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Target Columbus Reviews

Updated August 26, 2017
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  1. "presentation team member"

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    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing boss, easy work, a lot of hours

    Cons

    hours are very early, low pay


  2. "Flow team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Co-workers in this particular store are great.

    Cons

    Not much training available. The online training doesn't help much.

    Advice to Management

    Hard workers will not stay unless management starts doing something about those who are NOT working.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Target is a fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There's always something new and exciting going on. Target really does value diversity in its employees. Because it is a big corporation, Target tries to treat everyone fairly and respectfully.

    Cons

    Sometimes individual store leaders bring their own personality flaws to the store, and this negatively impacts employee morale and the general treatment of workers.

    Advice to Management

    Be open-minded, treat everyone with respect, and keep lines of communication open. You may think the "little guy" doesn't matter much in store operation, but everything they do , every day helps to create either a culture of cooperation and enthusiasm, or an attitude of apathy. It's up to the leaders to set the tone by caring about employees, and treating them as the valuable resource they are.


  4. "Good part time job"

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    Former Employee - Target Flow Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Target Flow Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great management. Team oriented. Decent pay for what the job requires.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind. The best part time job till i finished college.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping it a fun place to work.


  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team member environment with friendly managers and HR.

    Cons

    The customers can be very demanding and rude, but that's not Target's fault.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be as transparent and positive as possible.


  6. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and the pay is decent.

    Cons

    The customers can be very demanding and rude at times, but that's really isn't a fault on Target.

    Advice to Management

    The workplace is great. Keep doing what you're doing!


  7. "Amazing employer to work for though I won't be in retail forever"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great communication, great flexibilty, great pay, and plenty of room for advancement

    Cons

    I have no negative things to say about target. Everything is great, structure is great , everything is absolutely amazing here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but be open to suggestions from employees , big or small

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great employer that invests in its people"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company for leadership development.
    Quick advancement is possible based on having a positive, outgoing personality that communicates and leads well.

    Cons

    To really advance within the stores team it helps to be relocatable.
    Sometimes you see dopes get promoted mainly because they were in an easy position where anyone could excel while a much better peer in a challenging assignment gets passed over due to their stores' numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue staying focused on your people and their development.
    I know on the job learning is the most valuable but to break free of group-think I would encourage other methods of external leadership learning like reading.


  9. "Talk to Team Members at store location before applying, preferrably outside the store"

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible shifts for the college student, constant work keeps lethargy away, 10% discount off of purchases, customer's at Target tend to have better behavior, hygiene and dress than ones at other retailers.

    Cons

    Management often fails to communicate with each other, it is not uncommon for one floor manager to assign you a task, only for another one to come along later and demand you start a different task, as theirs is more important. Anything less than immediate compliance will result in you getting written up for not being "Fast, Fun, and Friendly". Of course, failure to complete the original task will get you written up as well for not managing your time adequately. If you try to explain to the first manager that another manager pulled you off of their job, they'll always instruct you to inform the other manager that you are already in the middle of a task. Don't expect the first manager to back you up if the second manager writes you up for talking back to them.
    If the first manager does back you up, don't be surprised if the second manager gives you a poor performance review at the end of the year so that they can punish you with a .03-.06 cent raise.

    Also, do not attempt to put in your two weeks notice between the months of October and January, especially if the store is understaffed. They'll schedule you anyways and "lose" the paperwork for your notice, claiming you never turned it in.

    Advice to Management

    Either get managers to communicate with each other better or require the managerial write-up for team member behavior require extensive detail with corroboration from others, because punishing a team member based on a manager simply typing up a report that says "Associate failed to respond to Manager's request in an approved manner befitting Target's Fast, Fun, and Friendly environment." is simply disgraceful.


  10. "Nice at first..."

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    Current Employee - Cashier & Guest Service Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier & Guest Service Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet nice people. In the beginning it seems as if they look out and actually care about their employees.

    Cons

    After your first few months, they aren't as personable and respectful. They care about getting red cards and only looking out for themselves and the company structure. No one fights on behalf of the cashiers, back room people, and cart attendants. Management just makes sure their position is secure


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