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Brian Cornell
19 Ratings
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  • "Not enough home/work life balance(in 1637 reviews)

  • "The pay is fair until you have to carry the load of other work-shy team members(in 1737 reviews)

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  1. "Target ETL"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Every day is different -the company is very forward thinking and constantly trying to keep pace with the changing retail ways -fun environment and great overall culture -Metric driven tasks that will yield daily tangible results in store

    Cons

    - Work life balance can be an issue

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. "Good atmosphere with coworkers. ETL’s are often lazy and expect too much."

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

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Product launches/collaborations Friendly coworkers Occasionally acknowledged for hard work Good pay/competitive at certain locations Possibly to move up if interested

    Cons

    Negative environment Leadership often unenthused or uninterested Lazy ETL’s Unreasonable workload Not enough people scheduled at peak times Short hours scheduled

    Advice to Management

    To set an example by working harder and spending less time off stage and having ETL food parties. Better work ethic in management. More positive reinforcement.

  3. "Depends on the store"

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    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Competitive pay (relative to the position), benefits, 401k match rate, easy to hire people, reputation benefits with customers, markets well

    Cons

    Your store management will greatly impact your development/promotions/perception

    Advice to Management

    You’re doing fine, but the lack of actual accountability upper store management (STLs and ETLs) are held to is insanely low. I worked at a store that was amazing, then got transferred (via promotion) to a store that was awful, and subsequently left because everyone there was lost. TLs and SrTLs have very little ability to effect change, despite being the majority of management, to actually do anything, but are consistently...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Guest Service Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    leadership training opportunities, they encourage TLs to work up to ETLs. Pay is pretty good for the job that it is. Schedule for TLs is fairly consistent.

    Cons

    It's retail, it's not for everyone.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Guest Services"

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

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 2 years

    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.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible Experience"

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

    I worked at Target for more 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.

  7. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Target part-time for more than 6 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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Seeing Red"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time for more 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...

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  9. "Solid company to work for"

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

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 4 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

  10. "It was great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time for more 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

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