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Target Backroom Team Member Reviews

Updated November 12, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1597 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1690 reviews)

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  1. "logistics"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place with wonderful people

    Cons

    a lot of favoritism on who gets promoted

    Advice to Management

    be open minded


  2. "It was alright"

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    Former Employee - Flow Team/Backroom Team Member
    Former Employee - Flow Team/Backroom Team Member

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

    Pros

    where I worked at it was probably the best job I worked at. the team members where awesome and target really took care of us when you had to work in the holidays. I worked as flow and it was really easy then I switched to backroom which was also cool.

    Cons

    the only con is that I had to wake up so early to unload the truck at 4am but that's pretty much it.

  3. "Worst job I've ever had"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't think of a single good thing.

    Cons

    Management has you fill out an availability for scheduling, and then completely ignored it and blames you for scheduling conflicts that arise.
    I'm expected to work past my scheduled shift every day, and the managers act inconvenienced when I don't.
    More and more responsibilities get lumped into my job description and no extra money comes my way.
    Vacation requests often get ignored.
    Expected to pick up the slack of other team members who don't do their fair share of work.
    In all my interactions with management, I've felt many things, respected is not one of them.
    Not that it matters, but is worth noting. I've worked at smaller companies that have given bigger employee discounts. Target is only 10% off.

    Advice to Management

    Employees quit less often when you treat them like human beings.


  4. "A good place to make money if you can handle no upward mobility and rampant favoritism."

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    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, reasonable pay, friendly coworkers, decent events

    Cons

    No upward mobility, unsafe work environment, poor interdepartmental communication

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and try to understand what is happening and why before making judgements.


  5. "Sometimes fun, sometimes frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Backroom Team Member in Pottstown, PA
    Current Employee - Backroom Team Member in Pottstown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, simple work day, good break schedule

    Cons

    Conflicting workload, conflicts in management, store versus corporate mentality, unachievable goals, slow to fire/let go of bad team members

    Advice to Management

    Stop blaming everything on corporate and hold bad employees accountable for repeated mistakes that bring the whole team down


  6. "Backroom Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were great
    10% store discount
    Could listen to music while working

    Cons

    Understaffed at the time
    Weekends and Holidays are chaotic


  7. "Backroom Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of potential work hours, room for advancement with credentials and the right networking ability.

    Cons

    Random work schedule makes it difficult to for outside engagements

  8. "Backroom Team Member - Overnight"

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    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in Falls Church, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overtime around holidays with pay & a half, part of a team but most of your work is completed individually

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, physically demanding, long shifts (10 hours+)

    Advice to Management

    Do better in approving time off when it is requesting 2+ weeks in advance.


  9. "Not enough hours and treated poorly"

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    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member
    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    This is an easy job to get.

    Cons

    Was promised full time, but didn't get scheduled any more than 25 hours a week. Backroom team members were in short supply, and were treated poorly.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not all bad, but a lot of it is"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of good co-workers
    Somewhat flexible scheduling
    Fairly good hourly pay

    Cons

    Management constantly gossips about you if you're sick and assumes you were lying
    Try to take advantage of you and schedule you outside availability
    Expect A LOT of hard work for how much you get paid
    Inconsistent hours
    Constantly cutting corners and under staffing stores

    Advice to Management

    Understand that when people have to do 5 things at once constantly because Target is too cheap to properly staff their stores that it is hard to get things done a lot of the time.