Target Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
8,777 Reviews
3.1
8,777 Reviews
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Brian Cornell
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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.  

    i have worked a target of over 1 year

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Great for a first job
    good if you're studying
    rate of pay is good for people studying/younger people
    good environment
    good learning opportunity

    Cons

    once you are no longer studying hours are not that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Valuable for developing skills and views on product lines and the knowledge behind how suppliers work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Brisbane

    I have been working at Target part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Work life balance and a good way to build your skills and knowledge in sales areas.

    Cons

    Currently no clear business plan beyond "undercut the other guy"
    No real communication between upper management and everyday sales staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    The hours are flexible and the people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Highly Political.
    Conflicting decision making causing rework.
    Insufficient training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inform staff of changes early and the benefits of such changes. Involve them somewhat in decision making. Most of all, be more considerate to staff member's needs. Happy staff who look forward to coming to work are more likely to deliver the high level of customer service that you strive for.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    horrible

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista in Sydney
    Current Employee - Barista in Sydney

    I have been working at Target part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    food isGOOD ENOUGHT TO EAT AND NICE TO EAT

    Cons

    annoying people LONG HOURS AND GETS HUNGRY ON JOB

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire better people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Meh

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Customer Service Assistant in Melbourne

    I have been working at Target as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Decent wage for the level of monotonous work with little effort required.

    Cons

    - Management rarely shows up to deal with angry customers when called. They will communicate over the hand phones to avoid dealing with the problem directly.
    - They will purposely split the shifts in a way to avoid giving you a meal break.
    - They often keep you back 10mins after work, so they don't have to pay you for 15mins overtime.
    - Uninspiring attitude among most workers as it is only a temporary job for them.

    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Not always 100% happy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Casual Employee in Toowoomba
    Former Employee - Casual Employee in Toowoomba

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay for a Casual employee
    - Meet new people
    - Laugh at the customers who fight over toys during toy sale

    Cons

    - No real training
    - No task requires you to think
    - Repetitive and utter lack of enthusiasm to make things interesting
    - HR is non-existent (i.e. no rewards for staff)
    - Management favouritism evident
    - Casual workers perform better than the full-time workers
    - Lack of leadership at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A couple of thinks
    - HR needs a lot of help
    - Making 70-75% of the store is losing valuable custom, revenue and in turn the label 'department store'
    - CEO needs to go on Undercover Boss urgently!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It isn't too bad as a casual position.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Good place to meet people and build customer service skills.

    Cons

    Retail industry is in a hole. Lower management is very underpaid and not worth it. Opportunity to get more shifts if you're casual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be reasonable. Answer questions, don't just put people down for not knowing certain things. Listen to ideas and actually think about the good ones. Listen to staff who work in specific areas regularly (who can know a lot more than higher level managers about that specific area).

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Okay for a highschool job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Sales in Melbourne

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with (on the same level as me, the managers weren't great)
    Customers are generally nice and friendly

    Cons

    Old fashioned managers
    Managers who weren't fit for the job
    Staff become frantic when it's busy (peak shopping times of the year, ie christmas, easter)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch out for bullies.
    I was put in serveral situations when I felt like I couldn't say "No" to overtime being asked of me, even when I had prior commitments, due to bullying manager.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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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
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to get started or get finished

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Trainer in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Team Trainer in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Independent decision, and ownership of projects. Able to initiate change.

    Cons

    Getting feedback about change beyond store level... they try to be transparent but fail in most cases. Quite a few store-level Executives who think the team members are in high school and micro manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate task. Offer advice. Let it happen. Almost never is how many things can be done 'one way'. Communicate directly... use paper and pen to take and make notes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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