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Target St. Louis Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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  • "Not enough home/work life balance" (in 1637 reviews)

  • "The pay is fair until you have to carry the load of other work-shy team members" (in 1737 reviews)

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  1. "I love it!"

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    Current Employee - GSTL in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - GSTL in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Works with school schedule, even as a manager
    Great way to develop

    Cons

    Having to work holidays, but that comes with retail.


  2. "Hated it"

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    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Florissant, MO
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Florissant, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    •Coworkers were nice, which is good because despite having multiple team leads, your regular coworkers will be stuck training you.

    •You can buy stuff while on the clock

    Cons

    •terrible scheduling. They claim it's flexible, but you'll most likely be stuck. Schedule is often late and they will ignore time off requests.
    •managers argued with each other A LOT! there was no respect between them. They talked bad about each other and the workers.
    •hr person did not care about anybody but herself.

    Advice to Management

    At least pretend to get along. Don't talk down on each other or workers. Stop ignoring availability and time off requests.

  3. "Loved working here!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Saint Peters, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Saint Peters, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Made some amazing friends. You truly do become a part of a family. It's a highly stimulation work pace--there is always something to be done. There's a really great opportunity for internal growth.

    Cons

    As with any company where you work with other people--it can be challenging when other's do not do their own work. It's heavily team based so if one person/team is slacking it falls on another individual/team to recover. Can be "clicky."

    Advice to Management

    Former team member and also for former management here: my advice to anyone--do not be afraid to get your hands dirty. Redirecting tasks to team members can be a useful method to get workload done. But don't be afraid to help them. Often times team members get frustrated with leadership for "never working," just assigning tasks. Jump in and help out--get to know your team. It makes a world of difference.


  4. "Former seasonal employee who missed payments due to chaos in office."

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Seasonal Fulfillment in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team members and team member attitudes, Great policies.

    Cons

    Disorganized production, missing payments, rude managers.

    Advice to Management

    Talk regularly with all your employees.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "This place sucks"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing is a pro

    Cons

    Bad hours, bad pay for amount of work

    Advice to Management

    Get your crap together


  6. "Alright"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Granite City, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Granite City, IL

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

    Pros

    good people, alright money, alright location

    Cons

    not a lot of money

    Advice to Management

    give us more money


  7. "Good people, poor leadership choices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edwardsville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edwardsville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The pay is really good, starting at $12 and working its way up
    -The co-workers overall are some really great people
    -Positive work environment for the most part. The only exception is when it gets busy and people get stressed
    -Clean environment and well-organized
    -They work very well with school and other work schedules

    Cons

    -Corporate, corporate, corporate. Seriously. Some of their decisions are stupid and make the job so much more difficult than it really needs to be. It's like half of them haven't even stepped foot in a store.
    -The only time you can get guaranteed hours is during the holiday season, otherwise it's a total toss-up. Sometimes you get 40 hours, sometimes you get 15
    -The customers are seriously the worst. Honestly. They can be absolutely awful to you, straight to your face, just like any other retail position.
    -There is a LOT of favoritism in the HR department... Not naming names, but sometimes they don't listen to a problem you are having if you aren't a favorite. Especially when it's about one of their favorites.
    -Sometimes, the leaders are way too soft on some situations. Example: a girl said the n word, but still somehow didn't get fired. One of the bosses called a girl the b word just for calling off due to an emergency. (She's also been known to be extremely rude and harsh to other team members, saying things that make it miraculous that she somehow still works there.) She's been known to make fun of other team members behind their backs, criticize work ethic in a rude, harsh way, and be, overall, an awful boss.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be stricter policies when it comes to the mistreatment of other team members. Sometimes things are said in jest, but sometimes they're outright rude and bullying. There's far too much favoritism, and there is much room to improve when it comes to the leadership. The store team lead is amazing, along with a lot of other LODs, but allowing people to bully others is unacceptable.

  8. "Target Job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Working with others helping others and the holidays there were fun.

    Cons

    No good employee discount

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really o mean they only doing what they are told.


  9. "Executive Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Opportunity to build relationships and develop a team

    Cons

    Payroll gets tight as workload increases and changes.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the little guy, they can make or break your process.


  10. "My Target"

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    Current Employee - Cart Attendant in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Cart Attendant in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met a lot of good colleagues who I now consider to be closer than family. Certain managers really took the time to actually care about me.

    Cons

    Taken for granted, Easily replaceable, If you get to good at your job there's no chance of moving up the ladder especially if you're a cart attendant, HR wasn't willing to help accommodate to me with my class schedules

    Advice to Management

    Allow more opportunities for your employees to review and if need be criticize those who seem to abuse their authority. I never felt comfortable enough to actually stand up and finally feel like I had a sense of self worth as an employee.


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