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Updated November 9, 2017
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  1. "Target treats employees well"

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    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Front Royal, VA
    Current Employee - Barista - Starbucks in Front Royal, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -You get a 10% discount- not that much but if you shop there already it's a nice deal
    -Management is great, and the company treats employees well
    -Pays pretty well for that kind of job

    Cons

    -Inflexible hours that change every week
    -It's hard to get holidays off

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to consider everyone's needs at the store, not just the people you work directly with (I was a barista in the Starbucks at the front of the store, and I felt like I was in some ways overlooked for raises or advancement)


  2. "Cashier postion at Target"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enough breaks during a full day of work

    Cons

    Very fast paced. Sales goals each month. Tiring.

    Advice to Management

    Work to train your employees in multiple departments.

  3. "Consumables Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Consumables in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Consumables in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally nice and friendly management and coworkers, fairly easy to secure time off, flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Highly unpredictable and undesirable schedule, including late nights/weekends/ holidays, very limited benefits, limited potential for advancement, highly repetitive work, low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees from within instead of constantly focusing on hiring new workers. Offer better pay and benefits. Ensure workload is balanced evenly among employees. Offer more consistent schedules that don't change every single week.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "I had a good and bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Cashier &Amp; Guest Service Team Member in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Cashier &Amp; Guest Service Team Member in Greenbelt, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work they were very nice and some of the customers were regulars and they were also very nice I enjoyed their company

    Cons

    There was not enough training for the position and management was terrible


  5. "Production team leader"

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    Current Employee - Production in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Production in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping others with projects

    Cons

    It can get a little busy but it's well worth it.


  6. "Nice"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There great ability to grow quickly in company

    Cons

    Only part time hours.. Must have open availability for 90days

    Advice to Management

    Give red cards seminar once a month


  7. "Saddened"

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    Current Employee - Executive Manager of Guest Experience in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Executive Manager of Guest Experience in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with a team that you built, great benefits, corporate sets you up for success when it comes to the day to day operational duties.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Burn out is bound to happen. Bad management. Work every other weekend and depending on your boss, you are on call at all times.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better management and ensure store morale is good.

  8. "Fast Fun Friendly"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Team Member in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Start up Job, Lots of differert positions

    Cons

    Rotating Shifts, cut hours after New Years


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No respect for their employees."

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    Former Employee - Logistics Team Leader - Backroom/Instocks in La Plata, MD
    Former Employee - Logistics Team Leader - Backroom/Instocks in La Plata, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work for average pay

    Cons

    Corporate is trying to compete with Amazon by having fewer workers do more work for same pay.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to compete with Amazon in the stock market and focus on what makes your store great, the people who work there. People will always shop where they can go home with their product same day. Don't make your employees resent working there because its hard to hide disdain from the customer.


  10. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Stockist in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Stockist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not the best, not the worst. Retail is hard these days. If you're thinking about career paths, get yourself exposed to something where human aspects have enduring value. Retail is not one of those. Good for exposure to general aspects of business.

    Cons

    See previous comment. As I said before, if you're thinking about career paths, get yourself exposed to something where human aspects have enduring value.

    Advice to Management

    Offer employees training opportunities to increase their value and that of your enterprise. They might become more expensive in the short term, but you can build value that way.


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