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Updated March 27, 2017
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  • Work life balance was always an issue (in 1319 reviews)

  • Lack of team members available for ft hours (in 1401 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company overall just poor management

    Cons

    Hired for a particular role and never given the opportunity to do it

    Advice to Management

    Dont micromanage nor hiring people just to have bodies


  2. "Politics"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy day to day tasks. Some stores were very supportive and involved int the team and community.

    Cons

    A lot of childish work politics, were really respectful of personal time or days with scheduling or in case of emergency situations


  3. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Team Leader
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Team Leader

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

    Pros

    Flexible with scheduleing around family or other personal issues
    There's plenty of room to grow at target as long as you are part of the inner circle

    Cons

    Large corporation politics make work environment sometimes not friendly

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring kids fresh out of college to run stores


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  5. "Decent Job but Typical Retail"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The dress code is super laid-back, so it doesn't matter if you have tattoos or piercings. I even had purple hair while working there and it was fine. You get a 10% discount plus if you get a RedCard you get an additional 5%. The job itself was pretty easy especially just being a cashier. If you do your job right, they are willing to train you for better positions. They're pretty flexible with your availability and schedule as well.

    Cons

    REDCARDS REDCARDS REDCARDS. If you work the front end you will be required to get guests to sign up for Redcards. They will pound it down your throat. You might be a great cashier in every other category, but if you aren't getting Redcards then you aren't doing good enough, so expect to be giving the Redcard spiel every five seconds. They don't higher people full-time that much. The hours were all over the place depending on the season and staffing. Some weeks I got 35 hours while other weeks I only got 10 hours. While they did move me to a higher position from being a cashier to guest service team member, that process was a little crazy and unorganized. I ended up just getting thrown into it without much training and was expected to just pick things up as I went along which was a little intimidating. Plus it was evident that it was as far as I was going to be able to move up at that point because of staffing. My store was also had a lot of drama and cliques, which I've had at other jobs as well, but it felt a little too high-schoolish at times.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just award employees for Redcard numbers, there are other aspects to the job that an employee might be succeeding at that gets ignored. Make sure you give your employees adequate training before just throwing them into a position with more responsibilities. Also, try to make management and team leads understand that it is very obvious when they are playing favorites. Also, it's very unprofessional to get involved in employees personal drama especially when they are supposed to be leading.


  6. "Good for short term employment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    Recommends

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, fun environment.

    Cons

    Not allowing team members to have access to water while working as cashiers.


  7. "No better or worse then a lot of jobs."

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Hattiesburg, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Hattiesburg, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food often, good effort for inclusive environment. Very team oriented.

    Cons

    You never know with some of the management, just depends. I've had good/bad. The work load can be a lot at times depending on the story, but you definitely stay busy at all times. Very corporate policies.

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect the impossible. Management gets really distanced from the actual operations of people on sales floor so often request really taxing amounts of work in short periods of time. Often unrealistic.


  8. "Beaurocracy is holding them back"

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    Current Employee - Digital Experience Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Digital Experience Senior Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Supportive of employees with families
    -Flexible with work from home
    -Supports diversity and actually takes a stance on important social topics

    Cons

    -Horrible vacation policy and benefits
    -Near impossible to move to Director level
    -Most employees are from the Midwest and have worked most of their careers at target. Creates a very exclusive environment for those who come from outside target.
    -Target has a hard time making decisions at all let alone quickly which is holding them back from keeping up with the industry and competition

    Advice to Management

    Talk less, do more


  9. "Non-exempt Merchandise Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Specialist
    Current Employee - Merchandise Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and location downtown. Fun events throughout the year, warm cookie Wednesday and team member discount.

    Cons

    I would not recommend this job if you have a 4 year degree. Very hard to move from non-exempt to exempt roles. Treated with less respect than salaried workers. Little focus on development and it is hard to move on if you don't have the support from leaders. Underpaid and the job description does not match your actual job tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Value your non-exempt employees and promote them. They are just as capable of learning as any exempt counterpart.


  10. "Executive Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    Compensated for work
    Many opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Very large company so process change is slow
    Long days and nights

    Advice to Management

    Always keep a good work life balance


  11. "baker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lino Lakes, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lino Lakes, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule if needed. Employee discount

    Cons

    Team leads are usually young, fresh out of college and frequently still have a clicky and better than you attitude. They discriminate against people who smoke but not obese people in their health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the everyday, lower in status employees.



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