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Target CEO Brian Cornell
Brian Cornell
98 Ratings
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  • "Not enough home/work life balance(in 1637 reviews)

  • "The pay is fair until you have to carry the load of other work-shy team members(in 1737 reviews)

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  1. Guest Service Team Lead

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

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 2 years

    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. Not Worth the Money

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount, managerial experience, decent salary for new grad

    Cons

    When you calculate the salary per hour spent working (and, more so, spent simply stocking shelves, it's not that great of money), spend most of the time doing hourly-type tasks despite being a "manager"

  3. If you don’t want to work fast food, but can’t get a “real” job yet, this is the place for you.

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    Former Employee - Flow Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    A lot of people roatate in and out so you do meet some cool people.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites and feels they need to coach even after not fully training people properly.

    Advice to Management

    They are really stuck in their ways, not everything deserves a coaching.

  4. Helpful (1)

    Overworked/Underpaid

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -Work/life balance is achievable (only because OT is not allowed) -Benefits -Flexible, if days off are needed -Discount

    Cons

    -Overtime not allowed -Expectations unrealistic -Terrible pay

  5. Ok

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Pay, always moving, creativity

    Cons

    Workload, stressful, unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    None

  6. Pros and Cons of working at Target

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, opportunities to cross train, opportunities to advance

    Cons

    limited hours, favoritism from leaders

  7. Back room logistic

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    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the people there are cool, the breaks and meal time is fair.

    Cons

    no communication between leasers and managers, will ask you to do tasks that cant actually be done in a short amount of time, you get sick hours but they dont want you calling off, one call and if they are petty can write you up.

    Advice to Management

    need to change that sick hours clause because no other company ive worked with with has ever counted sick hours against you or change sick hours to cash out hours.

  8. Working the Target life is okay

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    They are okay to work for

    Cons

    The pay is not that great

  9. Typical Big Box

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Work with some good people

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay, hours vary greatly, not nearly enough resources, management constantly changing plans

    Advice to Management

    Dont forget to take care of the team

  10. Laughable

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

    I worked at Target part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I only appreciated my managers who worked on the 1rst floor of the downtown retail store, they clearly worked super hard to manage the cashiers, always on their feet. These individuals really motivated me every time I came into work and they always made sure to ask me how I was doing. They taught me when I made mistakes and they maintained a positive attitude and for that I am truly grateful.

    Cons

    Where to start: So I don't mind doing a mind-numbing position when I had job experience and I just finished school. I took this job to allow some buffering time to support me and my family (which still was not enough pay by the way). In fact, I enjoyed serving my customers and you could tell that my line was PACKED because I would get the work done efficiently in a short amount of time. Not to mention that I spoke another...

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    Advice to Management

    I really don't know what advice to give... Maybe stop hiring airheaded 18-22-year-olds or find competent workers and pay all of the above 15$ so maybe they will be happy and they can take care of their families? Have a similar benefit and structure like Starbucks or find a way to pay back student's tuition. Teach inexperienced workers real customer service skills.

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