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What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Target?

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Jamie in Fair Oaks, California

111 months ago

lol. this is going to be interesting.

i been at target for 11 months now. and i only recieved a 50 cent rasie just becuz min wage went up in california. thats pathetic

Target pays there employees crap for money. They DONT give raises based on performance. WOW 1 raise per year! thats really going to make me want to stay at target. Its sad becuz management can replace any level 1 in a instead so as long as they get there hefty salaries. They dont care who they hire. I have seen soo many people quit at my store. becuz targets hourly pay is pathetic. and down right degrading. so they go work at walmart and make more money. which 25% of the people at my store did.

theres no great perks at all. the 10% discount is not even worth using. the 401k is the slowest way to retirement. theres no bonuses. ETL's are fake as hell to its employees. walk around not even greeting its employees but talking down to them.

Im glad i have a second job LOWES. now that is a respectable job. I put working at target the same as working at mcdonalds. down right degrading

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Dana in Cleveland, Ohio

108 months ago

Well, I have to agree. I've been trying to get a dayshift job at target b/c they were hiring for 5 different store positions. I called 3 times wondering if anyone went over my application. It's been about 4 weeks since then and nothing. I've gave up. If they were in such desperate need for help then what the hell? I have 5 years customer service skills and worked at mcdonalds for 4 years so I know how it is!

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philliprobinson in Lake Oswego, Oregon

90 months ago

Target Salaries Range depending on the position. However they are much more competitive than other retail stores, however starting wage is generally minimum wage.

Source: www.careerleak.com/target-jobs.shtml

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mike718 in Livonia, Michigan

57 months ago

As stated, salary depends on your position. For those wanted to work hourly, the pay depends on your state (and also may depend on the stores location within that state). In Southeast Michigan, the 4am backroom pay starts at $7.90 + a shift premium. I'm not sure when/if team members get wage increases, but after starting, they come within the first 60-90 days. After that, from what I've been told, they happen once a year.

Pay wise, Target sucks if you're a general team member, but you do get full benefits, a 15% discount (if you use the target redcard), and discounts at other partners (Avis, theme parks, etc...). The environment is very employee friendly with chat sessions with the supervisor. You can always go to your supervisor's supervisor with any concerns. They are also willing to work with your schedule, which is great for students, plus they have a shift board where you can trade hours with another team member.

If you're trying to work just to pay bills, this isn't the job for you, but if you're looking for something consistent, where you can transfer all around the country, while you go to school/work another job, then this is perfect. It's always better than not working at all, unless you're getting the max unemployment rate in your state.

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Ellis Chavez in San Francisco, California

53 months ago

Ive been working for Target for two years straight, I've fist been hired for part time because of school 17-20hrs but now I'm not in school any more and working full time... At Target full time is a joke. Like I said before I've been there for two years and I switched from being 20hrs to hardly 27hrs even in the off season! My first raise was 30cents and now they raised it again cause of the new min. wages to 8.75 I think that it outrageous and the ETL's are two faced the management are poorly put together. They would hire a random person to a team leader position with no experience and train them, compared to a person with seniority in Target now can you tell me how fair is that. Don't get me wrong the people that work there are awesome but the management blows hard. They will even schedule u a closing night shift to a opening shift the next day with a 8hr time lapse in between. Mind you that in the gov law employees are required to a 11-12hrs break in between shifts... Overall Target sucks for the pay you would get, raises, and the amount of work that is needed to be done for such a low amount of money. Oh yeah I'm cross trained for half of the positions in the store. And if Ur looking for a promotion they do it "internally" which I find stupid and never happened to anybody that has worked there with me.

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Jake Dyer in Lees Summit, Missouri

52 months ago

I have also worked at target for two years now and don't find it all that bad; however I don't find it all that great either. I have worked in almost all entry level positions at the store (electronics, sales floor, food ave, guest service, cashier, cart attendant) and have been trying to advance for about 6 months. I believe most of our ETLs are kind and sincere. On the other hand, there are ETLs who I am not fond of and unfortunately the HR is one of them (go figure).

