Productive and encouraging workplace
Hardlines Team Member (Current Employee) – Santa Rosa, CA – August 15, 2016
Working at Target can be an amazing experience; and on most days it is. It's the only retail job I looked forward to working. The location at which I worked had unfortunately (as is the case in most corporate retail locations) been underemployed and expect too much out of too little. The management system is a wonderful system (though only when followed correctly), and works well when fully staffed.
The environment in Target is one of positive enforcement, team work, and support. The benefits and incentives they offer are above and beyond other companies. You can tell they care about those with whom they work.
The down side is when there aren't enough people at a location, they still expect the work of twenty to be done by four. There is a breakdown in expectation vs reality that most managers/leaders don't seem to understand. Those that do understand are the reason why working there is still an amazing experience and why I have worked there as long as I have.
As with many retail jobs, team members come and go; and it's Target's amazing ability at keeping such a high level of positive attitudes that keep most people there. There may be high turnover; but Target still treats everyone as though they'll be working together forever.
Target operates under the belief that we must all work as a team and anyone who comes in to shop is truly a guest that should be treated with the utmost care. Target is a wonderful place to work.
Reasonable employee benefits, well stocked and cared for break room, flexible scheduling, high communication, well equipped, understanding and pleasant staff
Corporation controlled, when low staff high demand, not all managers should be