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Updated January 14, 2019
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  • "Work Life Balance (Weekends & minimum 10 hours daily on your feet)" (in 1622 reviews)

  • "The company is going through some changes in the clothing part of the store that were constantly changing without team members being informed quickly" (in 1720 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Place to work for. Flexible Schedule.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing....


  2. "Overall not a bad place"

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    Former Employee - Target Flow Team Member in Highland, IN
    Former Employee - Target Flow Team Member in Highland, IN

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

    Pros

    Learned how things were accomplished from unloading the truck to stocking the floor. My manager was pretty laid back and easy to get along with. After getting used to the routine and picking up speed with stocking, I would regularly be asked to stay later for more hours.

    Cons

    4:30 am start time was rough. I would have preferred an overnight shift.

  3. "Sells cosmetics, pushes truck"

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    Current Employee - Beauty Team Member in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Beauty Team Member in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Get to be creative
    Learn the basics of selling

    Cons

    Lots of tasks
    Running around
    Expect to do lots in little time

    Advice to Management

    Our job is supposed to be “guest first” and “selling” but with all of these tasks they expect us to do, realistically there’s no time to actually sell and guest service.


  4. "It was good for seasonal employment but not for long term career."

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    Former Employee - Flexible Fulfillment in Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Flexible Fulfillment in Crystal Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility for students going to school.

    Cons

    Disorganized management who needed to keep priorities straight.

    Advice to Management

    Work more on backroom organization and inventory system.


  5. "Seasonal Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mundelein, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice guests (customers) for the most part.

    Cons

    Severe lack of training and on boarding for seasonal help. Leaders are condescending and aren’t aware of what you do and do not know. Being unsure of how you handle situations are treated as mistakes or scams, instead of having a lack of knowledge. Department leaders fob off training to other associates that aren’t well seasoned in training.

    Advice to Management

    Better training modules. More accurate descriptions of responsibilities and protocols.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "All stores are not the same"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Saint John, IN
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Saint John, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, people, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of communication, last minute deadlines, inconsistent hours even for leaders, inconsistent schedule, a lot of nights and weekends, favoritism and retaliation are apparent and tolerated

    Advice to Management

    Better communication, less obvious favoritism, treat team equally, give consistent feedback


  7. "Pros and Cons of working at Target"

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

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

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility, opportunities to cross train, opportunities to advance

    Cons

    limited hours, favoritism from leaders

  8. "Back room logistic"

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    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (Less 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.


  9. "As good as you make it"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Employee in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Employee in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture, customer focused, fair compensation, decent benefits

    Cons

    slow to update Best Practices

    Advice to Management

    actively solicit feedback on your Best Practices- those who do the job know the best way to get the job done


  10. "Working the Target life is okay"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are okay to work for

    Cons

    The pay is not that great


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