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Target Electronics Team Member Reviews

Updated January 7, 2019
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  1. "Pay For Electronics Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job is easy

    Cons

    Hours aren't flexible at all.


  2. "Bad HR"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    easy work great environment

    Cons

    HR department didn't take the time out to listen to personal requests

  3. "Part Time Electronics Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Cleveland, TN
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Cleveland, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great culture and management, great hours at times.

    Cons

    Not much full time work.

    Advice to Management

    Consider letting more employees go full time.


  4. "Cool co-workers, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member
    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some co-workers, pay was good for retail

    Cons

    Hours, management, some co-workers, communication, no room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Be better and communicate with your team. Do work


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Electronics Plus Mobile Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Plus Mobile Team Member in East Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Electronics Plus Mobile Team Member in East Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to earn an understanding of retail and be a focus department with a higher learning curve.

    Cons

    Often undervalued. Also due to short staffing, you get assigned to a different department and get yelled at for not having been able to do your original dept goals.

    Advice to Management

    Leave electronics tms in electronics. There is enough to do there without being made to do toys or seasonal departments.


  6. "Used to be a good place until modernization ruined it"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers
    Usually works well with school schedule
    Pay is above minimum wage

    Cons

    Too much expected out of too few people
    Too many managers all with different ideas on how to run the store
    Managers communicate terribly with one another

    Advice to Management

    Please lighten our work load. You expect too much out of us in such a small amount of time.


  7. "Target electronics team member"

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    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Dearborn Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Dearborn Heights, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and nice customers

    Cons

    Bad management would never do things right and constantly act as if you would be fired for little mistakes

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    "Pay is Good, Culture is Stifling"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Newington, CT
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Newington, CT
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The starting pay at 12 dollars is an amazing thing, and as long as you work hard you can be sure you'll be kept around after seasonal and 'promoted' to part time. Mid tier Team Leaders are kind and usually on your side, as they aren't proper Leaders On Duty.
    The community between the general work force (Non management) is very good and most are helpful in helping you learn what skills you aren't taught through training.

    Cons

    The management expects you to live for the brand. And they're all very, very similar. Every store, every region has the seemingly same set of blonde, tall, women who are disconnected from what is happening to the people at the lower levels. There's a lot of internal drama and cattiness the longer you stay, and if a high up manager doesn't like you, there isn't a lot you can do-even with HR's help depending on the store. It's not uncommon to see the upper management fight over what a section should be run as.
    Upward mobility past part time is very hard. Promises can be made in your first 6 months of employment about your Development and ideas of putting you 'On the bench' for management training, but it usually is used as a way to demand more and more work of you without compensation of more hours, benefits, or pay.
    Hours are not consistent and even when you make it clear there are days you cannot work, there may still be times when you are scheduled on those hours.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the Mean Girls attitude towards each other and listen to your employees. There is a perfection of On-Brand Attitude demanded of anyone who wants a full time job that is frankly impossible to keep up for too long if you weren't ingratiated into the management culture as an Intern in college.
    Stop promising your employees better pastures if you aren't actually going to follow through on it. They won't be your pack horses forever and once they're gone they aren't coming back.


  9. "Typical retail, headed in the wrong direction"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member
    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One thing to keep in mind for all retailers is that not all stores are the same. What is a "pro" or "con" at one store may not be the case at another. In these reviews, you'll find a lot of extremely negative and bitter people, but also a lot of weirdos who have drank the Kool-aid hardcore. I've tried to keep my comments very general.

    Target has a generally better atmosphere and clientele than competitors like Walmart. If you're a young person/college aged, you'll probably make some friends. The discount (flat 10% on all products) is decent if you're buying something really expensive or you shop there regularly. Some managers can be very cool and friendly.

    Cons

    It's retail, so you're getting what you expect: poor pay that is uncompetitive with other retailers even after multiple years of raises; terrible hours, especially if you're someone who needs the money; few full-time positions; dealing with crappy customers; being forced to work on projects or work centers outside your area; being given too much work because payroll hours are constantly being cut; being forced to pick up the slack of multiple coworkers because they never get anything done; difficulty advancing; some managers can be extremely hardheaded or difficult; no benefits of any kind to part-time workers (except discount), etc.

    Advice to Management

    The same advice everyone gives most retailers in America right now: take some of that money you were going to give as a multi-million dollar bonus and raise to your CEO and give it to stores so they have enough payroll to actually operate at a profit. If employees can't do their jobs, they can't help customers (sorry, "guests"). Invest in the short-term so you can benefit in the long-term.


  10. "Great job. If you can handle it"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member: Hardlines/Cashier/Electronics in Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member: Hardlines/Cashier/Electronics in Boynton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    coworkers, lots of hours, fun, upbeat

    Cons

    long hours and short breaks.

    Advice to Management

    management was my least favorite thing about this job.. they weren't the best.