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Updated February 11, 2018
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Pros
  • There is a large focus on work/life balance that is very appreciated (in 895 reviews)

  • If the team members can't come up with an answer they are more than willing to seek out the answer via manager or other sources (in 1776 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance is an opportunity (in 1500 reviews)

  • compensation for existing team members being outpaced by newer (in 1594 reviews)

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  1. "Great!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Pack and Ship in Batavia, IL
    Current Contractor - Pack and Ship in Batavia, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours,Great pay,Good management,Employee discount 10% can be combine with red card 5%.

    Cons

    No healthcare,No free lunches,To much jealously from coworkers if u get more hours.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "7/10 Would Recommend"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing co workers and bosses
    great managers
    flexible hours
    fun work environment
    stress free
    fun to communicate with customers
    easy access
    pays well

    Cons

    some leaders abuse power
    sometimes looked down upon and have talent questioned
    hire anyone, not really looking for talented workers
    main leader is not always doing the work

    Advice to Management

    let the workers have a voice.
    listen to advice.
    work with the employees to see how stressful their work is.
    create a calm work environment, even when the store is busy.

  3. "Great environment, okay management"

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    Former Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Willowbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Willowbrook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Workflow is fantastic
    +Co-workers are very friendly
    +Pay is good for entry-level positions

    Cons

    -Management plays favourites
    -Unprofessional management causes disloyalty
    -No incentive for employees to go above and beyond
    -Long commitment time required for promotion & raise

    Advice to Management

    *Listen to your employees
    *Have professionalism, conduct your work-related business in private


  4. "Warehouse OTM"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and hours. Flexible for school if you're going to college

    Cons

    Very physically demanding labor in often sweltering heat or freezing cold

    Advice to Management

    Reward consistent hard work and productivity


  5. "Its a good pay check"

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    Current Employee - Operations Team Member in DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Team Member in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    high pay
    decent benefits
    mostly good co-workers

    Cons

    long shifts
    mandatory overtime
    no sick days
    monotonous


  6. "Life at Target"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier; Market; Electronics in Niles, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier; Market; Electronics in Niles, IL

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

    Pros

    10% discount card; made business connections

    Cons

    Occasionally work with unorganized Store management leaders


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Elgin, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Good Hours
    Good environment

    Cons

    The Training is done by other associates so it is more of a learn as you go , and if you don't ask questions you will have to learn by mistakes.

  8. "Logistics team member"

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    Current Employee - Logistics in Tinley Park, IL
    Current Employee - Logistics in Tinley Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly employees, great work environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    Was hired as seasonal worker only. I am now looking for another job at other area targets because I want to stay with the company.


  9. "Good / Bad"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good starter job if your young with not a lot of bills or in school. They will work with your schedule for students. And there is a lot of great people who work there .

    Cons

    There isn't really no movement in the company if your not friends with certain people they will choose new employees over their old one for promotions .

    Advice to Management

    Advanced those that put years into that company or have bust their butts to make your stores enjoyable for guest and treat your team better .


  10. "Warehouse worker full time"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay but other than that typical warehouse

    Cons

    Management, Basically everything about the job.

    Advice to Management

    Fire them all... Horrible management. Suck up to them if you want to be treated right


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