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Naperville, IL

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  1. "ETL GE"

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    Current Employee - ETL Target in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - ETL Target in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Great experience people there are so welcoming so much you can learn from them.

    Cons

    Hours worked, Worklife balance is not great. Have to do whatever the business needs

    Advice to Management

    There are so many great things target does but some of the management is not up to target standards and that is when ETLs struggle.


  2. "Target Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor/InStocks/Cashier/Flow/Back Room/Price Change in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor/InStocks/Cashier/Flow/Back Room/Price Change in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping guests who genuinely appreciate the assistance

    Cons

    Management, management, management
    Difficult to move up in the company, not based on work ethic, must be friends with management

    Advice to Management

    Be a leader, not a manager
    Don't take 4 lunches in one 8 hour shift

  3. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible for hours.

    Cons

    Management can sometimes focus to much on metrics.


  4. "Good for Retail"

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    Former Employee - Backroom in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Backroom in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best job I've had in terms of caring about break and lunch requirements
    Decently flexible hours; worked well for me as I was working basically full-time and a full-time student
    The manager I had for working in the backroom was a great
    A lot of friendly people

    Cons

    Just like in all jobs, some people will not work as hard as you do
    People made work so much more tedious because they were too lazy to do their job
    Management tended to be rotated to different stores often so it was hard to get consistent managing depending on what part of the store you worked in

    Advice to Management

    Try to stay in one place if you can, it helps consistency in work


  5. "Backroom Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers, makes time go by quickly while at work, some great managers

    Cons

    hours, seasonal hours, some managers are clueless to what is going on, pay


  6. "ETL"

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    Current Employee - ETL Target in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - ETL Target in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team culture
    positive people
    Always pushing to achieve goals as a team
    Always making sure that their team is happy
    Support from higher level management always
    District supports all their stores well

    Cons

    long work weeks/weekends
    Holidays are tough working most of them


  7. Helpful (2)

    "pretty good, but please work on honesty"

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    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Target are great. They are always willing to help each other and try to build a sense of community within their workers.

    Cons

    Because of fluctuating hours, paying rent for an apartment in Naperville is difficult. It is necessary to cross-train, but those opportunities may only last for a few weeks. I can't tell you the number of times I've been scheduled for 4.5 hours then asked to stay a little longer, but actually they mean another 2 or 3 hours. The problem is that if you're scheduled for 4.5 hours, you don't get a lunch and I don't bring one. So when you ask me to stay and get paid another $18 dollars, but have no lunch or must buy a lunch in store, I have trouble understanding if you just don't respect me or if you really think paying me $20 to stay later than scheduled is worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more honest about your expectations for opportunities to cross train employees. I understand retail is all about driving sales, but if you expect somebody to work more than 3 hours above what they are scheduled, then maybe the person who does scheduling needs to be coached. I understand that we hope to get so much work done in a specific amount of time, but when you make that goal but once a week, we must reevaluate leadership's expectations.

  8. "Good for retail"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Out of all retail management jobs this is the best

    Cons

    Retail hours are the obvious con. You know what you are signing up for though.

    Advice to Management

    Timely communication


  9. "Easy transition from College to Career with a lot of responsibility."

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Naperville, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Target is a great place to launch a career. I'm sure thousands of reviews say this, but it makes it no less true. They pluck candidates from Universities all of the country, and bring together these young minds into training classes, so your first few months on the job you're learning the company the business with people your age, very easy transition from college, and a built in social network for all of the transplants into the city. Post training you're given a business to run. As an Business Analyst you're responsible for all of the inventory for your category. While working with your team you do have autonomy to run your business, this lead to me, as a 23 yr old, spending $300M in one year on my category, and you own every step of forecasting, allocating and identifying areas of opportunities. Also they pay is competitive, you won't come out rich, but you'll be comfortable and able to enjoy and afford going out with friends, Happy Hours and concerts.

    Cons

    Target is a large company, with many agendas and initiatives going on concurrently, often conflicting, this causes some swirl and frustration when trying to drive your business by the number of partners you need to take on and to explain it just right to each person so it servies their priories. In short, there's a lot of corporate BS needed to get anything done, and this leads to more amiable people progressing quicker that others who are more talented but lack the patience to wade through all of the corporate layers.

    Target is undergoing transformation to slim down and become a faster corporation, I think it will help but at the end of the day, the corporate levels and priorities are part of working at a large company. I would let this influence how long you stay, but it doesn't change it from being a great place to start as you'll get more responsibility here, than at most smaller firms that wouldn't have this complication.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    everything the employees, management, and guest are great

    Cons

    nothing I wish it was Monday through Friday but that rarely happens


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