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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. "Awesome place to work !"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team culture and friendly atmosphere .

    Cons

    None at the time .

    Advice to Management

    None at the time.

  2. "Great experience while working here"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture to be around

    Cons

    Hours are long and challenging

  3. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Friendly work environment! If you like working with people you will love it!

    Cons

    Sometimes long nights, but ling nights=more$$$. Could be very a very ling day if it is a very slow day!

    Advice to Management

    Loved my South Bay Target Family!

  4. "Team member"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Fun learning the ropes in retail Some great people

    Cons

    Harrassing and inti.idating managers thinking that the store belo gs to them not target. Harrassing remarks from management to good employees Singling out great employees Bully managment

    Advice to Management

    Be careful and treat employees that work good stop pooping on them!

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good Part Time Opportunity"

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      Former Employee - Electronics Team Member in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Target part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Flexible Hours, Ability to move up, Good customer base

      Cons

      Management not always on the same page, HR recruits are typically hit or miss with no in between, Low work morale

      Advice to Management

      Focus on improving employee morale rather than just customer morale, often found other employees to be rude and unbearable. This attitude quickly spreads to newer hires and leads to poor work ethic and customer dissatisfaction.

    • "terrible"

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      Former Employee - Team Leader in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Target for more than 20 years

      Pros

      nothing at all good here

      Cons

      sucks your soul out and kills you

    • "Nice Benefits, but Too Many Hours"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

      I worked at Target part-time

      Pros

      They give you reasonable hours and pay fairly. They have a good amount of benefits and paid time and a half every Sunday.

      Cons

      They did not always follow your schedule and you would have to talk to management multiple times to fix it. I was hired as a part-time employee, but they always scheduled me for 40 hours every week, so I would have to get this fixed weekly. They also had a hard time scheduling me around my class schedule and when I would have to go home for breaks.

    • Helpful (2)

      "It's work and it started out well but as time went by my experience was less pleasant"

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      Current Employee - Backroom Team Member in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      I know what I need to do everyday and my work is largely independent. I don't need to deal with aggravating customers

      Cons

      There are too many managers and leaders who all prioritize different things but they do not communicate with each other which is extremely frustrating when everyone calls for backroom for the same thing over and over or someone tries to interrupt my own work for a less important task

      Advice to Management

      Only let those leaders who understand the backroom call the backroom for any tasks

    • Helpful (1)

      "Executive Team Leader- Hardlines"

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      Former Employee - ETL - Hardlines in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Target full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      worked for two years, a lot has to do with the store your in. i was in 3 different stores. great culture for the most part, and great people to work with. if you can put in the hours and do everything that is asked of you then you can easily make close to 6 figures with this company.

      Cons

      the workload, expectations, anywhere from 10-14 hour days, and if they know you want me move up they will work you like a dog and say "its for your development." working every other weekend, holidays, you have thanksgiving off, but then have to be in at 12am for black friday... company keeps cutting payroll which at the end makes even more work for the people on salary. morning shift for my store was 6am-4pm/closing was...

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      Advice to Management

      do more to let the ETLs and STLs have work/life balance. working 55+ hours is kinda absurd.

    • Helpful (1)

      "There could not be a more timely organization right now to work for!"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

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

      Pros

      Under the new leadership of Roger Brooks, this organization has been transforming itself to have a greater impact and to build a model workplace. A new ethos based on quality, accountability, civility and mutual respect has taken root. A diversity & inclusion initiative is underway and showing real results. Some of the best people around work here and if you can land a job, you will be very satisfied with the quality...

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      Cons

      Some practices from the past made meetings long, decisions hard to get, and left some people in management who were not effective and in some cases not pleasant to work with. Fortunately, the new leadership has strongly addressed each of these issues over the past 2 years and made some of the hard decisions that needed to be made. An all-staff survey was listened to and things are on the right path.

      Advice to Management

      Thank you for investing in "Growth Mindset" training for managers so that everyone in the organization feels supported and tapped for their skills and abilities.

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