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Target Philadelphia Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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  1. "Nothing terrible, standard entry level job in customer service"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Bensalem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonding between team members creates fast friends and good times when it's slow, though I personally had a hard time turning these relationships from work-friends to friend-friends.

    Variety of responsibilities allows for some level of customization in your work, after you get hired. I was hired for hardlines, but wound up doing a dozen types of tasks over the years based on aptitude and interest.

    If you're lucky and either have a generally beneficent manager, or a manager you personally get along with, your life will be significantly easier as long as you stay in that manager's sphere of influence.

    Cons

    Ultimately, each store is wildly different in terms of culture and tolerance, so it's always going to be a grab bag. It's all under the umbrella of a system designed to use and abuse team members though; regardless of how casual and approachable your TLs are, you're going to get inconsistent hours, low pay, minuscule raises, nonexistent upward mobility, and all of the standard dehumanizing and humiliating experiences integral to customer service.

    Advice to Management

    There's no advice to give. Every manager is threatened by the next rung up the ladder, each terrified of yellow or (god forbid) red marks on their weekly numbers. The soul of the company feasts on employees' fear of the lash, and no individual has the capacity to change that. To people applying: just work there to pay rent and get some experience and use the consistently inconsistent schedule to easily set up an interview somewhere else.


  2. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Flow Team Member in Springfield, PA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Flow Team Member in Springfield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool management staff and coworkers
    Got Motivated and recognized for hard work
    Pay was great for retail job

    Cons

    Working overnight wasn't too great
    Limited hours
    Employee Discount policy wasn't too good

  3. "not a great experience."

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    Former Employee - Flow in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Flow in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    discount, customers, works with student schedule for the most part

    Cons

    unreliable coworkers, poor middle management


  4. "Target protection specialist"

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    Current Employee - TPS in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - TPS in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    Favorism, no recongition , no compensation if you’ve been there for long or care

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  5. "Senior Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great open door policy allows to be able to take your concerns to management. Most leaders provide meaningful feedback and want to see your success.

    Cons

    Competition with peers can seem zero-sum; high turnover stores are frustrating with a disinterested team.


  6. "target"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Springfield, PA
    Current Employee - Barista in Springfield, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun easy fast paced

    Cons

    a little busy and overwhelming at times left alone or with minimal help alot

    Advice to Management

    hire better leaders


  7. "Would recommend"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Salesfloor/GE in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Salesfloor/GE in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Set schedule, salary, benefits,

    Cons

    Can be a little stressful

    Advice to Management

    They continue to research and talk to teams about what makes them happy or what drives them, continue doing that all the way down to the part time team member to continue to drive a great culture

  8. "train people who dont want the job"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Delran, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Delran, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time

    Pros

    its a job.If you need to make money.

    Cons

    They are too much into fairy tale stories of a life they think you have.

    Advice to Management

    teach the people who want to learn.not the people who are cute.


  9. "I wouldn't recomend it, but who wants to work at target really."

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

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

    Pros

    None really. some of the people I worked with at my level were nice

    Cons

    Management treated you like you werent even a person, didn't care at all if you had an emergency. you would get a promotion with no raise at all, and expected to take on more. I was minumum wage after 3 promotions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible managers over work you. Favoritism over the top no benefits for part-time don't pay overtime."

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    Current Employee - Target Cashier in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Target Cashier in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sometimes they give free meals for holidays pay you time and a half certain holidays other than that theres nothing else decent

    Cons

    No benefits, cant use your sick time unless they like you, if you work past 40 hours they dont pay you the overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Get leads to work treat employees equally and make benefits for part-time employees


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