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Target West Des Moines Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • There is a large focus on work/life balance that is very appreciated (in 895 reviews)

  • If the team members can't come up with an answer they are more than willing to seek out the answer via manager or other sources (in 1776 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance is an opportunity (in 1500 reviews)

  • compensation for existing team members being outpaced by newer (in 1594 reviews)

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  1. "Super Target Deli"

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    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Deli Clerk in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Starting wage was higher then many other non food related positions. Almost all shifts were 8 hours, easy to keep track of when you work when you either open or close. Good team atmosphere with someone always ready to help you out. Flexible to accommodate what days you can work.

    Cons

    Strict on over time, hard to max out your 40 hours when 1 minute of overtime can get you in trouble. Early morning shifts. Employee discount isn’t a whole lot.

    Advice to Management

    Let the team leads have a little more say in their own department, helps reduce expired Thrown out food. (Letting them order amounts of certain items that don’t sell enough to keep restocking)


  2. "Backroom"

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    Current Employee - Backroom Team Member in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Backroom Team Member in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount and flexible hours

    Cons

    Work on holidays, black friday hours are insane

  3. "Softlines"

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    Current Employee - Softlines Team Member in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Softlines Team Member in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers! Huddle is awesome

    Cons

    Managers never listen and are very rude.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with respect


  4. "Target Review"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in West Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Cashier in West Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, fun to interact with co-workers.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, teens that work there get treated poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overstaff, treat everyone equally.


  5. "Not bad as a short-term job"

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    Former Employee - Barista in West Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Barista in West Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked in the Starbucks, so getting to make drinks was pretty fun. They also use a variety of incentives, like break room treats and contents to keep people motivated.

    Cons

    Scheduling was pretty unpredictable and there was a definite sense of upper management looking down on hourly employees. Communication was lacking altogether, especially when there was no one to cover breaks in Starbucks, but then I'd get in trouble for not taking a break.

    Advice to Management

    Respect all of your employees and realize that a PT job isn't their biggest life priority.


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