There is a heavy amount of favoritism played in the store, and when I attempted to apply for a job at GSA they told me I wasn't ready for the position. Later, they hired a cashier that I trained for that position, and at the time she was hired I was still helping her. Another occurrence of this happened about 2 months ago and this time the employee was the new GSA's best friend(safe to say favoritism is a large part). but thankfully she couldn't handle the position and they quickly demoted her. however, they won't demote the new GSA even though I have to help her still, 6 months later, and I'm nit sure why.
Also, the HR is perhaps the laziest ETL I have ever met before, and our store has had 3 in the past two years.
and to follow up on the wages and raises: my starting wage was the base pay at $8.00 an hour (75 cents above minimum) and they do only give raises once a year. However, they are performance/attendance based, and I have received 50 cents in two years.
Today, they have finally offered me a promotional opportunity to the Electronics specialist position, it is another $1.00 up from base pay and I pray to god I get to keep my current raises.
Lastly, don;t be afraid to voice your opinion. I do it when I need to and it proves to be very helpful because they cannot fire you if you do something that they say they strongly urge you to do.

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lori-O in Tempe, Arizona

50 months ago

Host said: What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Target?

What do you like best about working at Target? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?

You asks about salaries, not hourly jobs, right? I do not think anyone has actually answered your question.
From what I know, ETLs start around 45k-50k. Degree required. After that, the ceiling is about 90k. That is for the store level. When you begin to move into the district and group level, the salaries jump pretty high. There is a lot of opportunities out there for career seekers and hard workers. I apologize so many people have had a negative experience with Target but it is the way of the world. Education increases the opportunities.
I also believe you get some benefits. If you are a manager then you get full benefits. Also, they help with education continuation and displacement if needed.

Hope this information answers your question.

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STL Trainee in Warrington, Pennsylvania

49 months ago

Ellis Chavez in San Francisco, California said: Ive been working for Target for two years straight, I've fist been hired for part time because of school 17-20hrs but now I'm not in school any more and working full time... At Target full time is a joke. Like I said before I've been there for two years and I switched from being 20hrs to hardly 27hrs even in the off season! My first raise was 30cents and now they raised it again cause of the new min. wages to 8.75 I think that it outrageous and the ETL's are two faced the management are poorly put together. They would hire a random person to a team leader position with no experience and train them, compared to a person with seniority in Target now can you tell me how fair is that. Don't get me wrong the people that work there are awesome but the management blows hard. They will even schedule u a closing night shift to a opening shift the next day with a 8hr time lapse in between. Mind you that in the gov law employees are required to a 11-12hrs break in between shifts... Overall Target sucks for the pay you would get, raises, and the amount of work that is needed to be done for such a low amount of money. Oh yeah I'm cross trained for half of the positions in the store. And if Ur looking for a promotion they do it "internally" which I find stupid and never happened to anybody that has worked there with me.

Some of your points are valid, but there is NO Gov't law that states employees (18+) are required to have 11-12 breaks in between shifts. As far as the pay, it's not as easy as you think to "just increase it for everyone". For public corporations, those actions must be approved by shareholders and be implemented company-wide. Do the math with the raise that you want, and multiply that by 350,000,000 employees PER HOUR. Then project that for the entire year. That's what shareholders look it, so it's not as easy as "why can't they give ME a raise"?

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Hah in West Chester, Pennsylvania

48 months ago

Targets pay is horrible. I relocated to Pa and needed a part time job while I studied for an exam for another career path and looked for another full time job in construction. They offered me 9.75 for the 4-8am flow job and 8.75 hr for regular hours. I took the job because its something, but wow that is incredibly low, considering I have years of experience in other jobs doing exactly the same thing which I made very clear in the interview, which I found friendly and very basic.

If you have alot of bills / loans to payoff I dont see how you could do it working just for Target full time. I made more money as a bottom of the barrel no experience Laborer when I was 16.

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Anon in Antioch, California

43 months ago

Jamie in Fair Oaks, California said: lol. this is going to be interesting.

i been at target for 11 months now. and i only recieved a 50 cent rasie just becuz min wage went up in california. thats pathetic

Target pays there employees crap for money. They DONT give raises based on performance. WOW 1 raise per year! thats really going to make me want to stay at target. Its sad becuz management can replace any level 1 in a instead so as long as they get there hefty salaries. They dont care who they hire. I have seen soo many people quit at my store. becuz targets hourly pay is pathetic. and down right degrading. so they go work at walmart and make more money. which 25% of the people at my store did.

theres no great perks at all. the 10% discount is not even worth using. the 401k is the slowest way to retirement. theres no bonuses. ETL's are fake as hell to its employees. walk around not even greeting its employees but talking down to them.

