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Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • There is a large focus on work/life balance that is very appreciated (in 880 reviews)

  • Communication between all levels of management down through front line team members (in 1751 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance sometimes when workload is extremely high (in 1478 reviews)

  • Some team members rather help there friend that dont do much over people who does the most work (in 1574 reviews)

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  1. "Good starting job!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate, Part Time
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate, Part Time

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    They will schedule around school hours.
    Lenient on schedule changes.
    Most co-workers were fun to work with.

    Cons

    Not enough hours when you have the time available.


  2. "Best team to work with, ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Milton, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Milton, GA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Target part-time

    Pros

    The team in so amazing, everybody is so friendly. You really feel like they are your second family.
    Job is not hard and you can always get more hours if you are a good employee. The payment is above average for this kind of job 11/h.

    Cons

    I honestly can’t see cons for this Target I work.

  3. "Target Cashier"

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

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

    Pros

    Great customers, and happy co-workers. I love it here. Easy job and great pay

    Cons

    The discount isn't amazing


  4. "Target Review"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay.
    Easy work.
    Flexible most of the year.

    Cons

    No hours most of the year.
    Poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure people are good at their current job before considering them for a team lead position.


  5. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the team and the atmosphere was great.

    Cons

    Some team members rather help there friend that dont do much over people who does the most work.


  6. "Overall great company, local results may vary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fair compensation. Do a great job and you will be rewarded.

    Cons

    Constant shift in store management results in a lack of consistency and breaks up good routines. New management can come in with strong power trips and deflate morale. There is not much room for internal promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to feedback and challenges from team members. The worker bees are often more in tune with their individual business than you are. Stop trying to reinvent the wheel.


  7. "Pretty Substantial Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Great Leaders
    Flexible Hours
    Easy Time off

    Cons

    No opportunity for promotion
    Not fairly paid

    Advice to Management

    Play employees enough to live off of

  8. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good discount, can learn valuable skills, flexible hours

    Cons

    Management acts like you are nothing, their HR does absolutely nothing..both on a store level and corporate level. Instead of helping their employees the instead put blame on the employee right away and treat the employee like they are a joke. H

    Advice to Management

    Take HR issues seriously, especially on a corporate level.


  9. "Solid First Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent work environment
    -Pay wasn’t minimum wage. $10.50- electronics
    -Employee discount

    Cons

    On your feet all day
    Dealing with customers can be frustrating
    Management is often aloof and has unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your MyDevices and treat your employees with more understanding and respect.


  10. "Great Retail Environment"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule (depending on position)
    Pretty good entry level benefits

    Cons

    Management is not proactive about developing employees. I originally took this on as a part time holiday job to make some extra cash on top of my full time job. After realizing how much I loved the company and team I worked with, I decided I was interested in pursuing an upper level position here. After expressing this desire, I was not taken seriously, in spite of my extensive retail and management experience. Had to constantly follow up with management, yet still was treated as if I was an entry level employee fresh out of high school with no experience. Had multiple positions I was qualified for at other stores, but they wanted me to wait a year or two before they would "recommend" me for the position.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talent you have and actively develop and promote. Stop being so afraid of losing talent inside your entry level positions. If you don't recognize and promote them, they'll leave anyways.