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Target Newington Reviews

Updated November 26, 2018
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Newington, CT

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  1. "Hardlines Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Newington, CT
    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Newington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and work environment

    Cons

    Being a cashier when there were long lines

    Advice to Management

    Management should cross-train team members in different areas in the store.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pay is Good, Culture is Stifling"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Newington, CT
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Newington, CT
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The starting pay at 12 dollars is an amazing thing, and as long as you work hard you can be sure you'll be kept around after seasonal and 'promoted' to part time. Mid tier Team Leaders are kind and usually on your side, as they aren't proper Leaders On Duty.
    The community between the general work force (Non management) is very good and most are helpful in helping you learn what skills you aren't taught through training.

    Cons

    The management expects you to live for the brand. And they're all very, very similar. Every store, every region has the seemingly same set of blonde, tall, women who are disconnected from what is happening to the people at the lower levels. There's a lot of internal drama and cattiness the longer you stay, and if a high up manager doesn't like you, there isn't a lot you can do-even with HR's help depending on the store. It's not uncommon to see the upper management fight over what a section should be run as.
    Upward mobility past part time is very hard. Promises can be made in your first 6 months of employment about your Development and ideas of putting you 'On the bench' for management training, but it usually is used as a way to demand more and more work of you without compensation of more hours, benefits, or pay.
    Hours are not consistent and even when you make it clear there are days you cannot work, there may still be times when you are scheduled on those hours.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the Mean Girls attitude towards each other and listen to your employees. There is a perfection of On-Brand Attitude demanded of anyone who wants a full time job that is frankly impossible to keep up for too long if you weren't ingratiated into the management culture as an Intern in college.
    Stop promising your employees better pastures if you aren't actually going to follow through on it. They won't be your pack horses forever and once they're gone they aren't coming back.

  3. "Very Poor Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newington, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newington, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    Very respectful and caring coworkers

    Cons

    Management has no clue what they are doing
    Senior Team Leads and ETL recognize hard work only from people they are friends with who are from a similar race or ethnic background
    Overwhelming amount of work while Senior Team Leads and ETL talk and text on their cellphones
    ETL will give discounts to customers based on race and ethnicity
    Senior Team Leads do no have a good work ethic at all

    Advice to Management

    Show respect for all you employees and not just your friends and you will actually be able to have good workers with good morale so I feel bad for the management here is are obviously clueless to what they are doing.


  4. "Not the happiest of places.."

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Newington, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Newington, CT

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

    Pros

    Heavy focus on a team based and inclusive environment.

    Cons

    Incredibly cliquey, which tended to be perpetuated by store leadership. This is a common theme across most stores I worked in.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally. Treat them with respect and be reasonable with requests. They are people, not slaves.


  5. "In stocks"

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    Current Employee - Sale Floor Team Member in Newington, CT
    Current Employee - Sale Floor Team Member in Newington, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In stocks is an fairly easy job to do. It's basically scanning around the store and making sure that the numbers that computer generated are actually accurate to the amount of merchandise we have

    Cons

    It can be a but boring at times since you are scanning for several hours at a time. But as long as you keep your mind straight you will be ok

    Advice to Management

    Management is pretty good even though so,entires they can be really pushy they always do it for the better


  6. "My time at Target was alright, though don't expect to be applauded for your work."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Newington, CT
    Former Employee - Cashier in Newington, CT
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are all very friendly, the job itself isn't very difficult. The pay wasn't bad, considering. It was pretty easy to get overtime.

    Cons

    As a cashier, you're timed, which I found really difficult. You're supposed to be nice to the customer, but not too nice. Supervisors could be very critical.

    Advice to Management

    I would say that they should be nicer to staff and learn people's names. But overall it was an enjoyable experience working there.


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