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Target Irvine Reviews

Updated May 17, 2018
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Irvine, CA

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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. "Good for a college student"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Target Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Target Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average about 20 hours a week.

    Cons

    If you need to live on this, you'd need more hours.


  2. "best you could hope for"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable retail job
    Friendly work atmosphere
    Understandable policies
    Team building practices that at first glance might seem excessive but end up being very necessary and out of goodness

    Cons

    it is a retail job

  3. "Perfectly Fine Interim Job"

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    Former Employee - Presentation Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Presentation Team Member in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    As a new hire, everyone was friendly about explaining how to do things. This included team leaders, human resources, and seasoned staff you might have to shadow when you start. If you like moving around, stocking and unstocking shelves, altering displays, or changing price tags, this is the job for you.

    Cons

    The work is not particularly exciting or complicated. It's really a show-up-do-your-work-and-go-home dynamic. This is fine if you have school or are waiting on better jobs to come through, and need a simple job for some cash flow. If you are not on the customer service side, your shift may start before the sun rises or when most people are going to bed (plan your sleep accordingly).

    Advice to Management

    Maybe have more flexibility regarding when an employee can take time off for outside employment/job searching activities, but I understand management does not want policies to actively facilitate staff leaving for better jobs or create too much of a revolving door for new hires.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad, Not Great either"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TPS in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - TPS in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -401(k) benefits
    (matching 5%)
    -Able to move up quickly
    -Value Leadership

    Cons

    -Lack of flexibility (worked every weekend)
    -Cross-training can be bad from incompetent team leaders

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility on the hours--it's retail job


  5. "It's retail"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not bad for retail but it's still retail.

    Cons

    - it's retail, so low pay a lot of work.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Target Assets Protection"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Team Leader in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Team Leader in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Competitive Pay
    - Great Leadership
    - Great Company Culture

    Cons

    - Competing Priorities
    - Work Life Balance
    - Too many bosses to appease

    Advice to Management

    I think they are doing a great job.


  7. "Logistics team is underappreciated"

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    Former Employee - Stocker in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Stocker in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    sometimes flexible scheduling, co-workers create a sense of community, fast paced

    Cons

    micro-managing, unfair work loads to certain employees, preferential treatment from supervisors, being timed on your already excessive work load

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management treats you good and rewards you

    Cons

    You work until work is done or run out of time

    Advice to Management

    Not be so nit picky


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits, too much pressure on staff to have customers apply for credit card."

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    Former Employee - Guest Services Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Services Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Medical coverage was awesome, & had all the benefits that a good H.R. dept should have. Easy opportunities for advancement or lateral moves to different departments.

    Cons

    As a supervisor, I was very uncomfortable with pressuring the cashier's to reach their credit app goal. If they didn't reach goal, that affected their reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Relax on the credit card apps, I've heard it's been less of a focus these past years, but a discount retailer is not a bank. The cashiers should be cashiers, not credit card salespeople.


  10. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work to gain experience in retail. Very flexible with your class schedule.

    Cons

    Might just be a con for me but working weekends, missing holidays and inconsistent schedule but that comes with the retail territory.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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