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Target Reviews

Updated 22 November 2014
Updated 22 November 2014
9,011 Reviews
3.1
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 276 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 757 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 613 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 740 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics

    I worked at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and fantastic management

    Cons

    long hours and little extra compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 14 people found this helpful  

    Great Company To Work For, But Not For Everyone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    (Speaking from the store-level) The people you work with are great! Being around such smart, focused, hard working, kind and funny individuals is what will keep some people there long after they are ready to go. The money and benefits are good. The leadership development is great. The culture and ethics of the company are outstanding.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is rough. Minimum 50 hours a week is the expectation, I never worked less than that. The level of expectation at the store level is often unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of what the ETL's are experiencing within each district.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Heading in wrong direction with wrong focuses

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Madison, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Madison, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Good salary...makes it hard to look outside the company

    Cons

    Focused on wrong things, used to be better positionef by putting guests first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on customer...not redcard goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 12 people found this helpful  

    In terms of development, can't beat this experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Logistics in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Tons of money for the job, developmental and promotional opportunities, learning things about yourself that you cannot get anywhere else. If you have the mental fortitude, the ability to accept critical feedback, and a thick enough skin, you can nearly double your salary within 3 years. This isn't the job for people who are willing to throw in the towel at the first sign of adversity. I have seen many kids out there who get into a rough spot who start looking for a new job and don't fight through the struggles of the position. At the end of the day, the leadership team above you supports you and wants to see you succeed. If you are the type of person who would split and leave your peers and leaders high and dry because you don't have what it takes to make it through the tough times, don't consider Target as a place to start your career. If you start this journey, hold on and enjoy the ride!

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes the minions are unruly...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get it. I'd do what I could to retain the best and brightest. It's definitely not a glamourous job, but it has done wonders for me and my family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate good career but not for everyone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandising in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandising in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Target is a strong company that values best practice and continual improvement. At corporate, you will generally have a strong (or at least decent) manager, about average pay, and in the vast majority of cases, reasonable hours. Even if you end up deciding it's not for you, you will learn a lot about communication, influencing others, and leadership. Also, as long as you want to move and take the steps necessary to get there, there are plenty of internal promotion opportunities.

    Cons

    They're trying to change, but it takes forever to get things done. Target presents itself as a modern, casual organization but in fact the corporate culture has long been tops-down, slow and risk-averse. Management is aware of these things and is working to speed up decision making, but there are still too many layers. In some areas perception can be more important than results. Providing you are not completely incompetent, being confident and happy can be better for your career than working hard. Also, the time off policy (based on seniority, start at 2 weeks) is not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a culture that values action and waste reduction. Just because you can make a process out of something doesn't mean it's more efficient that way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Target Protection Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with school. Decent pay. Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Difficult to move up if you are with the company, and THEN get your degree. External hires with degress typically enter in at a higher position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote form within more than externally hiring

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a greeat company when I wasnt a team lead or manager it's a great job for teenagers retired people or students or stay at home moms

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Always hiring promote good workers

    Cons

    Over work managers and miners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Friendly people, Redundant Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member
    Former Employee - Flow Team Member

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

    Pros

    I worked with many friendly hard working people. Hours are fairly consistent. Pay was average. Unloading the trucks was tough and fast paced but fun.

    Cons

    Very repetitive work. All day every day nothing but stocking for the most part. At times you will work in very cold environments. Can be dangerous if you are careless. Our store had a long record of safety though in our department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working environment is good in this branch but not all branches that i went.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Seasonal Cashier in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Target part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I like the staff service here and make me wanna join them

    Cons

    you have to be fast and accurate and being a good team player.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they would give higher rate than $8.5 an hour for the starting point.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    my work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    i get paid just enough by the hour

    Cons

    not enough hours in one day to make it.

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