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Target Team Leader Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Long Hours can impact work life balance (in 1417 reviews)

  • Hours tend to fluctuate for regular team members (in 1503 reviews)

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  1. "Target Team Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with a great team, 21st century company with a modern vision, working for the best company in retail, diverse team.

    Cons

    I was a team lead, and there was much room for advancement to the ETL level when they're constantly bringing in fresh ETL's that graduated college. The benefits are lousy to for hourly employees.

    Advice to Management

    Look to what Walmart and Amazon are doing instead of constantly hiring ETL's fresh from school, get people that work for your stores in the positions!


  2. "Room for growth, great culture and people who care."

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    Current Employee - Logistics Team Leader Key Carrier in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Logistics Team Leader Key Carrier in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can grow with the company and transfer to any Target across the country. Can obtain knowledge about different processes through out the store. What you put in, is what you get back.

    Cons

    At times can be very political. Sometimes skilled people with substance are overlooked for flash. This is expected, as alot of companies are similar.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the stores team members and leadership.

  3. "Executive Team Leader"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays very well for a first job after college. You can rapid pay increases if you are performing.

    Cons

    Work life balance is really the only thing that sticks out. All the normal retail position issues for work life balance.


  4. "Ten Years at Target"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Leader
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Leader
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fast paced environment
    -Company is always adapting to changing demands
    -Great peer-to-peer relationships
    -Great leader-to-team member relationships

    Cons

    -Upper management (executive team leaders and store team leaders) are usually uninspired and disengaged with their teams
    -Over the years, the emphasis on fostering an environment that thrives on collaboration and strong relationships has diminished
    -Work-life balance can be challenging

    Advice to Management

    -Training needs to become a priority again at all levels of employment (salary AND hourly)
    -Communication is key in guiding your teams to perform and achieve the organizational goals


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Very challenging and rewarding job."

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    Current Employee - Senior Presentation Team Leader in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Presentation Team Leader in Norman, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Target is a great company to work for. They are inclusive and forward thinking. The health insurance benefits alone make it a worth while company to work for. They treat their team members with respect and dignity.

    Cons

    There are major changes happening throughout the company that could be changing a lot of the pros about working for Target.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is currently going through massive changes in the way that they prioritize all aspects of the company. They need to remeber what sets Target apart from our competitors. Helpful team members, uncluttered aisles, and a focus on the shopping experience.


  6. "Target Executive Store Team Leader Review"

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    Former Employee - Executive Store Team Leader
    Former Employee - Executive Store Team Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and great co workers

    Cons

    The hours are very difficult, it is hard to have a life outside of this job. Extreme physical activity is also required.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get the hours closer to 40 hours a week.


  7. "Executive Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Came in from undergrad after doing an internship with Target.
    Room for movement, but most of the time it is lateral.
    Senior management is great
    Target is doing great things in general and all the changes they're making to their stores/merchandise shows how much they believe in their company/people

    Cons

    -Great company, but unfortunately I don't think a store position is well suited for someone unless they're extremely interested in working in retail. If you go into this position looking to strategically run a business, you will be disappointed. I spent so much of my time folding clothes, stocking shelves, handling angry guests, and even cleaning up trash and messes around the store. If you want to be in a super hands-on environment, it could be a good fit for you.
    -Salary looks great, especially coming out of undergrad, but since we have to work minimum 50 hours a week, when you break it down it really wasn't much. That's not even considering the times I worked more than 50, and working weekends/night.

    Advice to Management

    -Consider the interests of ETLs before placing them in a role. Ultimately I left because I wasn't placed in a role that I fit into (sales floor), and I didn't see myself getting to where I wanted to be with Target.
    -Work life balance is less than ideal. Please review making ETLs work 10 hour days on the weekends. This really lowers morale, and usually it's unnecessary because the sales floor is staffed so heavy on the weekends anyways.

  8. "Worst Company !"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Flushing, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Employees
    Good well being discount
    Friendly environment sometimes
    Discount

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Favoritism
    Mangament

    Advice to Management

    Ensure your employees aren't over worked. It is not okay they one team member is left to zone 2 departments in low volume stores while the LOD just walks around demanding orders. Stop promoting unqualified individuals who do not know what the true meaning of a leader is.


  9. "Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy over department. Great team dynamics. Do well and you are treated well
    Ability to constantly stretch and grow
    Good pay

    Cons

    Too much change all at once, makes it difficult to solidify progress
    No clear assessment of team dynamic over talent with executive management

    Advice to Management

    Be forthcoming with information as early as possible to confirm buy in. When changes occur with a week it's hard to scrambled to make it happen effectively.


  10. "Good so far"

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    Current Employee - Flow Team Leader in Blue Springs, MO
    Current Employee - Flow Team Leader in Blue Springs, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people. Easy to grasp learning curve.

    Cons

    Everything revolves around teamwork, so if your team is slacking, things get difficult.

    Advice to Management

    None, yet.