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Target Kansas City Reviews

Updated July 3, 2018
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  1. "Assistant store manager"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Guest Experience in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Guest Experience in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of learning, developing as well as challenging the status quo. Learn to work through big picture problems that plague many workplaces.

    Cons

    While a regular schedule, long days if your team isn't trained. Additionally, you can get stuck in a role for a while.

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing


  2. "Decent pay for retail with great potential to promote, but can be stressful like most high volume retail stores."

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    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Raytown, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Raytown, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits and different ways Target gives back to its team members is great

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance and team culture is a problem with many stores by stretching people very thin and causing strain

    Advice to Management

    Favoritism often gets in the way of growth potential and filters out a lot of talent. Consider the balance different leaders have to offer to generate creative ideas rather than expecting a “one size fits all” type leader.

  3. "Decent retail job"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent vacation time as a leader

    Cons

    very political, varies greatly from store to store


  4. "CSR"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better than working at Walmart.

    Cons

    It is still a retail job.


  5. "Retail Store"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Belton, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Belton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have learned a lot from this company when I returned to Retail after several interesting jobs. They're facing new challenges due to how Consumers Shop and Order Merchandise. I've been lucky to meet some really great People on both Professional Levels and Personal Levels. 'It's about adaptability and flexibility.

    Cons

    Businesses are changing to meet the needs of the Consumers and the Challenges of Their Competition. It's about staying viable well into the Future. We, as Individuals have to adapt as well as learn newer skills so we can also work well into our own futures! It's not easy to think about another job, but this is the Reality of this Employment Journey.

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive when directing your workers as this will actually inspire most to see they are valued and encouraged to do their best.


  6. "Electronics Department"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Mission, KS
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Mission, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    no micromanaging and a very friendly team based atmosphere

    Cons

    retail hours can sometimes be a drag but management was good about my schedule when things came up


  7. "Fair"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Kansas City, KS
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked with some great people. Benefits and pay are competitive.

    Cons

    Retail hours can be awful and expectations can be unrealistic.

  8. "Excellent work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working at Target because they treat their employees well, particularly during the holidays. The days were long and busy, but they made sure to provide a variety of meals and never made us skimp on breaks because we were slammed.

    Cons

    I am a hard worker who took the initiative to learn service in other areas of the store. As a result...I was sometimes scheduled for more hours than I wanted because I could do the work.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees when they tell you how many hours they can/are willing to work


  9. "Great for short term / temporary employment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet many friendly people. Beginning wages are above norm for retail. ...especially for kids just starting in the workplace.

    Cons

    Very high turnover in general, including management. No recognition or respect for long term employees. While "starting" wages are rising, hard working employees that have been loyal are losing all merit increases as Target is not compensating them with the same increase as new hires. It's the most unstable work environment I've ever been in.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate those team members that have worked hard and stuck with you through all the trials and changes. They deserve the reward of wage increases because they already HAVE and currently ARE earning it through their hard work and loyalty. Just as you hope to bring quality people in by increasing the starting pay, it's just as important (if not more important) to maintain the good quality people who are currently with you.


  10. "Executive Store Intern Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shawnee, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, leaders are great people to work with. And with the new rotational system, you get to shadow every part of the store

    Cons

    Corporate tells you everything to do; you mainly execute, you don't get to think much

    Advice to Management

    Better communication from manager to manager so the store STL or ETL's get confused getting told different suggestions by different bosses


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