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Target Austin Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  1. "Staff engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    some good learning and oppertunities

    Cons

    Sometimes things are too bureaucratic.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Target team works you to death!"

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    Current Employee - Apparel Team Member, Starbucks Barista and Shoe Brand Member in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Apparel Team Member, Starbucks Barista and Shoe Brand Member in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get your hours if you bug them enough.

    Cons

    Managers will make empty promises to manipulate you into doing whatever they want.

    Advice to Management

    Target team works you to death! I have been here for 2 1/2 years and have been promised growth and compensation and neither have happened. They have tight knit manager groups that make it hard to get a hold of any one especially when they take their hot long breakfasts and lunches together. They try to force your hand and make you change your availability even when you have a legitimate excuse. They need to make sure the ETL are doing their job and not just hanging out with each other.

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    "Backroom"

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    Current Employee - Backroom Team Leader in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Backroom Team Leader in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, decent base pay for entry level work, strong brand and culture.

    Cons

    Pay increases only reliable through advancement.


  4. "Good starter job"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its good experience as first jobs go.

    Cons

    some of the higher up people dont take their job seriously

    Advice to Management

    do alot better


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guests. Some team members. And loved working the self checkouts and was great at it.

    Cons

    Higher ups. Management. The new HR. Lost all my vacation hrs. No one let the workers know there was no more roll over.

    Advice to Management

    Should have crossed trained me too. Gave you 5 yrs and 4 mons. I was singled out. Not by race. I should have gotten my 65 plus hours of vacation because a lot of us employees were not told about no roll over. Than I lose another 46 vacation hrs.


  6. "Best job ever"

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    Current Employee - Flow Team/Backroom Team Member in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Flow Team/Backroom Team Member in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love the amount of teamwork that goes into all of our work. There is a lot of space for individuality, but it's great knowing you have good people willing to help if your work load is heavy.

    Cons

    I haven't run into any personally, but I guess some would be the early hours and sometimes the six truck scheduled work weeks. It can be exhausting to some, but I enjoy the work.

    Advice to Management

    Key up the great team moral!


  7. "Good pay and good co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and full-time if you want it, but also don't have to go full 40 hours.

    Cons

    Dependent upon the work ethic of many other employees who aren't always very motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Give rewards to the more hardworking employees, this will encourage others to work harder too.

  8. "Softlines Sales Floor Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    Nice pay, flexible hours. Kind people. Happy

    Cons

    Poor training. Not much direction till you get your employee review.

    Advice to Management

    Find someone that likes to train. Agree on one thing.


  9. "Seasonal Employee"

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    Former Employee - Texas in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    10% Employee Discount, 30% discount on produce and some other healthy options... certain brands.

    Free flue shots with a perk of additional $5 gift card at the beginning of Christmas Seasonal.

    The pay is low, but if you desperately need a job you can get a part time job easily. If you need hours that you are not scheduled for or need to get rid of hours you can sometimes find hours or give away hours on a "Trade List" .... but know and understand that its not a guarantee.

    They will cater in food to have in the break rooms for employees on certain days such as Black Friday and New Year's Day.

    Cons

    Schedule comes out one week at a time on Thursdays, you will know two weeks out. So you can see current work week and the following week after at a time. Your hours can range from 4 hours per week to approximately 38 hours a week at peek time (ie Christmas seasonal schedule) There is NO overtime permitted, so you will more than likely be scheduled for something odd like 28.5 to 37.5 hours a week at peek times.

    If you are seasonal, do not expect to work any holidays where you make any additional pay (holiday pay) unless they are unfavorable shift hours because that is taken by regular employees... but this can be a pro or a con.

    You will work with a lot of young immature kids and young adults so expect a clique environment with gossip and possibly some poor work habits, however each business and store is different.

    Advice to Management

    It's a low paying job with a lot of turnover. You will be told at hiring interviews information to get you in the door that will not happen. Hours are scarce and all over the place. You can be scheduled until closing, which at peek holiday hours can mean an additional 2 hours of picking up and facing the store, and putting away abandoned items. Then be scheduled to open the store the next day. You would be surprised how irregular the scheduling is.


  10. "good job. not so for the weak"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    meet lots of cool people good mgrs. you can really ignore people for most of the day bc the store us so big, great if you need a gift last min

    Cons

    store hrs lots of teen workers.the discount is sooo stupid its like tax it shold at least increase the longer you are there. gocery dept is always short staff so you have to help there which is blah if u hate food stuff, weird schedule, not always a clear path of where to go next, clean stores, better than wal mart

    Advice to Management

    better pay for pt holiday hrs have gotten worse every year,


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