Sales Floor Associate/Cashier (Former Employee), Chantilly, VA – March 16, 2014
I would come into work, clock in, find out if I worked the floor or the cash register and manage my job based off of that. I learned patience and reliability. My co-workers worked hard but often never got their jobs finished.
Electronics team member (Former Employee), dubuque IA 52001 – July 11, 2014
Pros: 10% discount
Cons: half of the management sucks
The job wasn't too bad an average day was come in help guest, stock shelves, and pull stuff forward. Most of the people who work there are cool but some of the managers suck. Another thing is that they ask for you to do pointless stuff and have high expectations.
Customer Service (Current Employee), Fort Myers, FL – July 11, 2014
Working at target in the last 4 years has been a pleasure. The people there feels like family. Target supports education 100 percent, so it has been a joy and fit when it comes to my schedule changing every semester. There's only one thing I can say about target that I dislike is the hours. Only if you are a Department leader you are guaranteed to know – more... how your hoursl look every week. Other than that you can't count on target to pay your bills because you never know how many hours you would get from week to week. they can go from 12 to 20, maybe 25. – less
GSA(Supervisor) (Former Employee), Decatur, AL – July 11, 2014
I really enjoyed learning all the departments. So you are guaranteed more work hours, fast paced, very diverse company. The thing I was unhappy about was the fact that you couldn't move up in the company without a college degree. Years of experience didn't matter, the fact I knew every department and even trained their Executives and still could not – more... be and Exec if I wanted to. – less
Flow Team Member (Former Employee), El Cajon, CA – July 11, 2014
Management thinks of team members as a number, not person. constantly short staffed. co workers are nice, mostly. hard to put an entire box on the shelf in 1 min, neatly and organized with no trash or stickers around. coworkers made the job fun, that and listening to music since there were no customers.
CASHIER (Former Employee), Richmond, Va – July 11, 2014
Cons: long shifts
A typical day at work includes ringing guest up in a timely manner. I've learned that all it takes is a smile to brighten up someones day. Management is OK. The hardest part about the job is selling Target Debit and Credit cards. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing customers smile and getting good comments.
Target was a decent place to work as far as retail is concerned. But now the company is in trouble. Lots of good managers leaving for other opportunities leaving a vacuum that the company is filling with college grads with little or no retail experience. Hours are being cut by corporate so they can get everyone's average hours down below the threshold – more... where your considered full time and eligible for health benefits. They did away with giving part time team members benefits starting in 2014 and their new goal is to get as many team members down to part time status. They say there is not enough hours to give us because they are not meeting sales goals yet they keep hiring and increasing the size of the workforce. So instead of having enough employees to run the store that work 35-40 hours per week they have way too many working under 30 hours per week. Compensation is woeful and annual raises are less then a dollar an hour. I started in 2011 making $8 and have received the best performance reviews possible and I'm making just over $9 now after almost 3 years. Target is best suited for young adults as a part time job while pursuing education or other career goals. – less
Stock Crew (Former Employee), Greensboro, NC – July 11, 2014
Pros: co-workers created a fun environment
The day would start with a meeting, then we'd stock shelves. One quickly learned how to manage time and move quickly. Most of the co-workers were young or retired. This was part-time for everyone. The most difficult part of the job was being part-time. However, the co-workers and I got along well.
A great job for an individual wanting to work and attend school at the same time.
Backroom Stock Associate (Current Employee), Springfield, PA – July 10, 2014
Pros: available over time, store discount, flexible hours.
Cons: no benefits available
This job is and overnight job position that works well with my aspirations on attending school during the day. I do a lot of lifting which keeps me in shape. My co workers were very helpful and aided me in learning the job when I begin working at this facility. There is room for advancement in the company. There is also plenty of over time available.
Senior Sourcing Business Analyst (Current Employee), Minneapolis, MN – July 10, 2014
Great training possibilities and amazing work/life balance. Typical day is working collaboratively with planning and costing teams to ensure product ordered is up to quality standards and delivered on time.
Softlines Team Leader (Current Employee), Tustin, Ca – July 10, 2014
Pros: great communication in sofltines
Cons: management, wage, schedule, moral of the store
An average day at Target is being able to balance the tasks you have to complete, delivering amazing guest service, responding for back up cashier, managing the team, covering operator lunch and handling the phones. In addition emailing my peers on issues or anything complete so that they are well informed in my areas. The hard part is not being able – more... to balance everything out because time management is not an opportunity of mine but it's hard when we are short staffed and the management team expects more out of you with unreasonable expectations. The most enjoyable part of my day is midday which I can finally catch up with my team and get to know them better, although we are still working I get know them in a more personal level then just treating them as my employees. – less
Sales Floor Team Member (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PA – July 10, 2014
Pros: great people, 10% discount for team members, a heads up on up and comming deals and sales, cross training thruought the store
Cons: no benifits, <30 hours a week, completely part time, penalties for getting to close to 40 hours in a week
I enjoyed working at target. I enjoyed getting cross trained to work in other areas when needed. I even enjoyed the face to face assisting of guests via in store and over the phone. I do have to say that I did not enjoy the limited hours(<30 per week) and not being able to pick up extra hours over 40 was very much so an unappealing aspect of the job. – more... Target is a good place to get your foot in the door on retail and sales, sorting and stocking shelves, and even pricing and marketing, but I do not suggest it to anyone trying to make a career of retail or sales. All employees are considered part time (no matter what they tell you), there are no benefits provided, and they reserve the right to fire you on the spot within your first 60-90 days. Target is a very uppity place and they require you to be unnaturally pleasant and chipper regardless of your situation. – less