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Target Indianapolis Reviews

Updated February 15, 2018
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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. "Finally leaving a 10 year career at Target"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "An Interesting Experience"

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    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Carmel, IN

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    The pay is decent enough, higher than minimum wage.

    Cons

    Working at Target does get stressful.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, good"

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    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member in Westfield, IN
    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member in Westfield, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My store has been pretty good at accommodating my requested schedule. They mostly schedule me on my requested days and ask me if I can work other days is if the workload is bigger.

    Cons

    Sometimes the expected work load is too much. ie. they schedule me 32 hours when there’s 50 hours of work.

    Advice to Management

    Work a month in a job position before you make decisions regarding that position


  4. "Working store side is tough"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Southport, IN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Southport, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to gain initial leadership skills and to work flexible and very random hours.

    Cons

    Not a place to grow unless your path is wanting to be a team leader or store team leader. Being an HR Team Member my desire was to grow my HR skills and that was not an option that was supported after basic skills for the position were learned.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your bottom line better.


  5. "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.


  6. "Guest services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fishers, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fishers, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, friendly environment. Discount on merchandise, holiday pay.

    Cons

    Rotating schedule, late hours, open holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your ETLs remember that the people believe them are humans with lives and families outside of Target


  7. 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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Super Target Review as Barista/Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Starbucks Barista At Target in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Starbucks Barista At Target in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits and care about the staff.

    Cons

    Pressure it put on you if you don't sell at least one Target Red Card every shift you work. The hours you receive are also never guaranteed.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the management of their specific areas don't get over zealous and feel like they can manage areas of the store they're not over.


  10. "Warehouse Associate"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Plainfield, IN
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Plainfield, IN

    I worked at Target full-time

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with

    Cons

    Uncertainty surrounding continuity in employment

    Advice to Management

    To be more open in their communication with staff


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