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Target Team Leader Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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  1. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Team Leader, Sales Floor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Team Leader, Sales Floor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked at Target for 10 years at the store level. Had a great experience, learned a lot of career focused skills. Good benefits

    Cons

    Schedule, Turnover, Pay.
    Great place to work


  2. "Right for the Right Person"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Salesfloor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Salesfloor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, working with great peers.

    Cons

    Work life balance is lacking. Be ready to receive/answer text and e-mails when you aren't in the office. You will be working every other weekend.

    Advice to Management

    None. The organization is lead top down. Information doesn't flow up the chain.

  3. "Target"

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    Former Employee - Salesfloor Team Leader in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Salesfloor Team Leader in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong benefits programs and strong team culture

    Cons

    Limited career advancement and disorganized store communication


  4. "Tremendous exposure to various lines of business and a large scope role- even for new managers. Zero work-life balance."

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture is passionate about developing leaders and there are ample opportunities to grow and promote. Target pays well, increases and promotional raises come with a big jump.

    Cons

    There is little to no work-life balance, and the job requires you to be “on” 24/7. ETL schedule is demanding and fluctuates constantly- expect at minimum 10 hour days and often 6-7 days a week. Expect one shift a week to start as early as 6am, another to last until at least 12a, one weekend day, and he other 2 vary.

    Advice to Management

    Staff executive management adequately enough to provide balance for dedicated employees. Getting paid a salary amortized over the 60+ hours one dedicated to the job is insulting, and ultimately burns people out.


  5. "STL Review"

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    Current Employee - Store Team Leader
    Current Employee - Store Team Leader
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation & company that is willing to evolve and adapt to remain relevant and competitive.

    Cons

    Long hours & little control over running your business.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on taking care of your people. Was the best part of working there 5 years ago.


  6. "I had a great time learning and growing through the bumps and bruises! Definitely a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -pay was good
    -work life balance was there (our team and STL were always communicating, so we all had our fair share of time away)
    -loved my team

    Cons

    -retail hours — enough said
    -politics throughout the company, but it’s inevitable

    Advice to Management

    I loved the experience in management and the opportunities it presented for me to grow as an individual. Working with people is always a challenge, but this role helped me learn how to become a better listener, leader and executor. Customers weren’t always the greatest and some team members could have contributed a little more, but all in all — the company invests in its people and the resources are provided for good success.

    Thank you for training and recruiting my STL. I would put her name, but I don’t want to share that. She was amazing and she taught me a lot about myself and life. When we parted ways, she was very professional and still cared. She helped me become a better leader and pointed out many things I needed to improve on to be the best leader I could be. She’s an amazing asset and if all of your STL’s were like her, your company would never fail.

    My STL was amazing and I loved working for her. She didn’t sit behind a desk and collect a check; she actually did all the things she demanded of us: cleanliness, brand execution and hard work. She was amazing and anyone who has the opportunity to work for her will be the better for it. She cares for her team and tries to be as fair as possible.

    Thank you for the opportunity to live the red and khaki life for as long I did. I appreciate and love the management team I worked with and for. God bless you and your careers at Target. I wish you all the best!


  7. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Consumables Team Leader in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Consumables Team Leader in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    They offered a nice Employee Discount.

    Cons

    Horrible corporate structure. Hiring kids right out of college who dont know any better so they can be brainwashed. Many unrealistic expectations.

  8. "The pros outweigh the cons."

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Burlington, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Leader in Burlington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay for a retail job, The minimum raise has been raised to 12$/hr for anyone who is hired. Flexable scheduling, paid vacation eventually and the discount is nice.

    Cons

    Depending on the managers who work there, there can be a lack of communication with everyone, sometimes you dont get the hours you want because if they dont make the sales goal for the month they loose hours to give away to people so peoples hours get cut.


  9. "Poor hiring strategy for ETLs"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader- GE in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader- GE in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    - Good pay and benefits
    - Good experience if you want to go into retail

    Cons

    - Disorganized training
    - Unsupportive team members and team leaders
    - Essentially once your team leader decides they don't like you, you might as well quit

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people without retail experience and get upset at the learning curve for a retail job.


  10. "Store Director"

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    Current Employee - Store Team Leader in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Store Team Leader in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empowering, motivating, great team dynamic, Target does great promoting from within

    Cons

    Work life balance, night and weekends working