lazy and there was little to no accountability or oversight. Management was extremely racist and hostile towards the white staff members and took every opportunity to be as obvious and as loud about it as possible. They used a variety of less than legal means to push out hard-working employees and replace them with even lazier, entitled friends and family members. I personally witnessed higher end executive store leads threaten white team members with physical violence.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate and fix your Edgewood store in Atlanta. There are some severely illegal activities going on.


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