Im glad i have a second job LOWES. now that is a respectable job. I put working at target the same as working at mcdonalds. down right degrading

It doesn't matter what job you have, ANY corporate job you get is only going to give you one raise per year. End of story. Now if that's because of minimum wage or performance review, then so be it.

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Krystyna in Jacksonville, Florida

37 months ago

Renandy in Springfield, Illinois said: LOL education doesn't mean Jack at our target. I have 4 college Degrees. 2 B.S. 1 Masters and 1 PhD. I have applied for many different positions and overlooked (possible age discrimination) even people I have trained on the lines have gone on ahead of me. The only position they allow me to have is the entry level cashier . Although I have signed up 620 Red Cards in less then 10 months, I get nothing. unless you called a 6" stuffed dog a reward. I have a farm of those. NO INCENTIVE what so ever to sign up people and NO chance of getting off the line, even tho I have back problems that they are aware of and still refuse to get me off the line. Yet they are very appreciative of me making them look green and keeping them in the green. Oh yeah I did get employee of the month in OCT and even did better in NOV but got nothing, (oh yeah on one of the 3 cakes they ordered for the store being green, they put my name on one of them for signing up 110 Red Cards in the month of NOV. Oct I signed up 101, Nov 110.) Why bother

Education does me something to Target. To become an ETL or STL, you do have to have a degree. However, it can't just be in whatever you choose. It has to be in something specific to help Target such as Marketing, Business, etc. On top of that, they have to feel that you are committed to the store and company 150%. You must be at a bad store if they don't give you any incentives whatsoever for the things you do. I would get the most attachments in a week at my Target and I'd get a $10 giftcard or free lunch, etc. It just depends on the ETLs and TLs at your store. Technically, they aren't required to give you any incentives for getting RedCards because it's in your job description to do that anyway. Your incentive is keeping your job.

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Krystyna in Jacksonville, Florida

37 months ago

Ellis Chavez in San Francisco, California said: Ive been working for Target for two years straight, I've fist been hired for part time because of school 17-20hrs but now I'm not in school any more and working full time ... At Target full time is a joke...They would hire a random person to a team leader position with no experience and train them, compared to a person with seniority in Target now can you tell me how fair is that. Don't get me wrong the people that work there are awesome but the management blows hard. They will even schedule u a closing night shift to a opening shift the next day with a 8hr time lapse in between. Mind you that in the gov law employees are required to a 11-12hrs break in between shifts

Was there a full time position available at the store or are you just saying that your availability is completely open? There is a huge different when it comes to hourly paid jobs. Just because your availability is completely open, does not necessarily mean they'll be able to give you full time hours.

They wouldn't just hire a random person as a TL either. If they feel that there is not a person wanting the position that they feel is fit for the position within their store, they're going to look outside of their store for that person. When I first told my store that I was looking to become a TL, they told me I was not ready. Within 2 months, after asking the right questions, asking to be trained for it, I was up for an interview and got the TL position.

Lastly, I'm not necessarily sure how it is in California; I believe the same as everywhere though, but the law is there has to be 8 hours in between work shifts, not 11-12 hours. ETLs definitely know that law and follow it well because they can get in serious trouble if it's not followed and most Team Members don't have a problem complaining about it.

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Renandy in Springfield, Illinois

37 months ago

Jake Dyer in Lees Summit, Missouri said: I have also worked at target for two years now and don't find it all that bad; however I don't find it all that great either. I have worked in almost all entry level positions at the store ( electronics , sales floor, food ave, guest service, cashier , cart attendant) and have been trying to advance for about 6 months. I believe most of our ETLs are kind and sincere. On the other hand, there are ETLs who I am not fond of and unfortunately the HR is one of them (go figure).
There is a heavy amount of favoritism played in the store, and when I attempted to apply for a job at GSA they told me I wasn't ready for the position. Later, they hired a cashier that I trained for that position, and at the time she was hired I was still helping her. Another occurrence of this happened about 2 months ago and this time the employee was the new GSA's best friend(safe to say favoritism is a large part). but thankfully she couldn't handle the position and they quickly demoted her. however, they won't demote the new GSA even though I have to help her still, 6 months later, and I'm nit sure why.
Also, the HR is perhaps the laziest ETL I have ever met before, and our store has had 3 in the past two years.
and to follow up on the wages and raises: my starting wage was the base pay at $8.00 an hour (75 cents above minimum) and they do only give raises once a year. However, they are performance/attendance based, and I have received 50 cents in two years.
Today, they have finally offered me a promotional opportunity to the Electronics specialist position, it is another $1.00 up from base pay and I pray to god I get to keep my current raises.
Lastly, don;t be afraid to voice your opinion. I do it when I need to and it proves to be very helpful because they cannot fire you if you do something that they say they strongly urge you to do.

