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Updated July 8, 2018
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  1. "Good Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Market Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Team Members
    Fast Paced Work
    Alot of work to keep you busy
    Fun

    Cons

    Some ETL's can MICRO-manage
    Sometimes overwhelming helping guests and completing your daily work

    Advice to Management

    Stop being stalkers.. Most of us know our job and what we need to get done. When you know you have a good hard worker, stop calling on the radio every 20 minutes asking what were doing etc...


  2. "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

  3. "ETL"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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?

  8. "Sales Floor Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Coworkers are mostly friendly and helpful
    - Good pay (kind of)
    - 10% discount on all target products + 5% if you have the red card

    Cons

    - Heavy workload
    - Micromanagement
    - Simple job but physically demanding, doesn't require a lot of creativity or strategic thinking
    - Not a lot of room to grow

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more team members to work on the sales floor especially during weekends/holidays.


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Nice culture. nice people overall

    Cons

    too much micromanagement. makes working a drag


  10. "College friendly job"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Electronics Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Options for entry positions
    10% helps with budgetting

    Cons

    No benefits unless full time
    Management makes or breaks the store

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to stop hiding themselves in their offices. We are aware that you have duties to fulfill, but when you lock yourself in the ETL of Operation's office to just eat food or stay on your phone, there's a major issue. Target had a culture, the vibe. It made me feel welcomed and enjoy coming to work. I wasn't just a pawn. I was a team member. That culture has died and instead, Target just feels like high school. Either you're liked or not, you exist or are forgotten. It's sad really. The only reason why one should stick around is to just provide yourself income until a better job comes around.


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