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Target Los Angeles Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (64)

    "Four wonderful years."

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    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. "Great Company"

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    Former Contractor - Fulfillment Associate in Rosemead, CA
    Former Contractor - Fulfillment Associate in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff were very accepting, understanding and supportive of their employees. You can really feel a sense of "family" working here. You don't feel pressured at all to ask questions and they'll help you along the way.

    Fulfillment was fun, coworkers were a joy to be around and work with. Our Supervisor was very friendly, understanding and funny bringing the mood up as we work.

    Cons

    During seasonal periods, things are hectic, but really not as bad to be honest. Just a lot of moving around. Expect that come holiday time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing your thing of creating a welcoming, fun and positive workplace. No other complaints.

  3. "good workplace"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Westminster, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Westminster, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teammembers, vibe, easy work, and room to advance

    Cons

    Sometimes it does get crazy during the holidays


  4. "Overall great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    Management is sometimes rude to employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's alright"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member: Hardlines/Cashier/Electronics in Compton, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member: Hardlines/Cashier/Electronics in Compton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, pay, food, discounts

    Cons

    Stress, management, work load, expectations, communication

    Advice to Management

    Get off my nuts


  6. "Great First Job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    Things were very straight forward. If you wanted time off, you’d request through the employee portal and 90% of the time you’d receive it.

    Goal oriented company. You are always very clear on what your job was and how to do it.

    Clearly defined chain of command. Assistant team lead, team lead, ETL, Store Manager. Ensured that things wouldn’t get overlooked.

    Fair sick time

    Cons

    Store was occasionally understaffed or deliveries were not on time because Supply Chain management could use some work.


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Inconsistent and inconsiderate"

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    Current Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Lakewood, CA
    Current Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Lakewood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, decent pay and sometimes cool coworkers

    Cons

    Wild decision making on the part of corporate, eliminating positions for the sale of downsizing, pitiful hours, some co-workers form highschool esque cliques. Constant micromanagement and unrealistic expectations. There's little to no incentive to make target your long term workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap and take care of your employees. Reevaluate corporate culture


  9. 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.


  10. "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


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