I was told something similar and then they hired someone who never worked for target before.

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Renandy in Springfield, Illinois

37 months ago

I was told I needed to work on my communication skills and yet I had signed up over 100 red cards 2 months in a row. LOL. Then I was told I hadn't been at target long enough and they hired someone who NEVER worked for target before. I have 28 years of owning and operating a business with my hands in every aspect of what it takes to run a successful business. I have organized large city events that included 3 cities, schools and churches. I think that takes some communication skills, especially when it comes to finding the right people for the right positions that would fit into the time frames needed. The ETL that told me that was a year younger then my youngest child. After I got up off the floor laughing at her, I told her that was absolutely the worst excuse you could have come up with to disguies age discrimination. she quit her job not long after that

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Renandy in Springfield, Illinois

37 months ago

lori-O in Tempe, Arizona said: You asks about salaries, not hourly jobs, right? I do not think anyone has actually answered your question.
From what I know, ETLs start around 45k-50k. Degree required. After that, the ceiling is about 90k. That is for the store level. When you begin to move into the district and group level, the salaries jump pretty high. There is a lot of opportunities out there for career seekers and hard workers. I apologize so many people have had a negative experience with Target but it is the way of the world. Education increases the opportunities.
I also believe you get some benefits. If you are a manager then you get full benefits. Also, they help with education continuation and displacement if needed.

Hope this information answers your question.


Thanks appreciate your answer yes that was what I was asking. However I think there is an age discrimination barrier with target.

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Renandy in Springfield, Illinois

37 months ago

Krystyna in Jacksonville, Florida said: Education does me something to Target. To become an ETL or STL, you do have to have a degree. However, it can't just be in whatever you choose. It has to be in something specific to help Target such as Marketing, Business, etc. On top of that, they have to feel that you are committed to the store and company 150%. You must be at a bad store if they don't give you any incentives whatsoever for the things you do. I would get the most attachments in a week at my Target and I'd get a $10 giftcard or free lunch, etc. It just depends on the ETLs and TLs at your store. Technically, they aren't required to give you any incentives for getting RedCards because it's in your job description to do that anyway. Your incentive is keeping your job.

getting 1 red card every 100 people is your job, getting one every hr is way above job requirements which should be recognized above and beyond job requirments. The reason I am still at target is that I am on social securiicty that pays me more then target, but is a good plus. I have 4 degrees but am not ceritified in the state of IL YET to practice in my field. working on it

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Emma in Newark, Delaware

36 months ago

Wow I'm so glad I worked at the Target in DE... All of the ETLs, except for maybe 2, are so nice to everyone! I work overnight and my ETLs always buy us food and drinks at least once a week to thank us for doing a good job. I know Target doesn't pay as much as I would like, but it pays my bills and than some. I know alot of people in my store that get 10 cent raises, but they are pretty crappy workers. Most of them call out a once a week, do more talking than working, slow, ect. My raise was 39 cent, and I'm just glad I got one. My old job never gave out raises and kept everyone at minimum wage. None of the ETLs bother me, I just listen to my music all night, do my job than go home.

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nostermite in Rowland Heights, California

32 months ago

Dana in Cleveland, Ohio said: Well, I have to agree. I've been trying to get a dayshift job at target b/c they were hiring for 5 different store positions. I called 3 times wondering if anyone went over my application. It's been about 4 weeks since then and nothing. I've gave up. If they were in such desperate need for help then what the hell? I have 5 years customer service skills and worked at mcdonalds for 4 years so I know how it is!

MCdondalds is NOT retail there for you have ZERO experience in this field.

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NewEyes14 in Denver, Colorado

27 months ago

STL Trainee in Warrington, Pennsylvania said: Some of your points are valid, but there is NO Gov't law that states employees (18+) are required to have 11-12 breaks in between shifts. As far as the pay, it's not as easy as you think to "just increase it for everyone". For public corporations, those actions must be approved by shareholders and be implemented company-wide. Do the math with the raise that you want, and multiply that by 350,000,000 employees PER HOUR. Then project that for the entire year. That's what shareholders look it, so it's not as easy as "why can't they give ME a raise"?

