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Target Columbia Reviews

Updated August 7, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1612 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1706 reviews)

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  1. "nice"

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    Current Intern - Sales in Columbia, MD
    Current Intern - Sales in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Target as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice, everything is nice. nice

    Cons

    nothing that is really bad

    Advice to Management

    good job


  2. "Excellent corporation with respect to flexible schedules."

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Schedule flexibility
    Pay rate
    Collegiality
    Environment
    Company stability

    Cons

    Long-term Career advancement opportunities lacking

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training associates

  3. "Enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The co-workers and customers are nice and friendly

    Cons

    The wage is low than other companies


  4. "Started Great but..."

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    .Flexible hours
    .You will move up the company as long as you stay their. Many became zone captain after 6 months or so

    Cons

    .Team Leads and managers don't treat workers fairly
    .Leads are too young and given too much power leading to issues of power misuse


  5. "Anonymous Review"

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get good experience working retail.

    Cons

    Not that many hours given

    Advice to Management

    To make sure to always treat their employees the way they would like to be treated.


  6. "Team Member - Stocking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Option to contribute to 401k at 1,000
    15% Discount on Target products

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay only which isn't enough to survive in America
    At times can feel just like a faceless corporation


  7. "I enjoy going to work and being a part of a company, where the associates work together!"

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    Current Employee - GSA/GSTL in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - GSA/GSTL in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love going to work, and helping others, being valued and told Thank you for just simply being myself

    Cons

    For me with the position I have it would be shortnees of staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make yourself more approachable by all associates.

  8. "Fast Fun & Friendly"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Barista in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can never get bored…there will always be something to do.

    Cons

    Pay raises…my first year I got $0.09

    I worked as a cashier then I was taught guest services, Starbucks and the Cafe just so they could use me to cover breaks for everyone


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Target didn't represent the job accurately"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Columbia, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Phenomenal resources to help you do your job were available to me starting with a six week on-boarding/training. There was a great discount and offers available to employees. Target has a unique culture which I found refreshing after 11 year of active duty military service.

    Cons

    There was no time to use the resources available to you to accomplish your job. The constant turnover was detrimental to accomplishing anything whatsoever. The HR Executive Team Leader was one of the most judgmental and unpleasant people I have ever had the misfortune to be on a leadership team with. The first store manager played favorites and was a do more with less leader. She was fired but by that time I was fed up with the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality people and pay them! Also, don't expect miracles in 4th quarter in retail....that only happens in the movies. Accurately represent the job....don't call something an Executive position when part of that person's job is to throw away trash every night.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Content but not complacent, acceptable but not vested."

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    Current Employee - AP-ETL in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - AP-ETL in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice salary right out of college, I have just been promoted simply because I have a degree. I didn't have to slave away in the cellar for three years just to get a promotion.

    Cons

    I have been promoted and am in-charge of people twice my age and with decades of experience more then myself. They lose because they don't have a degree, sounds really dumb to me.

    Advice to Management

    Allow those with at least five years experience to be ETLs, in place of a college degree. They will do a lot better then at least eight of the fourteen members of my business college graduating class, they shouldn't be anywhere near a leadership position.


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