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Target Specialist Reviews

Updated October 20, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1598 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1691 reviews)

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  1. "Great company w/ benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "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.

  3. 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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Terrible Managers"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    super busy so time goes by fast

    Cons

    Tired feet walking bath and forth all day, Managers don't value their employees,
    Target employee discount only takes of like .25 cents .

    Advice to Management

    Have communication with your employees. There is a high turn over rate for a reason, step back an evaluate your leadership skills.

  8. ""Meh" experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Target Protection Specialist
    Current Employee - Senior Target Protection Specialist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers
    Great entry level job
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    - Basically a glorified door greeter that will arrest you for stealing.
    - Even if you have excellent numbers/ performance record, Upper Management will promote someone with little to no experience ahead of you just to keep PR up.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe if management treated their teams better their stores wouldn't have so many "internals".


  9. "Probably one of my favorite retail stores I’ve worked at. Love my team and the challenges I face on a daily basis."

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    Current Employee - Target Protection Specialist in Douglasville, GA
    Current Employee - Target Protection Specialist in Douglasville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable team, decent hourly pay, reliable managers.

    Cons

    Poor communication and time management skills amongst managers

    Advice to Management

    Learn and be familiar with the departments you manage. Communicate with your team about changes in store and what employees can improve on.


  10. "APS (Assets Protection Specialist)"

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Specialist in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Specialist in Towson, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees to work with, Holiday pay, Personal/Holiday time off

    Cons

    The Guests (specially the ones you catch shoplifting), The travel (setting in traffic at times going and coming from work).

    Advice to Management

    A lot of patience is needed.