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Target Washington State Reviews

Updated September 21, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Lots of options to learn new things

    Cons

    dealing with rude guests frequently

    Advice to Management

    none, keep up the good work


  2. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount, 10% on everything except alcohol, 20% on healthy items (produce. Exercise stuff). Good about scheduling requests.

    Cons

    They don't promote older people, even when we have management experience.
    Many people I know left because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people over 45 with respect. We have a lot of valuable experience.

  3. "One Great Big Happy Family"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time

    Pros

    People there are often highly considerate of others, lending a hand when possible, being there for coworkers inside and outside the workplace.

    Cons

    Lines are kept strict between ranks in the store hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Change absolutely nothing!


  4. "It was ok"

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    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Hardlines Team Member in Lynnwood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The members of the sales floor team are nice and willing to help for the most part, the work that is asked of you is also reasonable.

    Cons

    At this location specifically I was constantly being given ridiculous hours and asked to do other peoples jobs without any recognition or compensation for the work. I was constantly getting in trouble for hitting compliance but this was do to managers telling me "not to leave until you finish everything" including others jobs, and not being allowed off the registers till it was past when I should take lunch or past the end of my shift.

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to the employees and be willing to work with them on scheduling and the amount of work they are being given.


  5. "Target distribution at a glance."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Lacey, WA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Worker in Lacey, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In a word, benefits. Target as a company works fairly hard at taking care of it’s employees and providing a wide range of benfits. Even when they closed a couple of warehouses, they still tried to do right by those employees by offering them positions at other warehouses.

    Cons

    The revolving door of management. In our building we go through 8 - 10 managers a year. Continuity of work flolw is hard to maintain when are constantly training new managers. Many of whom have never worked in a distribution warehouse before.

    Advice to Management

    If your building is doing poorly you want to find where the problems are and address them. That doesn’t mean treating everyone like they are doing things wrong. You should be evaluating what is going right as well as wrong. Find those who are succeeding and see if their methods can be applied and taught to others.


  6. "Exciting growth and CI adventure"

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    Current Employee - Production Controller in Lacey, WA
    Current Employee - Production Controller in Lacey, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits and a positive atmosphere for growth

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    maybe is easy to apply

    Cons

    the store management was a huge disaster! An remodel supposed to be done in two months last until before Christmas. Every ETL is more concern about personal stuff than the team or store effort. Customers complained and walked out the store in angerall the time. Tasks were never done on time but management let people do whatever.

  8. "A good place for retail work."

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    Current Employee - Receiving in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Receiving in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company will provide full-time employees with very competitive benefits, and the pay for the work is competitive as well. Target is also very active in it's local community.

    Cons

    The company has become very bottom-line driven. Lack of mentoring programs at the base level, coupled with very little support of leaders has created an environment that forces employees to cover their tracks instead of focusing on individual growth within the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Focus more on creating a learning and mentoring environment for the team. Stop creating metrics focused solely on outside talent. New ideas come from a safe learning environment, not exclusively from college.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not all bad, but a lot of it is"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Logistics Backroom Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of good co-workers
    Somewhat flexible scheduling
    Fairly good hourly pay

    Cons

    Management constantly gossips about you if you're sick and assumes you were lying
    Try to take advantage of you and schedule you outside availability
    Expect A LOT of hard work for how much you get paid
    Inconsistent hours
    Constantly cutting corners and under staffing stores

    Advice to Management

    Understand that when people have to do 5 things at once constantly because Target is too cheap to properly staff their stores that it is hard to get things done a lot of the time.


  10. "Great first job for me"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Issaquah, WA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Issaquah, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexible hours
    -Good pay
    -Easy to do
    -Light physical activity
    -Annual Raises
    -Paid sick time off

    Cons

    -it can get repetitive after a while
    -sometimes you get a bit bored
    -Not much opportunity to advance

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see more areas for team members to advance in


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