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Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Long Hours can impact work life balance (in 1366 reviews)

  • Hours tend to fluctuate for regular team members (in 1450 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (28)

    "Electronics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and Team Leaders, Fast paced environment, Flexible hours.

    Cons

    During slow times of the year (Non-holiday times) hours can be cut. Short amount of time, especially during night shifts, to get everything done with an overwhelming amount to finish.


  2. "Executive Team Leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Assets Protection in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Quick Learning
    - Fun Peers
    - Constantly evolving landscape
    - Pays well for new graduates

    Cons

    - Working weekends is a change that was hard to adapt to
    - Retail is an industry where everyone thinks you are a minimum wage slave, even if you aren't
    - Sometimes unreachable goals set by Corporate

    Advice to Management

    I love to work here and so I can give a lot of props to my peers and bosses for that. I walk in to work with a smile on my face (except LOD shifts) and am ready to do whatever it takes for me to be successful. I think that for the level of stress that is put on store level management, there should be bit more on the benefits side. I sometimes feel overlooked when it comes to being recognized by senior management, especially when I do something above and beyond.


  3. "Target is a fun place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There's always something new and exciting going on. Target really does value diversity in its employees. Because it is a big corporation, Target tries to treat everyone fairly and respectfully.

    Cons

    Sometimes individual store leaders bring their own personality flaws to the store, and this negatively impacts employee morale and the general treatment of workers.

    Advice to Management

    Be open-minded, treat everyone with respect, and keep lines of communication open. You may think the "little guy" doesn't matter much in store operation, but everything they do , every day helps to create either a culture of cooperation and enthusiasm, or an attitude of apathy. It's up to the leaders to set the tone by caring about employees, and treating them as the valuable resource they are.


  4. "seasonal"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it helps getting the experience

    Cons

    the team member strategy is flawed since their is little to communication with the night crew the shelves are often disorganized especially in the summer and sports section

    Advice to Management

    communicate with the night crew


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management treats you good and rewards you

    Cons

    You work until work is done or run out of time

    Advice to Management

    Not be so nit picky


  6. "team member"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Team Member in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    its a job that keeps you moving

    Cons

    long hours standing, lifting heavy objects, dont get to 40hours per week


  7. "Backroom"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    cool coworkers
    listen to your own music

    Cons

    working 8Hr in the freezer


  8. "Electronics Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Wausau, WI

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

    Pros

    Empowered to drive sales in an individualized way with guests. Ability to make decisions on the spot to improve culture and guest experience.

    Cons

    Hours are not always easy to come by. With that said, they are incredibly flexible about scheduling around your life, especially when it comes to school.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for career advancement.


  9. "Low pressure, low stress, high team spirit"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clifton Park, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clifton Park, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    Management goes out of their way to not pressure employees. This makes for a much better employee experience than at other chain stores where employees are constantly reminded to sell credit and warranty plans or are pressured to take additional shifts. Management tries to maintain a high level of team spirit in the store. Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    A lot of in store safety procedures may seem like common sense, but they still need to be gone over thoroughly before employees encounter safety concerns. Slow to respond to changes in employee availability.


  10. "Working at a Target Distribution Center"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipping in West Jefferson, OH
    Current Employee - Shipping in West Jefferson, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Obviously everyone's experiences are different, there are a lot of variables. The pros I list pertain to the Outbound department. As long as you're hired into a warehouse position you make a starting wage, currently of $17.24 with a top out of around $21. Its a full 40 hour work week with opportunities for overtime, and in certain times mandatory overtime of 12 hour shifts. You receive your check weekly versus every two weeks, which has multiple benefits. The management has been kind and accommodating, and the team members generally work as a team. The work is very physical and results in a lot of turn overs, you earn your pay. The insurance isn't the greatest but its better than nothing and has proven useful to myself.

    Cons

    It is a very physical work environment. Not everyone can realistically work for a Target DC due to it primarily being physical labor. Loading trailers, picking items, throwing material onto conveyors. To get a first shift position you must be with the company for a period of time as it primarily works on seniority as to who can get those hours. Overtime does become mandatory at certain times of the year such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, other major shopping times.

    Advice to Management

    The biggest advice more pertains to the higher ups. The focus on quotas and productivity numbers is extremely high. To the point of tipping the scale on productivity and speed versus quality of work.


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