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Brian Cornell
36 Ratings
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  • "Not enough home/work life balance(in 1637 reviews)

  • "The pay is fair until you have to carry the load of other work-shy team members(in 1737 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing company to work for"

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    Current Employee - GSA/Softlines in Butler, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Our management at our store is top notch. I love working with all of them. Team that you work with, the holidays, just the experience of being in retail.

    Cons

    When it's the slow season, (not Christmas) there arent enough hours, but that's not their fault. It's a corporate thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  2. "Target is a good place to work! They just need to change a couple things."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Target is very flexible with scheduling. They also take care of their employees- sometimes providing lunch, dinner, snacks, etc.

    Cons

    They could train you better at certain positions, especially guest services. Also, in some stores, they need to update all registers. Often they would break down or freeze right in a middle of a transaction. I would then have to take my long line of people to another register. They weren't happy.

    Advice to Management

    People who have been working there awhile shouldn't be receiving same pay as new hires. Stores also should not be open on Thanksgiving.

  3. "Perfect Part-Time Job Until..."

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    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in Irwin, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Starting pay is $12/hour and benefits are offered if you qualify. - My store managers worked with my schedule. - 10% discount on any item, and 20% discount on fresh veggies/fruits. - Majority of the other team members were friendly and helpful. - I was actually happy working there.

    Cons

    During the holidays they work you hard. I would work 7-10 days straight from November till early January. Working 70-80 hours without day in between was rough. This is the second time I've been laid off. Once in 2012 and now in 2019. I won't come back for a third time.

    Advice to Management

    Management was excellent in my store. However, Corporate makes management look like the bad guys when changes occur, cut hours or lay off people.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "under qualified leaders"

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    Current Employee - General Team Member in Homestead, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Human resources is very understanding and professional the same can be said about the stores new Store Team Lead.

    Cons

    Department team leads are inexperienced as leaders in how to conduct themselves in a professional manner as well as how to tackle the stores problems. I've found myself being on the receiving end of a team leads anger and frustration with the store through tantrums thrown by full grown adults. Majority of the team leads lack credentials to be in the position they're in which results in their team members bickering and...

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    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your leads, I've never worked in an environment where I feel as if i'm getting lead by children.

  5. "Used to be much better"

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

    I worked at Target for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Flexible with requests off and scheduling. Management is generally easy to work with and professional. Decent company culture.

    Cons

    Since raising wages this past year, corporate has decided to slash costs elsewhere. Logistics can hardly work before the store's opening, because the company wants to save money on the one dollar pay differential. Hours are erratic, with full time employees losing up to 20 hours per week, even in early 4th quarter. Departments are purposefully understaffed to save payroll.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with the respect that you used to. Don't treat them as a profit drain. Personal selling doesn't work in a big box retail store.

  6. "Team Member"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Target part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      great company, friendly and helpful staff, fairly smooth hiring process, flexible scheduling, opportunities for cross training

      Cons

      none that I can think of, it was a great part time job

    • "Love it or hate it?"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McKeesport, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Target part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Convenient location, flexibility and good sales.

      Cons

      Part-time hours reduced by half due to new seasonal hiring. No cross training available to get more hours.

      Advice to Management

      Be transparent and communicate with all Team Members about changes, especially concerning a reduction in work hours.

    • "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Target part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Not a bad place for first job or part time 2nd job

      Cons

      Hours may very by department and availability

    • "Merchandise Expert"

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      Current Employee - Import/Export Specialist in Monroeville, PA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Target part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Reasonable hours, flexible with your schedule, polite staff

      Cons

      Can't think of one at the moment.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Stockboy/ truck unloader"

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      Current Employee - Stocker/Truck Unloader in Cranberry Township, PA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Target part-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Targets pay is high compared to many alternatives, and it's a relatively comfortable work environment. Work isn't stressful or overbearing.

      Cons

      Hours can be irregular and arent always guaranteed. Raises (as of late) do not reflect quality of work, effort, or tenure.

      Advice to Management

      Overall great job! But HR seems to have trouble hiring although many applicants apply, and the pay raises aren't reflective of my work (directed at corporate).

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