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  • Work life balance can be difficult (in 1537 reviews)

  • Hours were inconsistent for most team members (in 1644 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (55)

    "Four wonderful years."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Going in at twenty I didn’t expect to work at Target for an extended period of time. What followed were the four best years of my professional career. You not only get to work with a wonderful team, but you get the chance to prove yourself. A lot of promotions are done in-house.

    Cons

    There is only one true con that I can think of, and that is none other than the terrible red and khaki color combination.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t forget to take care of your team.


  2. "My experience at Target was helping as needed to others."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Merced, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    To be able to work more Nd to get paid more.

    Cons

    To learn more new experiences.

  3. Helpful (166)

    "Electronics"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and Team Leaders, Fast paced environment, Flexible hours.

    Cons

    During slow times of the year (Non-holiday times) hours can be cut. Short amount of time, especially during night shifts, to get everything done with an overwhelming amount to finish.


  4. "devops engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    nice client to work with

    Cons

    could not have any issues


  5. "Starbucks Barista"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Crystal, MN
    Former Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Crystal, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, LOD's are friendly, easy to get time off

    Cons

    Little room for growth, pay lower than a regular Starbucks store, cannot accept tips

    Advice to Management

    Follow through with promises to move up hard working employees


  6. "Cashier/Guest Services"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Davie, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Davie, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People you work with if you get lucky, great 401k match, they work with your schedule if communicated properly

    Cons

    Low hours, retail hours, inconsistent schedule, not much room for growth unless you want to sell your soul to Target -- even team leads have an inconsistent schedule, raises are almost irrelevant -- here is a 0.16 yearly raise for doing a great job... thanks but keep your 0.16...

    Advice to Management

    HR ETL should be the face that everyone knows in the store, my store at the time -- she viewed everyone as a number I feel and never really communicated with anyone besides management which left a very poor taste in my mouth


  7. "ETL HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ETL Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - ETL Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -ETL HR assignment is the most rewarding and interesting out of all of them.
    -Good way to get your foot in the door and learn transferable HR skills
    -PAY: Annual Raises + Base Pay Increase can be amazing, especially if you perform well.
    -Good management experience. Once you're an ETL, you can do any job in retail.
    -Team Culture - Young, social atmosphere, very fun in store
    -Growth - It's typical to see promotion to BP or STL in 4-5 years $$$

    Cons

    -Work Life Balance - Working Thanksgiving, Christmas, Rotating Weekends.
    -Work Life Balance - Suggested 10 hour days. No one leaves at 10 hours. It's sad.
    -STL and/or DTL can make or break your experience. Not me, but I've seen it happen.
    -Stores are not supported with enough payroll.
    -Gotta be open to change/failing: Roll outs/launches are not always well planned.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great team culture. Suggestions: Fix the work life balance. Who really wants to work 10 hour days and LOD shifts? GVPs/HRDs should make sure DTLs/STLs are (1) promoting people based on performance and (2) not making promises they can't keep to ETLs. My DTL/STL were good to me but I know some bad ones out there.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Busy, busy, busy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Fayetteville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    During my time there they were great about scheduling me according to my availability and requested (non-paid) days off as long as they were submitted early enough. The pay is also on the higher end of what you'll find in retail and part-time jobs so that's what kept me going throughout my seasonal position.

    Cons

    Even when you've zoned an area thoroughly, it's never good enough and it. never. ends. Every time I was working on something (pickups, hanging/folding clothes, reshop, etc.) a supervisor or manager would come up and tell me to go over the whole zone again even when I had so many other things to attend too. Hard work was never recognized and they really ride your butt about getting EVERYTHING done perfectly in a timely manner when over and over even with a whole team of people working it was NEVER enough time/manpower.

    Advice to Management

    The store could be run more efficiently and productively if half the staff weren't being let go every few months and hiring/training new people in their stead (repeat, repeat, repeat). I would have wanted to work there longer if hard work was at least acknowledged and the turnover rate wasn't as ridiculous as it is. It's a pain to have to explain to newcomers every few weeks how to do the job when the people we had before could've just stayed. Try changing that and you'll have a happier and motivated work force, unlike it was during my time there.


  9. "Guest service team leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork,flexible scheduling for college students, fun atmosphere, volunteer in community, trading shifts with peers

    Cons

    Hard work, ever changing policies, work life balance issues, lack of support to move upward


  10. "Great people, leaders that care and back you up when you need it."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Beauty Team Member in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay, discount, you know about the good online returns first though you have to wait a half hour to buy. Plenty of opportunity to learn new positions and bounce around. Part time benefits. Working part time does not mean you’re restricted to part time hours, it just means you’re hourly, not salary.

    Cons

    My store gets crazy busy at back to school and it can be stressful. Zoning is the worst and it makes no sense to do it at night when the overnight team is going to stock right over it and customers ruin the zone as we do it. We should zone in the morning.

    Advice to Management

    The zoning issue for sure. Continue to support your employees and gain their loyalty. For the most part, I have no complaints.


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