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Target Chicago Reviews

Updated July 31, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1576 reviews)

  • "Not a great for more team members further along in their career" (in 1680 reviews)

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  1. "Guest Service Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone at the store is family. You feel welcomed to the team. You do receive very good different types of experience while working for Target. You can grow with the company.

    Cons

    I don't have any bad comments about Target.


  2. "Hardlines"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexible hours, vacation time, Co-workers, Parking

    Cons

    Work hours, management, cleanliness, Fairness, equality.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to who works harder and who should get the little hours they do have!

  3. "Bittersweet"

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    Former Employee - GSTL in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - GSTL in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Professionalism and business lingo. If you can master development at Target you can make it in corporate America .

    Cons

    Development and sussession
    They will hire ETL’s and up while you train them even if you have a degree. This company is not friendly as to working up the ranks of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better suasion plan for your employees to work the ranks of the company . This way your company won’t go into shambles when you hire ditzy college kids who have no passion for the brand and just are collecting a paycheck and delegating task. While you have some TMs and TL who know they company in and out with college degrees but it takes them 3-5 years to get promoted and intense scrutiny to feel competent for ETL position. This way you won’t have brand new store managers quitting within 1 and a half or 3 years bc of the havoc they created not knowing what they are doing just interviewed well.


  4. "Great culture, unorganized staff"

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    Former Employee - Client Services in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Client Services in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great fun people to work with. People are fairly young so it is easier to communicate.

    Cons

    HR department was scattered. They continuously scheduled me for days I could not work


  5. "Chasier"

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

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

    Pros

    It is the easiest job in the store

    Cons

    You have to deal with stupid things


  6. "ETL"

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    Current Employee - ETL in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - ETL in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, a lot of potential to grow, huge learning opportunities in terms of management

    Cons

    No recognition from upper management, you work at least 10 hour days, weekends, and nights.

    Advice to Management

    District level management needs to recognize management/team in stores more often.


  7. "Right for the Right Person"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Salesfloor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Salesfloor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, working with great peers.

    Cons

    Work life balance is lacking. Be ready to receive/answer text and e-mails when you aren't in the office. You will be working every other weekend.

    Advice to Management

    None. The organization is lead top down. Information doesn't flow up the chain.

  8. "Hardline sales"

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    Current Employee - Hardlines in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Hardlines in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Aging infrastructure, cutting hours constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on setting the floor not the reshop.


  9. "Target"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cheery and upbeat atmosphere. Decent discount.

    Cons

    Poor management. Favoritism. Lack of communication with schedule changes.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Age discrimination"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Awesome new program to give the guestva better experience.

    Cons

    Unless you are 24-30 and just graduated you are not considered for ETL positions. If you are older and have a degree even s recent degree with tons of management and district management leadership skills you will be passed up. Only consideration is for non- experience recent grads.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your stores and actually look at what jobs employees in their late 30’s and older are holding. How many new ETL’s are you hiring that are over 40?


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