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Target Washington State Reviews

Updated March 17, 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. "Target is a great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Spokane, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Management is very friendly

    Cons

    Most likely you will work weekends


  2. "Target ETL"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Every day is different
    -the company is very forward thinking and constantly trying to keep pace with the changing retail ways
    -fun environment and great overall culture
    -Metric driven tasks that will yield daily tangible results in store

    Cons

    - Work life balance can be an issue

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Good plce to work"

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    Current Employee - Cart Attendant in Woodinville, WA
    Current Employee - Cart Attendant in Woodinville, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treated well and fair. typically a lot of hours/

    Cons

    Some co workers may not be the hardest workers.


  4. "Good atmosphere with coworkers. ETL’s are often lazy and expect too much."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product launches/collaborations
    Friendly coworkers
    Occasionally acknowledged for hard work
    Good pay/competitive at certain locations
    Possibly to move up if interested

    Cons

    Negative environment
    Leadership often unenthused or uninterested
    Lazy ETL’s
    Unreasonable workload
    Not enough people scheduled at peak times
    Short hours scheduled

    Advice to Management

    To set an example by working harder and spending less time off stage and having ETL food parties. Better work ethic in management. More positive reinforcement.


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tacoma, WA

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

    Pros

    Checks were decent and big

    Cons

    Rude manager and not nice


  6. "Depends on the store"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Team Lead in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay (relative to the position), benefits, 401k match rate, easy to hire people, reputation benefits with customers, markets well

    Cons

    Your store management will greatly impact your development/promotions/perception

    Advice to Management

    You’re doing fine, but the lack of actual accountability upper store management (STLs and ETLs) are held to is insanely low. I worked at a store that was amazing, then got transferred (via promotion) to a store that was awful, and subsequently left because everyone there was lost. TLs and SrTLs have very little ability to effect change, despite being the majority of management, to actually do anything, but are consistently blamed for the failures of up above.

    Also, your raise system for the average associate is nonsense as a result of the absolute power, and non-justification system, you give STLs.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Bonney Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bonney Lake, WA

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

    Pros

    Provides food in lunch room often

    Cons

    It is not easily accessible online

  8. "Ok for young workers"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Kelso, WA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Kelso, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some employees seem to care about seasonal part-time workers however some of the younger ones wouldn't even speak and shunned you when entering the break room their phones were more important new hires and or seasonal workers who were there to help get them through the holidays and relieve the pressure on them

    Cons

    I think age is a big factor if your an older person and already there you're okay and protected but if you're older and trying to enter the workforce they will take the younger workers over older workers

    Advice to Management

    Remind your full-time employees that seasonal workers are just as important and help fill the gaps don't treat them like something they scrape off their shoes


  9. "Great at first..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Guest Services in Woodinville, WA
    Former Employee - Front End Guest Services in Woodinville, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well, and most of management is kind.

    Cons

    Ignores availability, and punishes you for not attending, even when notifying in advance that you were unable to work at that time. Applied for year round, but was laid off, told I was put in the system as seasonal.

    Tldr; Management can't keep anything straight.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and actually fix problems when you clearly know how.


  10. "Not too bad to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of time to chat as a flow team member, the people were nice, they were really helpful if you asked good questions in training

    Cons

    Always expected to stay past your scheduled shift if there was still merchandise to push, job got really monotonous, lots of bending and lifting can make for a serious backache


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