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Target Milwaukee Reviews

Updated July 27, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1582 reviews)

  • "Not a great for more team members further along in their career" (in 1685 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Brand Team Member in Oak Creek, WI
    Former Employee - Brand Team Member in Oak Creek, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time

    Pros

    Great team members, great customer and an awesome store

    Cons

    I really didn't have any

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


  2. "Flow Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Waukesha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There was always stuff to do, you knew what was expected of you, the people you worked with were nice, the hourly wage was good ($12.50/hr)

    Cons

    I wasn't given many hours, the boss could be demanding (yelling at everyone to work faster), you have to get up early (shifts began at 6 am, sometimes as early as 5 am or 4 am), little to no opportunity for advancement or more hours, they would often ask people to stay later than their scheduled time

    Advice to Management

    If everybody is working hard, cut them some slack. Also, learn how to schedule properly, I shouldn't be getting asked to stay later than my scheduled shift 50-60% of the time.

  3. "Lack of Communication"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Delafield, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Delafield, WI

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

    Pros

    Very supportive
    Are flexible and will work with you

    Cons

    Management is not very transparent and expect more than what is possible
    Lacked competitive pay


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Distribution Center...position eliminated, sad to go"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Technician in Oconomowoc, WI
    Former Employee - Logistics Technician in Oconomowoc, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is for distribution center only, store environments are completely different.
    Compensation...They do an annual "wage survey" to evaluate the compensation offered to employees like the ones they have and hire to make sure they offer competitive compensation, and make adjustments across the board every year.
    Training...Their expectations of employees and the soft-skills training they offer to help employees get there get great results. Because of this training and experience, I am better trained, ready and qualified than peers from other backgrounds in subsequent jobs.
    Great start for recent college grads to get some relevant management and operations experience under their belts.

    Cons

    Even at such a big company with such great intentions, each person's job experience is only as good as their immediate supervisor. There is a steady stream of new, inexperienced and untrained managers flowing through the building who often disrupt operations and disrespect long-time, high performing reports.
    At this point in Target's history, every innovation, every advancement, every idea comes from the top down, and input from the bottom is not only unwanted, but stifled. This has not always been the case, and I hope in the future the pendulum swings back the other way.

    Advice to Management

    To senior management, and hiring teams...your low-level managers need more. Perhaps a co-management training period with an experienced manager.
    To all managers, especially entry level...your production teams want to do a great job they can be proud of. They have an amazing knowledge base in much more than moving boxes. Value them, their contributions, and their ideas. That's all they have ever wanted, and another free meal will not make up for the loss of morale over they way they are treated.


  5. "Every year the amount of management goes down as well as the talent of the management there."

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    Current Employee - Team Member in West Allis, WI
    Current Employee - Team Member in West Allis, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy pay. Decent hours. Not a hard job. Target is a nice place to shop so it’s fun being around stuff you would consider buying.

    Cons

    Management sucks. They don’t do any of the work to share the result. They just take the credit. People get away with more than they should. When you ask for help or bring a problem to light you are given nothing in return.

    Advice to Management

    Be present. Help and stop wasting time on your own agenda.


  6. "Difficult Advancement Opportunites"

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    Former Employee - Flexible Fulfillment Lead in Grafton, WI
    Former Employee - Flexible Fulfillment Lead in Grafton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well-positioned upper management staff make working there enjoyable

    Cons

    If you're looking for full-time hours, or career advancement, look for a career in their leadership positions, or don't even consider Target.

    Advice to Management

    Don't assume younger Team Members aren't interested in career advancements with Target.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Target Hardlines Experience"

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    Current Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Grafton, WI
    Current Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Grafton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people and balanced management. Always something to do. Equal employment opportunities for everyone. Great paying starter job for minors. Amazing benefits

    Cons

    Gets repetitive (doing the same thing for hours on end), rude customers sometimes. Not many hours if working part-time, there are a lot of people working there at the same time so hours get tight sometimes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience!"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Especially being straight out of college with no experience whatsoever. The team and culture is also a benefit. They will do what it takes to keep you around

    Cons

    Work/life balance. You’ll work 50+ hours a week. For ETLs, you will work rotating weekends, a day off during the week, and a closing shift. The schedule isn’t bad, but it does fluctuate.


  9. "Team Member Review"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Waukesha, WI
    Former Employee - Team Member in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Location
    Positive workplace
    flexible schedule
    Employee Discount

    Cons

    Pay increase is small and staggered

    Advice to Management

    higher wages


  10. "Sales associate at Target"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in West Milwaukee, WI
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in West Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice management, very clean store

    Cons

    Work too hard for little pay. I was only making $7.75


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