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Updated November 10, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1597 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1690 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible Experience"

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    Former Intern - Stores Executive Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Stores Executive Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Great Pay
    Resources available for employees
    Discount on organic and fruit + veggies
    Many opportunities for personal and professional development
    Lots of hard work
    Great for college students

    Cons

    High expectations of speed and physical ability not able to be obtained by some

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to come to your interns with assignments and feedback as well as continually communicating expectations of the Intern duties.


  2. "Guest Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Merchandise quality. Good health and financial benefits after one year.

    Cons

    Short staffed. Too many duties for team leaders. Poor training.

    Advice to Management

    More feedback from Team Lead. Some show favoritism to certain team members.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not all bad, but a lot of it is"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of good co-workers
    Somewhat flexible scheduling
    Fairly good hourly pay

    Cons

    Management constantly gossips about you if you're sick and assumes you were lying
    Try to take advantage of you and schedule you outside availability
    Expect A LOT of hard work for how much you get paid
    Inconsistent hours
    Constantly cutting corners and under staffing stores

    Advice to Management

    Understand that when people have to do 5 things at once constantly because Target is too cheap to properly staff their stores that it is hard to get things done a lot of the time.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Seeing Red"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very inclusive and safe working environment

    Cons

    Be prepared to be hassled about Red Cards non-stop, almost no matter what department you work in. If you come into contact with a customer, get them to sign up for a Red Card, or else. This was particularly difficult in some departments with regular customers who either already had one or you knew didn't want one. Management are constantly on the walkies talking about Red Cards and talking down on departments and areas that weren't making their ridiculous daily goals.


  5. "Solid company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Logistics in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Logistics in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy to move up in the company

    Cons

    Poor communication between overnight and dayside teams

    Advice to Management

    Work on communicating more effectively


  6. "It was great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, fun work day, clear daily goals from management, cross-training throughout the store

    Cons

    little to no discount, loses most seasonal hires then asks you back later


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Lots of options to learn new things

    Cons

    dealing with rude guests frequently

    Advice to Management

    none, keep up the good work

  8. "-"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Hardlines in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Hardlines in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees just trying to make a living.

    Cons

    Greedy upper management that cuts corners.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and you'll hit your bottom line targets faster.


  9. "Back-flow /early morning stocking and logistics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    FUN
    Competitive pay
    Uniform policy is nice
    Lots of mobility

    Cons

    Holiday workload is crazy
    Training is sub-par In my opinion

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Good option... for retail work"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, decent benefits, job was rarely boring or monotonous as there was always something to work on. I really liked my immediate team I worked with. Decent room for promotions and changing departments within the company, and always different shifts to pick up. There are many more painful and boring jobs to work in retail.

    Cons

    Stressful, dealt with a lot of rude customers, too many managers to report to. Most of them ignore you until you're in trouble. Corporate doesn't seem to care about the lower tier employees, who work the sales floor. The 'raises' they offer are laughable - look forward to getting a 'reasonable' 15 cent raise. Some employees got 10 cent raises.

    Whenever the store wouldn't do as well in profit, they'd start cutting our hours mercilessly. I went from about 35 hrs/week to about 12 when it was "too slow". I told them I couldn't live on that, and they didn't care. They gave me a night shift I couldn't physically work (I was exhausted all the time, for weeks), and when I asked them for a different one, they refused to do so. It's normal for employees to pick up a second job during the "slow" season - when they work for a multi-million dollar company!

    Advice to Management

    Value your retail employees more. Our location lost half our team because the management was not concerned enough about keeping us. All of us would've stayed with more competitive pay and better hours.


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