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Updated July 13, 2018
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  1. "Target is a great employer!"

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    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista At Target in Kenosha, WI
    Current Employee - Starbucks Barista At Target in Kenosha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Food service hours + retail pay
    Great management and organization
    Plus all our team members are really nice!

    Cons

    The only complaint I have is our schedule can be a little stupid. Meaning sometimes on Saturday nights ( Wich get pretty busy) the computer only assigns one person to close and it slows down

    Advice to Management

    Scheduling is done by a computer system, Wich works great for target retail team members but Starbucks gets weird coverage even during busy hoyrs.


  2. "Flow Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Target Flow Team Member in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Target Flow Team Member in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, music listening allowed, self-directed

    Cons

    Other employees slack off then you have to make up for it.

    Advice to Management

    More Managing and firmer enforcement of rules to all so that those who work slow and leave early or blatantly ignore directions don't slip through the cracks.

  3. "Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Trainer in Lake Bluff, IL
    Former Employee - Trainer in Lake Bluff, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked there while I was a student and there were a lot of great oppurtunities to grow as an individual. They provided good health benefits and cared for their team members.

    Cons

    I dint have to many bad experiences while working at target, I would say I felt pressured constantly to shove redcards upon every customer. That pressure sometimes made it difficult to keep up good customer service because it felt like the managers or team leads were always watching the conversations.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Great Temporary Job"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Villa Park, IL
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Villa Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seasonal employees get temporary pay increases
    Less work compared to other retailers
    Advocate team building

    Cons

    Be prepared to pick up for "no-show" employee's(morning shifts only)
    Flow Managers or Team Leaders often rotate, each have preferences for how things are done...
    Expect you to do jobs your not suppose to, "Starbucks server, Cart attendant, cashier, backroom manager".

    Advice to Management

    Even after being offered full-time, I left because HR did not respect my request to not work on Sundays due to my religion(Mormonism). Employee's continue to rotate into positions they did not apply for, which they do not offer extra pay to. Target is a temporary job for those whom want to build a resumé, but I would not recommend being their for more than 6 months.

  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. "Awful place to work with no room to move up."

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

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

    Pros

    401k Benefits and health insurance

    Cons

    awful schedule and no room to work your way up to a higher position.

    Advice to Management

    When an employee asks for a transfer to a different location and they're not allowed to don't beat around the bush for four months only to tell them no.


  10. "Assistant General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being able to enter act with customers daily.

    Cons

    Having to many that. Did not want to do their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Treat people as you. Would want to be treated. Take ypu3r job serious. Also be willing to. Get training Nd not just train!


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