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Target Team Leader Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1576 reviews)

  • "Not a great for more team members further along in their career" (in 1680 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for but it's not for everyone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader Sales Floor/Guest Experience in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader Sales Floor/Guest Experience in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture
    Fast pace environment
    Opportunities for advancement
    Talent development
    Salary
    Discount

    Cons

    It can be difficult to maintain work-life balance.
    Limited time off around the holidays (comes with the retail territory)


  2. "It is Retail, but better than it's competitors"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Warrenville, IL
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Warrenville, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They recognize talent and promote from within. I went from cart pusher, to manager while working in just about every department of the store. They listen and will put you where you want to be if you are a good employee. Also, very customer service oriented.

    Cons

    It is retail, so nights, weekends and holidays are required.

    Advice to Management

    I liked all of my managers, so keep doing what you're doing.

  3. "Executive Team Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, 401K, Fast-Paced, Great management experience

    Cons

    Weekends, Holidays, Work/Life Balance, Direction of field


  4. "If you're going to retail this is the place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Port Orange, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Port Orange, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and every other weekend off

    Cons

    No chance for advancement without a degree


  5. "Executive Team Leader - Salesfloor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Business Operational and Leadership Experience

    Cons

    - Work/Life Balance ( Announced/Unannounced Store Visit Prep)


  6. "Target is a company that is ever-changing with the economy and is a great place to work for benefits."

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, discount, team work

    Cons

    Work-life balance is challenging to work around


  7. "Fun and challenging"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work, loved leading, building a team, being responsible for store results

    Cons

    Management has little to no experience

    Advice to Management

    Advance from within, trust your leaders, seek feedback from all affected team members rather than directing from on high

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Challenging, Yet Frustrating"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Guest Experience in Clackamas, OR
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Guest Experience in Clackamas, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to manage a large team. You set customer service policy for the store. You consistently have to problem solve in a timely manner. This enhances your ability to think quickly and make sound decisions under pressure. The healthcare plan is great/very affordable. There's an opportunity for an annual bonus. You have the flexibility to alter your schedule to fit the needs of your business. You get a lot of control and autonomy when it comes to decisions within your department.

    Cons

    The expectation is that you work 10 hours, 5 days a week. These shifts become 12-14 shifts on a regular basis. No one forces you to stay that long. But you make yourself work those long shifts to achieve success. This comes from inadequate payroll resources. Target gives you about 80% of the payroll need to succeed. You need to use your skills to make up the difference. In my opinion, 90% would be acceptable. Aside from your assistant managers, the caliber of talent you manage is fairly low. They get paid near minimum wage. You need all your employees to perform at a high level to be successful. It can be very challenging getting your team to that level.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to give opportunities to procure additional payroll. Possibly submitting a plan and explanation for why more resources are needed. I understand that Target is a major corporation that needs to control expenses. I'm firmly behind the direction the company is heading. However, I need adequate resources to execute the vision of the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Team Leader - Guest Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Guest Experience in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Guest Experience in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is excellent. The company has strong values and does stick to them. Also, there is a lot of room for growth and promotion.

    Cons

    They will work you like a dog. They say 50-52 hours per week, but often you will work 60-70. Also, if you don't have a strong STL (store manager) then you will receive little to no support from upper management. Further, though there are lots of levels you can promote to, you will have to wait a very long time. Some ETL's wait over twenty years for promotion. They lead you to believe you will have a 1.5 year rotation in each position, but often its much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Support leaders in stores that are failing.


  10. "Senior Team Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Rochester, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Team LEader in Rochester, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very progressive company making strides to remain relevant in an "adjusting" industry as modernization/competition evolves.

    Cons

    Currently undergoing business model changes that really demands a lot from a leadership/upper management (brick and mortars). Team members are taking more responsibility requiring a higher workload that leads to negative work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    As the company changes to be more services to its guests it's important to make sure that the needs of its employees are met as to avoid high turnover