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Updated January 9, 2018
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Pros
  • There is a large focus on work/life balance that is very appreciated (in 881 reviews)

  • Communication between all levels of management down through front line team members (in 1760 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance is an opportunity (in 1486 reviews)

  • Some team members rather help there friend that dont do much over people who does the most work (in 1578 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "Employment at Target"

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers, good scheduling system, etc.

    Cons

    Not really a whole lot to say here


  6. "Good so far"

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    Current Employee - Flow Team Leader in Blue Springs, MO
    Current Employee - Flow Team Leader in Blue Springs, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Easy to grasp learning curve.

    Cons

    Everything revolves around teamwork, so if your team is slacking, things get difficult.

    Advice to Management

    None, yet.


  7. "Logistics Team Leader"

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

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

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities, no max on pay, you can earn up to 6 weeks of vacation over time, flexible schedule

    Cons

    They treat employees bad, they treat managers really bad, get yelled at and chewed out all the time, they encourage you to clock out and go back to work to accomplish unrealistic expections, work life balance if you are salary, work 80 hours a week. Very stressful and hostile and unprofessional work environment. DO NOT WORK HERE!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop with unrealistic expectations and try to make work fun, I dreaded going to work everyday, put ETL in that has manager experience and not a 21 year immature kid. This is causing favoritism and putting the wrong people in management and making good productive team members and team leaders quit

  8. "Not the worst job I ever had."

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company to work for. Coworkers tend to be friendly.

    Cons

    Low pay. Administrative work seems pointless.


  9. "No work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader Sales Floor/Guest Experience in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader Sales Floor/Guest Experience in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Store discount
    Most stores have a solid team environment
    Bonus opportunities
    Team Leader promotions occur
    Constant change

    Cons

    Upper management picks favorites and doesn't value opinions of others

    Zero work-life balance (which they try to preach)- I was working over 60 hours a week and only required to work 50. Only one day off a week.

    Was rarely given requested vacation days off

    Team members showing interest to promote are not listened to

    Hard to promote

    Training- I trained for 8 weeks for a position and was then thrown into a new store in a completely different position and was expected to succeed

    Advice to Management

    Stop and listen to and take care of the team. Employees are your number one asset.


  10. "Dont work at the ward parkway location"

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    Former Employee - Cashier, Customer Service, Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier, Customer Service, Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, Pay is alright, nothing too good to say about this job honestly

    Cons

    Racist store manager & supervisors. Working here is legit hell. Only apply if temporary

    Advice to Management

    You need to be fired.


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