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  • Work life balance can be difficult (in 1537 reviews)

  • Hours were inconsistent for most team members (in 1644 reviews)

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  1. "Many Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Support in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Support in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Expanding Company, Great Employees, Really care about their patients, Many of the managers really care about their employees and fostering their growth

    Cons

    It's an expanding company so the organizational structure along with the communication needs improvement, also vacation is on the lower side


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Target does its best to evolve and adapt with the ever-changing economic climate through innovation and experimentation."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The diversity stands out as a positive. It's nice to be able to mesh many different cultures and personalities into a fully functional team/operation.

    Cons

    Retail is retail, so you either have the stomach for it or you don't. There's no Harvard degree needed, just a solid work ethic and a desire/determination to be great on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    There are many things that management struggles with, and one of the key areas of opportunity would be managing talent. Instead of forming cliques and exhibiting favoritism, it'd be in the company's best interest to promote and mentor from within with those employees who have shown the dedication and consistency needed in order to excel. As an individual who has been with the company for 16 years, I can say that I've incorrectly been passed over for promotions for those who did half the work and/or had half the tenure. The way to limit turnover and retain your talent on a year to year basis is to make them feel valued, make them feel wanted. After sacrificing my time, health, and well-being for a company that didn't provide me with a raise or increase for 7 years, I'm understandably flummoxed with how to proceed with this corporation in the future. I believe Target corporation is a decent company to work with, but the key is finding the right store, the right location, so that no one has to endure what I've had to for the last several years in terms of a lack of advancement opportunities-despite being one of the best team leaders in my particular district.

  3. "Target review"

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    Current Employee - Starbucks FSA in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Starbucks FSA in Sterling, VA

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

    Pros

    management is flexible with team members' availability

    Cons

    new employees earn more than team members who have worked in the company for 4+ years

    Advice to Management

    adjust salaries for existing team members


  4. "Softlines Salesfloor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    there are none that I can think of

    Cons

    low pay, awful schedule and terrible managers


  5. "N/A"

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    Former Employee - Cart Attendant in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Cart Attendant in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and Benefits

    Flexible Hours

    30 minute breaks

    Cons

    I have had problems with 50% of the people there. There are coworkers who would try to start something with you for no reason. There are coworkers who try to sabotage you. There are coworkers who won't allow you to do your job in peace. There are coworkers who have no common sense. There are coworkers who don't use logic. There are coworkers who are overly sensitive and cannot take constructive criticism, even if you politely point things out. They will make false accusations and pass judgment on you even if you try to defend yourself and label you the "bad guy". There are coworkers who think they are entitled to everything. There are coworkers who constantly bud into your personal space and business. There are coworkers who don't respect your religious or political beliefs. Most of the STLs and ETLs do not treat everyone fairly. If who want to work in peace, and not have any problems with management or other coworkers then I suggest you don't work at this location. You will not enjoy working here. Also, another reason you should not work here is that they allow MEN to be in the WOMENs restroom. Not only is that against my religion, but is illegal and they are trying to force everyone to accept it. Women and children are going to be harmed because of that policy.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Good retail experience"

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    Current Employee - Flexible Fulfillment in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Flexible Fulfillment in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The co-workers are generally very friendly (including management). Just make sure you don't get on the bad side of management (STL/ETL) as they control your hours. Target is one of the largest and most advanced retail companies in the world meaning you learn a lot in your position and work with pretty advanced tech for retail. Pay is decent comparatively with base pay starting at $10 at the time of writing this. Opportunity for cross training is always there and they hire within for TL positions which pay like $15 an hour and get a stable 35-40 hours a week.

    Cons

    Often need to work holiday's which can get annoying. Given how large the store generally is communication isn't always easy. Many co-workers are lazy and will get paid about the same as you since Target does annual raises. Management doesn't always have clear expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic when it comes to deadlines and listen to your employees. Also don't reward lazy employees the same as you do hard working ones.


  7. "Executive Management Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - GE/Softlines in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - GE/Softlines in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great development program. For the ten week duration, we were able to see all aspects of store operations and even the supply chain distribution center. Even if you have no retail experience prior to the internship, they are very accommodating and offer so many resources to get you well acquainted with retail management.

    Cons

    If you are unfortunate to be placed in a store with a management team who aren't very excited about having interns, you'll be doing a lot of "busy" work instead of sticking to the training modules and development program. If you try to complain, you risk being known as the "lazy intern" or someone who needs to be spoon fed to get a job done.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't want to invest in your interns, you might not be in the best fit role to be a mentor or store team leader. It's unfortunate to see how apathetic management can be at stores when they don't have upper management to impress.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to shop, not work!"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Depending on the location, the pay scale is pretty good for Team Leaders.

    Cons

    The Team Leads get very little support from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive to your team members and this will directly reflect the customer service provided by your team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Up and down, depended on the STL"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Sterling, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are fun, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    What is a work life balance?


  10. "Difficult, but worth it"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with.
    Professional, yet kind management.
    Lots of opportunities to work.
    Great compensation for working over-time.

    Cons

    Customers can be very demanding.
    Lots of hard work and not very high pay.
    Takes a very long time to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the specifically timed lunch break.


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