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Target San Jose Reviews

Updated May 20, 2018
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  1. "Great First Job"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. 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!

  3. "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.


  4. "Executive Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    decent pay , good benefits, friendly team, rotating weekends,

    Cons

    Stress level is high, always on your feet, 10-14 hr work day without any OT pay, no work life balance, quarterly quota. micro managing team members, no days off or vacation during 4th quarter ( oct-jan), very little recognition,


  5. "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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    "Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior Team Leader, Sales Floor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Team Leader, Sales Floor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people in this company seem to be nice people, and easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Everything is fake. You know the whole perception is everything, you literally have to fake it till you make it.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should also practice accountability and listening. You're not always right.


  7. "Great Stepping Stone"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is great and the company offers a real career path to grow with.

    Cons

    Work life balance is hard to come by and the hours get difficult

    Advice to Management

    Retention is an opportunity at all levels. Something needs to give. Improve compensation or get better at hiring more serious applicants. External hires tend to be less engaged than internal promotions.

  8. "Guest services"

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    Former Employee - Student in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Student in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    friendly co workers, friendly employer, decent working environment, not a bad choice for part time job for students

    Cons

    the pay is too low for anyone working part time, not a good choice for family supporters

    Advice to Management

    Management does a pretty good job in my opinion, not much to advice them upon. Good job guys ha ha.


  9. "Stock Associate"

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

    Pros

    Getting to work without the annoyance of customers.

    Cons

    Waking up at 4am to stock the store.


  10. "good"

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    Current Intern - Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Cashier in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Target as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    good enviornment, and good schedule

    Cons

    nothing that i can think of so far


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