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Target Fairfax Reviews

Updated September 19, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1598 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1691 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love it"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, nice atmosphere, amazing team-oriented work space

    Cons

    top secret stuff can get you into trouble and long, inconsistent hours

    Advice to Management

    chill out


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Guest Service Advocate"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Advocate in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Guest Service Advocate in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great teamwork and very supportive team members to facilitate guests and one another.
    Great place to initiate your career and lot of opportunity to learn on the job about customer service and retail business set-up and operations

    Cons

    One really had to struggle hard to get 40 hours for the week (only the team leads and supervisor gets 40 hours week). All the other staff members complain about very non-competitive compensation structure. You only qualify for Medical Coverage once you cover around 1000 hours with the institution,

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Visual Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers can make or break a job - I really liked mine.

    Cons

    Management sucks! They are money oriented and don't really care for employees that much.

    Advice to Management

    Understand your employees more than just how many hours they can work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "The worst retail company to work at."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of n I wouldn’t recommend applying at this sleazy corporate. I wouldn’t even give this corporate half star

    Cons

    Worst hours, Zero healthcare benefits for the first yr or even none. Supervisors who do Favoritism, too many gossips behind low position employees on who to get rid of. Discrimination towards employees with disability and employees who are Muslim. Was under investigation in 2015 by EEOC due to discrimination you must google n read before applying.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees n treat them equal. Stop belittling employees with disability n stop thinking that anytime you offer a position to an individual with disability that person has no clues about ADA n there rights.


  5. "Management needs some attention"

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

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    Time-off, Leave of absence

    Cons

    management, miscommunication, Asking a lot for short period of time

    Advice to Management

    They need to give more recognition for the team instant of complaining the whole time


  6. "Good first time job"

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

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

    Pros

    good pay for a high school graduate, friendly coworkers, great environment, good discounts, schedules made two weeks in advance

    Cons

    No matter how hard you work, it's not hard enough. You don't get recognition for doing anything well so everyone does the bare minimum. I got in trouble for taking time to help a customer who asked for help?!?

    Advice to Management

    give recognition to those working hard, not everyone who is working slowly is slacking. If someone didn't finish stocking/returns but had to help 6+ guests, they don't deserve to be yelled at.


  7. "Retail just sucks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    If the people you work with are cool but actually have some good work ethic then it will be fun

    Cons

    Team leads don't work
    Customers always blame you
    Co workers are lazy
    They make you stay way past your shift to get things done
    The store manager does nothing to help
    HR doesn't care about you
    Hardly ever get looked at for a promotion even when promised one

  8. "Target"

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    Current Employee - Shipping in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Shipping in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice, flexible hours overall I guess

    Cons

    Can't change schedule for 3 months

    Advice to Management

    Should be able to change schedule.


  9. "Hard Lines"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best Coworkers I've ever had

    Cons

    Worst management team I've ever had


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Perishable Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor in Fairfax, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team culture, flexible scheduling, strong company with good job security, most of the management worked their way up in the company so they're understanding of your work load.

    Cons

    Little room to grow in the company. I have been on the management bench for the last 5 months waiting for a team lead opening in the district and I am more qualified than most of my current managers. Even though they promised me a team lead position as soon as there is an opening, they do not give me a solid time line and are very vague as far as my current standing. They also have an investment in me as a key team member so I do not believe they will be fully willing to send me to another store without me pushing the topic myself.
    Unless you are part of the management team, your work schedule will have no consistency at all and It is very annoying.
    Hard workers do not get anymore recognition than slackers and it is frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Give credit to critical team members and push for them to move up in the company. If management does not appear to be productive, it will trickle down to team members and they will be reluctant to put out quality work.


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