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Updated August 8, 2017
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  • Long Hours can impact work life balance (in 1417 reviews)

  • Hours tend to fluctuate for regular team members (in 1503 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Internship"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Southington, CT
    Former Intern - Intern in Southington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay, fun environment to work in

    Cons

    fast paced, a lot to learn quickly

  3. "Chaotic and stressful. Expectations are unrealistic. Many unhappy workers constantly looking for another job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Britain, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company does give a lot of vacation time once you've been there long enough.

    Cons

    Overwhelming for all sales floor associates. Hours are cut every month and things get worse and worse

    Advice to Management

    Unrealistic expectations on your employees. Little time to care for those that need help to meet expectations.


  4. "Great team work"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Sales in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people and team with a hands on mentality.... Great working atmosphere in all departments. Loved working there, but had to move.

    Cons

    The payment could definitely be better., especially for extra hours .. Working hours are very flexible, which is awful most of the time.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Retail Job"

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    Current Employee - Signing Prep Team Member in Manchester, CT
    Current Employee - Signing Prep Team Member in Manchester, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Annual increase, Fun People, Activities and Food for Employees

    Cons

    It is what it is. Don't expect to become CEO when you start as a cashier. They treat you like the $8 an hour employee that you are.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and they will respect you. Do as I say not as I do is probably not the best approach to managing talent. This is not my full time job and I have more experience in my real job that the people who "manage" me.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Plantsville, CT
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Plantsville, CT
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. They treat their employees very well.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons.


  7. "Decent job, if you're good at sales."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Enfield, CT
    Former Employee - Cashier in Enfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Easy to learn POS system
    -Coworkers quickly become friends
    -Team leads are friendly
    -Opportunity for lots of hours if you pick up shifts for other people using the shift swap board.
    -Opportunities to cross-train in other departments.
    -I personally agree with Target on many of their values (inclusiveness, i.e. the Target restroom debacle)

    Cons

    -The number one con is REDCARD QUOTAS. You are required to get a certain number of redcard signups per shift, and if you don't reach your quota, your team leads will lecture you about it. The redcard lectures got so bad I got scared that I would get fired over not getting redcards. Unless you get sign-ups every shift, you will never hear the end of it.
    -There are no incentives for you to get redcards. You do not get paid commission, you are simply a slave lining the pockets of upper management.
    -If you put open availability, you will get all the wonky weekend and late night shifts that no one else wants or already took off.
    -Customers are entitled and will abuse you and treat you like you don't know how to do your own job. They will fight with you about sales and clearance items, and try to abuse the coupon system. The same could be said about any retail cashier job, however.
    -Not easy to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the Redcard nonsense.

  8. "eh"

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    Former Employee - Target Cashier in Middletown, CT
    Former Employee - Target Cashier in Middletown, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it was easy to train and i liked the friendly environment of all the employees there

    Cons

    the pay was terrible and the amount of work they want you to do is not worth it people are mean and the atmosphere can be tense becuase of that

    Advice to Management

    i would reccomend that you tell people to be nice to customers everyone wants to be in a friendly working environment


  9. "It was a 50/50 experience."

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Southington, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Southington, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the environment and busy work load.
    Excellent scheduling in advance and ability to access personal schedule on line.

    Cons

    Highly critical of performance within first day on the job. Support nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Try to have some compassion. Everyone must begin at the beginning, even if you have forgotten what that was like.


  10. "Executive Team Leader- Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits. Fashion forward and always trying to stay ahead of the competition, very current company. Open to development and also feedback is sought out and shared.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work more hours than "Scheduled" as all positions are salary. Can be smart with schedule but if culture or operation is not doing well more work will need to be done to improve it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on employee engagement and the rest will fall into place.


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