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Updated January 22, 2018
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Pros
  • There is a large focus on work/life balance that is very appreciated (in 895 reviews)

  • If the team members can't come up with an answer they are more than willing to seek out the answer via manager or other sources (in 1776 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance is an opportunity (in 1500 reviews)

  • compensation for existing team members being outpaced by newer (in 1594 reviews)

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  1. "Electronics SFS CASHIER HARDLINE GUEST SERVICES"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits open door policy great advancement opportunities and great continuing education for advancement on the job training friendly family like atmosphere

    Cons

    Workers only get 20 hours unless you swap shifts or are a team lead then you can get forty hours make sure to let new hires know this in advance especially if they have worked full time all there lives

    Advice to Management

    Keep motivating your team and lead by example and continue to promote those team members that go up and beyond in attendance work performance and guest services and pay team members according to experience and attitudes


  2. "Good / Bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good starter job if your young with not a lot of bills or in school. They will work with your schedule for students. And there is a lot of great people who work there .

    Cons

    There isn't really no movement in the company if your not friends with certain people they will choose new employees over their old one for promotions .

    Advice to Management

    Advanced those that put years into that company or have bust their butts to make your stores enjoyable for guest and treat your team better .

  3. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cash Register in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cash Register in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the items and how calm it is ......also there are good holiday cheer that most stores doesn’t has and also there is a Starbucks inside so I can get my energy drink before I start

    Cons

    Some customers have attitudes and you have to understand that you need to either ignore or make them feel better


  4. "Bullseye"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior TL in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior TL in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people tend to be amazing

    Cons

    Pay is just now starting to become reasonable for the work they want you to accomplish.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability in this company is crucial. Own your business, lead your team. Don't be afraid to ask questions.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The Real Truth"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Team and environment you work in. As an ETL not too much work needs to be put in if you know the business and know how to manage.

    Cons

    -Unique store bonus just recently got removed, means less bonus potential for many ETLs in chicago.
    -There used to be a pay grade system in which every 18 months you interview and if you passed received a 10% raise. Now if you receive a new position your raise is 5%.
    -It is better to work outside of Target and come in new versus someone who has been with the company for some time. I have recently met a new ETL who was offered 75k to work HR, who had minimal(1 year) HR experience and no retail experience. While Target stores have ETLs who have been in role for sometime and are no where near that. One of the hardest working ETLs I know who has worked his way from TM to ETL is still sitting close to a 60k if that. But Target does not compensate that.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the ETL team you have because I believe keeping a team with experience and knowledge to run your business is worth more than an outside hire and paying them more.


  6. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Boss in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Boss in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    great place!!! wouldn't go anywhere

    Cons

    long hours and work you like a dog

    Advice to Management

    give is more breaks for cookie and milk


  7. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible free food sometimes and the meetings

    Cons

    Don't like to promote only promote favorites and Caucasians pay terrible for the amount of work you do

  8. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Meet a lot of people. Nice coworkers

    Cons

    Hours are all over the place and they cut them.

    Advice to Management

    Give more cross training.


  9. "Target"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    The hours were not the best or what I️ expected


  10. "Senior aTeam Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work experience. Never boring.

    Cons

    Little pay. Not super work schedule. Very little recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Please be understanding of your team.


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