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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Floo/Cash Office/Clerical in Penfield, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Floo/Cash Office/Clerical in Penfield, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many different areas you can work in. If you don't mind the variety and pick things up quick you can be scheduled in many different areas which personally I think lessens the bordem of working retail.
    I was able to get a lot of hours when I wanted them.
    Good seasonal opportunities for college students.
    Frequent breaks.

    Cons

    Typical crazy retail hours, you will have a different schedule every week most likely.

    Not a lot of opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more from within instead of outside hires. It's hard to respect someone that is ranked well above me but that I had to help train. Current employees understand the dynamics of the store better. Some of the best managers I had were the few that managed to work their way up from the bottom.


  2. "Solid company that is trying to stay competitive through several changes. General positive culture. Mostly high energy."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerical
    Current Employee - Clerical
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company culture. Competitive compensation (make sure to attempt to negotiate, if possible). Great team atmosphere (in most areas). Aggressive tactics to stay ahead in the industry. Really strong opportunities to help give back to local communities.

    Cons

    Promotions can be found but are sometimes not within the area you might be looking for. Contradictory management decisions can lead to team member disenfranchisement. Communication can be better. Attempting to be very lean, currently creates heavier workload for a number of different positions

    Advice to Management

    An attempt at being more transparent. Often times changes are poorly communicated, this creates distrust among the workforce. During current changes is a great time to define company, best use that to the organization's advantage.

  3. "HR team member"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Human Resources Clerical
    Current Employee - Human Resources Clerical
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really like the friendly culture and the overall organization. Expectations are really clear and there are ample resources available to help you improve or learn more in your area.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. The expectations of what needs to be completed is nearly impossible amount of work to be done in the time frame they are looking for.

    Advice to Management

    We are willing to work really hard, but don't ask for the impossible to be complete.


  4. "Stressed from dealing with management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerical in Galesburg, MI
    Former Employee - Clerical in Galesburg, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    401k, Health insurance, life insurance

    Cons

    The management was always changing how job is done always felt like a target. Once team leaders decided they didn't like you it was STRESSFUL.

    Advice to Management

    Change team leaders by promoting within get rid of college degree requirement.


  5. "An okay place for people seeking a part time job, but full-time beware"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources/Clerical/Photo Lab/Cashier in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources/Clerical/Photo Lab/Cashier in Frisco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are very flexible
    Time off requests are usually never a problem
    Great for part-time employees (students, second job etc.) not seeking benefits.

    Cons

    Be prepared to do the work of 2-3 people; always cutting hours for payroll; minimal staff.
    If you're seeking full-time hours, you'll have to be cross-trained in different departments (even if you're full time, the hours are not guaranteed).
    Benefits are pricey
    Sick time is only given to management (Team Leaders and Above). If you're sick, you'll have to use your vacation time or take unpaid time off.
    During the slow seasons (or if your store isn't meeting its sales goal) the schedule is extremely light.
    Management often calls (or asks clerical/ HR employees) to call staff on their days off asking them to come in if there's an unexpected call out, or if the store is just genuinely busy.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to properly staff a store, and not worry about what "corporate" payroll hours are given. Both the employees and guests would be better off. Sick time should also be given to at least full time employees, and not just management or department "team" leaders.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be so much better"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerical in Phillipsburg, NJ
    Former Employee - Clerical in Phillipsburg, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Discount on anything they sell

    Cons

    They hire management that know nothing about retail.
    Everytime you turn around, another benefit is being taken away.

    Advice to Management

    Target used to be a company that was enjoyable to work for. In the last couple of years all the company cares about is recruitment, and they do not care what the school background is, as long as the management can plaster smiles on, deligate all the responsibilites on to lower paid employees and make it look like they are doing something. Target used to care about the team members, now they only care about the bottom line.


  7. "Human Resource Clerical"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Clerical in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Clerical in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People, fast-pace, experience, connection with-in stores, and promotional opportunities.

    Cons

    Some managers can be douche, hours are cut at times, and some Target can use a little remodeling.

    Advice to Management

    Follow best practice at all times.

  8. "Great Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Clerical in West Allis, WI
    Former Employee - Human Resources Clerical in West Allis, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to be promoted
    Flexible Work Schedule
    Working with the other team members

    Cons

    Pay
    Amount of work
    Guests that come into the store are not the nicest-but that is retail

    Advice to Management

    More well-rounded training on how to treat team members that are below them.