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Target Washington State Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1598 reviews)

  • "Hours were inconsistent for most team members" (in 1691 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible Experience"

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    Former Intern - Stores Executive Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Stores Executive Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Great Pay
    Resources available for employees
    Discount on organic and fruit + veggies
    Many opportunities for personal and professional development
    Lots of hard work
    Great for college students

    Cons

    High expectations of speed and physical ability not able to be obtained by some

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to come to your interns with assignments and feedback as well as continually communicating expectations of the Intern duties.


  2. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kent, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool environment to work in

    Cons

    There is no cons working there.

  3. "Guest Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Merchandise quality. Good health and financial benefits after one year.

    Cons

    Short staffed. Too many duties for team leaders. Poor training.

    Advice to Management

    More feedback from Team Lead. Some show favoritism to certain team members.


  4. "Good pay, easy job, terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Woodinville, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Woodinville, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    $14 an hour
    Relatively easy job, not physically demanding

    Cons

    Overall management is not good. Most of the time it seems like they don't know what they are doing. They don't know how to balance the workload with scheduling employees, and everyone suffers because of it. Either you have to go in on your day off or you are stressed out because there is way too much to get done. The store is constantly understaffed and behind, 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Please get better about understanding how much work needs to get done and how many employees it takes to get that work done. Also, consider having employees in more specific roles like the way it was earlier in 2018.


  5. "Flow overwhelming product."

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    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Lacey, WA
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member in Lacey, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a stationary position. Push.

    Cons

    Leads pushing for unrealistic expectations in a short amount of time. Backroom work area unsafe & crowded with inventory. Unorganized & low on zebras, boxcutters, walkie talkies and portable printers. Leads failure to follow through. We manage people not product yet failing at that. The human resources is a joke. They care not in store level. District leads and up do store visits yet the staff can not comment on the work environment for fear of termination threatened by leads. Raises are as follows maybe 2% most likely 1.5% of what you make if they like you.

    Advice to Management

    Expect if you pay minimum wage you will get minimum work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  7. "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!

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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