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San Bernardino, CA

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Brian Cornell
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1582 reviews)

  • "Not a great for more team members further along in their career" (in 1685 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Management Perspective"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead Guest Service in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead Guest Service in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with schedules and personal lives. They are helpful with school and will help pay for undergrad and graduate classes. When you become an executive team lead you are sent to take their business classes that give you extensive training on how to work in their company.

    Cons

    Too many executive managers are recruited straight out of college and hold positions that I feel are too high up to not have previous experience of one year or more in retail.

    Advice to Management

    Require more experience before becoming an ETL


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Perfect for Someone Fresh Out of College"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits

    Competitive Salary offer

    Grocery discount

    Break room snacks

    Cell phone discount

    First access to new product and services

    Cons

    -It’s not as diverse as you would think.
    -Target employees have some of the oddest personalities I’ve ever experienced.
    -NO work/life balance
    -Minimum 10 hour work days
    -AWFUL & UNCOMFORTABLE training
    -There is a lot of tenure (which could be a good thing) but for most employees, Target has been their only job, so there is no true experience nor fresh perspective. (Probably why they act so odd)
    -If you have prior management experience, this role will feel so remedial and pointless.

    Advice to Management

    There is so many things to fix. I don’t have enough space.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "ETL Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn a ton in any ETL role, especially as a campus hire straight from college. Not many employers will give so much responsibility to such inexperienced people, which can be a great way to learn the business if you're willing to stick it out for a few years. It can be a great resume builder.
    Most fellow ETLs are very supportive and fun people to work with.
    Compensation is fairly high for those entering into their first managerial roles with no prior experience.

    Cons

    This place will drain you mentally and physically. Most ETLs put in 60-70 hours a week in my district, but the busy store environment doesn't allow for much work to actually get done during these long hours, making your workload increase with each day.
    A lot of pressure from upper management will be placed on you to produce results with little to no resources or support. Promotional opportunities do not come along often, and most people end up being stuck in a store role for the majority of their careers. The environment can become very gossipy, and if you're not careful your peers will be quick to throw you under the bus to get ahead.
    Work life balance is nonexistent and you are expected to respond to work situations regardless if you're on vacation or have the day off. Lots of long weekends, early mornings, late nights, and an ever-changing schedule.
    Like I mentioned above, if you're willing to dig in, keep your head down, and work extremely hard for a few years, the experience can accelerate your career opportunities elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your salaried employees and respect their work-life balance. Don't engage in gossip and show more appreciation to your executive teams.


  4. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Engineering & Facilities Operations Manager in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering & Facilities Operations Manager in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company with a lot to offer a new college grad.

    Cons

    Training is not up to par, executive team looking for team to develop themselves with no clear direction and not willing to help out. No clear direction and constantly changing, team members call this the flavor of the month.

    Advice to Management

    Experience is needed at the executive level in distribution to many young and inexperienced leaders.


  5. "Flow Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Target Flow Team Member in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Target Flow Team Member in San Bernardino, CA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent hours for school and very flexible.

    Cons

    Mostly all the employees and upper management were horrible with other employees.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Good training grounds for beginners"

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    Current Employee - Hardlines Team Member in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Hardlines Team Member in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    various opportunities, high chances to grow and succeed if you're into this kind of industry

    Cons

    angry customers, too much work to do for a shift

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  7. "Executive Team Leader of Assets Protection"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader of Assets Protection in San Bernardino, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader of Assets Protection in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health benefits are not the best, but are available. Pay is competitive for new graduates based on overall salary (not based on number of hours worked). Teaches you how to handle pressure. Not the worst thing to have on a resume if there are no other options. An okay last resort.

    Cons

    No raises. Too many hours required. Very few positions available to promote into. Very little professional/business management work that was described during interviews. Most time as a post-college graduate spent straightening products on shelves and operating baler/compactor. Too many conflicting responsibilities / extra required duties made it difficult/impossible to stay focused on/ be successful with core job duties. Senior management not supportive of in-store employee relations. Every day there is a fear of losing your job.

    Advice to Management

    Train senior management on how to plan for and communicate during crucial conversations with employees. 55 hour a week minimum with no lunch break is not reasonable based on the pay scale. Allow executive team leaders to utilize leadership skills rather than act as cashiers/straighteners to improve quality of employee satisfaction and store profitability. Focus in on retention rate of Executives.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Challenging but rewarding"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to work with and learn from amazing people. Your skill sets as a leader are stretched daily and the knowledge you gain is priceless. You're in a position where you must learn to manage a wide demographic and serve the same. You may think you're a great leader before, but be in a position where your team is watching every move you make and is constantly evaluating you while staying Target brand to serve the guest and you may not think of yourself so hot. But you have the support of your peers and your leaders to support you through it and ultimately you grow as an individual and an exec and you are recognized for this growth. Target is a company that is big on recognition and rewarding those who contribute to the team.

    Cons

    Sometimes there can be long days. But in all honesty the people and the relationships you build don't make work feel like work. You're in it together


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