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Pros
  • There is a large focus on work/life balance that is very appreciated (in 895 reviews)

  • If the team members can't come up with an answer they are more than willing to seek out the answer via manager or other sources (in 1776 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance is an opportunity (in 1500 reviews)

  • compensation for existing team members being outpaced by newer (in 1594 reviews)

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  1. "DK"

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it was a good learning experience

    Cons

    lines get back up a lot


  2. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Phone Operator in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Phone Operator in Hayward, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Target (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's very family friendly. Almost everyone is great to work with and target carries quality products so it's also a great place to shop.

    Cons

    Overall retail can be tough especially working days like Thanksgiving night or Black Friday.

  3. "Excellent Opportunity to Grow and Gain Experience"

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    Former Employee - Instocks Team Leader in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Instocks Team Leader in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    From the start, my STL expressed interest in having me grow as a TM. She often gave me advice and allowed me to practice leading.

    Cons

    Store was often such a mess that teams were working on other projects instead of their own goals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your ETLs accountable.


  4. "Guest Services Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule around school and life

    Cons

    had to work weekends and evenings


  5. "Retail Business"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Target has a great training program

    Cons

    Current leadership in the Bay Area


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you need a part-time job that fits your schedule, you may want to work for target"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA

    Pros

    Taget accept flexible schedule, so if you are in school, they may be a good choice.

    Cons

    The interview process is too complicated. Online Assessment -> First Interview -> Second Interview. Paid rate is low.


  7. "Decent Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Hayward, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Pay was good, flexible hours, was able to learn new skills in different areas, supervisors understands if you're a student (meaning that if you need to leave early for a final, for example, they will most likely let you),

    Cons

    Can be a stressful job at times, especially during the holidays since there's more things to do and more people to deal with.

  8. "Great Job for Students"

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    Former Employee - Cashier, Guest Services, Starbucks in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier, Guest Services, Starbucks in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    -Work around school schedule
    -pays around $1.50 over minimum wage
    -Many positions at the store, so you have the opportunity to move around departments to find your right fit (started off as a cashier, moved to soft lines, then to Guest Services, then to Pizza Hut, and finally settled down at Starbucks)

    Cons

    -Selling Red Cards (if you didn't reach the quota of one Red Card per 4 hour shift, then your hours were docked.
    -Employee discount is only 10% (in CA, that only covers tax) & you have to either pay with cash or a Target Red Card in order to receive the discount
    -My location constantly changed GSTL and LOD, so management often didn't know what they were doing especially when scheduling people during pique hours
    -if guest throw a tantrum, GSTLs and LODs will bow bow down to the customer to keep the "Target Vibe"


  9. "Target Assets Protection"

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    Current Employee - Senior Target Protection Specialist in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Target Protection Specialist in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to gain Guest service experience as well as a great place for development. Offer great benefits and flexible with scheduling.

    Cons

    The rest of the Team members do not understand Assets Protection role within Target including Team Leads. Be ready to work weekends and deal with intransigent angry guests.

    Advice to Management

    Build better partnerships with the team. Stop the power trips (Drinking water is a necessity) learn Assets Protection's role within your store.


  10. "not the best but its fine"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Hayward, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    leaders are friendly and great, couple of coworkers are nice but you'll meet lazy workers

    Cons

    they demand a lot of jobs to be done that is not even in your job description. all about redcards. blah blah get me a redcard this, ask every guest for redcard that. so sickening


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