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Target Seasonal Cashier Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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  • work life balance is hard to maintain (in 1385 reviews)

  • Hours tend to fluctuate for regular team members (in 1473 reviews)

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  1. "Easy place to get a little extra cash and savings around the holidays on the side."

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Rohnert Park, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Rohnert Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and culture with other employees. I am a people person so I enjoyed it. The breakroom had great snacks, coffee, they had Mary's Pizza and Round Table Pizza for everyone a few times, Chipotle. It was just fun. The seasonal employees got discounts immediately.

    Cons

    The strict hours/break schedule. The pay obviously is not ideal but it really is not bad for a side job.

    Advice to Management

    If there is a breakout seasonal employee that the customers and fellow employees love, find a spot for them somewhere.


  2. "It's an experience that I believe all high schoolers or college students should have."

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Minnetonka, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the staff are friendly and great! They always have snacks provided in the lobby for the team. Their training program is meh.

    Cons

    Didn't really get the amount of hours I wanted, and the schedule I requested. If you're looking for consistent hours retail is not the best option.

  3. "Seasonal"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Troutdale, OR
    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Troutdale, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, lots to do.

    Cons

    Sneaky or rude customers


  4. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in La Verne, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in La Verne, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Target has an obsession with getting Red Cards. You only have value at Target as a cashier IF you are able to get a lot of people to sign up for Red Cards. It doesn't matter if you are an exceptionally great cashier. If you can't get people to sign-up for Red Cards they WON'T keep you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your staff based on how well they work and treat the guests rather than only rate cashiers worth based on how many Red Cards they are able to get. Targets priorities are a little skewed.


  5. "Some good, some bad, a great first job."

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Again, a great first job. You will probably make friends. Superiors are mostly helpful and just want to get things done smoothly. Longer lunches than other minimum wage companies.

    Cons

    Intimidating. No moving up. Hard to talk to management. Archaic register systems (who doesn't have bad registers though) and sometimes unrealistic goals. No guest will ever review you unless you make them not want to.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can say that hasn't already been said, really. Nobody can get 3 REDcards a day when everyone has one already. Shift leads and lower managers should definitely be paid more for how much they deal with, though, considering they also have to have a degree.


  6. "Good seasonal job"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a good part time position for the holiday season

    Cons

    Was temrinated after new years-- however to be fair they told me this was likely.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know low level employees better.


  7. "Seasonal Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Employees are super nice and helpful.
    You get a 10% employee discount, and an additional 20% discount on fruits, vegetables and workout wear.

    Cons

    Each cashier must get at least one customer to sign up for the Target Red Card every four hours. You are expected to ask every single guest to sign up for the Red Card and tell them about all of the benefits. You are also expected to tell them about the Cartwheel app and ask them to complete the survey at the bottom of the receipt. Every cash register has a camera overhead watching them and undercover people come through your lane to make sure you are saying what you are supposed to. If you don't meet expectations and your Red Card goals, you are reprimanded and put on the needs to improve list.
    Customers get irritated when you ask them to sign up for RedCard, and are sometimes rude about it.

    Advice to Management

    Make two separate checkout lines, one for people who don't have Red Cards and one for people who do.

  8. "awesome!!"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in East Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in East Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    There are professional and wonderful peopl there.

    Cons

    Pay is average for retail.


  9. "Guest service"

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    module.emp-review.former- - Seasonal Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    module.emp-review.former- - Seasonal Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. that's about pros. Its simple job

    Cons

    Not enough hours,. Low pay.


  10. "Seasonal Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Hadley, MA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Hadley, MA

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

    Pros

    Flexible pay, great work environment, friendly coworkers, good starting pay, good entry level training, great human resources, encouraging supervisors, lots to do on the job

    Cons

    Can be hectic when busy, pressure to sell red cards, sometimes they don't give post your shift schedule until the week before instead of two weeks before, miscommunication between floor leaders

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on selling Red cards, find a better way of organizing re-shop items, sell more healthy food by the cash registers, have more security by the doors