Overall it’s a good place to start working. It’s a nice vibe not a lot of drama. Just come in and be about your work. There is bumbs in the road.
Target, Cashier (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – October 3, 2018
Overall I would have to say target is a great place to start off working. It’s a great vibe you just have to have patience,work ethic and persuade people to sign up for the target red card and other things. You just have to be a hard worker and they will notice I would recommend this job to anyone
Nice vibe, after 60 days pick your schedule, free snacks
Executive Team Leader for Human Resources (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – October 23, 2018
Target really could have been a great place to work. On a day to day as HR I was able to interact with and support a large team. I had the opportunity to motivate, develop fun events and community service initiatives as well as participate in fundraising opportunities.
What really made the biggest impact on my leaving was the work life balance. It was completely non-existent. They say when you're hired that you would be expected to work 10 hours a day (50 hours a week), but for the year I worked for Target more than 50% of the time my 10 hour work days exceeded 12. It's a bummer going into work at 7am and not being back home until after 8pm that night just to do it again the next day. Initiatives and business plans are always changing, giving Executives little time to really work towards and perfect the plans that were established only a month prior. When running orientations we tell the new TMs how Target values their well being and ensures that they are their best selves for the guest, but once someone comes to you with an issue or health concern, if you're not over your 90 day probationary period your SOL. That, and as Executives you'd be dammed if you had to call in sick for a day. Not only would you have no support with your work center but you would feel like you're days behind. Thank goodness I didn't have any kids because I would have never seen them.
A lot of the issues that existed may have been independant to the location I worked at, but many people in my experience left the company on store, district and regional levels while I was there. Tells you a lotmore... about the company as a whole.less
Manager (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 6, 2018
Target was a great opportunity for growth, leadership, and independence. So for growth I went from a team member to a Supervisor. Leadership showed me how to take advantage of a situation or opportunity for the better. Lastly Target showed me independence with allowing me to oversee a great team and to learn with as well.
Target Team Member (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 15, 2018
I honestly loved the target that I worked at, it was fun, laid back but still knew how to do the job right, not very stressful and that is the kind of job i would love to have again. If i could go back to Target I would go back in a heart beat
Executive Team Leader (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 31, 2018
The company pays very competitively, it gives regular raises to its exempt and non exempt team members. That is how you get stuck. Target does not care about well being or work life balance at all. Do not apply if you like holidays, you will not get to celebrate them for your time at this company as you are forced to work nearly everyone of them.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 24, 2018
Target is a great place to work. Have to have a good personality and attitude when dealing with customers. Your co-workers are usually nice and want to help out as much as possible and also the managers
Senior Team Leader (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 20, 2018
Target typically hires its executives externally straight from college, resulting in inexperienced managers making decisions for long-term store employees. They are moved between positions they aren't trained for and between stores so often that no location can ever have a cohesive management team long enough to make effective change. Then they quit and move on to a better company because Target is not a great work environment for millenials. There are practically no perks that come with this job. If you want to take a weekend off you have to work an extra one. Long hours to complete some random set of tasks a district manager wants done by the end of the week, then there is no followup from them. Anyone who made it long enough is then managed out so they can hire a college intern to take the job for less pay. Not to mention they will dangle the prospect of a promotion in front of you for years to keep you motivated, while expecting you to repeatedly train the replacement for your manager who keeps quitting.
Apparel Sales Team Member (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 4, 2018
You can never have enough hours in a day when working at target. I love working fast paced jobs, that's why working at Target is perfect to me. You'll have the opportunity to be trained in multiple departments, that way you won't be doing only one thing. All the managers are really fun to work with because their personalities are so different. They're very good at working around your availability. Great place to work.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 4, 2018
Leadership tends to look towards team members to lead others to success for the task at hand, while putting in little to no effort to ensure success. "Development" plans are never put in place to benefit the team member interested in moving up, but to make the LOD's day as easy as possible. They do not care about internal promotions, because if they did, the plethora of positions opening in other stores as well as our current locations would be filled by existing team members. Instead, they hire people 100% new to target, and have the team members train them to show you how to do your job. I cannot speak for Target as a company, but I can speak for Express format's career mentality.
Cashier & Starbucks Team Member (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 30, 2018
Overtime is available for some positions but frowned upon heavily for others to the point of backlash, you receive decent pay and good breaks but the management is ultimately what makes you wanna stay or not and at the South Philly location they were terrible
Logistics Manager (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 28, 2018
A typical day at Target was intense depending on your department. I learned how to be more organized, manage my time better, and how to lead a very large team. Management always held meeting to ensure everyone was on the same page and following Target's Brand. Workplace culture was always clean except for the backroom where the compactor and bailer are. Cleanup crew would always leave their trash for someone else to throw away. The hardest part of the job was dealing with negative team members. The most enjoyable part of the job Target pays well.
Fun environment. Target gave me everything I needed to learn and grow, and from that earn multiple promotions.
Executive Team Leader of Logistics (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 12, 2018
I started working at Target as a cart attendant during highschool in 2003. I cross-trained on the Front End and Salesfloor. Eventually, I was given the opportunity to become a TPS, then promoted to Sr. TPS, and after graduating college, became an ETL-AP. My managers helped to groom me for these roles, and took time out of their busy schedules daily to sit down with me, for which I will always be extremely grateful. I left Target because the work/life balance of early morning ETL-LOG was not working for me. It was the hardest decision I have ever had to make. There were always unforeseen challenges that would arise, but the Team would pull together and we would get it done. From working at Target as a 17 year old until my late 20's, I learned how to be an adult, how to be responsible and reliable in the workplace, and all the ins and outs of retail.
Great people, great products and managers who genuinely care about your success.
Corporate expectations can be high, requiring experienced managers to lead the team and get the desired results.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 11, 2018
Target has taught me different areas in the store such as cashier/guest service, Customer service, price change, back room attendent, flexible fulfilment/ship to store, pog team, overnight/stocking. Target gives you the opportunity to grow and advance in any area. The are big on helping and showing guest how much they are appreciated.