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Brian Cornell
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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. "Team member"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Knoxville, TN
      Recommends

      I worked at Target full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Great work environment. Managers were positive and recognized achievements.

      Cons

      Only thing was switching to different positions, for example I was a cart pusher the last 3 weeks before I left.

      Advice to Management

      I loved working at target at a seasonal position for christmas. Helped me through the holidays and would work here again!

    • "Decent job"

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      Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Knoxville, TN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Target full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The pay is very nice for what you do.

      Cons

      The management only cares about profit.

      Advice to Management

      Learn to care about your employees

    • "Fine"

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        Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Knoxville, TN

        I worked at Target part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        I got to see all the stuff at target all day

        Cons

        Endless folding of shirts and clothes

      • Helpful (1)

        "Great team, lack of leadership."

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        Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Knoxville, TN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Target part-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        You work early and often

        Cons

        Expected timelines for work are usually unobtainable and constant change makes it impossible to get anything done.

      • "Hardlines Team Lead"

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        Former Employee - Hardlines Team Lead in Knoxville, TN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Target full-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        This is a good place to work when you are a student and when I first started in 2012 it seemed that everyone was moving up. By the time I became a manager the whole game changed an now they are looking to down size the positions.

        Cons

        For 5 years I had been getting dollar raises and nothing but excellent reviews. First year as a Team Lead they decided that none of the Team Leads deserved a good review so they couldn't make us eligible to move up so after a more than dedicated year and improvements in my departments I got a 13 cent raise and a improved outcomes needed. This may be a store by store case but upper management made sure that we all suffered...

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      • "GSA"

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        Former Employee - Guest Service Agent in Knoxville, TN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Target full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Workmates were fantastic all the time

        Cons

        Higher-ups not so much; except for One cool team lead.

        Advice to Management

        They won’t listen to what I have to say anyways, so I don’t even know why I have to write this statement.

      • "By far one of the worst jobs I've worked. All problems come from the top down, as management seems clueless."

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        Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Knoxville, TN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Target part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        The pay & the coworkers make Target okay. That's all they've got going for them, though.

        Cons

        Management has no idea what's going on. They constantly break/manipulate Target policy, promote fraud, belittle employees, etc etc.

        Advice to Management

        Stop with the micromanaging, treat people like people, follow the rules set by the government & the very company you work for.

      • Helpful (1)

        "Love the Team, Not the Company"

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        Current Employee - Senior Team Leader, Sales Floor in Knoxville, TN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Target full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        The people I worked with were some of the best I've ever had the pleasure being around. We endured a lot of corporate change, a lot of in store change, and a lot of day to day madness of retail together. They were the reason I went to work every day.

        Cons

        Management made a terrible team lead hire that is eventually going to run everyone off and wont do anything about it because they would have to admit they made a mistake, they were wrong, and that's never going to happen. Also, they have an unethical review process wherein Mgr's will change scores for their favorites or they will give you the lowest score possible to prevent promotion for at least another 18-24 months...

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        Advice to Management

        People have lives, bills, things they want to pursue. The fluctuation in hours for team members is unsatisfactory and is built upon a broken labor model nobody, and I mean NOBODY uses. Piling on hours for a visit so the store looks good and then barely surviving on a skeleton crew afterwards is no way to run a business. Start making the business about the team again, not the bottom line. Stop lying to people. Listen...

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      • "Great Company Not Enough Resoures"

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        Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Knoxville, TN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Target full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great company, great culture, great employee resources

        Cons

        Overworked management and team members. Expect too much from employees.

        Advice to Management

        Stop reducing roles

      • "There's always changes and they could be either good or bad"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Target part-time for more than 6 years

        Pros

        *Flexible if you are a student or work more than one job *Seem to always be hiring *10% discount but only if you use a redcard, gift card, or card *You get raises but it's not as much as you may think

        Cons

        *Stores can be chaotic depending on whose managing *Hours can get cut at any time (this was horrible for areas of the store that would need their hours) *Corporate wise no platform for team members to voice their negative opinions about the company (best team member survey doesn't count) *Lazy workers are given countless chances to "correct" their problems but the problems still happen and they never fire them

        Advice to Management

        *Team members need a place to voice their opinions or ideas without fear of retaliation from their management (that would happen at my store in the past) *Managers don't know some areas of the store and would just ignore it which made it hard to come to them for help. They should know every area and aspect of the store and not just what's popular or sells better. *Ill preparedness and poor scheduling was a very big...

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