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Brian Cornell
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  • "Not enough home/work life balance(in 1637 reviews)

  • "The pay is fair until you have to carry the load of other work-shy team members(in 1737 reviews)

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  1. "Target"

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    Current Employee - Target GSA in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love the company culture! Upper management really tries their best to make Target a safe, fun, and exciting work environment. Target has excellent benefits for full time employees and is flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    There are discrepancies between Target online and Target in store. It can be difficult to fix conflicts when they arise due to technical reasons.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "The team's fun, ...but there's A LOT to do..."

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    Current Employee - Grocery Team Member in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team members are more than friendly it seems in most cases (That or I was more fortunate) and it's a great way to gain more social skills, as it's a very active Retail environment. Grocery helps mold into you a sense of responsibility and time management, in a sense that you're required to push a lot of shipment onto the floor in a shift to ensure guests are able to find what they need on their shopping trips and...

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    Cons

    There are downsides, but it wouldn't be a job without some. So to start off with, as mentioned in the title, there is quite a hefty amount of Grocery shipment to get out onto the floor to get out to guests so that it can be purchased and guests go about their day. Your agenda is to get whatever you are able to out, then whatever won't go out to back stock in the back room to pull from later so as to replenish. You'll...

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    Advice to Management

    For some stores there are the issues of scheduling and lack of reliable team members in evenings to ensure work is complete prior to closing. In meaning sometimes it's difficult to finish unloading a truck and leaving nothing else laying about without sufficient amount of help or time to do so. Hopefully one complaint would be enough to prevent this issue as its happened to me dozens of times where I needed to have another...

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Never given enough time..."

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    Former Employee - Presentation Team Member in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    My first TL and quite a few of my former coworkers were decent, hardworking people. The store was flexible with my college schedule, permitted all the time I requested off (not so consistent with paid leave but that's not so big a problem...), and even was flex with my grandmother's funeral when I had to make last minute plans and took leave. The old ETL was a nice guy - to me anyway, he seemed to have a lot of haters...

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    Cons

    For me the cons start after my graduation - it's great to have fewer hours when you have other priorities. And right before graduating, I notified all higher ups of my availability change to full time. During the earlier part of my hire, it was shaky convincing particular team leads that I wasn't down for FT, but it was AFTER College that they didn't harass me about it, moreover they didn't give it. And my hours only...

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    Advice to Management

    This is a great place to work if you need minimal hours and a sort of a paycheck once in a blue moon. You all should value your subordinates better - invite them to meetings - don't just huddle in Starbucks and pat yourselves on the back all the time. We all heard your clapping and self-gratulating. You fool no one. And furthermore, your TM's are people too. They aren't just robots. You can't expect one person to break...

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  4. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Fun and friendly environment. Good Pay

    Cons

    Too many hours worked in holiday

  5. "Exec Team Leader Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Fair salary, decent benefits, good opportunity for development, feedback driven company. Can be a great environment to work in, if you are in a store with good leadership.

    Cons

    Opportunity to advance is often dependent on whether you are “liked” by the district team. Micro manage stores to an extreme degree. Say “do what’s right for your building” but don’t support that motto.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your store leadership to run the business & if they aren’t the right leaders, then manage them. The current direction feels like all stores are being punished for the mistakes of others.

  6. Helpful (7)

    "Store Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader Sales Floor/Guest Experience in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    -Great work environment, fun culture, team focused. -Dependant upon your STL, you have a lot of freedom to be your own business owner. As an ETL you're in charge and run a group of team leaders and their team members. It's your responsibility to make decisions and take complete ownership. - What drives me to come to work everyday is my team. Once you develop and establish your team there is a sense of family. -I...

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    Cons

    -Specifically as a Sales Floor/Guest Experience ETL you are responsible for essentially every department in the store apart from Logistics (Front end, Food Ave, Starbucks, Hardlines, Softlines, Consumables, Visual Merchandising, Electronics, Seasonal). It will be extremely overwhelming and tough to manage and have successful "Green" running workcenters if you don't have solid Team Leaders in those specific workcenters....

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    Advice to Management

    - District and Group leaders- don't be so quick to conclusions dealing with anything. Problem solve and investigate more to see what are the root causes of issues as opposed to jumping to conclusions and making a decision. - With that being said ^^^ If a TL or ETL is underperforming do your due deligence and work with the STL to find out why. Don't assume and make up your mind that the particular leader needs to be...

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  7. "Store team leader"

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    Former Employee - Business Owner in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great salary and bonus. Teamwork and tons of perks.

    Cons

    You have to make your numbers. It is political but at the end of the day it is your scorecard that counts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep training at all levels. It makes s difference.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Stores Executive Internship"

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    Former Employee - Stores Executive Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Great work culture Given a lot of authority and responsibility

    Cons

    The position is oversold. At the end of the day, its a retail management position. Working as a Stores Executive Internship feels like being a retail worker.

  9. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexibility. Benefits. Ease of entry. Promotion potential.

    Cons

    Metrics. Upper management mostly just jockeying for promotions. 99% of the job is if you have a good store manager.

    Advice to Management

    Rewarding people who excel with more workload isnt going to encourage people to do a good job.

  10. "I would work there again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Strong company, clean environment, great team members, great salaries but not so much for hourly team members

    Cons

    Disappointed that work history did not prompt the leadership to utilize skill set for a more appropriate position and pay

    Advice to Management

    Don't fill a position because it fits you. instead, find the best fitting position for the person applying. You definitely lose great talent by not investing in your team and learning more about their history.

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