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Updated September 21, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1582 reviews)

  • "Not a great for more team members further along in their career" (in 1685 reviews)

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  1. "Solid company to work for"

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    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount, 10% on everything except alcohol, 20% on healthy items (produce. Exercise stuff). Good about scheduling requests.

    Cons

    They don't promote older people, even when we have management experience.
    Many people I know left because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people over 45 with respect. We have a lot of valuable experience.

  3. "One Great Big Happy Family"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time

    Pros

    People there are often highly considerate of others, lending a hand when possible, being there for coworkers inside and outside the workplace.

    Cons

    Lines are kept strict between ranks in the store hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Change absolutely nothing!


  4. "It was ok"

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Lynnwood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The members of the sales floor team are nice and willing to help for the most part, the work that is asked of you is also reasonable.

    Cons

    At this location specifically I was constantly being given ridiculous hours and asked to do other peoples jobs without any recognition or compensation for the work. I was constantly getting in trouble for hitting compliance but this was do to managers telling me "not to leave until you finish everything" including others jobs, and not being allowed off the registers till it was past when I should take lunch or past the end of my shift.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to the employees and be willing to work with them on scheduling and the amount of work they are being given.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    maybe is easy to apply

    Cons

    the store management was a huge disaster! An remodel supposed to be done in two months last until before Christmas. Every ETL is more concern about personal stuff than the team or store effort. Customers complained and walked out the store in angerall the time. Tasks were never done on time but management let people do whatever.


  6. 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.


  7. "Great first job for me"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible hours
    -Good pay
    -Easy to do
    -Light physical activity
    -Annual Raises
    -Paid sick time off

    Cons

    -it can get repetitive after a while
    -sometimes you get a bit bored
    -Not much opportunity to advance

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see more areas for team members to advance in

  8. 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.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Softlines"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made sure we were well trained, great management, most coworkers were fun, shift almost always went by quick since it was busy.

    Cons

    It was kinda like high school where certain coworkers gossiped and it was always obvious. Went from 40 hours every week to like 15 after the holidays unless you've been there for years. I also didn't like that there wasn't a regular and consistent schedule, but that's definitely a personal preference.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing besides try to give more hours to newer employees.


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