You are WRONG. There is a federal law requiring 11 hours between shifts. Do you homework.

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NewEyes14 in Denver, Colorado

27 months ago

NosTermite in Rowland Heights, California said: MCdondalds is NOT retail there for you have ZERO experience in this field.

Wrong
McDonalds, Target, Walmart = all the same experience.

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NewEyes14 in Denver, Colorado

27 months ago

Renandy in Springfield, Illinois said: Thanks appreciate your answer yes that was what I was asking. However I think there is an age discrimination barrier with target.

Yes!! Most definately age discrimination @ Target!! Try to find an ETL over 45. Another example, I have a bachelors degree and tons of work experience. As an HR Team Member the most I made $8.65. Criminal, really. I hung in there for 2 yrs, trying to get at the district level.

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mc11 in Salt Lake City, Utah

27 months ago

NewEyes14 in Denver, Colorado said: You are WRONG. There is a federal law requiring 11 hours between shifts. Do you homework.

I don't know where these myths come from...

Unless you're in a dangerous occupation like airline pilot or a trucker there is no federal law regarding this. Likewise, most states don't have laws on it.

Google is your friend. Use it before yelling at others who are actually correct.

www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143575

Every website will say the same thing. Promise.

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Renandy in Springfield, Illinois

23 months ago

Sorry but Jamie is spot on with the assessment of target. One they have no use for anyone over 40 for a team lead, gsa, ETL ect. only as a cashier. Before you rant on about me and my education. I have 4 college degrees including a M.S. and a Ph.D. I also have owned and operated my own business for 30 years. I am one of the most qualified individuals at our target for any position there. I have applied 3 different times for advancement and they said all 3 times that I lack communication skills. LMAO. I am a Ph.D level counselor of which I had retired. I have set all kinds of sales records for signing up Red Cards with nearly 1500 in two years time. The problem is that Target hires young unexperienced kids at a low pay scale that have no people skills or common sense, just a bunch of classroom book following robots who only do as they are told and cannot think for themselves or make an executive decision without checking in with daddy. I stay there because i am now just part time and use it as a supplemental income and pretty much get the time off I request. Hang in there Jamie if you want to stay with target. you have to be in the circle of "being liked" to get ahead.

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tonic2w in Kittanning, Pennsylvania

22 months ago

Laurie in Punta Gorda, Florida said: Jamie,
You do not make much money because you are illiterate. Go back to school and learn how to spell and use proper grammar. Take some business courses so you can understand how businesses function. Learn what employers look for. Most companies give raises once a year, that is not an insult just a standard operating procedure. If you want your 401k to build faster, put more money into it each week. Start taking responsibility for your own life instead of blaming your employer and your life will get better.

I was a leader at Target for seven years and one year when Min Wage went up by 75 cents, the only raise they got was to take them to min wage. They did not get their merit on top of it, and believe me they were pissed off. So, yes, even at Target, that can happen.

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tonic2w in Zelienople, Pennsylvania

22 months ago

Renandy, You are exactly right about management at Target. It does not matter how much education you have, if you are over the age of 40 you will not get out of hourly management. I have seen people over 40 get promoted to hourly (two of which were my own team members that I developed), but only one person over the age of 40 moved on from hourly to salary. They would rather hire kids right out of college that do not know how to think for themselves yet and can be drones. The minute that I started standing up for people and stopped buying into the bs, was the minute I knew my time at the company was numbered. I was a manager for 7 years and would not go back to Target if they begged me and paid six figures a year.

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montinapittman in Charlotte, North Carolina

21 months ago

I just got hired at target a month ago . Starting pay 7.75 been getting 36 hours and they always call me to pick up a shift or two . Some of the ETLs are ok some are really snobby , think it's all about them . Employees cool and good atmosphere to work in . Overall Target is a pretty good company a job is a job ....

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Malerie_simpson in Fort Worth, Texas

20 months ago

Jamie in Fair Oaks, California said: lol. this is going to be interesting.

i been at target for 11 months now. and i only recieved a 50 cent rasie just becuz min wage went up in california. thats pathetic

Target pays there employees crap for money. They DONT give raises based on performance. WOW 1 raise per year! thats really going to make me want to stay at target. Its sad becuz management can replace any level 1 in a instead so as long as they get there hefty salaries. They dont care who they hire. I have seen soo many people quit at my store. becuz targets hourly pay is pathetic. and down right degrading. so they go work at walmart and make more money. which 25% of the people at my store did.

theres no great perks at all. the 10% discount is not even worth using. the 401k is the slowest way to retirement. theres no bonuses. ETL's are fake as hell to its employees. walk around not even greeting its employees but talking down to them.

