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Updated July 19, 2017
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  • work life balance is hard to maintain (in 1385 reviews)

  • Hours tend to fluctuate for regular team members (in 1473 reviews)

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  1. "Cart Attendant"

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    Former Employee - Cart Attendant in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Cart Attendant in Woodstock, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    15% team member discount is good

    Cons

    clean poop off wall and managers bs

    Advice to Management

    kys


  2. "Stocker Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Marina, CA
    Former Employee - Stock Clerk in Marina, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A pay check and free snacks

    Cons

    A weird culture and environment......Made you you feel defensive.
    I mean Halloween decorations in August?????wtf.......

  3. "Hard work goes unappreciative when raises are so low"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Coral Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good first time job, Utilize you to your fullest.

    Cons

    No opportunities to move up and low yearly raises.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to give better raises because they only come once a year and don't base raises on how many red cards employees sell, it's unethical and unfair.


  4. "Team member"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Team Member in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with scheduling , good benefits for full-time

    Cons

    Very low paying job, and very little ways to advance

    Advice to Management

    A team is only as good as there leads.


  5. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for team leaders.

    Cons

    Store executives are mostly recent college grad bimbos who lack any business competency or common sense and are brainwashed and scared by corporate into reiterating talking points. Management routinely scapegoats Team Leaders via disciplinary actions when they are bold enough to speak out regarding practices which are absurd and damaging to the business. The company currently has an incompetent CEO and is run like North Korea.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. You are running a perfectly viable business into the ground. Your stock went from $80 to $50 almost overnight due to gross incompetence at the highest levels of management.


  6. "Wouldn't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Store Operations in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Operations in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours depending on position. Coworkers were generally nice people. Some of the managers were cool people.

    Cons

    They have crap pay and almost no existent raises. There is no room for growth as the "team leads" (at least at my store) had been in that position for over a decade and someone has to go for another to move up. Management was a grab bag between some of the worst managers ever with absolutely no experience and a few decent and reasonable people.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your team members better. If you have someone busting their behind and doing everything possible to impress, and succeeding, don't spit in their face with an insulting "raise" a year in while saying "you're our best employee but this is the best we can do." Yeah, no thanks.


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    "Backroom"

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    Former Employee - Overnight Backroom Team Member in Prince William, VA
    Former Employee - Overnight Backroom Team Member in Prince William, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Target part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mostly great people to work with.
    Sometimes a fun atmosphere.
    Sometimes nice guest to interact with.

    Cons

    4am morning shifts.
    Team leads and or Etl's have unprofessional attitude.
    Other team members lazy and don't do pushes correctly. (Bring back entire pull as backstock).
    The temperature in the backroom, in summer, can get very hot and humid. They keep the heater in the backroom on the entire year.
    Team members complain too much.
    Other team members, on the sales floor, constantly ask you pull things for them even though you have important tasks to finish (scheduled cars).
    Team members calling out, leaving you to finish all the work.
    The constant petty drama.
    Staying past the supposed work hours.
    Team leads and or Etl's blaming you for things you didn't do and or weren't told about.
    Team leads and Etl's dismissing ideas you have and coming up with insipid ideas to make your work harder.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of management ability or awareness"

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Leader in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Leader in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most coworkers are awesome.

    Team Atmosphere

    Fast Paced Work Environment

    Cons

    Managers aren't always on the same page, giving different directives and priorities

    The company seems to be struggling in the online retail space, putting more pressure on in store teams to meet unrealistic goals with little to no training.

    Executive Team Leads in Human Resources are supposed to be recruiting "specialists" from other physical retail stores by paying less and offering no commission.

    Store Team Leaders are encouraged, via bonus check, to hire as many fresh college graduates as possible regardless of wash-out rate or level of success inside the company of the new hires.

    At least at my store there was a Us (management) vs. Them (team members) culture that was encouraged.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring kids right out of college with no work experience to be Executive Team Leaders. They know nothing, act as if they know everything and damage team morale because they are lacking a work ethic and/or experience in the retail sector.

    Promote people from within that have been with the company 2+ years, they already have experience inside the company structure, knowledge of the processes, and are less likely to wash-out.

    In my 3 years with the company I was promoted to Team Leader within 2 months of working there. In that short time I watched at least 7 Executive Team Leaders who had never held a job before wash-out and quit leaving the store without a leader for the department for months at a time. I would like to say this increased the work load, but the vast majority of these ETL's didn't actually work, ever. I'm talking about ETL's that literally stand outside because "it's really nice out" when inside the store there's always plenty of work to do. As a team leader/member it's incredibly frustrating to have someone who does nothing for a "leader".


  9. "Target review"

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    Current Employee - Sale in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sale in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Enjoy working with different coworkers

    Cons

    Not enough pay for expected work

    Advice to Management

    Be respectful to employees


  10. "Unload Team"

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    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed workplace
    Money is reasonable

    Cons

    Management is poorly trained
    Lack of communication
    No room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate employees more


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