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Updated October 24, 2018
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  1. "Very fair management, good benefits."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Target Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Target Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, employees friendly, more autonomy with guests

    Cons

    Normal customer service things (guests are rude), sometimes managers forget your breaks


  2. "Customer Service,Logistics"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service/Logistics in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Logistics in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of friends can be made here. It's nice working in a store because when you go on break or get off of work, you can buy your household essentials instead of having to wait to get off of work and go to the store. Constantly moving. Everyday was something different.

    Cons

    Long days when on flow team because of lack of other employees. Most hire ups have favorites and don't help with the work load. Raises were pathetic. Cents on the dollar. If you make them mad at you because of whatever they will cut your hours. You are replaceable and they know that. Insurance is horrible. High deductible even when you have the best plan. No paid time off. You have to acquire your vacation time. There is no holiday days off. Company is open every day of the year besides 2. Christmas and Easter. Having to come in on Thanksgiving every year was very upsetting.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees that always go above and beyond what they are supposed to do. The employees that always stay late and come in everyday on time and are cross trained because of their willingness need to be paid better.

  3. "Positive working environment"

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    Former Employee - LOGISTICS FLOW TEAM MEMBER in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - LOGISTICS FLOW TEAM MEMBER in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co workers, breaks, can have tattoos and piercings and work there, good pay, opportunities to work more hours.

    Cons

    Random changes in protocol and procedures. Changes in management, new managers are not trained well.

    Advice to Management

    Train better managers, treat your employees like it’s a real team and not like they’re robots.


  4. "Too much emphasis put on productivity and too little on team members."

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    Current Employee - Consumables Team Member in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Consumables Team Member in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    10% store discount on everything
    Good job for a kid in school
    Short commute
    Plenty of hours during the holidays

    Cons

    Hours cut in the “off” months
    No health benefits for part-timers
    Too much workload for one person
    Management has a do as I say, not as I do philosophy
    Productivity driven - “slow” team members get bullied and eventually let go

    Advice to Management

    It doesn’t matter — no one’s listening


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts, flexible hours, decent pay

    Cons

    Rude customers, no room to move up

    Advice to Management

    Better pay


  6. "Target Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Tampa, FL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global work environment with many opportunities to learn ins and outs of retail business.

    Cons

    Stressful environment with inadequate pay

    Advice to Management

    Leaders need more training and stricter regulations to move up the chain.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It's a new job every day."

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Higher minimum wage than many companies. Computer scheduling system makes it easier to maintain work-life balance, rather than having to rely on the memory of busy managers. Not a "first-strike-you're-out" company - you are warned and counseled rather than punished for simple, first-time mistakes. Uniform is fairly flexible. Attendance is taken seriously, but ETLs/TLs are understanding of illness or other sudden emergencies, and it is fairly easy to exchange shifts with other members of your department.

    Cons

    Team member availability is often disregarded, even after months of no change, with TMs who have always had certain days off finding themselves scheduled on those days, and the responsibility of trading those shifts falls solely on them, rather than on the incompetence of HR. Disorganized. There is always a new (usually soon forgotten) policy being implemented, the store is always undergoing construction or renovation. It is easy for executive team leaders (ETLs) to push their responsibilities onto TMs, then hold the TMs responsible for incomplete workloads. Hours are cut constantly, usually for no apparent reason. Over the last two years, many full-time TMs have gone from 35-40-hour weeks to 10-15-hour weeks, even falling as low as 5-8-hour weeks. The good ETLs/TLs are often transferred between departments and stores if they don't quit first. Our current leads are apathetic at best and sycophantic at worst. Team lead promotion is encouraged, with the promise of paid tuition and flexible hours, but this is not the truth - there is not a single TL at my store who has not dropped out of school due to the impossibility of juggling TL hours and class schedules, regardless of opportunities for paid tuition. Last but not least - predatory behavior in our store's STL has been witnessed, reported, and silenced, and the individual involved seems to be protected by association with corporate, whereas victims aren't taken seriously and must either tolerate this behavior or quit.

    Advice to Management

    Take what your TMs say more seriously. Question the implementation of wasteful, inefficient policy before you assume that the results are due to your team. If your metrics look good but your loyal guests are no longer returning, you should probably stop relying on metrics as your sole indication of policy effectiveness.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Guest Service (Front End) Team Lead"

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    Current Employee - GSTL in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - GSTL in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team member discount (10%)
    Relative autonomy in my department because no other manager wants to come up to the front and deal with guests. :)

    Cons

    Upper management does not give clear direction to the business.
    Store level management features a lot of recent college grads who have never managed in their life.
    Pay really isn't competitve if you look around at similar positions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring unqualified store executive level management fresh out of college when you have team leaders (department managers) with more experience and management skill who have been waiting sometimes a decade to promote.


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, fun work environment

    Cons

    Be ready to work week-ends and holidays


  10. "It was really fun"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed interacting with guests

    Cons

    standing around while cashiering was really hard on my legs

    Advice to Management

    dont forget to give people breaks


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