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Target San Jose Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  1. "Probably what you expect"

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

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in electronics and they give you a lot of freedom to take care of the department. Management gives tasks and checks in, and generally lets you go at your own pace. Nice fun environment. We often had free food in the break room.

    Cons

    Even though I was paid more to be in electronics they would still schedule a good amount of days on register - which is a much more boring job, and you don't get a say. Not a bad experience, but it is much less fun than working on the floor.

    Advice to Management

    My managers were outstanding. I hope they're the same way at other stores.


  2. "Great First Job"

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, hours, team culture, free food, and opportunities at Target. I would suggest any 16 year old to apply here. It will be a much better and rewarding experience than working at some smaller business.

    Cons

    Hard to get weekends off

    Advice to Management

    I would let employees move around more. Let a cashier move to the salesfloor if they really want to. Job variety is the key to keeping employees around.

  3. "Retail , and all it entails"

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    Former Employee - Target Protection Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Target Protection Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    hire anyone
    give work experience
    try to be better than other retail
    people are usually really cool

    Cons

    management decides if you enjoy work or not
    horrible hours
    bad pay
    no room for growth


  4. "Decent experience but not good long term"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    -Good experience with a range of jobs (Asset Protection, HR, sales, etc.)
    -Friendly coworkes
    -Good feedback and review to improve work

    Cons

    -Not a flexible schedule (only get every other weekend off)
    -They didn't respect my opinion


  5. "I just want to get more experience with software world"

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    Former Freelancer - Student in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Freelancer - Student in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was a student I'm new to all this so I want experience

    Cons

    I want to work in any company any place with any salary I just want work

    Advice to Management

    Ok


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work for new and seasoned."

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    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team members are very friendly and helpful.
    During holidays, food is provided like on thanksgiving.
    Guest(cuatomers) are treated with respect.
    Managers are very encouraging.

    Cons

    There are no cons at target.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  7. "Gstl"

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    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

  8. "Fantastic company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best I worked for especially after the toxic startup (E8 Security) I used to work for.

    Cons

    Help us a bit in working from home one day

    Advice to Management

    Just relax and give us one day to work from home.


  9. "Target Job Review"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Cashiering, I guess, is easy to do

    Cons

    -Provided very little training. Managers and customers expected the employee(s) to be all knowing?
    -Managers do a poor job of communicating with employees
    - Pay is the WORST ($11.5/ hr)
    - HR/manager asks It's employees to work extra hours or find an excuse to make them work extra due to a lack of staff
    - Managers don't give breaks on time
    - This store has a ton of Problems! Etc. we're always out of bags, receipt papers, printer noise keep running, cash registers/ computers cash down every now and then.
    - The management, employees, and customers are very rude and ignorant
    - Managers always think everyone's steeling from the store.I know you have to keep and eye out but they do this to a whole different level.
    - Managers aren't always there to help employees when needed

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, I don't believe there was a single thing I liked about this job as I hated everything about working at Target. There are many perks about working here but my best advice to the management would be to treat your employees, and customers with more adequacy. Don't treat these people like dirt or else no one is going to shop here.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Do not remember the last time I was happy there"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Morgan Hill, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Morgan Hill, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The minimum wage was raised to 12/hr

    Cons

    The management as a whole is a mess. There is never any communication and you are never appreciated for your work. You are also not properly trained in the amount of time they give you. Due to not having proper training, many times you are put in situations that you have no knowledge in fixing. You also have very little support from the leaders or executive team leads when it comes to customer harassment.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your own team members .


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