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Target Olympia Reviews

Updated June 19, 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. "utility attedent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility Attendant in Lacey, WA
    Current Employee - Utility Attendant in Lacey, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    target is an amazing company to work for.. The atmosphere is very friendly and positive. you work with a amazing leadership team who s always there to help you in any way. They pay very well and take care of any and all your needs...

    Cons

    There are none! I enjoy everything about target

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.


  2. "Target distribution at a glance."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Lacey, WA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Lacey, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In a word, benefits. Target as a company works fairly hard at taking care of it’s employees and providing a wide range of benfits. Even when they closed a couple of warehouses, they still tried to do right by those employees by offering them positions at other warehouses.

    Cons

    The revolving door of management. In our building we go through 8 - 10 managers a year. Continuity of work flolw is hard to maintain when are constantly training new managers. Many of whom have never worked in a distribution warehouse before.

    Advice to Management

    If your building is doing poorly you want to find where the problems are and address them. That doesn’t mean treating everyone like they are doing things wrong. You should be evaluating what is going right as well as wrong. Find those who are succeeding and see if their methods can be applied and taught to others.

  3. "Exciting growth and CI adventure"

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    Current Employee - Production Controller in Lacey, WA
    Current Employee - Production Controller in Lacey, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits and a positive atmosphere for growth

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging


  4. "Great Advancement Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Cash Office Associate/Guest Service Team Member in Lacey, WA
    Former Employee - Cash Office Associate/Guest Service Team Member in Lacey, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities. They are excited about the potential new people bring in. Usually good starting pay, couple dollars above the minimum wage. Great team atmosphere and constructive criticism as well as kudos often given by management. Will most times work around your schedule if you prove yourself an asset to the team.

    Cons

    Faking a smile puts you in a lot better position. Once the newness wears off, they start to lose interest. HEAVY concentration on REDcard conversions. Beginning of the year is lacking in hours. Management changes OFTEN.

    Advice to Management

    Employees like when you are up front with them. If you dont reach your redcard goal one day, something isn't wrong, please stop assuming that.


  5. "Leave while you can"

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    Former Employee - Lacey Import Warehouse Worker in Lacey, WA
    Former Employee - Lacey Import Warehouse Worker in Lacey, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay is good, coworkers were the best part of the job

    Cons

    Management can be described as a bunch of bumbling idiots!Everybody hates going to work, the pay keeps them there

    Advice to Management

    Go to a child daycare and be the baby.
     that’s how they talk to you and treat you.


  6. "Shift work is tough"

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    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor in Lacey, WA
    Former Employee - Distribution Supervisor in Lacey, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture, good benefits

    Cons

    Shift work isn't for everyone and opportunities to move into other roles are very limited.


  7. "Cashier with LOA"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Lacey, WA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Lacey, WA

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

    Pros

    -flexible work schedule
    -great atmosphere
    -capability to give LOA

    Cons

    -training into another department can be difficult to get into

  8. "Run"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lacey, WA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Lacey, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are pretty good. Location is in a growing city next to everyday conveniences.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities, culture, work environment, and lack of people development.

    If you are considering opportunities at the Lacey, WA building do yourself a favor and think twice. It's not worth what the culture will put you through. The building is being run by people who could care less about the employees that work for them, have a deep lack of understanding of operations, and would rather drive a negative culture that has pushed countless talented ops managers out of the building.

    Advice to Management

    There is a reason ops manager turnover is astronomical. Fix the culture and stop stomping on ops managers to solve the buildings problems.


  9. "Not allowed to be happy"

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    Former Employee - Inbound in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Inbound in Olympia, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Four ten hour shifts Tues through Friday 6am to 430pm

    Cons

    You get fired if you are too happy! I was told I was to happy that it made a supervisor unsafe she said :/

    Advice to Management

    To let loose a little bit while still being safe


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Olympia, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Loved working at Target. "Fast, Fun, and Friendly" environment. Both great team members and guests. Often free lunches and incentives. Encouraging, upbeat place to work.

    Cons

    Its retail so no set schedule. Holiday hours can be be difficult. Pushing that red card can be annoying.


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