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Target Specialist Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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  • "Work Life Balance (Weekends & minimum 10 hours daily on your feet)" (in 1622 reviews)

  • "The company is going through some changes in the clothing part of the store that were constantly changing without team members being informed quickly" (in 1720 reviews)

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  1. "Fast paced. Exciting. Work as a team."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Target Protection Specialist (TPS) in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Target Protection Specialist (TPS) in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Okay pay
    Benefits
    Team oriented
    Full time
    Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Report writing but it’s not to bad


  2. "Excellent Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Inbound Logistics Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Inbound Logistics Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discounts, opportunity to move around to different areas of the business, amazing co-workers

    Cons

    Not enough home/work life balance

  3. "Good pay, difficult work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Style Specialist
    Current Employee - Style Specialist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    working with friends, good pay for part time job

    Cons

    management is so bad at communicating which makes it difficult for employees

    Advice to Management

    communicate better


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Seasonal Target Protection Specialist in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Seasonal Target Protection Specialist in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth in company
    Flexible hours
    Enjoyable workplace

    Cons

    Maximum hours in my store

    Advice to Management

    Better online training resources. Sort of confusing to navigate


  5. "Great company w/ benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Signing Specialist in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Signing Specialist in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, room for growth, easy work systems in place, good pay for retail, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Not awesome hourly pay. Could be better with training instead of last minute crash courses.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting hours and hiring part time.


  6. "Good For Short Term"

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    Former Employee - Target Protection Specialist in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Target Protection Specialist in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    40 hour work week, Can have a good relationship with coworkers

    Cons

    Management does not care, Compensation does not reflect the work you put in, Lack of recognition, Barely any growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people, not as rocks to step on and crush in order to get yourseld promoted. If an employee wants to grow within the company then help them instead of acting like they arent worthy.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Just a job"

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    Current Employee - Target Protection Specialist in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Target Protection Specialist in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Worked with great people
    -Able to work independently

    Cons

    -Target corporation doesn't really care for its employees
    -Pay is kind of garbage considering position

    Advice to Management

    -Give employees incentive to stay

  8. "Merchandise Expert"

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    Current Employee - Import/Export Specialist in Monroeville, PA
    Current Employee - Import/Export Specialist in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, flexible with your schedule, polite staff

    Cons

    Can't think of one at the moment.


  9. "Ok, not great."

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    Current Employee - Target Security Specialist in Albany, OR
    Current Employee - Target Security Specialist in Albany, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Full benefits
    Plenty of hours

    Cons

    Lots of mandatory OT
    Little opportunity for promotion
    Little experience in management


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Communications Specialist in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is amazing. I worked at HQ for six years and never got tired of it.

    Cons

    The relational management style is often hard to follow. If you get stuck under a bad boss, it is hard to get out.

    Advice to Management

    Standardize