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Updated August 31, 2017
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Pros
  • There is a large focus on work/life balance that is very appreciated (in 895 reviews)

  • If the team members can't come up with an answer they are more than willing to seek out the answer via manager or other sources (in 1776 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance is an opportunity (in 1500 reviews)

  • compensation for existing team members being outpaced by newer (in 1594 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Target review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Casual Employee in Chatswood (Australia)
    Current Employee - Casual Employee in Chatswood (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays lots of money and it is really fun to work in a great environment with lots of people.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot of cons to working at target. The only really downside is that some of the buyers are a little rude.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to work for target, try going for a popular area as there are less rude people.


  2. "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.

  3. "Retail Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatswood (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatswood (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time

    Pros

    Hours were flexible for university students such as myself and easy to work with.
    The cashier and checkout systems were simple and the job was not overly challenging. Staff discounts were available for a range of stores

    Cons

    Not a lot of training when starting of as a trainee. Furthermore, there isn't much opportunity for career advancement or changing from a casual position to a full-time position.

    Advice to Management

    More involved training and time spent with staff members


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Target Cashier in Chatswood (Australia)
    Former Employee - Target Cashier in Chatswood (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You only get 4 hr shifts which is a positive because you don't want to stay there any longer than you need to.

    Cons

    The supervisors are always cranky so you can't make mistakes. The workers that have been longer there also are rude and try to belittle you if you do something wrong as well.
    The staff turnover is so high supervisors don't know what you've been trained in and this can be very stressful for you. There is no real thorough training process you're just expected to catch on from working there a week.

    Advice to Management

    Management is too strict and demanding when there is not enough effort put into actual training and caring for workers.


  5. "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.


  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Penrith (Australia)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Penrith (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Friendly Management
    - Clean Store
    - Great vibe
    - Look forward to coming in

    Cons

    - Not enough hours for a casual position at times
    - Not much career growth


  7. "Decent environment, repetitive work (casual)"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chatswood (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chatswood (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good if you enjoy repetitive work and it is a large store so you will work in different sections. Team members are easy to get along with. Pretty laid back and not a lot of pressure if you do your job properly.

    Cons

    Management can sometimes be selfish and not take into account other's perspectives/situations. Extremely repetitive work sometimes so if that's not your thing then it will become boring very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like actual co-workers more so than subordinates to make them feel a better working environment. Have a balance between managing employees and having an actual conversation with them to build a good working relationship.

  8. "Undervalued unless they need favours"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mount Druitt (Australia)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Mount Druitt (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Good pay
    -generous discounts
    -regular shifts (at first)

    Cons

    -management don't communicate with staff
    -management don't appreciate staff enough
    -once you turn 18 they stop giving regular shifts
    -favouritism
    - NO LOYALTY, they hire more staff then forget about the staff who have been there for years..
    - cut shifts without notice

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees with respect, don't make us do your dirty work. Be a leader not a dictator. Management always did things for their own personal gain, which leads good staff to quit the company and the rest are unmotivated. Management don't listen to what the staff are telling them in regards to what works and what doesn't. Don't hire more staff when you can't afford to roster on your current staff. Have some loyalty and compassion.


  9. "Sad Company"

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    Former Employee - Ladies Fashion Manager in Liverpool (Australia)
    Former Employee - Ladies Fashion Manager in Liverpool (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The teams are a vast array of amazing people, they work hard, put up with a lot and still are anle to smile. The discount also.

    Cons

    This company is run by a bunch of patriarchal bullies who have no idea what it's like to work within a store nowadays. They have no compassion for anyone suffering from illness, let alone mental illness, even to the point of Regional Managers and Managers forcing team members out with increased bullying tactics. There is little reward or incentive for hard work, and the contant changes within store, (sometimes things are done and redone 3 or 4 times catering to an obnoxious Regional Managers whim) lead to extremely low self esteem and work satisfaction. Most of my past colleges are only there because they can't afford not to be. Very sad.

    Advice to Management

    Have a look at the Management style of the Managers and Regional Managers. Not only are they patriarchal, but most of them lack the ability to effectively communicate with their teams. They are bias towards their little cliques within their store, and if you dont kiss their butt, your lifes hell. Power trips galore. Get some decent people.


  10. "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


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