Im glad i have a second job LOWES. now that is a respectable job. I put working at target the same as working at mcdonalds. down right degrading


You have some incorrect information in your comments

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Jimmy in Cypress, Texas

19 months ago

This is going to be interesting,
I have worked for Target for 11 months now, and I only received a 50 cent raise just because minimum wage went up in California which is pathetic.
Target pays their employees considerably low compared to other similar stores in their industry. They do not give raises based on performance. I cannot believe they only give one raise a year! The lack of pay will not give me any incentive to stay at Target. It is sad because management can replace any level 1 in an instant as long as they get there hefty salaries. They do not care who they hire. I have seen so many people quit at my store, because Target's hourly pay is pathetic, and down right degrading. Over a quarter of the employees at my store quit and found jobs at Walmart to make more money.
There are no great perks at all working at Target. The 10% discount is not even worth using. the 401k is the slowest way to retirement. there is no bonuses. ETL's are fake as hell to its employees. They walk around not even greeting the employees but instead they talk down to them.
I am glad i have a second job at Lowe's. Now that is a respectable job. I compare working at Target the same as working at Mcdonalds, down right degrading

Okay so doesn't that sound more educated? People will perceive you by the way you communicate. The best thing for you to do is take your time when speaking in person or typing online. When you sound more educated more people will notice and more doors will open for you. If you feel that these jobs are degrading you are correct. These jobs are built for current college students or kids who just graduated high school. These jobs are to get your foot in the door, they are not meant to be a career. Go to college and then you will see what I am talking about. If you want to complain about how much you make, join the military and get shot at. Those are the only people, in my opinion, that should be complaining about lack of pay.

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Anon in Folsom, California

15 months ago

Please, do NOT go to Target if you are looking to make a living. But if you can handle the low pay because you're in school, looking for part time, etc then maybe you'll be happy. I worked there for 3 years and I absolutely loved the people and the family environment that I developed over that time period. They were the only thing that made it worth it. Because you get treated like crap and the benefits and raises are not all that fantastic.

As for raises, you get one once a year. They are a joke. My first year I worked there, the minimum wage was $8.00 and Target was starting their cashiers out at $8.25. I only got lucky with a 0.75 raise because I got asked to transfer to Starbucks, where they got paid more. Then when my first annual raise came around, i got 0.25 for getting an EX (2nd best score). My second raise was 0.32 and third was 0.37 all at a score of EX. While EX may be the second best score you can get (after O), might I mention that about 2 people in the store a year get O's. They are very picky. I tried to take it up with my ETL (executive team lead) and STL (store team lead) because my TL (who was directly in charge of Starbucks) was always relying on me, giving me extra responsibility, and even said she wished she could have given me an O. But that's it, she couldn't. Because stores only have a limited number of O's. BS right? I was a Starbucks AST, which is an assistant to my manager at Sbux and they denied me a raise for taking on the extra responsibility, let alone give me an O. Not to mention, when minimum wage got raised to 9.00, they bumped everyone who was below it up to 9.00 but anyone at or above got nothing. So I was making 9.69 after 3 years, in a leadership team member role taking on some of my boss's duties, and next thing I know all the fresh new baristas were making 9.50. Tried to fight it again, but still no luck. Again, BS, which is why I finally left that place for a job that started me at 12 still as a student.

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Taylor in Houston, Texas

9 months ago

Target is a great company to work for if you have a degree and have no prior experience. I have worked at my location for a few years because the schedule works great for school, however as soon as I obtain my degree I will be looking for employment elsewhere because since I already work for the company it will be 10x harder and take much longer for me to promote. I don't know why this company only seems to hire from outside, and they make the current team members train their new bosses. And most of the managers that they hire right out of college end up quitting within 6 months to find a job that doesn't require them to work nights, weekends, and holidays. And this job definitely does not require a degree. This is another reason I will not be staying at this company after graduation, I've spent too much time and money on my education to waste my degree at a place like target, that is all learned through experience with the company.

