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Target Sales Associate Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1576 reviews)

  • "Not a great for more team members further along in their career" (in 1680 reviews)

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  1. "Target the best place on earth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The environment and the people

    Cons

    The amount of money you spend there


  2. "great work environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Marlborough, MA

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

    Pros

    flexible timings and employee discount and 15 min paid break

    Cons

    monotonous work and nothing new

  3. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    keeps you busy and on ur feet good hours

    Cons

    gets really busy on the floor


  4. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Westbury, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Westbury, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had great management and great customers.I loved my job pay and they were customer and staff friendly. I would recommend anyone to work there.

    Cons

    I didn't like the unsteady schedule and sometimes work was very slow but I have very little cons to say about Target because it's a great place to work


  5. "Guests are a priority"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Kokomo, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Kokomo, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, team work
    Pay is good
    Flexible schedule
    Direct management makes you feel appreciated

    Cons

    inconsistent schedules 4 hours one week, 22 the next
    Only benefit is discount
    Poor communication with higher management, not always notified of changes

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your employees
    Make weekly schedules more consistant


  6. "Good for People Who Love Retail"

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    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Midvale, UT
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Midvale, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay
    Hours are OK
    Good Experience

    Cons

    Bad work/life balance
    Stressful
    Rapid changes
    Hours are irregular for the most part


  7. "Sales Floor Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, nice managers, not super demanding

    Cons

    Minimum wage, can be slow on some days

  8. "Seasonal Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very busy and active. Great managers and staff to work with. Employee discount even on sale/clearance items!

    Cons

    They keep track of how many Red cards you sign up. Was really hard to do during hectic holiday shopping periods. People dont want to wait. They want to pay and get out.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gaithersburg, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright and colorful environment. New items all the time. Never boring.

    Cons

    Hard to advance, little cooperation between departments


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet some great coworkers
    Interactions with guests can be rewording
    Discount is okay
    Offer sick pay

    Cons

    Too many changes
    Being told multiple things from different people on correct ways to handle situations
    Upper management doesn't really care (fake nice)
    Communication isn't very good between departments
    Hours are all over the place unless you demand a set schedule, but even then you could have issues with the HR department because they want you to be available on certain days (like weekends)
    Really hard to work around a schedule with the HR department if you have a second job
    When the higher up executives visit the store, sales associates are encourages to keep the peace and not go in fully or let them know how terrible the new changes are working etc.
    Low pay
    No benefits unless they give you full 40 hours a week, which they will do everything they can to not give you, like scheduling you 39.5 hours a week unless you're higher up.
    Expectations are extremely high for a low paying retail position

    Advice to Management

    Just don't listen to people's complaints, do something about it.