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Updated February 8, 2018
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Pros
  • There is a large focus on work/life balance that is very appreciated (in 895 reviews)

  • If the team members can't come up with an answer they are more than willing to seek out the answer via manager or other sources (in 1776 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance is an opportunity (in 1500 reviews)

  • compensation for existing team members being outpaced by newer (in 1594 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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

  3. "Great people to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "-"

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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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A learning expletive"

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    Current Employee - COSMETICS in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - COSMETICS in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well, hours are alright and the work is easy. You will gain knowledge about retail as you grow and there are many opportunities to work in different call centers.

    Cons

    Managers are unorganized, the store can become very chaotic at times especially when there are many call outs. Never enough cashiers to cover front end so as a hardlines team member you spend half your shift on the check line

    Advice to Management

    You will more likely learn from experience then from training

  8. "Decent Place to Work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Team emphasis is the most rewarding thing about working in this environment. The people are what make it special. Pretty good work life balance but definitely demanding during holidays.

    Cons

    Not staying relevant to changing technology and guest needs. Sometimes tasks completed by store leadership are something that should be allocated to team members, but payroll constraints prevent it.


  9. "Clothing department."

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to work with a team was useful in getting tasks accomplished. We would work together to make sure all the clothes that were tried on were folded and hung up.

    Cons

    Some team members don't pull their weight. Management wouldn't say anything to those who slacked off. I put in maximal effort, so it was frustrating to see others play on their phones and screw around while I tried to accomplish my tasks.


  10. "Good First Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary
    Friendly managers
    Not fast food

    Cons

    Scheduled outside of my availability many times and then punished for being unavailable
    Mean customers
    Upper management is not nice

    Advice to Management

    Don't schedule people (especially students) outside of their approved hours


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