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Target Salt Lake City Reviews

Updated October 26, 2018
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Salt Lake City, UT

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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1608 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1704 reviews)

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  1. "Stocking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work and friendly Co workers

    Cons

    Not enough hours after the chistmas season

    Advice to Management

    Give workers more hours when possible


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Flow Team "Part-Time""

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    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The pay is decent.
    -The work was quite straightforward - just putting stuff on shelves, for the most part.
    -Some of my co-workers were cool people, I liked that they have a big diversity push.

    Cons

    - Management was infuriating to deal with. I was "asked" to stay past 6 hours often, and when I'd turn them down (Vacations, plans, appointments, ect.) they would frequently get hostile and threaten to fire me. Once I told them I was leaving in two weeks, I was treated terribly, to the point that I decided the full two weeks wasn't worth the treatment.
    - Hours. I was part time, yet expected to work 6 hours a day, occasionally 6 days a week. 36 hours is not part time, but if they pretend you work part time, they don't have to give you benefits. When I interviewed, I was told the days were four to eight thirty, or nine at the latest. I was there until one in the afternoon, once, and staying past ten was common.
    - Several of my co-workers were aggressive, and management did little about it. One of my co-workers was constantly insulting other people. Another one was lazy, constantly made mistakes, and would lose his temper constantly. They were also very transphobic, and when that was complained about, he was told he couldn't talk about that when the store was open. What about his co-workers? I guess we didn't matter.
    - The work is backbreaking, and you are expected to work as hard as possible for the 5/6+ hours you are there.

    Advice to Management

    - Treat your employees like human beings, not like "labor". Respect that people schedule their lives around a schedule, and if it's not consistent, people will have other plans. On the other side, if someone's being hostile in the workplace, it doesn't matter how much you need employees, it's going to drive people away to keep them working there.

  3. "ETL"

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    Current Employee - ETL - Hardlines in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - ETL - Hardlines in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work as a Team.

    Cons

    Doing the efficient process, may conflict with company process.


  4. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership training and work life balance for the retail.

    Cons

    Nights and weekends. The retail industry is ever changing.


  5. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - ETL in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - ETL in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, PTO, 401k matching up to 5% paid holidays for leaders

    Cons

    Retail, can be long hours


  6. "Excellent place with a good work culture"

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    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open door policy: all managers are open to hear you and help with challenges you may be facing. Flexible scheduling to meet any needs you have.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of during the beginning of my employment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a good job of involving everyone on the team


  7. "Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Development culture and engagement of team.

    Cons

    Anyone working here needs to be able to adapt quickly to changes.

  8. "Open communication"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Team Member in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great pay for a starting job
    -Offers retail experience and many cross training opportunities
    -Opportunity to gain promotions if you work hard
    -Enough people work there that you're garunteed to find a group you love working with

    Cons

    -Have a good STL? You're in the clear and will enjoy the job. Have a crappy STL? You're basically stuck unless you or they transfer.
    -Hours can go down for little to no reason.
    -Bad exec team can mean little to no communication for things like store hours, open positions, promotions, changes in management, even something like consistency in zoning quality, which leads them to think everything is a mess because you focused on something else other then what they liked.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you have an enviroment of open communication with each other and the team. Not understanding exactly what it is that the ETL's want and being forced to guess what the current LOD wants is what leads to the store being a mess. And for goodness sakes please fire the guy who has been scheduled as a cashier once a week but has shown up for less then half his shifts for a year.


  9. "Presentation"

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    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Great team work
    Fun tasks

    Cons

    Bad hours, Corporate style ,Boring, Time based, Challenging

    Advice to Management

    Lose the ego and enjoy your job


  10. "Good place to work if you can't work any where else"

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    Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, anyone could work here. Any time I had to study for a test they would give me the day off, no questions asked.

    Cons

    I got treated like a bumbling idiot... Now I am majoring in Computer Science and have a 4.0 (I work at a software house now) and as such took great offense to being treated like dirt by my managers.

    The in-efficiency was staggering. There is something called backstocking, where the morning team-memebers took stuff from the truck and put it away in the backroom. There were two ways to backstock, and they method our morning team used made the night team (me) pull every item they had put away in the morning and put it away using the second method which doesn't cause problems. This is just one example but they did stuff like that all the time.

    I got yelled at by my boss for "going on break before finishing the pulls" but before she started yelling at me she failed to ask/check if I had actually finished the pulls (I had), she did not apologize after realizing her mistake. Another time the store manager told me and a co-worker to put the pallets out for the morning team. I told her that my supervisor said not to put them out before he left but she instead I do it since she was a higher rank. When I got to work my supervisor was very disgruntled about the pallets being out after he told me not to put them out and I explained that the store manager told me to do it. She came by and he asked her about it and she looks shocked and says it was all my idea and when she asked me if we were supposed to put the pallets out I said we need to put them out. After that the co-worker I was with and another manager backed up my story and my supervisor got her to admit that she had lied to transfer blame away from herself. Never got an apology for that either. That was the week before I put in my 2 week notice.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like idiots.


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