Target
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Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.2 6,765 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

Target President, CEO, and Director Gregg W. Steinhafel

Gregg W. Steinhafel

(3,372 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)"
    in 204 reviews
  • "the interview process is different, but I always work with great team members"
    in 585 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance has gone down hill in the last 6 months with some structure changes"
    in 438 reviews
  • "I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions"
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horrible

Barista (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

Prosfood isGOOD ENOUGHT TO EAT AND NICE TO EAT

Consannoying people LONG HOURS AND GETS HUNGRY ON JOB

Advice to Senior Managementhire better people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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My experience at Target has shaped who I am. It has been a very enjoyable place to work up until the last year.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Target

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementInform 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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Meh

Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at Target as an intern for more than a 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.

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Not always 100% happy

Casual Employee (Former Employee)
Toowoomba

I worked at Target part-time for more than a 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 Senior ManagementA 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!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It isn't too bad as a casual position.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at Target

ProsGood place to meet people and build customer service skills.

ConsRetail 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 Senior ManagementNeed 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).

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Okay for a highschool job

Sales (Former Employee)
Melbourne

I worked at Target

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

ConsOld 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 Senior ManagementWatch 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.

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Great Company to work for if you are single and have no other responsibilities.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Target

ProsAmazing co-workers and management seems to really care about its employees.
The company its really flexible when it comes to schedules. This is a good place to work for if you are a college student because you can take what Target calls a "leave of absence" and they will "save" your job until you get back from college. The leave of absence is good for a whole year so you need to come back to work at least once a year.

ConsDifficult to move up from within. Target prefers to get its ETL's Executive Team Leaders (managers) from the outside. So if you are a college graduate and they offer you a position that it's not salary based DO NOT take it because it is really difficult to move up once you accept the offer no matter what they tell you. I know a gentleman who is a college graduate and he took an hourly position with the expectation that in the future he was going to be promoted to a salary position and that has not happened after a few years. So either take their offer to become an ETL or find another job.

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of letting a bunch of people (Headquarters) who have never work in a true retail setting make all the recommendations on how to improve operations. Talk to the people we are there, day-in and day-out and know how to fix whatever problems arise.

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Great Place to Learn

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Target full-time for more than a year

ProsTarget fosters an environment for growth and develpment. Strong leadership development program.

ConsAs an HR professional, it was difficult to be perceived as an impartial party due to role as manager on duty. Sometimes I as their manager, sometimes I was HR.

Advice to Senior ManagementHR management should not be asked to be both managers to staff and HR.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Positive experience just wish we were given health benefits.

Cashier (Current Employee)
Escondido, CA (US)

I have been working at Target part-time for less than a year

Pros10% discount given for team members and immediate family

Consno health benefits unless you work at least 40 hours per week.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Positive experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Target part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat place to work. Friendly and safe.

ConsMinimum wage and long hours.

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