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Target Melbourne Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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  1. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Shop Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Shop Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Discount card is good. The company is only looking for 15 year olds now to employ so if you are 15 and cheap to pay they will employ you.

    Cons

    Cutting hours, casuals will only get 3 hour shifts so they don't have to give them a tea break. Unless you want to go into management there is not much of a chance as having a career. Online shopping is the future

    Advice to Management

    Try and value more the loyal mature workers who have a world of knowledge and experience and recognise them as an asset to the company that can help train and shape young people.


  2. "In the Target Warehouse employees are treated like disposable tissues"

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    Current Contractor - Warehouse Worker in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Contractor - Warehouse Worker in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nothing much to talk about - so dis-organised you get random amounts of overtime and days off mid-week

    Cons

    - they don't know what they need so they are always firing people as quick as they are hiring people.
    - Treat people like rubbish, no job security and little respect for people

    Advice to Management

    - plan your business and workload
    - be open to change and improvement
    - people need job security, you will be rewarded by your team when you can provide it

  3. "assistant"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time

    Pros

    great staff to work with expect for management

    Cons

    under staffed, lot of pressure, customers get angry for no staff and having to wait,


  4. "Lovely store, awful management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Make great friends, busy, good products

    Cons

    Management lies and is uncaring. Management doesn't care about customers or employees!

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like equals, and how you want to be treated.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great team members
    - good retail experience
    - easy tasks
    - makes you look good saying you worked at a big company like Target
    - uniform is nice
    - discounts at all coles group stores (target, coles, office works, etc.)
    - flexible hours
    - fun tasks
    - fun events and campaigns
    - team celebrations/events (christmas parties and Kris Kringle, New Years parties, birthday lunches and deserts left in the tea room, etc.)

    Cons

    - pay is low compared to other retail places
    - retail experience is limited to covering department store retail, not fashion/boutique retail
    - some (SOME) managers can be a pain
    - sometimes gives you too many or too little hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. It'd be nice if you could build a friendship with us rather than keep that barrier of superior-subordinate though.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Really laid back, most of the management is pretty relaxed and we can get away with a lot. Often doesn't feel like a job at all. Love working with the rest of the team.

    Cons

    Unpredictable shifts if you're a casual, management is continuously changing and store managers are transferred every month or so, if the store doesn't make budget our shifts are cancelled or cut. Can be hard to get time off.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Customer Service Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Intern - Customer Service Assistant in Melbourne (Australia)
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Target as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Decent wage for the level of monotonous work with little effort required.

    Cons

    - Management rarely shows up to deal with angry customers when called. They will communicate over the hand phones to avoid dealing with the problem directly.
    - They will purposely split the shifts in a way to avoid giving you a meal break.
    - They often keep you back 10mins after work, so they don't have to pay you for 15mins overtime.
    - Uninspiring attitude among most workers as it is only a temporary job for them.

  8. "It isn't too bad as a casual position."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to meet people and build customer service skills.

    Cons

    Retail industry is in a hole. Lower management is very underpaid and not worth it. Opportunity to get more shifts if you're casual.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be reasonable. Answer questions, don't just put people down for not knowing certain things. Listen to ideas and actually think about the good ones. Listen to staff who work in specific areas regularly (who can know a lot more than higher level managers about that specific area).


  9. "Okay for a highschool job"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne (Australia)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with (on the same level as me, the managers weren't great)
    Customers are generally nice and friendly

    Cons

    Old fashioned managers
    Managers who weren't fit for the job
    Staff become frantic when it's busy (peak shopping times of the year, ie christmas, easter)

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for bullies.
    I was put in serveral situations when I felt like I couldn't say "No" to overtime being asked of me, even when I had prior commitments, due to bullying manager.


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