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Updated May 17, 2018
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  • Work life balance can be difficult (in 1537 reviews)

  • Hours were inconsistent for most team members (in 1644 reviews)

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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. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Executive"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. The people are great and the teamwork atmosphere is great. Great pay for a new Executive in Position out of college. Good Benefits

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance can be an issue. They tell you you're going to work 50 hours but sometimes it can be 60 during the holidays. Lots of favoritism at the management level by the store manager and district manager. Very political atmosphere. If they like you you'll go far, despite whether you have the experience or not.

    Advice to Management

    Be opening to listening to all sides of leaders issues. Look for those who go above and beyond and not just talk the talk.


  6. "Executive Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Great Benefits
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Dependent on who your Store Team Leader is.

    Advice to Management

    Do not take this job if you are not hard worker and cannot keep up with the continuously changing retail world.


  7. "Good retail work, more or less like any other retail work"

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

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

    Pros

    Decently organized, more competent management than others i've worked for.

    Cons

    High turnover, weird scheduling sometimes.

  8. "Merchandising Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategy Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Strategy Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Target had a fun and light-hearted working environment right in the heart of Minneapolis. Large office head numerous ammenities

    Cons

    Role was much more day-to-day execution based than advertised and did not allow for strategic/critical thinking to be successful.


  9. "Executive Team Leader - Logistics"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits. Room for growth in any area of the company you want to get into if you are honest and upfront with your Store Team Leader. A ton to learn and most people that work there are terrific, nice and understanding. Always work to do and it keeps you busy and on your toes! If you are looking to get business experience and make some money, this is a good place to start.

    Cons

    Very long hours, have to work on Holidays and every other weekend. No work life balance. They say the work week is 52 hours, but you will be doing at least 60 - 70, especially in the busy Holiday season. No choice on what work center you work in, and some work centers over others naturally have better work hours/LOD schedules than others; Logistics by far has the worst and longest work hours (either really early in morning at 4am or overnight). Long interview process. Always unannounced visits from District Management so you have to be on your toes at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay or cut hours to just every 3 weekends, not others. Add more ETL's to the floor to help take the load off the others, especially when there's only 3-4 ETL's in a store.


  10. "Store management"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits.
    Working in a team environment
    Pay tends to be higher in retail environment
    Good schedule for retail.
    Career growth

    Cons

    Long hours
    Still work nights and weekends
    Higher turnover for hourly employees
    Productivity challenges
    Can be very cut throat about meeting goals/metrics


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