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Updated September 5, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1576 reviews)

  • "Not a great for more team members further along in their career" (in 1680 reviews)

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  1. "Target is a company that is ever-changing with the economy and is a great place to work for benefits."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, discount, team work

    Cons

    Work-life balance is challenging to work around


  2. "Target is a competitive results driven environment that pushes you to work hard and smart."

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well compensated.
    Challenging environment.
    Support from peers.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Odd schedule.
    Can be Repetitive.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Uncomfortable, undertrained, undervalued."

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay rate is higher than most retail stores, and they do plan to have the base pay at 15/hr by 2020z

    Cons

    Management tends to come off in a vaguely threatening way. They make sure you’re aware of the 90-day probationary period, which makes everyone feel very paranoid when beginning to work there.
    They have a very restricted number of hours to give out, so one week you may have plenty of hours and the next you might have only a few.
    Being sick means nothing to management, even in food areas.
    The employee discount is okay, but not great . 10% on the whole store, an extra 10 on healthy food and sports ware.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making your employees feel like they’re constantly in trouble. You’re losing good employees because they feel like they’ve done something horrible when really they’re just doing their jobs. Also, hire more people and stop restricting your hours so much.


  4. "Fun, and laid back."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best thing about target is that they were very flexible when it came to the schedule. Especially if you were a student. They also didn’t care if you had piercings or tattoos, which I really appreciated.

    Cons

    Selling red cards. Part of the job was trying to get people to sign up for a Target credit card or debit card. Even if you tried hard it was sometimes very difficult to get people to sign up. management really pushed you to sell those cards, and at times it just wouldn’t happen.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Retail instability"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Team Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Team Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer decent pay
    40 hours a week
    Medical and other benefits are good
    As long as you wear red and khaki you are allowed freedom to express yourself otherwise with your appearance

    Cons

    Work environment is less professional and more social navigation
    Management is not very supportive of the supervisor under them
    Respect
    Management is a constant revolving door

    Advice to Management

    Be involved and supportive of management under you. Respect your team and expect them to share the same respect.


  6. "Logistics"

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    Current Employee - Logistics in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Logistics in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always changing their promotions to the public.

    Cons

    Very little active communication with front line employees.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the employees to provide critical review and assistance to perform their jobs better.


  7. "Finally leaving a 10 year career at Target"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I started working at Target in high school and continued for 10 years. I held numerous different positions throughout the years and finally left recently once I realized that I was really over working in retail. I have no (or okay very few) complaints as Target as an employer. I have met some of my closest friends and all kinds of people from different walks of life through working at Target and I will always be glad to have had that experience. I had many opportunities to cross train in different areas and I feel that I was overall compensated well for the type of work that I did and that the benefits were pretty good.

    Cons

    I wish that Target would promote from within more for their salaried manager (ETL) positions. I have known many people over the years (both with and without college degrees) who would be much more qualified for these positions than the fresh-out-of-college-22-year-old types that they like to hire. It is possible to promote from within to these roles but it is more difficult than it should be in my opinion.

  8. "Very fun, diverse, fast-paced work environment."

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly management and coworkers, reasonable work-load, easy to learn and remember, then train new team members!

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that Target doesn't allow their team members to accept tips, but the pay is good enough that it isnt a big deal.


  9. "Being a Target Team Member"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Leader in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, a lot of opportunity for advancement, great overall company to work for values wise.

    Cons

    Frequent restructuring, non-exempt pay was not competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Review and adjust pay scale guidelines to compete with market


  10. "Receiver"

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    Current Employee - Receiving in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Receiving in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast, fun, and friendly place to work.

    Cons

    fast pace and high demands for accuracy

    Advice to Management

    Great team of managers


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