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Target Los Angeles Reviews

Updated July 15, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (75)

    "Four wonderful years."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Going in at twenty I didn’t expect to work at Target for an extended period of time. What followed were the four best years of my professional career. You not only get to work with a wonderful team, but you get the chance to prove yourself. A lot of promotions are done in-house.

    Cons

    There is only one true con that I can think of, and that is none other than the terrible red and khaki color combination.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t forget to take care of your team.


  2. "Good work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the job that youre doing

    Cons

    repetitive work at some times on the job

  3. "It is a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a good job. People are friendly.

    Cons

    You will meet a different kind of people. I loved it.


  4. "Always changing Company"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Feedback oriented company
    -Utilizing technology to revamp supply chain to stay competitive in industry
    -Interviews for manager positions are extremely tough and I wouldn't want it any other way. They hire the best talent around to manage their stores

    Cons

    -Schedules for retail in general are awful


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor hiring strategy for ETLs"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader- GE in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader- GE in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - Good pay and benefits
    - Good experience if you want to go into retail

    Cons

    - Disorganized training
    - Unsupportive team members and team leaders
    - Essentially once your team leader decides they don't like you, you might as well quit

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people without retail experience and get upset at the learning curve for a retail job.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ETL HR"

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    Former Employee - ETL Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - ETL Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -ETL HR assignment is the most rewarding and interesting out of all of them.
    -Good way to get your foot in the door and learn transferable HR skills
    -PAY: Annual Raises + Base Pay Increase can be amazing, especially if you perform well.
    -Good management experience. Once you're an ETL, you can do any job in retail.
    -Team Culture - Young, social atmosphere, very fun in store
    -Growth - It's typical to see promotion to BP or STL in 4-5 years $$$

    Cons

    -Work Life Balance - Working Thanksgiving, Christmas, Rotating Weekends.
    -Work Life Balance - Suggested 10 hour days. No one leaves at 10 hours. It's sad.
    -STL and/or DTL can make or break your experience. Not me, but I've seen it happen.
    -Stores are not supported with enough payroll.
    -Gotta be open to change/failing: Roll outs/launches are not always well planned.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great team culture. Suggestions: Fix the work life balance. Who really wants to work 10 hour days and LOD shifts? GVPs/HRDs should make sure DTLs/STLs are (1) promoting people based on performance and (2) not making promises they can't keep to ETLs. My DTL/STL were good to me but I know some bad ones out there.


  7. "Guest service team leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork,flexible scheduling for college students, fun atmosphere, volunteer in community, trading shifts with peers

    Cons

    Hard work, ever changing policies, work life balance issues, lack of support to move upward

  8. "Good Company...Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - ETL in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - ETL in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, incentives, opportunity for growth or career change

    Cons

    Poor senior leadership, needs to be more personable and care for their ETLs rather than bring them down

    Advice to Management

    be more personable - STL and above


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Caution: This job may not be what it seems."

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an Executive Team Leader, you get payed decent out of college and the experience looks great on your resume.

    Cons

    - Salaried leaders work too many hours - 10 hours at a minimum and 11 1/2 hours on average. Many of these hours are spent doing tasks that your team should be doing.
    - Target has high ideals but wants you to execute with minimal resources (which I get it) BUT in the real world that translates to messy processes, plans being thrown in your face and leaders working stupid long hours.
    - Recognition SUCKS. Sucks like nearly non-existent in many places as a leader. 0 recognition from district management, a "good job" from your supervisor if you are lucky.
    - You're around people all day who don't care about their job and are in sucky life situations (With definite exceptions) - makes coming to work not so fun.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your leaders. I get this is a 24/7 business and you have to move fast after every change or accomplishment but that is no excuse to not recognize your leaders.


  10. "Great Culture, Tough Hours"

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    Former Employee - ETL-HR in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - ETL-HR in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, culture, development, people and team

    Cons

    Work nights, weekends, all holidays


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