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Updated August 24, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1576 reviews)

  • "Not a great for more team members further along in their career" (in 1680 reviews)

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  1. "A lot of fun!"

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    Former Employee - Flexible Fulfillment in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Flexible Fulfillment in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    flexible scheduling, ability to move up, able to work independently or as a team, very good wages for work being done

    Cons

    the store tended to be very dusty and sometimes i wasn’t sure what i was supposed to be doing after i finished my job for the day


  2. "Merchandise Expert"

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, flexible with your schedule, polite staff

    Cons

    Can't think of one at the moment.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stockboy/ truck unloader"

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    Current Employee - Stocker/Truck Unloader in Cranberry Township, PA
    Current Employee - Stocker/Truck Unloader in Cranberry Township, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 5 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).


  4. "Executive Intern"

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    Current Employee - Executive Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Executive Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    management cares about you.
    Many learning opportunites

    Cons

    Lack of training
    Work as a team-member for bulk of the time


  5. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robinson, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Robinson, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place, nice people, discounts, during holidays they provide breakfast, lunch

    Cons

    Not enough hours, outdated or not enough equipment

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate some of your managers


  6. "Cart Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Cart Attendant in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Former Employee - Cart Attendant in Cranberry Twp, PA

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

    Pros

    Easy first job, good for students. You don't have to deal with customers as much as cashiers do so that may be ideal for some people. You just go around and bring carts in with the machine and do a few other smaller tasks. You're constantly walking around the parking lot and store so it gives you a small amount of exercise. In the winter, you'll have to deal with the snow and may be asked to shovel or spread salt. This kind of job is usually flexible for students though your schedule may vary weekly.

    Cons

    The pay is obviously not great. Good for part-time students, not great as an actual career.


  7. "Politics and Melodrama Abound"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Uniontown, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Uniontown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy gig, lots of good merchandise to learn about and stock/sell, relaxed dress code despite the red and khaki look.

    Cons

    They will lure you in with a decent starting wage and tell you you'll be trained as an "expert" in a department. Then you'll be thrown in several different departments but never fully trained, but still expected to know what you're doing. Then they'll slowly cut your hours even if you have open availability, unless you kiss the right rears and do 200% more than what you can accomplish in one shift. If you complain, they'll lie and tell you the payroll was low. Everyone plays office politics and LOVES melodrama. Employees and managers gossip about other employees out in the open with no repercussions. Managers seem to enjoy pitting team members against each other. If tasks aren't accomplished, managers throw subordinates under the bus despite it being bad delegating.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job, treat employees fairly, make sure you know where your team members are being scheduled before you absently approve weekly schedules. Stop gossip and drama and mediate your employees. Don't make promises to newcomers and then screw them over before their probationary period is even up.

  8. "Hardlines Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible Hours
    - Ability to request days off
    - Friendly Environment

    Cons

    - Constantly working closing hours
    - PTO accumulates slowly as a part time (30hrs/wk)
    - If you are a better worker, more things are expected with same pay.


  9. "It was good."

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They kept you busy. And they have some good benefits. And they allow you to move up within the company although the amount of years you have put in.

    Cons

    Its a lot of standing and you can be working three or four departments at the same time with no help. And the team members who have been there for years will not help

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who really enjoy retail to lead. And also work on the training system


  10. "Unorganized"

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    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you don’t have any worries in the world this is great I.e. high school students or college students. Love to put you to work

    Cons

    The management doesn’t even know what’s going on so good luck with that. They live to put you to work but cap your hours and love to try and short hand your hours.


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