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Updated July 13, 2017
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  • work life balance is hard to maintain (in 1385 reviews)

  • Hours tend to fluctuate for regular team members (in 1473 reviews)

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  1. "Benefits keep me here."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, companesation and discount. Somewhat flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Have to work weekends and long shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the three tiered rating system if 90% of people are in the middle rating. It's pointless.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Executive Team Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Quick Learning
    - Fun Peers
    - Constantly evolving landscape
    - Pays well for new graduates

    Cons

    - Working weekends is a change that was hard to adapt to
    - Retail is an industry where everyone thinks you are a minimum wage slave, even if you aren't
    - Sometimes unreachable goals set by Corporate

    Advice to Management

    I love to work here and so I can give a lot of props to my peers and bosses for that. I walk in to work with a smile on my face (except LOD shifts) and am ready to do whatever it takes for me to be successful. I think that for the level of stress that is put on store level management, there should be bit more on the benefits side. I sometimes feel overlooked when it comes to being recognized by senior management, especially when I do something above and beyond.

  3. "A team indeed"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Target really has a good model and attitude toward training. They balance opportunities to learn abs perform as an individual with a structure that calls on ya to support one another as a team.

    Cons

    Hard to gain approval for overruns hours.

    Advice to Management

    Not much advice that i could offer outside of giving workers more from to work mow hours if they are available.


  4. "Target review"

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    Current Employee - Sale in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sale in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Enjoy working with different coworkers

    Cons

    Not enough pay for expected work

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful to employees


  5. "Backroom"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    cool coworkers
    listen to your own music

    Cons

    working 8Hr in the freezer


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Such potential, but often wasted"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company that cares about
    Discount
    Potential for career growth
    Trusts leaders to run their work centers, and you really feel empowered to make a difference
    Leaders get every other weekend off, and it's a fairly stable schedule which is nice and hard to find in retail

    Cons

    The ETLs are often spread thin and rarely communicate with the team.
    Leaders are rarely promoted to ETLs, it often seems that Target just gives them the runaround in order to hold them in place. How do they not understand that their best assets are right in front of them, and not in 22 year old "fresh out of college" new hires with no experience? It's no wonder people get fed up and leave. The funny thing is that they keep talking about how important internal promotions are but you almost never see it happen. They higher ups know just what to say to make you "feel" heard, but then nothing ever changes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your leaders! They are the ones on the floor every day, interacting with the team. They know the business! Stop looking outside for talent and look at what's right in front of you!

    Don't be surprised when you lose your best talent because you lied to them and let them feel stagnant for so long.


  7. "Meh-Pay is low"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of leisure time

    Cons

    Pay is too low for me. Living in Chicago is quit expensive. Their is no way they are provided a living wage. However, it a perfect job for students or people who don't have that many aspirations in life. Have at it.

  8. "Don't waste your time."

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    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working at target was not hard .

    Cons

    The pay was horrible and they do not allow over time .


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked and not worth it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Guest Experience in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Guest Experience in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Camaraderie with peers, employee discount, great pay and benefits, a good first job for right after you graduate, opportunities to volunteer with the community

    Cons

    Overworked, no work life balance, no room for own ownership over the business, constantly cutting payroll, no room for growth in the company, money nice but not worth it

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect, not like they're beneath you


  10. "Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a good amount of training and they also let you learn on your own.

    Cons

    Made you do too many tasks, like be a credit card salesmen, which really did not make the experience enjoyable or did not get compensated for.


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