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Target Bridgeport Reviews

Updated May 22, 2018
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  1. "TL Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, many promotions and lateral turn over

    Cons

    Pay, upper management can be pencil pushers, demonstrate 0% of accountability

    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs not enough Indians at times.


  2. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ten percent employee discount for everything but alcohol.

    Cons

    Poor training, company emphasis on earnings so hours are cut with the contradictory mantra of "fast fun friendly."

    Advice to Management

    Employees need more training with less emphasis on corporate earnings.

  3. "Bad new management"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Trumbull, CT
    Former Employee - Cashier in Trumbull, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    Made a lot of new friends
    Better knowledge of POS system
    Employee discount

    Cons

    Bad management
    Horrible scheduling issues
    Pay not worth getting yelled at by rude racist customers
    Had cashiers doing backroom responsibilities with no extra pay


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Decent first job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Bethel, CT
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bethel, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Fair pay for high school/college students
    Resume builder
    10% discount on all products in the store
    Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Constantly nagged to push the Target credit card (Red Card) on guests
    Hours drag if store isn't crowded
    Stressful if store is crowded

    Advice to Management

    Advertisements for the Target Red Card are plastered all over the store and at the registers. Cashiers should not have to press into guests if they would like to sign up because they receive no rewards or benefits for doing so.


  5. "Receiving/Reverse Logistics Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Friendly Atmosphere. Always something to do if you're willing to do it.

    Cons

    I saw too many good managers get let go. Not enough training time offered to people who care enough to learn more.

    Advice to Management

    I've noticed bad managers often throw good managers under the bus. The bad managers often form groups to get support from each other and have backup to verify their stories.


  6. "Sales Floor Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Trumbull, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Trumbull, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Gain great friendships with fellow team members
    -Management is very good at training you to be the best you can be

    Cons

    -Hard to move up because they hire people externally more than internally to the higher positions

    Advice to Management

    Look internally before looking elsewhere


  7. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Target Cashier in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Target Cashier in Danbury, CT
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I worked the Christmas season last year. They had fun little games to encourage you to get credit/debit card sign ups, and you could win prizes. That made being a cashier a little more interesting. The management was nice, they were encouraging, hours were good, not many complaints. Just a typical retail job. They had really good snacks in the break room, and sometimes full meals! Great application process - I applied and got hired the very next day! That might just apply for seasonal though.

    Cons

    The employee discount is pretty low - 10% - and you only get to use it if you use cash or a Target card. They time you when you ring up customers which makes you HATE the customers for going slowly. God forbid people don't have their money out and counted by the time you finish ringing them up. Or if they have a chip in their card - then you're screwed. You get warnings when the customers go too slowly, but I didn't work there long enough to find out what happens when you get more than one warning. It seems more and more corporations are starting to do this.

  8. "Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Bethel, CT
    Current Employee - Team Member in Bethel, CT
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are the best. The management is very flexible when it comes to working with medical issues and time off.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible. Cross training may get you a pay bump but getting the company to cross train you is difficult.


  9. "Work Somewhere Else"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Trumbull, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Trumbull, CT

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling for college students

    Cons

    Expect your hours to get cut severely during times of the year where the company doesn't make many sales. Team leaders will often have unrealistic expectations when it comes to getting tasks done. Overall, I did not feel like management cared about me and there are no opportunities for promotion. Seems like they prefer to hire externally for upper-level positions. Dealing with frustrating "guests" is the cherry on top for what I consider to be a pretty horrible job.


  10. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in New Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in New Fairfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good vibe
    Flexible schedule
    Good management
    Able to cross train

    Cons

    dealing with people
    long hours
    no ability to move up


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