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Target Washington DC Reviews

Updated February 14, 2019
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  • "Not enough home/work life balance" (in 1637 reviews)

  • "The pay is fair until you have to carry the load of other work-shy team members" (in 1737 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Guest Service Desk"

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    Former Employee - Guest Services in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Guest Services in Leesburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The chance for advancement and the friendly atmosphere made it a joy to come to work. When I had to leave the Leesburg, Va branch, Target was very understanding and helpful.

    Cons

    There wasn’t a downside for me.

    Advice to Management

    I was last employed with Target in 2011. I know the store and would like to return to assist in its continuous growth. Please, consider re-hiring me.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Nice place to work but not organized!!"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Lanham, MD
    Current Employee - Team Member in Lanham, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team members are very nice for the most part. The store is clean.

    Cons

    Hours unsteady, they will cut your hours and give them to someone else. New schedule goes out at the last minute so you never know how to plan for anything and have to go in to find out what your schedule is on Saturday. Hours differ from day to day.
    New openings not posted in store. Back room always cluttered so you can’t get around. They cut staff after Christmas but expect you to do the same amount of work with shorter hours. Not enough equipment to work with. Items not put in correct locations.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff who work in the departments to better there area. Have schedules put out at least 2 weeks in advance. Order new equipment so team members have what they need to do there work. Hire more staff. Give consistent schedules that way you know you will be covered and people can plan there weeks accordingly.

  3. "Real, true, buzzar, and wild"

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    Former Employee - LOGISTICS FLOW TEAM MEMBER in Gainesville, VA
    Former Employee - LOGISTICS FLOW TEAM MEMBER in Gainesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth with major hard work, school scholarships,

    Cons

    Manual labor, it's retail work flow, inconsistent work schedule,

    Advice to Management

    Need more discipline and training for managers, team leads.


  4. "Waste of time"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Advocate in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Advocate in Woodbridge, VA

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

    Pros

    Break room had food most times

    Cons

    Not enough hours to make a decent pay Cheque.

    Advice to Management

    Stop employing so many people if you can’t give them enough hours.


  5. "Retail - Exactly what you expect"

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    Former Employee - Salesfloor Team Leader in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Salesfloor Team Leader in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people working there are all very nice in my experience.

    Cons

    It's exactly what you'd expect from a large-scale retail employer. It's bureaucratic, more concerned with following the direction from corporate than actionable individualized solutions, and has little heart or personality.


  6. "Good Company"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Vienna, VA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company, friendly staff, close to upper management.

    Cons

    pay scale was pretty unimpressive


  7. "Working at target"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment & meet nice people

    Cons

    Less hours 4/5 hrs a day 8-24 hrs a week in average

  8. "ehhh its good in the beginning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    customer service, meeting new people

    Cons

    managers, hours arent good, playing games


  9. Helpful (2)

    "terrible hours, management not great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA

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

    Pros

    better pay than most retail jobs

    Cons

    so boring!!, management refuses to give sales staff more than part time hours, hours get cut often because management can't "make payroll", employee discount is atrocious: 10% off.

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring so many people and just take care of the ones you have


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of fun"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great store culture
    15 Minute breaks and lunch breaks

    Cons

    Not as many hours with a lot of seasonal hires

    Advice to Management

    Culture and people are everything, understand that


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