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Updated March 10, 2019
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  • "Not enough home/work life balance" (in 1637 reviews)

  • "The pay is fair until you have to carry the load of other work-shy team members" (in 1737 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    Former Employee - Presentation Team Member in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Presentation Team Member in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of work but not bad

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  2. "Great Experience but Not for Everyone"

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    Former Intern - DC Operations Intern in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Intern - DC Operations Intern in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Hands on experience
    - Lots of structure (mentors, project supervisors, weekly check-ins, etc.)
    - great pay
    - lots of individual freedom, your time at work is your own
    - incredibly welcoming team; everyone is there to help you
    - flexible hours for the most part

    Cons

    - very few young people
    - high-pressure environment
    - long days/early mornings
    - not much work /life balance: you have to get up early and go to bed early so you're left with very little free time

    Advice to Management

    None, this internship program is very well structured; the distribution center environment just isn't for everyone.

  3. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay isnt bad for retail

    Cons

    our store specifically had the worst management ever

    Advice to Management

    be better.


  4. "AP-TPS"

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    Current Employee - TPS in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - TPS in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Target pays more than most entry level jobs.

    Cons

    A TPS is a support position and does a lot of paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    More employment in this area is needed. Also, a full time team member at the fitting room to prevent a ton of shortage.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "ok place to work, but not much more than that"

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    Current Employee - LOGISTICS FLOW TEAM MEMBER in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - LOGISTICS FLOW TEAM MEMBER in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    pay is higher than minimum wage.
    work is mostly clean and safe.
    employee discount.

    Cons

    no overtime, like overtime pay is a virus and they made a quarantine.
    couldn't get many hours; wanted 40 or close to it-got 20 or 22 most weeks.
    no benefits of any kind (medical, dental insurance; holidays) until some date far in the future (which most employees will never reach).

    Advice to Management

    enjoy the profits, and share a little with the people on the bottom


  6. "Amazing Company"

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    Current Freelancer - Retail Sales Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Freelancer - Retail Sales Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work.

    Cons

    More meetings with management, more meetings on the overall goal.


  7. "Awful Management"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Team Member in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good minimum wage nowadays, that’s literally it.

    Cons

    Management is atrocious and there are never enough hours or employees.

  8. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    Customer service training was great

    Cons

    No cons found to speak of


  9. "Visual Merchandising Leader"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Leader in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandising Leader in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, very friendly, team work. Great benefits and opportunities for improvement. Thorough interview process. Paid holidays off.

    Cons

    Retail itself has its cons. Working long hours during the holidays, you have to be willing to work fast paced and long days.


  10. "Has changed for the worst"

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    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They won't cut your hours just to avoid giving you benefits.

    The company as a whole tries to look after you and help you.

    My mom passed away and they gave me $500, tax free, to help me pay for the cremation. They have this set up for employees going through a very hard time.

    They gave me time off whenever I requested it as long as it wasn't a "black out date", so days like Black Friday and Christmas Eve where the store is extremely busy.

    Cons

    The company as a whole has made a lot of changes with staffing. Executives are getting rarer and team leaders are being expected to do way more work for the amount they get paid.

    They recently removed the position of HR manager from an Executive Salary position (a role that you need a degree in to have) to a Team Leader position (hourly). The idea that someone who has no experience in HR has my sensitive information would make me very uncomfortable personally.

    They are understaffed with team members all the time as well. They hardly give hours and overtime is strictly forbidden. If you get overtime, even on accident, you will be written up. Everyone is overworked and when you overwork people they start to slack off and care less.

    Whenever they are getting a district visit the executives panic and bring in a bunch of people and have them work overnight to get the store looking presentable. This makes the company think the store is doing great when they are struggling. They are slapping a band-aid on a huge problem that needs stitches. Not only that but the District Managers think since the store is doing so well and are able to keep up with the hours they are being given, that they can cut their payroll. This makes everything even more stressful. It's an endless cycle. And the other thing is... if they allow District to see how much they are struggling and need help... District will work on getting the Store Team Leader (main manager) fired. The amount of store managers I went through in my nearly 10 years there was insane (8 to be exact) and sometimes we went months without one while they looked for someone to transfer or promote to the store.

    No bonuses. Ever. At my new job I received a $400 holiday bonus because the company did so well that year (usually it's only $100). But that is still a huge step up. Especially since the company I work for now is significantly smaller than Target.

    Advice to Management

    Try and be honest with District. Show them the areas the store is excelling in and where it is struggling. Implore that you need help. Ask for advice. Lean on them for support while still showing your strong leadership skills. Show them that you care about the stores success, not just your employment.


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