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Target Austin Reviews

Updated September 16, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1582 reviews)

  • "Not a great for more team members further along in their career" (in 1685 reviews)

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  1. "Best job ever"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's about what you can expect from a retail job."

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    Former Employee - Soft Lines Sales Floor Team Member in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Soft Lines Sales Floor Team Member in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was usually pretty easy to pick up extra shifts if you want it except during the really slow months, so I typically would work at least 30 hours/wk even if I was only scheduled for 20.
    It seems relatively easy to get promoted to a specific section or to team-leader position if you work for it and let them know that you're interested, which would give you full time position (and I would assume benefits too). But I never tried as I wasn't willing to work regular 8-5 hours because I had another job that I worked during those hours. And the pay raise is a joke even if you do get promoted (about $.25 I was told by a coworker).
    They'll sometimes have free snacks in the break room.
    At my yearly review, I got a whole $.20 raise. Gee, thanks.
    They offer a 401k (match up to 5%) after 6 months working there (I think that's how long it was).
    If you just need a job, it's pretty easy to get hired during the busy season (late summer for back to school and October-December for the holiday season) and I'm sure it's better than food service.

    Cons

    We were always understaffed, yet they still expected 2 people to do the job of 4 every night.
    The HR people are morons and will consistently schedule you during your unavailable hours no matter how many times you tell them that you still CANNOT work during those hours. Then it's your job to get it fixed even though they're the ones that screwed up.
    The people who consistently no call/no show, who haven't even been working there as long as you, who don't even want to work that many hours, will still be scheduled to work more hours than you, and then the managers will call you on your scheduled day off to come in to work because somebody didn't show up (again). It makes me wonder if they reason they scheduled me for less hours is because they knew they could rely on me to fill in whenever someone didn't show.
    You have to deal with coworkers that don't want to do their job and you're expected to pick up the slack.
    Coworkers will consistently no call/no show, and you're expected to pick up the slack.
    No matter how nice you make an area look, customers will come right behind you and mess it up and you get to clean it up all over again.
    From what I was told, you need a college degree to ever get promoted above team-leader. If you don't have a college degree and you plan on staying in retail, you'd be better off working for Wal-mart. They don't require a degree to move up there and from what I hear, they have the same $10 base pay now.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to reward those who work hard and actually do their job and they may bother to stick around. Don't wait until they put in their two weeks notice to let them know that they're doing a good job.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "You are managing low paid team members and there is high turnover. The pay is good, stress is high"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay
    amount of vacation/time off
    every other weekend off

    Cons

    work/life balance, hard to find time to use the time off
    long shifts
    professional babysitting
    high stress


  4. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice first job.
    Great work environment.

    Cons

    Inconsistent weekly hours (ranges from 17 to 33 a week) not willing to allow overtime at all.

    Advice to Management

    Have one clear message and priority.


  5. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the money was okay but living in a big city it barely helped with gas.

    Cons

    SO MANY.
    A certain store influence's others to date their managers.
    Plays favorites and does not care AT ALL about home life.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to COMMUNICATE.
    If someone request days off listen to them.


  6. "Sales Floor/Backroom Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Target Sales Floor Team Member in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Target Sales Floor Team Member in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive leaders. Benefits after a year are decent. Matching 401k up to 5%.

    Cons

    Too little pay for too much work. Co-workers can be idiots.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Overnight Flow Team Member in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Overnight Flow Team Member in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workout, fast paced, able to stay longer than scheduled

    Cons

    Night shift but you get paid extra soo

  8. "Management could be a little better"

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    Current Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Good place to work. You meet new people

    Cons

    Management needs improvement in adding hours and recognition

    Advice to Management

    More recognition and more hours


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Cashier at Target"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Easy
    Employee discount
    Target encourages individuality to an extent. Things like purple hair or a full sleeve of tattoos won't prevent you from getting hired.

    Cons

    Boring
    No one is full time and hours are slashed without warning on a regular basis.
    Absolutely no consistency amongst supervisors.
    Raises are laughable. There's little room for advancement.


  10. "Decent entry level jobs and pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive starting pay and base entry wage increases regularly

    Cons

    No compensation thereafter unless you advance

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your team guys


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