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Target Richmond Reviews

Updated July 17, 2018
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  1. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved everything about working here!

    Cons

    There were no cons for me.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "ETL-HR"

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    Former Employee - ETL-HR in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - ETL-HR in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are OK.

    Cons

    90 % of management is straight out of college and most are under thirty. Target churns through them very quickly. In less than three years I had four different bosses. Eight different people came and went from the ETL team at my store during that time, as well. I was an "outside hire" meaning not straight out of college, so they expected me to fail. I had a SPHR certification, but was told after my hire that it was worthless at Target, because of Target's "guardrails."

    I spent more than fifty percent of my time on store tasks rather than HR and management tasks due to reduced hours. This led to a twelve hour average day vs the ten hour day they describe. There is no such thing as a normal lunch break. Most ETLs eat on the run.

    Target also disparages evangelicals on their internal LGBTQ web site. Long story short is that it is quite difficult for newly hired experienced management employees to fit in. I resigned after two years and eight months.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a more age diverse work force.

  3. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Very team oriented and the people who work there are amazing

    Cons

    You can only use your employee discount (it's only 10%) if you pay with cash or the Target Red card. They don't offer full time hours, and your schedule will be unpredictable

    Advice to Management

    Staff accordingly. Our location is always short staffed in soft lines, hard lines and cashiers.


  4. "Good part time job while in school"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. Willing to work around school schedules.

    Cons

    Not the best pay.


  5. "Flow Team"

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    Former Employee - Overnight Flow Team Member in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Overnight Flow Team Member in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable work load and flexibility

    Cons

    Management doesnt have skills to deal with people


  6. "Petty and backstabbing culture created by corporate. Unbelievable amount of favoritism."

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount on almost all store items.

    Cons

    Almost no chance of a promotion if you already work for the company, the highest you can go is to Senior Team Leader, still just an hourly position. They would rather promote from the outside because they think we are a bunch of incompetent slackers.

    Advice to Management

    When the STL & ETL positions were backfilled before the recession in 2008 it created an atmosphere where those "leaders" will do anything to hold onto their jobs even when they are not qualified because they can't make that kind of money elsewhere. They will force out the good Team Leaders because they are seen as a threat. Flow Team and Logisitics work like dogs, the others have much lower expectations for the same pay and the STL just ignores that fact.


  7. "Not the same Target"

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    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead Sales Floor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead Sales Floor in Richmond, VA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As a full time Sr. Team Lead you get 40 hours a week.

    Cons

    ETL managers are all straight out o collage and not experience enough and stores are being run by the Sr. Team Leads who have been there longer than them who try to get promoted to ETL but keep getting shot down.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within it would save you lots of payroll and training hours.

  8. "Screw Target Red Cards."

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    Former Employee - Target Cashier in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Target Cashier in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are the only decent thing about working at Target. Well, they give you food in the break room when you have to work holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Also, the dress code is decently lenient. Red and khaki anything.

    Cons

    Management pushes Redcards on cashiers as if someone's life depends on it. It's repetitive, redundant, and unnecessary. It's not retail that bothers me, it's Targets way of doing what they do. Their employees don't matter to them-- it's all about sales goals and Red Card applications.

    Advice to Management

    Stop harassing your employees for not being able to convince customers to sign up for your debit/credit card. We can't help it if we repeatedly ask them and push it and they say no no no!!!


  9. "Security"

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    Former Employee - Store Security Officer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Store Security Officer in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you definitely have the aptitude for sales, and love a career that thrives on constant interaction with people coming and going, Target is one of those. It is a good startup stage for high school students to get a hands on working to supplement their allowances. it is a wonderful place for upstarts to build integrity.

    Cons

    However, if you are in between jods, Target is Not a place for the academic inclined. Rotated like cattle, you just might find out your supervisor might barely or not be able to pass a fifth grade exam, but has been around long enough to give orders no matter how thoughtless.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just make it a catch phrase on paper. Encourage education by actually identifying those with demonstrated academic achievement and send them to train in areas that meet their aptitudes and which will be useful to Target. Any employee wants to know there is recognition for achievement, as well as room for career progression.


  10. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, co workers, customers, manger

    Cons

    Low hours, the pay ,


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