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Updated November 13, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1597 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1690 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (125)

    "Four wonderful years."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Going in at twenty I didn’t expect to work at Target for an extended period of time. What followed were the four best years of my professional career. You not only get to work with a wonderful team, but you get the chance to prove yourself. A lot of promotions are done in-house.

    Cons

    There is only one true con that I can think of, and that is none other than the terrible red and khaki color combination.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t forget to take care of your team.


  2. "As an Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    Focused on growth and development

    Cons

    Didn't get paid as much as I'd like

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Seasonal Team Member (Softlines)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    - Lots of hours for picking up if you want them
    - Fast-paced, physical
    - Some of the best people I've ever worked with (Target seems to attract a certain type of applicant, and it made for a great team)
    - Easy hiring process (apply online, call for interview, second interview right after, started within days)
    - Good for spotty employment history, they don't really mind
    - They use an app for swapping shifts and that makes shift swapping quite easy

    Cons

    - Hired on after seasonal, but felt stagnant. Unless you can devote full time hours, and they're available, and there's a position, it seemed like there wasn't much room to move beyond a very basic role. I think that is inherent in the position, and there isn't much that can be done about it due to company size. It's just slightly disappointing to be limited in a way that you might not be at a smaller company
    - Honestly, all retail needs to be at a minimum of fifteen dollars per hour. Everything does. So I support Target's decision to raise their minimum wage to $12 until they phase in their higher wages, reportedly due in 2020. But this is physically laborious work. I was walking more than 18k steps in an 8 hour shift. Others were standing in one place for that amount of time. Regardless of your job, it is demanding, and even twelve or fifteen dollars an hour is low for a company that makes the amount of money that Target makes. Again, this isn't something that is likely to change, as they've only just started to work toward implementing what might be considered a living wage in 2020.

    Advice to Management

    I think it's okay to expect more from those under you, and to include them. Even simple team members have a lot to offer, but a lot of the time, management seemed to congregate, along with one or two others, and they didn't directly interact with other coworkers on a day-to-day basis. I would go days without speaking to my department's supervisor despite working the same hours as them. it's not a dealbreaker because out of all retail, I find Target to be one of the nicest places I've worked, but it is discouraging. There is a lot of talent hidden out there that gets overlooked. It's a shame because for a large corporation, uplifting these people could make it feel a lot more local.


  4. "Amazing job"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Pensyls Mill, PA
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Pensyls Mill, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring and helpful employees, great hours and a good environment

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative


  5. "Guest Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    Positive Environment, Reasonable Staff, Decent Pay

    Cons

    Working in customer service has its downsides everywhere. Target is about as good as it gets.


  6. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target part-time

    Pros

    They provide good pay to employees

    Cons

    Doesn't have the best hours


  7. "Seasonal Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    Good training, positive atmosphere, a lot of interaction with customers

    Cons

    Long hours of standing in one place

  8. "Bright Future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Great brand
    Who doesn't love the bullseye?

    Cons

    No real cons. If you are scrappy and work well under ambiguous conditions, its a great place to be and learn!


  9. "Awesome Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment to work in and great campuses

    Cons

    Most engineer jobs requires coding even though you’re seeking just system admin or network admin role

    Advice to Management

    Need more time for development and attend conferences


  10. "It was alright"

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    Former Employee - Flow Team/Backroom Team Member
    Former Employee - Flow Team/Backroom Team Member

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

    Pros

    where I worked at it was probably the best job I worked at. the team members where awesome and target really took care of us when you had to work in the holidays. I worked as flow and it was really easy then I switched to backroom which was also cool.

    Cons

    the only con is that I had to wake up so early to unload the truck at 4am but that's pretty much it.


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