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Updated May 17, 2017
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  • Work life balance was always an issue (in 1351 reviews)

  • Hours tend to fluctuate for regular team members (in 1438 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Team Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Streamwood, IL
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Streamwood, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Communication between all levels of management down through front line team members
    -Regular performance reviews and creating personal goals
    -Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    -Working holidays, especially Thanksgiving evening

    Advice to Management

    -Stop trying to compete with other corporate stores. Open at 2 or 3AM on Black Friday, let your employees enjoy their Thanksgiving with their families.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great part-time work for students"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Prepared Foods Team Member in Warrenville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule if you work other jobs or are in class, they even let college students return during breaks to work

    Cons

    Other team members are not always reliable
    Senior management isn't always the most knowledgeable about a department, most of the team leads know more.
    Overtime is not allowed and they are very aggressive about you getting close to it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just hire people straight out of college for upper management level positions just because they have a degree in business, but zero experience in actually running a store. Those people cycle through so fast that nobody trusts or respects them.


  3. "Store Team Leader"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Target Store Team Leader in Cicero, IL
    Former Employee - Target Store Team Leader in Cicero, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Target is a great company that drives leadership principles in all areas of operations. The company is process driven from guest experience to backroom operations and has state of the art technology.

    Cons

    The culture requires complete commitment and leaves little room for work/life balance.


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  5. "Target guest service attendant experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Attendant in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Guest Service Attendant in Kenosha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Simple job
    Great availability to work if in school
    10% discount on all items

    Cons

    Goals aren't in control of employee
    Degrading social structure and less employee benefits
    Online shopping taking over and stores closing down
    Not very challenging environment for anyone not in high school or college
    10% discount... rather low.
    Little employee appreciation and team involvement
    Despite getting great to exceptional ratings every year here, I never had a raise larger than 50 cents

    Advice to Management

    The social structure of target desperately needs to come back. Having worked at target five years at first it was amazing and exciting to work everyday. Over time however, the enjoyment of working left. There are no team building activities anymore and hours are being cut at all stores and more work is being put on each employee. Additionally employees who have worked at target for many years need better opportunities to develop. Management pays well (ETL and above) but everything below that is hardly enough to live on as a single job.


  6. "Distribution Operations Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice and genuine
    Compensation
    Processes
    Good Culture

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Senior Management

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to dig deeper into developing talent they have available and not go for the low hanging fruit.


  7. "Great People, Great Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, laid back environment

    Cons

    Work on holidays and weekends


  8. "Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a good amount of training and they also let you learn on your own.

    Cons

    Made you do too many tasks, like be a credit card salesmen, which really did not make the experience enjoyable or did not get compensated for.


  9. "Think About the Area of the Store You Want to Work In"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best reason to work here are the people you get to work with and the ability to cross train in other sections.

    Cons

    Managers don't always take what you have to say about something into consideration. They also schedule you on the same days for several weeks.

    Advice to Management

    The store I currently work at is not doing well with managing tasks to others.


  10. "fine for school kids"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Warrenville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers, close to home

    Cons

    Scheduling, pay, benefits, certain policies

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees complaints and do something about it.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Joliet, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pretty flexible schedule if your a college student

    Cons

    Not enough hours if your part-time

    Advice to Management

    listen to concerns of employees


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