Being a Target Team Member was an interesting and gratifying experience
Target Team Member (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – August 11, 2017
As a Target Team Member, I started out on the salesfloor for a few months. Zoning and restocking shelves was enjoyable. I was eventually moved to the position of cashier which I did not enjoy as much; however, I did still learn some valuable lessons. My hours were not that bad and I had decent breaks and benefits. Working at Target was a worthwhile life experience.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Blaine, MN – February 19, 2018
A typical day at Target is a matter of getting your pulls done as quickly as possible while done correctly and helping guests. You may be asked to do other tasks such as zoning and stray but they are not hard tasks much rather just time consuming. You'll learn that if you ever need a team everyone there is happy to help but there are some who may not be as eager. Management is professional but also able to be informal rather than just a boss. The hardest part would be the cold temperatures of the freezers and the sometimes heavy objects you have to move or lift. The best part of the job are your co-workers all ages and all personalities can be found at target you just have to find your people.
Target Team Member (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 18, 2018
Your hr and all the team leaders will work with you to get you as fast as you can be to unload truck and stick the store thru out the whole night. If you like saying up at night this will be a perfect fast paced job it keeps you active
Discounts, and insensitives if you say for overtime
Team Member (Former Employee) – Rialto, CA – February 17, 2018
I worked at Target for about 3 months and let me tell you, the first time I walked through those doors I can feel the hate coming from my trainer. Trust me I’m not even exaggerating. He had to nerve to ask me how did I get this job? He said that because Target has a very tough hiring and interview process and I guess by the way he looked at me, he acted surprised that I even got the job. The people there are fake and they are snakes. They have way too many trainers and they walk around acting like their supervisors when they aren’t. I had multiple trainers telling me to do different things. The group leaders will shake you hand and then turn around and throw you under the bus. Too much favoritism and too many chiefs and not enough indians. The only positive is the pay outside of that, the atmosphere is horrible. If you’re on your 3 month probation, you better cross every T and dot every little I because one minor infraction and they’ll toss you. They are unprofessional, unethical, and very cruel in how they treat their employees.
Overly strict, unprofessional management, too much favoritism/politics
Team Member (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – February 17, 2018
They always worked around my school schedule for the most part. There was one period where I had to compromise because they really needed coverage. The expectations to get things done by the end of the night were usually unrealistic and we would be required to stay an hour sometimes 2 hours past our scheduled shift to get things done. In their mind it was the "employees not working hard enough" and not "we don't have enough people to get everything done that we need to". At least we were compensated for the extra hours. Some managers were really bad about having employees clock out and then they would make us wait for 15-30 mins while they did all of their closing paper work and then would finally unlock the doors to let us leave at the end of the night. You are required to sell redcards if you are a cashier which is not fun. I believe your experience working for target is only going to be as good as your managers make it. I knew someone that worked for another Target location and they said their managers were always stressed out, over worked and wouldn't budge on schedule changes so she ultimately had to leave. My managers were really fun and upbeat. They treated us with respect for the most part. We were compensated well compared to other big chain retailers.
Target Team Member (Former Employee) – Nashville, TN – February 15, 2018
A typical day at work was very stressful. I learned how to open up the area I was in by myself and close it by myself. My manager was okay. The hardest part of the job was doing everything by yourself everyday.
Team Member (Former Employee) – Sandy, UT – February 15, 2018
I worked at Target for two years. I first started off working freight for a year, so I would start work at 4 in the morning. For the longest time, I didn't really have a set schedule. I didn't know if I was going to be working 8 hours or 2 because they kicked people out a lot of the times (mainly the truck team) because they couldn't manage the hours they were giving out to employees.
I also worked in the clothing department. It was horrible because right after you finish cleaning up a department, you'll turn around and EVERYTHING IS DESTROYED.
But that's just retail.
What really stressed me out was I felt, for the most part, I had no help.
Nothing was organized. The managers were NEVER on the same page.
A lot of employees got away with doing next to nothing while others had to carry their weight.
There was PLENTY of bad work ethic, but at the same time, there is no incentive for good work ethic.
The manager I had previously really didn't know what she was doing most days.
You'll hear a lot of: "I'll come help you out, don't worry." AND THEN YOU NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN.
I also felt like the promoting system was absolute BS. Most days I felt SO underappreciated.
Unless they do MAJOR changes to their management, I will never recommend working here.
Target Team Member (Former Employee) – Wenatchee, WA – February 11, 2018
Wouldn't let my worst enemies work with those people. The management only cares about themselves. They do not cater too any needs of a normal employee they bully and just basically have zero care for employees. It's horrible and I feel bad my brother still works there.
Relaxed work atmosphere with some learning potential
Planogram Team Member (Current Employee) – Osage Beach, MO – February 10, 2018
The work environment is relaxed and friendly with the management team willing to help you learn and grow in your work responsibilities. But the potential for career advancement seems to be very limited.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Aberdeen, MD – February 8, 2018
Target is a fun place to work when you get your job done , if you don't get your job done you normally get yelled at , and sometimes the managers arent very understanding or get annoyed if you ask too many questions , but other than that its fine .
Team Member (Current Employee) – Antioch, CA – February 6, 2018
Target is well known for making its employees feel replaceable. It is a good job to get your foot in the door for retail but the management is power hungry and takes advantage of the lower positions being in a vulnerable position of hierarchy. My personal position has left me in a comfortable spot where job security is pretty good, however, the team is not professional and communication is almost nonexistent. The hardest part of the job is knowing that at the end of the day your quality work will go unnoticed but your slip ups will be announced.
45 min lunches, 401k, discount
management, management, and did I mention management?