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I left because they said I was too negative but in reality I think it is because they are too high and mighty. I was just trying to do the best that I could, held my hands up looking at a pile of boxes trying to think what I should do but I was being too negative

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I ended up NOTdoing the job I was hired to do. All day long they expect us to stock, stock, stock!!!!! I wasn't hired for that. And they wanted my full time job of 15 years to work around their schedule!!! Seriously? (I was a seasonal worker.) Also LODS- TEAM LEADERS are demeaning and rude. Not a good place to work.

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I worked for this company for 3 years. My first year was at DBN HTS store and all was fine. Then I moved to West Lansing store for about a year and if something was wrong, they'd fix it. They cared about you. Then moved back to DBN HTS and I am disgusted how things became. Almost all the managers quit or left. The people who had to "pretend" to be the managers are disgusting the way they treated the employees. The whole store is full of cliques and gossip. Many employees have complained to upper management about the harassment and they said they do not care and just deal with it. Many employees have tried to transfer (including me) and they made every excuse to not transfer us. Even told me they couldn't find that stores (neighbor store) HR person. I was harassed by my team lead and told my HR but he said "sorry to hear about that", then left. All in all, Target is a decent company to work for, just be careful which store you apply to.

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HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK!!!!!! You could be the best of the best and work the hardest, but you will never get the appreciation that you deserve. The guest could Love you and say "Your the best thing that has happened to Target" but management will still make you feel so bad about you self. It is such a NEGATIVE place! They will train you poorly and they blame you for not beig trained well. If they dont like you they will try their hardest to get rid of you. They will cut your hours from like 20hrs+ to 8hrs a week just because they feel like and will give you the excuse that " You are not working hard enough". They pay $12/hr+ right now but they wont give you hours so it really doesn't matter. PLEASE Save your self the headache and NEVER WORK THERE!!!

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I left Target because their structure and training is a JOKE. I was in the flexible fufillment department for 2 years and basically ran the thing by myself most days with very little training. I learned how to do things myself and that’s really just how it is at Target. After two years they announced we were getting an upgrade in our shipping department and that’s when everything went down hill. I mean who implements a completely new system to a team with NO NEW TRAINING and get this it happened right before 4th quarter because the project was pushed back so much. They told us our department was increasing from 10 employees to possibly 80 and guess whose managing all these employees! The TL worked until 4:30 PM and after my college classes I got to come into the crazy show and run it without a title, pay for that title, or even respect for the extra work I was putting in making the SAME MINIMUM WAGE amount as the 20+ new team members that I trained and managed. After asking for a raise for months, I got 20 cents... so I left on Christmas Eve!!! Target had no respect for me my whole time I was employeed so I have little for them! On top of all that I was hired on part time only wanting to work 15-20 hours but somehow Target crept up my availability and I was working 35 hours a week during 4th quarter while trying to go to class but others in my department weren’t getting any hours (so they understood who put in the hard work but didn’t want to pay me more). Talking to my supervisor never did much but put a “Target” on my back and resulted in brand new team members in my department getting promoted above me even though I was still constantly being asked to run the department 😂 such an awful company would never go back.

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Hired as a seasonal employee. Would never go back. After the schedule came out I called and asked if I was going to be scheduled again and was told "yesterday was your last day". No consistency in dress code. Poor training. W-2 was not mailed. Had to call the store and was told "yeah you need to come pick it up". Target should reevaluate their hiring practices and obey the tax laws!

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Pursue greater opportunities for work life balance. The main reason I left because of poor management, unprofessionalism and unstructured. Positive reinforcement was never given, always negative. Target management structure did not set their team members up for success. It enforces them to just give orders, point fingers and walk away instead of making them be more hands on with the team. More like modern day workplace slavery.

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I graduated from college and got a better job that pays way more. Target is a very well run company but it's WAY to stressful. The only reason you do a job retail job like this is to work your way through college. A degree is the ONLY way to advance in the company, too btw. Don't fool yourself into thinking otherwise.

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I was a seasonal employee. The only con I have to say about that job is if you’re hired on as seasonal, you’re most likely not going to stay. They hired 11-12 of us for softlines and only kept 1 because they were so short on hours.

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Because I got a new job.

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