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Updated August 17, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Four wonderful years."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Going in at twenty I didn’t expect to work at Target for an extended period of time. What followed were the four best years of my professional career. You not only get to work with a wonderful team, but you get the chance to prove yourself. A lot of promotions are done in-house.

    Cons

    There is only one true con that I can think of, and that is none other than the terrible red and khaki color combination.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t forget to take care of your team.


  2. "My Review"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Rialto, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Rialto, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great culture to work in.

    Cons

    No career advancement without a degree.

  3. "Great Part Time job"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are great compared to other places i have worked and management is excellent at store i work at.

    Cons

    switching from one type of work area to another inst clear and has a lot of politics to it

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - ETL in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - ETL in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company direction and weekend rotation

    Cons

    Same things day in day out.


  5. "Working at Target"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, they're supposed to be flexible with your availability so going to school and working here is nice.

    Cons

    Its retail, you will always have a difficult guest every once in a while that will ruin your day. The managers run the break and lunch schedules for all cashiers. Sometimes you wont get your break until 3 hours into your shift which is horrible considering that you're standing in one spot the entire time. We're almost always understaffed. I do also feel as though I spend too much of my life at target. Work, Sleep, then back to work.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more people per day.


  6. "Strong Team Culture"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Fullerton, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team Culture
    Opportunity to volunteer
    Fast work pace environment
    Each day is different

    Cons

    Stressful at times
    Challenging during peak hours


  7. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You were only expected to work in your area, not hop around.

    Cons

    Inflexible with request for time off or approval to switch shifts. Constantly being told to sell the target red card.

  8. "Just okay gets old fast"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly friendly co-workers
    Employee discount
    Store cleanliness

    Cons

    Lots of turn-over both management & team members. Management favoritism pretty evident to everyone.
    If you’re “in” with the right people you may get promoted.
    Lack of communication/training

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look & be honest about who you’re promoting.


  9. "Not a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees, benefits come eventually, flexible with scheduling- especially if you’re a student

    Cons

    Managers don’t listen to needs, scheduling can become a pain- hours to work are all over the place, nobody (except for Team Leads and ETLs) is actually full time, they keep you under 40 hours every week, sometimes less.
    The expected work vs what you’re actually getting paid is sad- but if you do a good job you’ll (eventually) get your yearly review and get from one cent up to (what I hear) 50 cents in raise, but it’s all confusing because of Target’s plan to have minimum wage at $15 by 2020. And HR never addresses it unless you ask


  10. "Lots of Responsibility and say goodbye to weekends"

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    Current Employee - ETL Target in Stockton, CA
    Current Employee - ETL Target in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience on all levels, business management, team development, mentoring, leading, safety, compliance, etc.

    Cons

    9-12 hours expected daily, you may get every other weekend off, that may not be the case during the holidays

    Advice to Management

    stay close to team during extensive remodels, keep being innovative.


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