FilterPerth, Western Australia (Australia)
I have been working at Target (More than 8 years)
Great casual work to do on the side when studying in high school or university.
Simple work, only as stressful as you make it for yourself, and a chance to make some great friends.
Can get boring if you are stuck in the same department for a long time, aim to move around a little.
Depending on your manager/supervisor, your shifts can get messed up as there is no documentation or accountability when it comes to the rosters.
Advice to Management
Change the rostering system to be an online one and most of my issues would never have happened, as it would prevent a manager who simply doesn't care about you to change your shift and never let you know.
Good basic job for high school students which doesn't require prior experience.
You get 3 hour shifts like twice a week which means you get a source of income
You're "bullied" by older staff and management because you're younger and new to the role. They pay around $11 p/hr (but this goes up as you get older) (I'm in Perth btw).
I worked at Target full-time (More than 8 years)
- Your store is like a family, become very connected with a huge range of people from 15 year olds to 70 year olds.
- Great to share store successes with your team
- If you want to have a life outside of your job at any point Target is not the right retailer for you. Additional days are a given and 60+ hour work weeks common even during off-peak times.
- The companies poor sales results over the last few years has resulted in ever-shrinking wages even for stores improving year on year. More work getting shoved onto Management.
- Logistic processes are outdated from the 80's, many stores unable to handle in-flow stock capacities once at a certain size.
- Little to no training or guides on how to improve store functions, stock flow, register processes etc.
- Huge, huge senior company leadership turnover, has gone through 3 Managing Directors in the past 5 years.
- Store Support Office's solution to poor sales is increasing width of range items causing significant in-store issues with space management, very poor retail planning. Has been concerncing for 5-6 half year seasons now and only getting worse.
- No incentive to think outside the box let alone implementing changes on a store level.
- Stores have no individual flair, run very much the same leaving little room for innovation and evolution of best practice.
- Communication overall is confusing and jumbled, mixed consumer messages although getting more focused as of late.
Advice to Management
New Senior Management look more promising than past years, focus on personal innovation and evolve your IT and Logistics strategies further.
This will replace the current featured review for targeted profile. Are you sure you want to replace it?
Are you sure you want to remove this review from being featured for targeted profile?