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Target San Diego Reviews

Updated August 31, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1597 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1690 reviews)

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  1. "Experience with Target as their Executive Management Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Internship in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    This internship was one of the best experiences I had during my collegiate career. The best part about the internship was the ability to connect with internal and external stakeholders. Daily, you learned from the employees about the different work centers and you were afforded the opportunity to help manage the store as the "Leader on Duty." Being able to work with so many different people and needing to problem solve continuously made each day a new adventure. This experience was facilitated by great supervisors, especially the mentor that you are appointed to. Overall, it is a great way to gain knowledge about how a business runs and to foster your growth as a manager.

    Cons

    It is a rotational schedule which can be difficult to get used to. That is retail for you! I worked a shift at 7pm into the early morning as well as a shift that started at 6am into the afternoon and so on. However, if you prefer a schedule that isn't a 9 to 5, then it is a good job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep onboarding great new talent from colleges countrywide, because it is an amazing program that facilitates growth in the future talent pool of managers for Target.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Seasonal Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "it changes store to store"

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    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly fun environment. Promotion opportunities available and the stores are willing to invest in you if you invest in it. Routines are set and are great when they are maintained with a full staff.

    Cons

    It all depends on the store you work at. Some stores have it together and some do not. When you are in a red store it seems like every day is taxing.

    Advice to Management

    Stay consistent and always remember the team matters too.


  4. "Working at Target"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great, they're supposed to be flexible with your availability so going to school and working here is nice.

    Cons

    Its retail, you will always have a difficult guest every once in a while that will ruin your day. The managers run the break and lunch schedules for all cashiers. Sometimes you wont get your break until 3 hours into your shift which is horrible considering that you're standing in one spot the entire time. We're almost always understaffed. I do also feel as though I spend too much of my life at target. Work, Sleep, then back to work.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule more people per day.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees, benefits come eventually, flexible with scheduling- especially if you’re a student

    Cons

    Managers don’t listen to needs, scheduling can become a pain- hours to work are all over the place, nobody (except for Team Leads and ETLs) is actually full time, they keep you under 40 hours every week, sometimes less.
    The expected work vs what you’re actually getting paid is sad- but if you do a good job you’ll (eventually) get your yearly review and get from one cent up to (what I hear) 50 cents in raise, but it’s all confusing because of Target’s plan to have minimum wage at $15 by 2020. And HR never addresses it unless you ask


  6. "Sales Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great employee discount and savings when sales and promotions were active.

    Cons

    The particular store I worked for had little to no training and you were expected to figure out things on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Be more thorough in training staff and explaining policies.


  7. "Fun to work"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and friendly co-workers, meet a lot of people

    Cons

    Management wants you to do everything which is next to impossible

    Advice to Management

    When cutting off hours and there’s no enough people don’t expect that everything will be done in a timely manner

  8. "Apparel salesfloor"

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    Current Employee - Salesfloor Team Member in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Salesfloor Team Member in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for part time gig. Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Always a lot of work to be done. Stressful job. Management could be better


  9. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits from here than an other department store.

    Cons

    No Cons, I loved working here.


  10. "Toxic Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A hand full of employees that are still around and can count on them....

    Cons

    Toxic Culture, Extremely high turn over; team members intentionally targeted for termination and replaced including upper management that is frequently fired and replaced.


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