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Target Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
9,688 Reviews
3.1
9,688 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 286 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 770 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 638 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 753 reviews)

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  1.  

    intern

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    Former Employee - Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant in London, England

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    working in an international environment
    good media company

    Cons

    low salary but i was an intern

    Recommends
  2.  

    Fantastic

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

    I worked at Target full-time (more than a 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
  3. 37 people found this helpful  

    Great Company To Work For, But Not For Everyone

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    • 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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Store Team Leader
    Former Employee - Store Team Leader

    I worked at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits
    Flexibility
    promote from within
    Team focused

    Cons

    All stores are not the same, unfortunately this does not really fit in with the Target paradigm. More attention needs to be paid to individual store needs in order to achieve the companies long-term vision. Also, the company needs to be more focused on innovation to stay relevant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your STL's to know what is right for their store and let them sell stuff, after all that's what the store is for.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Target team consists of hard-working, determined individuals who have the guests' needs at the forefront of their minds.

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Guest Services in Fairfax, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Guest Services in Fairfax, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    10% team discount. You're able to move up the career ladder at Target pretty quickly, depending on your work ethic. Any team member are generally willing to help you, or at least find someone who can assist you. You're trained in more than more department, which makes it possible for more hours and more pay, if you so wish.

    Cons

    The public, of course! The constant need to get more Red Cards. The constant need to sell more warranties. The constant need to watch your speed. Management will sometimes break their own rules/guidelines in order to appease certain guests, which will make you (the cashier) appear incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more clear in the job duties the many responsibilities as a cashier (red cards, warranties, checkout speed, conversing with guests, etc.). Also, I understand why Red Cards are so important, but constantly having to ask each guest (and sometimes the same guests) about Red Cards is making the guests frustrated with the cashier. Instead, I would suggest for each Cashier to hand a slip a paper with the many benefits of the Red Card to each guest along with the receipts of their purchase. In this instance, the guests would have their own leisure to decide whether they want a Red Card. They could always come back to open an account at a later time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very uncomfortable environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highland, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Really dont have anything nice to say about this job expect its a pay check and it can put a little change in your pockets until you can get something better.

    Cons

    Very little training.
    Not enough people to cover expected work loads.
    Leads are prejudice.
    Horrible communication between co-workers.
    No organization.
    Floor gets all the recognition while backroom team get hits with all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up and fully oversee what is going on in the backroom!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's a great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Good employers and very caring co workers

    Cons

    Horrible discounts, and that's about it

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Epic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Whittier, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Whittier, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Clean stores. Decent pay. Positive environment.

    Cons

    Can be a stressful and busy job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay for managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Target takes care of its employees. Initially they provide thorough training to prepare you for the job. It is a very smooth transition. The schedule is flexible, which helps you maintain a healthy work-life balance. Management ensures that employees are happy and provide incentives/rewards for hard work. You are able to grow with this company and feel good about the morals of the Target team. Everyone works together and it is a fun environment to be a part of.

    Cons

    Occasionally it can feel a little impersonal working for such a large corporation. You might have to work long hours for little pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I wish I could get rehired as I held a seasonal position.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Loved it! It really felt like we were family having team member lunches and a thank you wall.

    Cons

    I signed up for the Starbucks station but when a target cashier was needed I had to do that instead .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A Everyone was very professional, always on time, and quite chipper.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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