Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Glendale, AZ – August 19, 2018
I absolutely love working at target, but I don’t get nearly enough hours as I need. Even though I’m still a young adult, I have bills to pay for. So when I’m scheduled only 10-12 hours per week, I struggle with paying my bills.
Competitive work place that will ensure you're always busy
Electronics Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY 10456 – August 18, 2018
While the pay is fair and the day usually goes according to plan, when really needed management is unreliable at the least and aggravating at the worst. Not to say the job isn't worth applying to, if you stay vigilant and open-minded this job can teach you many skills that will be useful down the road.
Management is unreliable during more hectic events
Logistics Specialist (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – August 18, 2018
When I needed some sort of gainful employment Target was there. I started in logistics, receiving and stocking shelves around the store at night. It was the holidays and departments like toys and seasonal were especially busy. What started as a midnight shift with an overnight premium wage soon was changed to a early morning shift so they could remove the premium. They had a tendency to promote based on personal favoritism rather than work ethic or ability.
Worst part of the job was being treated like a doormat, being promised consideration for advancement simply to be used for your skills.
Electronics Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Livermore, CA – August 18, 2018
Target is a stressful job that requires its Electronics workers to look over a huge section with little to no help. The location I worked at felt very understaffed. The management was nice but it was extremely difficult to get time off because sometimes they were hard to get a hold of or they forget you needed a day off.
Fast paced working environment with great co-workers. Management is unorganized and doesn't communicate effectively.
GUEST SERVICE ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – Shorewood, IL – August 18, 2018
I enjoy working at target because of the people I work with. There is no communication or appreciation for anything. The only way for advancement is to be well liked by an elite group. I have come up with several ideas which management has passed it off as their own in order to advance. I go above and beyond and get criticized for everything. I have had been disrespected by managers and tried to resolve issues with both the direct person and the higher up management and nothing got resolved and it made it me not want to come to work. I am the type of worker that comes to work with a positive attitude and ready to work hard. It's hard to want to continue to work there when you leave feeling underappreciated. I have leanred a lot of skills that I can take into my next job such as costumer service skills, additional management skills, and the how brands work.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Braintree, MA – August 18, 2018
A typical day starts with a leader assigning you wither to the regular cash registers or to watch over the self-checkout registers. You're lucky if the store is busy or else you will stand there and wait for a guest to come by. I learned that everything in the store have their own 9 digit DPCI or DePartment Class and Item numbers. The most enjoyable part of the job is that I get to interact with people on a daily basis.
I wouldn’t recommend working at target management is very unorganized very confusing they expect you to finish all tasks at a certain amount of time on top they add more tasks from other departments! I worked in target in North Carolina and I was like wow and also there always short staff and I’ve seen a lot more people getting hired but can’t manage to have more people on the floor .
Backroom Day Team Member (Former Employee) – Buena Park, CA – August 18, 2018
most the mangers do not like when a team members tell them that their crew members didn't do their job right. dosen't matter how hard or how fast you work, if your not buddy buddy with your bosses they'll find a reason to let you go.
Sr Specialist CSC (Current Employee) – Brooklyn Park, MN – August 17, 2018
Awesome place to work. Environment is great for a IT Call Center. Queue's are not not over the top like most call centers you'd think of. Pay it's very well for entry level IT positions. Management for the most part are here to help you and will assist you in anything that you need.
Pay, Work Environment, People/Coworkers
Hard to jump to a higher pay grade job, probably easier to leave the company and then re-apply for the new position you are eyeing.
Target cares a lot about technology. They recognize how heavily their company relies on it, so it makes working there as a software engineer great. The tech campus is amazing, and the TLP program is great for jump starting your career no matter if you stay at Target or not.
Good benefits and pay. Great, quiet work environment.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Huntington Beach, CA – August 17, 2018
Target is a great place to get your start as a first time employee, although moving up the ladder is nearly impossible from the inside. If you are looking to get some experience in a retail/customer service environment, Target could be a great place to start. If you are looking to advance and make a career in Target, you need to start in a management position to even be considered for advancement most of the time.