Target Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
8,247 Reviews
3.1
8,247 Reviews
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Brian Cornell
96 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 232 reviews)

  • This can be attributed to the young population of team members at headquarters (in 664 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 517 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 652 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    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.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Barista  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Barista in Sydney

    I have been working at Target part-time for 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
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  5. 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 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.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Not always 100% happy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Casual Employee  in  Toowoomba
    Former Employee - Casual Employee in 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 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
  7.  

    It isn't too bad as a casual position.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  8.  

    Okay for a highschool job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    I've learned a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GSTL  in  Diamond Bar, CA (US)
    Current Employee - GSTL in Diamond Bar, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Development, fun team/culture. It's a great place to work. As a manager, I've been able to influence our store culture directly. My new boss is awesome!

    Cons

    Not enough hours in the day, because I'm not salary, I don't always feel like there's enough time to take care of my responsibilities. Can't get promoted without a degree. Training is short and doesn't cover everything we need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of business responsibility early in your career and many great leadership opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planning Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planning Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    The company has a good work-life balance and the pay is actually pretty good. The people you work with are awesome and the company has a great culture. If you put in the time and take initiative, you can be very successful.

    Cons

    It's the same stuff as any big company but the bureaucracy and politics can get tiring. The problem is that the experience is dramatically different in each area of the company depending on who the leader is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen some of the restrictions and rules in place and let each SVP own their pyramid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company for job security.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member
    Current Employee - Presentation Team Member

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

    Pros

    When you put in hard work you're rewarded for it. For part-time it's easy to get days off and the longer you work there the more benefits you receive.

    Cons

    Not every Target is the same. Many are run by amazing people but you'll always find people who hate their job or take it too seriously. People usually move in and out of Target often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd advise management to want to promote their employees. The more employee's feel they play a large role in the store's success the harder they work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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