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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. "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. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillside, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillside, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My co-workers , ETLs, and manager(s) are incredibly humble and hard-working. I enjoyed working with them.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "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.


  4. "Flow team member"

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    Former Employee - Overnight Flow Team Member in Oak Lawn, IL
    Former Employee - Overnight Flow Team Member in Oak Lawn, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place and pay your work is value

    Cons

    Low hours should be overnight

    Advice to Management

    Stop being bias they have favorites


  5. "Decent for what it is"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hillside, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hillside, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and easy work.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company and hate to give time off.


  6. "Used to be better"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Lemont, IL
    Current Employee - Team Member in Lemont, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are incredibly flexible, I was able to work and go to school without any issues cropping up. The discount combined with Cartwheel really helps since I work there anyway, might as well shop.

    Cons

    Hours have been cut immensely, new attendance policies set by the store mean that even if life happens and you need to call off you will be written up for missing a shift. Despite HR constantly saying that they want you to come to them to work in other areas and move up, it gets pushed to the side consistently (the only consistent thing in that store) enough that people have stopped asking. It used to be better and it has gotten so much worse.

    Advice to Management

    We don't need incentives, we don't need stupid events, bribing us with pizza will not make us give positive answers on the Great Team Survey.


  7. "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

  8. "Overall, very satisfactory for retail."

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    Current Employee - Perishables Assistant in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Perishables Assistant in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upbeat work environment, very fast paced, get to deal with a lot of different people, and they are always looking to promote people.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow promotion process depending on boss, work crazy schedules at times, and as in all retail jobs, you sometimes have to deal with nasty customers/guests.


  9. "Good Place"

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    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...


  10. "Decent Job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Wheaton, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Wheaton, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working at Target has been an overall great experience. Compared to my old jobs, this one has had great management, fun team members (or coworkers), and pays well.

    Cons

    Some of the people who are hired are not the best workers-- they sometimes stand around, get distracted, are on their phones, and are overall not very productive workers. But, there are some who take their job seriously (at least at the Target I work at) who make work so much more enjoyable.

    Advice to Management

    Although this is tough to do at times, make sure the workers who are hired are true team players who are truly productive and efficient workers. Don't lower yourselves to hiring less than that, even if it takes longer to find the truly good workers out there, wait for them and don't compromise the operations just for bodies to fill time slots/positions.


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