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Updated November 23, 2017
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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. "It was a really fun environment one of my favorite jobs."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very understanding
    Great staff
    Very helpful
    Quick to notice problems

    Cons

    Some customers are mean but you have to deal with that.


  2. "Good job, but can be chaotic"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, love the team. Being VM is pretty fun, especially when I get to create my own looks or remerchandise an area. The pay is great. It’s good experience, especially if it’s your first leadership position.

    There are benefits available and a pretty nice set schedule, although you do have to work one night a week and every other weekend. Target is also very flexible about giving days off.

    Cons

    I do not always get a chance to do my own workload because I end up pushing truck or covering for other positions, sometimes several days a week. I don’t mind this, but I still have a large workload of my own and I feel like it often gets treated like it doesn’t matter that much, so I end up scrambling to finish and sometimes I simply can’t.

    Constantly revolving management, which can start to feel a bit overwhelming, because depending on my ETL/STL’s work style, there can be a shift in focus and morale in the entire store.

    Lack of freedom. We used to be able to dress mannequins and play around how we wanted. Now we must follow the book until the styles in it are gone.

    Advice to Management

    More feedback and better communication between the STL, the ETL’s, and the rest of us.

  3. "Missed the Target"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount Uniform Variety Flexible Benefits

    Cons

    Disorganized Clientele Pay Duties Hours

    Advice to Management

    Simplify and focus on real teamwork; schedule more employees per department


  4. "Executive Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Came in from undergrad after doing an internship with Target.
    Room for movement, but most of the time it is lateral.
    Senior management is great
    Target is doing great things in general and all the changes they're making to their stores/merchandise shows how much they believe in their company/people

    Cons

    -Great company, but unfortunately I don't think a store position is well suited for someone unless they're extremely interested in working in retail. If you go into this position looking to strategically run a business, you will be disappointed. I spent so much of my time folding clothes, stocking shelves, handling angry guests, and even cleaning up trash and messes around the store. If you want to be in a super hands-on environment, it could be a good fit for you.
    -Salary looks great, especially coming out of undergrad, but since we have to work minimum 50 hours a week, when you break it down it really wasn't much. That's not even considering the times I worked more than 50, and working weekends/night.

    Advice to Management

    -Consider the interests of ETLs before placing them in a role. Ultimately I left because I wasn't placed in a role that I fit into (sales floor), and I didn't see myself getting to where I wanted to be with Target.
    -Work life balance is less than ideal. Please review making ETLs work 10 hour days on the weekends. This really lowers morale, and usually it's unnecessary because the sales floor is staffed so heavy on the weekends anyways.


  5. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Sharp peers, learned an amazing amount about supply chain.

    Cons

    Takes forever to fire bottom performers who need to be written up about 10 times before they get a final warning....yet I was getting feedback because they were still there 6 months later. Amazon has a 3 strikes you are out poilicy...thats part of why they are killing retailers.

    Advice to Management

    Never get comfortable. The culture and company is changing every second.


  6. "Run of the mill retail job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, Decent store discount for employee

    Cons

    Low pay, staffed with dead end workers, little to no room for upward promotion, expect you to work like a robot, staff will cut your hours in a second


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Job"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They really worked with you to ensure that you learned as much as possible while working for the company, they gave you excellent training very hands on.

    Cons

    no cons whatsoever that job was perfect.

  8. "Everybody loves Target!"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Team Member in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Logistics Team Member in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with, including fellow team members and some mangers. The work itself is really not that difficult.

    Cons

    Hours vary each week. Coming in early in the morning (4AM or 5AM). Some days are more stressful then others, but that's just retail for you.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of shooting our ideas down, maybe actually consider them.. 95% of the time it may make everyone's life a little easier.


  9. "Operations Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is an ever-evolving environment and the opportunity to establish yourself as a leader in your business through hard-work and consistency. Plenty of room to grow and develop yourself as an all around leader with very interactive senior leadership staff whose goal is to grow your skills and proficiency levels of an effective manager.

    Cons

    The changing environment can be just as difficult to make good habits stick, for the focus may drift elsewhere soon after implementation of a new idea. However, this is solely based on the dedication of the managerial team to stick to enforcing upon fundamentals and good behavior.


  10. "Horrible place"

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    Current Employee - Sales Team Memener in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Team Memener in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing is going good for that store

    Cons

    Everything including management and hours

    Advice to Management

    Get a new management team


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