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kiesha in Franklinville, New Jersey

8 months ago

Taylor in Houston, Texas said: Target is a great company to work for if you have a degree and have no prior experience. I have worked at my location for a few years because the schedule works great for school, however as soon as I obtain my degree I will be looking for employment elsewhere because since I already work for the company it will be 10x harder and take much longer for me to promote. I don't know why this company only seems to hire from outside, and they make the current team members train their new bosses. And most of the managers that they hire right out of college end up quitting within 6 months to find a job that doesn't require them to work nights, weekends, and holidays. And this job definitely does not require a degree. This is another reason I will not be staying at this company after graduation, I've spent too much time and money on my education to waste my degree at a place like target, that is all learned through experience with the company.

does target check education through there background check? i have applied for a customer service call center position and i have no diploma or GED. I plan on getting it really soon, i just dont want to hurt my chances either? idk /:

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wg in Edmond, Oklahoma

6 months ago

NewEyes14 in Denver, Colorado said: You are WRONG. There is a federal law requiring 11 hours between shifts. Do you homework.

sorry your wrong there is a 10 hr break for CDL drivers only but nothing about hourly workers having to have 11 hrs off. Unless CA has it on their books I know no states in NE or Midwest have that law.

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Big Daddy in Bel Air, Maryland

6 months ago

Jamie in Fair Oaks, California said: lol. this is going to be interesting.

i been at target for 11 months now. and i only recieved a 50 cent rasie just becuz min wage went up in california. thats pathetic

Target pays there employees crap for money. They DONT give raises based on performance. WOW 1 raise per year! thats really going to make me want to stay at target. Its sad becuz management can replace any level 1 in a instead so as long as they get there hefty salaries. They dont care who they hire. I have seen soo many people quit at my store. becuz targets hourly pay is pathetic. and down right degrading. so they go work at walmart and make more money. which 25% of the people at my store did.

theres no great perks at all. the 10% discount is not even worth using. the 401k is the slowest way to retirement. theres no bonuses. ETL's are fake as hell to its employees. walk around not even greeting its employees but talking down to them.

Im glad i have a second job LOWES. now that is a respectable job. I put working at target the same as working at mcdonalds. down right degrading

Quite frankly, if you talk the way you type, if you spell the way you do in this post, if you write, (composition and grammar), the way you wrote this post, you don't even deserve the wages you are receiving right now. You need to gain some perspective. Perhaps YOU are the reason you are paid what you are paid.

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Gigi in Anaheim, California

5 months ago

I was recently offered a position to work as an ETL for Target in California, and I am 41 years old. I completed my phone interview and am currently waiting for consideration in the position. Target KNEW my age prior to the interview and STILL offered me to interview me for the position. How is that age discrimination? Maybe the reason there are not to many ETL's over the age of 40, is simply because their are not many qualified older people applying for the position. And as far as the man with multiple degrees in what sounds like the psychological field, from the way you communicate on here (with clear sarcasm and aggression in your tone), you should not have been surprised as to why the supervisors found that you needed to work on your communication skills. You should look at what they are saying as not so much a negative mark, but more as an area you should improve on in order to move forward with the company.

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Gigi in Anaheim, California

5 months ago

I really need to make one last point, statistically there are more people over the age of 40 that are well established in other careers and are not looking for this type of work. There are more people just graduating from college that are looking for work and tend to be under the age of 40. Just food for thought.
I have to say that even if Target does not hire me for the position, I would never think for one minute that it was due to my age. I think that people saying this on this site are using that as a cop out, because it makes them feel better. But screaming age discrimination is a very serious accusation and should be thoroughly examined before making such a claim.

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jmckay3 in Roseland, New Jersey

5 months ago

NewEyes14 in Denver, Colorado said: Yes!! Most definately age discrimination @ Target!! Try to find an ETL over 45. Another example, I have a bachelors degree and tons of work experience. As an HR Team Member the most I made $8.65. Criminal, really. I hung in there for 2 yrs, trying to get at the district level.

Why don't you apply for an ETL-Human Resources position? You are more than qualified.

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Krysia0316 in Jacksonville, Florida

5 months ago

It's required now to have a Bachelors degree to even get a job as an ETL so you may be able to do that.

Also, it might just be the store or location you were at that didn't pay much or give you a chance for promotion. I was a Salesfloor TL and I was making just over $16/hr.

And, after 2 years, I interviewed and was promoted to TL and after another 2 years, if I stayed with the company, I would have been well on my way to interviewing for ETL.

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