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Updated January 6, 2018
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Pros
  • There is a large focus on work/life balance that is very appreciated (in 881 reviews)

  • Communication between all levels of management down through front line team members (in 1760 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance is an opportunity (in 1486 reviews)

  • Some team members rather help there friend that dont do much over people who does the most work (in 1578 reviews)

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  1. "human resources team member"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good opportunity to gain hr experience for entry level job

    Cons

    underpaid and can be extremely overwhelming to work in open office setting


  2. "Not the happiest of places.."

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Newington, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Newington, CT

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

    Pros

    Heavy focus on a team based and inclusive environment.

    Cons

    Incredibly cliquey, which tended to be perpetuated by store leadership. This is a common theme across most stores I worked in.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally. Treat them with respect and be reasonable with requests. They are people, not slaves.

  3. "Extremely rude and do not respect you or your schedule"

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    Current Employee - Softlines Team Member in Orange, CT
    Current Employee - Softlines Team Member in Orange, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy interview, pay slightly more than minimum wage.

    Cons

    Absolutely the worst place I have ever worked. I was hired as seasonal, and I could tell right away that no one was happy about it. Regular team members' hours get cut and you get blamed. I wasn't properly trained and just thrown into working, and when I brought up the fact that I didn't know how to do something, other team members told me it was my responsibility to learn. I was constantly asked (by the person who supposedly trained me) if I ever went through training and why I kept doing tasks incorrectly.
    They assign you to the fitting room without telling you what you are supposed to do (where you are supposed to zone when things slow down, what hangers to use, how to answer the phone/transfer a call) and any time I had a question or didn't do something properly, I was called stupid and incompetent to my face.
    One team member had such an issue with me that she constantly interrupted me while I was speaking with a guest, and even went as far as telling the guest that I was not the person to ask because I did not know anything. I'm not sure if they just didn't bother training me because I was seasonal or what, but the store was constantly a mess and I was always blamed for it.
    I am sure other Targets are nicer, and they pride themselves on being a team and a family, but I have never been so talked down to in a working environment. After mispronouncing my name, multiple team members told me they would not even bother learning it because I wouldn't be there long. The people in hardlines were much nicer to me in huddles, teaching me how to use the devices, but softlines is like a clique that gathers in a circle and gossips about you while you are standing right there (this actually happened to me when I was working the fitting room).
    I was offered to be kept on after the holidays end but I cannot imagine still working alongside these people.

    Advice to Management

    Properly train your team members, listen to them when there is a problem. Respect their availability and do not schedule them outside of it and then get angry when they cannot make it.
    Less huddles. I worked an 8 hour shift with 4 huddles and each lasted over 30 min (although they always say it will only take 15 min). My own tasks do not get done and I am blamed for it. Also, it seems inefficient to take everyone on the sales floor and put them in one spot for almost an hour.


  4. "looking for a job at target"

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    Current Freelancer - High School Student in Orange, CT
    Current Freelancer - High School Student in Orange, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have never worked there before but i have a friend who just started working their. And her interview was successful and the people who helped her were very nice. Also every time I go to target they also have polite helpful and fast customer service.

    Cons

    I don't know any cons maybe when you apply they don't respond fast if they want you or not.

    Advice to Management

    To keep up the good work and keep up the leadership skills.


  5. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Orange, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Orange, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, fun team, fast-paced environment, get to meet different people everyday, etc.

    Cons

    Poor management, long hours, rude guests, etc.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES AND THEIR WANTS/NEEDS


  6. "I wouldn't want to work there again"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Manchester, CT
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Manchester, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule and Cross-training opportunities

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth.
    You had to very close with the ETL in order to develop or get hours.
    Annual raise was annual and not enough to compensate work.


  7. "Not the best experience"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Meriden, CT
    Current Employee - Cashier in Meriden, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can pick up shifts and trade shifts easily, coworkers are friendly and helpful

    Cons

    Low pay, terrible management, terrible hours that forces you to pick up shifts, things concerning ethics aren't taken seriously, talked down to by management, they pick favorites there and if they don't like you they try to get you in trouble for little things all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job and I wouldn't be leaving soon.

  8. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Milford, CT
    Current Employee - Cashier in Milford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none unless your one of there favorites

    Cons

    promised to be crossed trained- never happened- promised to work guest service never happened- promised self ck never happened- whenever i asked for help i was ignored- not treated fairly not treated like other cashiers- favortism in extremes - coat was stolen no one helped me find it- unfair reviews.. i asked at least 6 of them at least dozens of times to keep promise to get me off register. they refused to help always had a excuse.. except for there favorites they do not care about there cashiers

    Advice to Management

    stop lying- stop the favortism- treat all equal- stop giving more to thoose less qualified because there monorties


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent first job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Bethel, CT
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bethel, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Fair pay for high school/college students
    Resume builder
    10% discount on all products in the store
    Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Constantly nagged to push the Target credit card (Red Card) on guests
    Hours drag if store isn't crowded
    Stressful if store is crowded

    Advice to Management

    Advertisements for the Target Red Card are plastered all over the store and at the registers. Cashiers should not have to press into guests if they would like to sign up because they receive no rewards or benefits for doing so.


  10. "Only as a part time job in college"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Orange, CT
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Orange, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours
    - free food sometimes

    Cons

    -management is worried more about being "green", than ethical
    -it's nearly impossible to get promoted to an executive/manager role from the inside
    -managers work 10+hrs/day

    Advice to Management

    be more ethical


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