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Target Team Leader Reviews

Updated December 8, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1608 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1704 reviews)

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  1. "So far great company to work for, wish pay was a little better."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Team Leader in Roswell, GA
    Current Employee - Food Team Leader in Roswell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to move up within company. Great benefits. Vacation time. Great team and leadership within stores. Care company puts into employees.

    Cons

    Need to plan better around training and completing training outside of home store. Pay for team leads could be better.


  2. "Best Retail Employer in 15yrs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Happy Coworkers, helpful & encouraging management, fantastic benefits (tuition reimbursement, childcare, 5% 401K,etc). Healthy work/life balance

    Cons

    Buying red tops. The commute time

    Advice to Management

    Continue the positive reinforcement

  3. "Team Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great pay, great working atmosphere, every other weekend off

    Cons

    working holidays being away from your family, stressful


  4. Helpful (1)

    "All stores are not the same"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Saint John, IN
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Saint John, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, people, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of communication, last minute deadlines, inconsistent hours even for leaders, inconsistent schedule, a lot of nights and weekends, favoritism and retaliation are apparent and tolerated

    Advice to Management

    Better communication, less obvious favoritism, treat team equally, give consistent feedback


  5. "Guest Service Team Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    leadership training opportunities, they encourage TLs to work up to ETLs. Pay is pretty good for the job that it is. Schedule for TLs is fairly consistent.

    Cons

    It's retail, it's not for everyone.


  6. "Great Internship and Company if Interested in Retail/Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Executive Team Leader Intern in Allentown, PA
    Former Intern - Executive Team Leader Intern in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good management experience
    Learn how to work with a lot of different people from different backgrounds
    Management was very transparent - got to see everything from hiring to firing to higher level meetings and everything in between
    Pay was great and is for the full time job right out of college as well
    Got experience in every division of the store
    Was able to learn every area and then take a leadership role in that area
    The team took to me really well
    Allowed me to get more experience in whatever area I needed
    Lots of freedom and room for professional development
    Didn't have to sit behind a desk - was constantly on the move looking for opportunities and interacting with guests

    Cons

    Can get monotonous
    There are times when you will have to stock shelves and do some menial work
    Have to work every other weekend and holidays for the full time position
    Hours are highly variable

    Advice to Management

    Allow the intern to get more experience with the planning and reports to see big picture
    Continue to be transparent and allow intern to see everything that they would in the full time position


  7. "Be prepared to have a LOT on your plate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For Full-Time employees, they do have some really good benefits including the insurance offered and if you like to stay busy and interact with the public, this is a good place to be as the clientele is usually pretty friendly

    Cons

    Expect to not get a lot of assistance or tons of training before you are placed on the floor and expected to be able to handle it all. The work is non-stop and hours are going to be all over the place with some times of the year being close to 40 and others barely getting 10hrs a week unless you are TL or higher. Turnover rate at our store was horrendous and I was a GSTL for the front end for nearly 6 years. Upper management in stores do tend to be young and straight from college. As a GSTL, I found that even on my time off, I still had to be available through communications to my team via texts or phone calls so that did affect my work/life balance on top of having to work assorted nights, weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Give REAL recognition to all employees - not just the ones you favor - It was really obvious in our store that certain areas of the store were preferred by the STL and ETL's and that others were often ignored or given no support. Know your own rules and policies and support your team when they are trying to make good calls for the store and/or for the guests.

  8. "Target Team Leader"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Westborough, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement, variety of work keeps things interesting

    Cons

    Generally understaffed so pretty much anyone who applies to lower positions are hired

    Advice to Management

    Focus on team culture more


  9. "Executive Team Lead Salesfloor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Salesfloor in Ventura, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Salesfloor in Ventura, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are truly passionate about what they do here. When someone calls you a team memeber they mean it, not only in the willingness to hear ideas, but in the way they treat you day to day.

    Cons

    It’s retail so it is difficult to celebrate holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Keep modernizing, not just your operations, but your training, benefits, everything!


  10. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Team LEader in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful team members, great ETL's,

    Cons

    The STL was very difficult to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to talk to employee's during times of frustration. Everyone is there because they need their job, so don't make having the job so unenjoyable for your people.