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Updated December 4, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1608 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1704 reviews)

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  1. "Guest Service"

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    Former Employee - GSA in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - GSA in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great atmosphere
    -management cares
    -guest are the best
    -opportunity for promotion
    I had a blast daily working with my team as well as the guest. If you embody fast, fun, and friendly you will enjoy this position.

    Cons

    - pay was low
    -a few people weren't hard workers so you may be responsible for getting their job done too.

    Advice to Management

    Always walk the floor, it let's the team kn ow to u care and are aware of what they are doing.
    Employee of the month is a great idea!


  2. "Chaotic"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team members and I stress team members.

    Cons

    Hours are cut regularly, new management styles every 12-18 months. High turnover of team members, never being sure if you are working in the same capacity. Low morale and chaotic environment due to constant changes.

    Advice to Management

    Find a system that works and stick with it.

  3. "Be prepared to have a LOT on your plate"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For Full-Time employees, they do have some really good benefits including the insurance offered and if you like to stay busy and interact with the public, this is a good place to be as the clientele is usually pretty friendly

    Cons

    Expect to not get a lot of assistance or tons of training before you are placed on the floor and expected to be able to handle it all. The work is non-stop and hours are going to be all over the place with some times of the year being close to 40 and others barely getting 10hrs a week unless you are TL or higher. Turnover rate at our store was horrendous and I was a GSTL for the front end for nearly 6 years. Upper management in stores do tend to be young and straight from college. As a GSTL, I found that even on my time off, I still had to be available through communications to my team via texts or phone calls so that did affect my work/life balance on top of having to work assorted nights, weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Give REAL recognition to all employees - not just the ones you favor - It was really obvious in our store that certain areas of the store were preferred by the STL and ETL's and that others were often ignored or given no support. Know your own rules and policies and support your team when they are trying to make good calls for the store and/or for the guests.


  4. "Target Review"

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    Former Employee - ETL in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - ETL in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Development
    Pay
    Benefits
    Opportunities to promote
    Good development out of college

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance
    Interview process feels political


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Target stores have a professional atmosphere

    Cons

    Pressure as LOD is negative


  6. "Target the best place on earth"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The environment and the people

    Cons

    The amount of money you spend there


  7. "Friendly enviornmet"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    nice employee diversity, good hours,

    Cons

    9 an hour is kinda low for me

  8. "why fix something that isnt broke"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Logistics Team Lead in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    health benefits
    employee discount
    works with student scheduling, depending on what your availability is

    Cons

    stores have the options of what is needed for shifts
    they no longer work with an individual person's schedule

    Advice to Management

    this whole "modernization" has been a nightmare. there's not enough hours and time given to train EVERYONE in the store to do every EVERYTHING.
    do they really expect flow team members that have done nothing but stock for 10+ years to start doing planograms and price change???


  9. "Executive Team Leader Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader of Logistics in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader of Logistics in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team culture, employees are fun to work with and train. My store manager was very helpful and supportive. My piers were also team players,

    Cons

    There was no work, life, balance. Team members relied so heavily on management that it was impossible to have a life outside of Target.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others as you want to be treated. It's best to lead by example and ensure team members are learning their entire learning plans.


  10. "Senior Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Senior Team Leader, Sales Floor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Team Leader, Sales Floor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have a chance to meet some great leaders. Have a chance you really develop younger talent and most appreciate it. Chance to go to other store around district to help assist building pano.

    Cons

    4 STLs in 2.5 years. Wants you to reprove yourself every time a new STL comes in. STL focus on themselves instead of helping develop talent. ETLs more into what you do out the store than what you do in the store. Definitely get lost in the shuffle there. If STL isn’t behind you you have absolutely no chance. If you take a new position in the company you have to wait 18 months for you to be considered for any other promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your talent. Not on what you do good or what you did good. Worry about your store and what some of your great team members are doing instead of what you think is the right way. Actually show and develop instead of pointing and directing. I have no idea why target uses the term leaders because most are managers instead and have no idea how to actually lead a team.


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