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Target Sydney Reviews

Updated July 23, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1590 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1685 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with some really great people and honestly a great job to get started in customer service. This place has definitely taught me a lot over the 6 years I worked there!

    Cons

    There isn't really a lot of room to progress and move up and sometimes it can take a really long time if you want that to happen.

    Advice to Management

    Treasure your employees! Especially the ones who put in all those years of service and are consistently great at their jobs!


  2. "sales"

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    Former Intern - Sales in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Intern - Sales in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good pay and great people

    Cons

    long days and tough on family

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Target part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great team to work with.

    Cons

    Don't take work/family balance into consideration, high pressure with too many jobs at once and not enough staff/resources.


  4. "csa"

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    Current Employee - CSA in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - CSA in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is enjoyable having the customers come in and talking to them is amazing as i love customer service.

    Cons

    The fact that they do not give much space, they are always down your back to get things done.


  5. "Casual Retail Job"

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    Former Contractor - Customer Service Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Assistant in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Target as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible working days and hours
    - Variety of shifts (early morning, day, overnight)
    - Plenty work during peak and holiday periods
    - Safety focus with regular training

    Cons

    - Unreliable shift consistency with rosters released very late
    - Requirement to work in different department with no training or knowledge to help customers


  6. "Just like your average retail job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are generally nice and friendly to talk to, they will be what makes it worth coming into work.
    As with most retail jobs, good pay rate as a casual for the work that you do.

    Cons

    Management can be very disorganised, but this differs store to store.
    Management of a store can often be pressured to reach ever higher sales goals, which is then put upon staff members, really unhealthy working environment.
    As you get older, the amount of shifts you get becomes worse and worse, and some weeks you'll receive none, you're not at all valued as an employee or person.
    Marketing position is amorphous at the moment, they want to be like Myers when their target market is more similar to Kmart, and so they occupy a sort of no-man's land and don't appeal to anybody.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out what kind of store you want to be and make sure it aligns with the people who already shop there.


  7. "Your typical retail job"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hours are available
    Pay is within industry average
    A lot of learning on the job
    Able to move to different departments of the store

    Cons

    There will be times where the store is understaffed and your own workload will increase
    Conflicting targets of serving customers with speed, customer service and security concerns

    Advice to Management

    More use of technologies in rostering

  8. "Casual employee"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Reasonable hours
    -Shifts to suit your time and availabilities
    - Friendly staff - mostly older, mature employees
    -Learning how to do the procedures and systems is straight forward

    Cons

    -Always being shifted around to different departments
    -Work builds up and get blamed for it, because store is understaffed
    -Shift times sometimes do not match your needs, if reject you might not get any work for few days/weeks

    Advice to Management

    -More planning ahead, double check times with employees


  9. "No job feedback, no sense of satisfaction"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay for what you do, flexible hours. Don't need to think a lot on the job, can even be relaxing when they're not busy.

    Cons

    Mind-numbing work, you feel like a drone. Not much communication with the rest of the team, especially management. I didn't know who my store's senior manager was until 6 months after joining, and even then I only found out because they were leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Give some feedback on how employees perform, reward good performance in some tangible way. Lead by example and show how to give good customer service.


  10. "It's been a roller coaster"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Expert/Visual Merchandiser in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Expert/Visual Merchandiser in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Quality Products
    Friendly Staff
    Great Discounts across several companies

    It's a great place to work, if you are a student.
    Most people realize that working there for a year or two, is the most beneficial
    Any longer, and 90% regret it.

    Cons

    Constant CEO changes & company structure changes
    No career progression available due to cost, even when you're more than qualified
    You can see yourself doing more work than management, and getting paid no more
    Bullying can be evident by the older employees of the store
    Understaffing when budgets are not met
    Huge employee turn over with casual staff members
    Store morale is extremely low at certain stores

    Advice to Management

    Treating workers with respect, will see the same happening across the store
    Providing training, and updating staff on new policies is essential to run day to day


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