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Target ETL Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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  1. "Great Company to Work For!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ETL in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - ETL in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Target is focused on quality training and developing their leaders. I appreciate their focus on team work and drive for amazing guest service.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, payroll is difficult to work with in the stores. It continues to be cut year-after-year, and little is done to adjust the abnormalities in each store. Depending on the leadership staff, one store may manage payroll better than others, which could only hurt them more in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Pump more payroll back into your stores and see the automatic positive changes.


  2. "Great for Growth"

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    Former Employee - ETL - Human Resources
    Former Employee - ETL - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional development is great
    Pay is descent for someone straight out of college
    Flexible work schedule during college
    Great people! (lifelong friends)
    Amazing opportunity to learn and make mistakes

    Cons

    As an ETL, there was zero work life balance especially with all the changes being made at the time

  3. "ETL"

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    Current Employee - ETL - Hardlines in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - ETL - Hardlines in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work as a Team.

    Cons

    Doing the efficient process, may conflict with company process.


  4. "Good Compensation leads to little work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - ETL Logistics
    Current Employee - ETL Logistics
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary compensation can come quick

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance becomes non-existent as you advance within stores


  5. "You get what you put in"

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    Former Employee - ETL in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - ETL in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, and you get what you put in from an effort and willingness to improve standpoint.

    Cons

    Career really depends on the quality of your STL and how they develop you. Visits by GVP's generally make or break how your store is viewed. If DTL's don't hold STL's accountable then it really inhibits ETL ability to improve and succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach around talent management and accountability.


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    "ETL HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ETL Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - ETL Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -ETL HR assignment is the most rewarding and interesting out of all of them.
    -Good way to get your foot in the door and learn transferable HR skills
    -PAY: Annual Raises + Base Pay Increase can be amazing, especially if you perform well.
    -Good management experience. Once you're an ETL, you can do any job in retail.
    -Team Culture - Young, social atmosphere, very fun in store
    -Growth - It's typical to see promotion to BP or STL in 4-5 years $$$

    Cons

    -Work Life Balance - Working Thanksgiving, Christmas, Rotating Weekends.
    -Work Life Balance - Suggested 10 hour days. No one leaves at 10 hours. It's sad.
    -STL and/or DTL can make or break your experience. Not me, but I've seen it happen.
    -Stores are not supported with enough payroll.
    -Gotta be open to change/failing: Roll outs/launches are not always well planned.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great team culture. Suggestions: Fix the work life balance. Who really wants to work 10 hour days and LOD shifts? GVPs/HRDs should make sure DTLs/STLs are (1) promoting people based on performance and (2) not making promises they can't keep to ETLs. My DTL/STL were good to me but I know some bad ones out there.


  7. "Good Company...Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - ETL in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - ETL in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, incentives, opportunity for growth or career change

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership, needs to be more personable and care for their ETLs rather than bring them down

    Advice to Management

    be more personable - STL and above

  8. "ETL Log"

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    Current Employee - Target ETL Logistics in Abington, PA
    Current Employee - Target ETL Logistics in Abington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Good Pay
    Fun workspace
    Great Culture
    Perfect place to grow

    Cons

    Sometime rollouts can be sloppy but support system is great
    Change management is not always followed
    Need to be pull DC, Stores and Digital into one space
    TM pay needs to be higher ( they are doing so currently!)
    Tech needs work

    Advice to Management

    Dont be afraid to fail and go back and try again


  9. "ETL-HR"

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    Current Employee - ETL-HR in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - ETL-HR in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent compared to other retail management jobs. Good for recent college grads who are single, have no kids, and want their first management job. Target goes after recent college grads because of the crazy schedule. Use it as a stepping stone and nothing more.

    Cons

    Retail schedule is terrible. Weekends/ Stores open until midnight. I can't tell you how many family functions/ holidays I've missed. Stay away if you have kids, the money isn't worth that sacrifice. Good luck getting through Q4.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on stability. Always moving people around to put out one fire or another.


  10. "Great Culture, Tough Hours"

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    Former Employee - ETL-HR in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - ETL-HR in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, culture, development, people and team

    Cons

    Work nights, weekends, all holidays