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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. Helpful (1)

    "Great hours and easy work for high school/college students."

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    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Postboard for hours makes it easy to obtain shifts or get rid of them.
    -Team atmosphere promotes a healthy workforce.
    -All roles in the store are simple and easy to do.
    -10% discount as a team member bonus

    Cons

    -Management can be clueless when peak sales occur (aka Christmas season)
    -Extremely boring and monotonous work if you don't change your position.
    -Forced to "do work" for the sake of doing work even if there's nothing to do, so expect to walk around making shelves look "perfect" sometimes if you've done a good job.
    -Pay is going to be minimum wage and essentially stay there unless you have a business degree of some sort. Part-time won't get raises above $0.35 a year, as far as I've seen.

    Advice to Management

    Stop drinking Starbucks coffee all day and do some hands-on work to help implement yourself as part of the team. Staying in the office all day or just strutting around with coffee alienates you.


  2. "not a great experience."

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    Former Employee - Flow in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Flow in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    discount, customers, works with student schedule for the most part

    Cons

    unreliable coworkers, poor middle management

  3. "Depends on who you're working with..."

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    Former Employee - Softlines in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Softlines in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK benefits, flexible work schedule (depending on the store and how many workers are available), perks like winning sweatshirts and other prizes, mostly promotes from within. Can have fun community/volunteer outreach. 10% discount.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to get enough hours, a lot of the actual work depends on the people you are working with. I have also been told they do not give out recommendations after you leave, they are only allowed to say how long you worked there.

    Advice to Management

    If you pay your workers more and have higher expectations of everyone, you will have less turnover and harder workers. Put less emphasis on selling Red Cards and more emphasis on treating your workers better, so they want to help the company.


  4. "Starbucks Team Member - A good college job"

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    Current Contractor - Starbucks Team Member in Malvern, PA
    Current Contractor - Starbucks Team Member in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My coworkers were terrific people who I enjoyed working with. (I worked in the Food Ave area.) Pay was above the minimum wage, and they had everyone working close to their max number of hours. I ended up getting a lot of on-the-job training and all my coworkers were willing to help me.

    Cons

    Your work schedule changes week to week, but there was relative consistency to it. It's very likely you'll be asked to fill in for sales floor & cashier. When I was working fewer hours, it wasn't a big deal, but once I started maxing out my hours, being called in meant losing my day off.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of calling on the Food Ave workers to cover for the cashiers, consider hiring more cashiers.


  5. "Good Job for high school/college"

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    Former Employee - Starbucks Team Member in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Starbucks Team Member in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, pretty easy jobs, not hard to get hours if you need them.

    Cons

    Management usually not great, a lot of them don't understand certain areas so they don't know how to manage them.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of your workers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Wors working environment for anyone"

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    Former Employee - Soft Lines Team Member in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Soft Lines Team Member in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ...um, give me a second I'll think of something. Oh, the fact that you'll have tons of free time because you'll never get enough hours.

    Cons

    Never enough hours to go around. Management is terrible, hr are evil manipulative sociopaths, there is no organization of management, there is no training whatsoever, the area you. Have to zone is way to big for one person to handle, you Get blamed for messy guests who mess up the areas you just cleaned up, oh and the guests are arrogant jerks who don't realize that the store is Walmart with different branding.

    Advice to Management

    Quit before you get fired... But seriously actually. Try and train your employees. Don't just throw them in the deep end and try and expect them to swim.


  7. "Human Resource Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was a great team atmosphere from the beginning.
    There are lots of opportunities for recognition by management and co-workers.
    Incentives for doing job well and working hard.

    Cons

    Being required to cross-train departments.
    Sometimes I would need to out my HR work aside to help on the floor if workers were moving too slow for management.
    The pay increase is very rare.

    Advice to Management

    Approach issues with more respect and caution.

  8. "You work hard for every dollar so make sure that your compensated appropriately"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The team is perhaps the redeeming factor of Target. The senior management tends to be a younger crowd but they are still competent individuals. Overall it is definitely a great place to work (starting out) but it would be tough to commit to a career.

    Cons

    The hours are tough and often extremely early, and it is sometimes difficult to balance your workload and your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that you treat people as the intelligent beings that they are, we know you went to college but it doesn't make your expectations any more realistic. Rather than focusing on delegation you should really try to LBE (Lead By Example)


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