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Target Santa Clara Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Santa Clara, CA

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  1. "Great First Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Visual Merchandizing Team Lead (Senior Team Lead Pay Grade Lvl#17)"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Team Lead (Senior Team Lead Pay Grade Level#17) in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandising Team Lead (Senior Team Lead Pay Grade Level#17) in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once you are work your way up to become a TL (Team Lead), your life would actually be less miserable, at least you would have better chances of getting your voice heard by your fellow Team Leads, ETLs, STLs, or even DTLs. You will still be working your butt off, yet at least your paychecks look way much better than a regular TM.

    Cons

    However, the more privileges you gain, the more responsibilities you have, the higher chances you make mistakes.

    The monthly salary base V.S. hourly pay system sucks! Any ETL level and above positions are finally switched to monthly salary base pay. With that said, all Sr.TL(Senior Team Lead) level and below positions are paid hourly, therefore hourly paid salary base employees will be limited ("protected") by the California Labor Laws. And one of the biggest trap that all these TL, Sr.TL management level position would be in high risks of violating the 5th hour mean break compliance. And Target is huge on strictly by law on this,

    Penalties are:
    1st violation within 1st 3 months introductory period: Immediate termination
    1st violation after 3 months: 6 months probation + written warning
    2nd violation within your 6 months probation: Immediate termination

    NO JOKE!

    Advice to Management

    Should make all Team Lead and up management level employees be paid in monthly salary based, given the fact that TLs have higher chances of being tied down with guests' or workload related issue so that 1 less thing in their mind to stress about.


  5. "Sales Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I could work and shop at the same location.

    Cons

    Not getting breaks on time.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to listen and communicate more to your employees


  6. "Not a bad first job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Usually fun environment
    Easy tasks to complete
    Upper in-store management very helpful

    Cons

    Very low pay increases
    Very unlikely company advancement


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