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Target San Jose Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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San Jose, CA

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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1598 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1691 reviews)

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  1. "Gstl"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GSTL in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - GSTL in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast fun and friendly
    I love the job it's very competitive and I'm devoted in attending to my cashier's and guest in a positive manner

    Cons

    Fast paced
    Multitasking
    Difficult guest
    Reasonable pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay gstl a little more


  2. "No personal growth"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages within the retail industry.

    Cons

    No development
    Target Culture treats hard working employees badly and unfairly and to impossible standards.
    Lazy and underperforming employees get ignored and are never brought to attention.
    Management will twist your words to make it feel like your fault when things go wrong.
    Never told good job or advice on development. Only talked to when not meeting expectations which devolves into being put down in a very childish way like you are incompetent when you try to defend your business and what you are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Please take the steps to ensure the same quality of management care goes into all of your stores. HR and Management that has been there for a long time has no care as to what concerns you might have and how you are being treated. They constantly try to defend themselves by making you feel like a failure at your job and there is no growth in roles, it is very difficult to learn new things when you are in the same position doing the same routine everyday for three plus years.

  3. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - ETL in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - ETL in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company direction and weekend rotation

    Cons

    Same things day in day out.


  4. "Backroom Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Backroom Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were great
    10% store discount
    Could listen to music while working

    Cons

    Understaffed at the time
    Weekends and Holidays are chaotic


  5. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of growth opportunity. Constantly transforming & evolving to keep up with the market. Great culture within the store.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance. Can be a stressful environment.


  6. "is ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I learn a lot about the retail industry, good discount for employees , flexible time off, good coworkers.

    Cons

    little room for advancement, no opportunity for full time or benefits


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Roller Coaster"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A few people take pride in the job and have a strong work ethic.
    The remodel on the store made it more bearable to be there.
    Busy store, never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Concerns and questions were ignored by management. Minimum amount of pay for twice the amount of work they wish done. Short staffed at all times, hours were inconsistent. Executive team leads prefer to order Starbucks and hide in the offices or the back room and take no leadership over their respective teams. It was only when their superiors would be there would act as if the team was a priority and showed a presence on the sales floor.

  8. "ETL-HR"

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    Current Employee - ETL-HR in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - ETL-HR in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent compared to other retail management jobs. Good for recent college grads who are single, have no kids, and want their first management job. Target goes after recent college grads because of the crazy schedule. Use it as a stepping stone and nothing more.

    Cons

    Retail schedule is terrible. Weekends/ Stores open until midnight. I can't tell you how many family functions/ holidays I've missed. Stay away if you have kids, the money isn't worth that sacrifice. Good luck getting through Q4.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on stability. Always moving people around to put out one fire or another.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "HR Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Gives you the experience you need to get a better job. Good interaction with the team. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    If you are offered a position as an HR team member, run in the opposite direction as fast as you can. Think it will be fun and easy? Wrong! Do you think you will get paid like a team lead? Haha! No. Are you thinking that you will finally be working full time! Wrong again! The reality is, you will be given an unreasonable amount of workload. You will get less hours than anyone in the store, and you will be paid the same as a cart attendant. Yes you read that right..You will also likely have to put up with TL, ETL, and the STL thinking you don’t do anything because you sit in front of a computer all day.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your HR team members like unnecessary drains on payroll. Remember, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone! Start paying us more too!


  10. "Great Benefits, Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Instock Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Instock Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A majority of my coworkers are all great people, there is minimal drama between us, and our HR people are fantastic. Benefits are all extraordinary.

    Cons

    Poor, unorganized management. Management often points the finger at others for their own mistakes, creates needless drama, creates a toxic work environment through passive aggressive tactics and negative attitude/outlook. Managers do not coordinate with each other which leads to confusion, all of which gets blamed on others and not management themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Make more of an effort to communicate with one another. Know when to take responsibility for your mistakes instead of dumping them on others. Show you're willing to work as hard as the rest of us instead of always talking among yourselves and doing the bare minimum of work.


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