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Updated September 13, 2017
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  • Long Hours can impact work life balance (in 1417 reviews)

  • Hours tend to fluctuate for regular team members (in 1503 reviews)

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  1. "Typical Retail Job - Variable Schedule"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Bonney Lake, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bonney Lake, WA

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

    Pros

    Team members are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Typical retail job. Schedules are variable, which can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your needs. Most guests are great. Some can be a challenge to deal with. Just have to smile and hold your tongue.


  2. "Exec RxM"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good start in the pharmacy business but need better upper management people.

    Cons

    Discrimination and Hiring unprofessional supervisors for the business

    Advice to Management

    Hiring people with better background and experiences

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Perishable Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Federal Way, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and great guests.

    Cons

    Poor schedules and little room to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Always be honest and treat employees with respect.


  6. "Visual"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Tukwila, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros are, they hire and train.

    Cons

    Cons are, they don't want to promote if you're not young or white.

    Advice to Management

    Look at work ethics and not age or color.


  7. "Cashier experience"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount is okay. Coworkers are really nice. Store tries to hold special events at least weekly. I feel like I can definitely talk to management about any concerns.

    Cons

    Getting pushed to sell RedCards is the worst. Already trying to transfer to a different department because I just can't handle it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Team Lead in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are willing to work with your schedule and they make sure you take all breaks.

    Cons

    some the senior managers need to learn how to talk to people and treat them like a person.


  9. "Guest Service Attendant"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Attendant in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Guest Service Attendant in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Communication is fairly poor, not sure I like the way the company is going.

    Advice to Management

    Please communicate more.


  10. 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


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