From the time you clock in, your sped along to the back to unload a truck, in a ford assembly, you load pallets with merchandise, not stopping as the Team Leads yell and spit in your face to hurry up, that a 2000 + plus truck needs to be unloaded in 45 minutes. After this we are to go to the floor and work the boxes we just unloaded, tired from the unload, we don't get an immediate break, instead we go to the floor "one box per minute!" they yell in your ear, to the point where you almost want to cry and shoot yourself. Starting at 11pm, this goes on till 1:30 at which we recieve a 15 minute schedule break, in which we choose where to rest, no water is provided except the fountain, we used to have cups, but they said, "the cups were over budget" because 2.50 in plastic cups is too much. After the break you go and "blitz" a section of the store, at mine usually chemicals, opening and stocking around a couple hundred boxes under ten minutes with the team. After we have a mandatory huddle, where we discuss the plans, this is usually omitted, since the Team Leads feel it is a waste of time, so back to what you were doing. this process of bowling boxes and opening them goes on till the end. On p-fresh days, a lucky few, like me go to the back and with pilot-jacks grab pallets of refrigerated food, weighing in excess of 500 lbs, breaking our backs to work around 1000+ boxes under 2 hours. This job is a mess, the leadership is corrupt and mean, they don't care about any of the team members and they definitely don't care about safety. I do not recommend this job one bit, i can't leave since i need the money, but they cut my hours after reporting a retaliation from a ETL, funny huh? a retaliation for reporting a retaliation. I'm trying to find a new job as soon as possible, i do not recommend this slave labor.
Started at 8.75, now 8.91. Only 14 hours vacation time in the thousands of hours i put in, never used a second of that.
Continuing, again I understand the frustrations in these reviews. There are days when I want to punch out and take a "mental moment" because it does get hectic. In my opinion, minimum wage should reflect the cost of living to cover basic living needs as well as car and medical insurance expenses since they're both required by law. I'll add it should be adjusted for minors/young adults up to 21 because most are still living with their parents and are covered at least under their medical insurance. I am grateful because it's more stable than temp agencies which I did for 2 1/2 years. And I work with a good group of people. Make it work for you as best you csn until you get something better.
ETLs grill burgers and "dogs" during summer holidays, order food for us during the Christmas season and some LODs order out for us just as a thank you on rough days.
Corporate is undergoing massive and swift changes. The unstability with hours has caused a high turnover rate so we have an increased workload due to less manpower. A
lot of changes are out of the hands of ETLs. Remember, their jobs are at stake as well. Sure, I'd love stable, guaranteed hours and better pay but for now, I hadon'to do what I gotta do. I LOVE the store but I understand these posts also. This ain't for everybody. I work with a good management team. It makes a difference.No, I don't get paid well. No, I don't like the instability. But i've worked in other job fields and the workforce has changed period and target is not much different. So to those of you who don't like working at target, do what you gotta do and make it work for you until you get something better. Change your availability to what you can work...
Pros- offer full - time employees health ins, work with some good people
Cons- overworked and under paid. Yes it's true. If you work hard and exceed at the job they give you less on your annual review. If you do as little as possible, but hang out with your team lead then you get a good raise. I have worked there for almost 13 years and was told I maxed out this year. My fiance works in the same dept and has the same position as me makes almost a 1$ more. Shouldn't the max be the same for all team members who work in the same dept? They just don't like me cause I speak my mind. If something is wrong, I tell them about it. This place is worse then you can imagine....way 2 many politics involved. I am frantically searching for another place to work. It's way too stressful! The management doesn't care who works hard as long as you kiss their ass, they will like you.
Starting salary $7.25 current $11.90 (13years)
Pro: At our store, all team members get recognized for their hard work. Daily. The team leads see to it that everyone is well informed over upcoming policies, making sure that any and all questions are answered to the best of their knowledge.
We are often treated to snacks during our breaks. As well, we have been treated to meals once in a while too for our hard work.
Cons: All jobs come with standard problems, but when ever you have such a problem, or at least in our store, we can go to our team leads at any time and if there is an issue, they will confront it head on and attempt to rectify it as soon as they can.
For Flow Team, our hours vary week to week. We take three main trucks a week, and they schedule you for 6 hours, so unless they cancel a truck for weather reasons you can work min. 18 hours. However, if you cross train to work in the other areas of the store, they will allow you just under 40 hours a week if you are willing.
I originally started out at $8.50/hr which is higher then base pay here in NC. I work early morning shifts so I also received an extra $1.50 shift differential for hours worked before 5am.
They changed the shift differential around my second year to only be $1, but the increase was added to my raise, so it didn't matter.
I currently make $10.43/hr and we still get the shift diff. at the moment. They said they would be taking that away, but again, it will be added into our raise, so we really are not loosing it at all.
I was right out of high school and starting college when I applied to target for a post time, seasonal position. It's the first real job I've had that isn't babysitting or daycare volunteering. I want even aware that I had asked for the electronics position and was pretty nervous when I got the job because I am not a tech savvy person whatsoever, but that didn't matter much because the team leads and other team members had no problem helping me get the hang of things. Everyone (with a few exceptions) are there to help you get started and have no problem answering even the stupidest of questions (I had no idea what I was doing).
After a few weeks I got the hang of things. I'm always being complimented by my superiors, other team members, and even guests for how great I'm doing! It's a LOT of work sometimes, especially during holiday season, but what job isn't? Plus it's a good workout. Who needs a gym when you're already doing 100 squats a day to unlock cases? Target is very flexible with schedules, especially for students. If you get scheduled to work at a time that doesn't work for you it's pretty easy to get someone else to take your shift. I get asked a lot to work on my days off our to extend my 4 hour shifts to full 8 hour shifts, but I don't mind, and they don't mind if you say no.
If you're not one of those people who can have a 24/7 positive attitude (or at least fake it), you're going to hate it, but if you are one of those people, you're going to have a great time. I was offered a permanent position by my team lead long before he had to decide on what other seasonal hires would be kept on. I have also been offered a position in human resources as well, but I'm not sure if I'll take it because I love being out on the floor with everyone.
Electronics starts at $8.75 (slightly higher that other base positions), 10% off with discount and cash/gift cards, 15% off with discount and red card
Fun, friendly, fast paced atmosphere. I applied for a seasonal position, and after interviewing with an ETL, was offered a Team Leader (TL) position. The ETL was extremely professional and friendly, and went out of her way to provide me with a better opportunity than what I had originally expected.
Pros: Good pay, nice perks (up to 15% discount on store merchandise, with the Red Card and employee discount), access to a credit union, flexible scheduling, and a focus on recruiting fun, fast and friendly team members.
Cons: Turn over is unfortunately a problem, as many hourly team members move on to higher paying positions with other organizations. General guest issues that can arise form personality conflicts in a retail environment.
Staring pay-8.00/hr, current pay-14.32/pr (been with company less than two months!). Great discount with Red Card added to employee discount. Red Card does not require a credit application, and can be linked to debit accounts for team members that may be concerned about credit issues. 401K, access to a credit union, assistance with adoption services, legal fees, and various medical needs beyond family medical practice type services.
I've worked at Target since 1994 and overall, it has been a good work experience and environment.
Pros: Flexible schedules, mostly positive/helpful/friendly Team Members and Supervisors. Good pay and benefits and time off.
Cons: In recent years, like the past 3 years, there's a disturbing trend of Target to hire recently graduated inexperienced female supervisors under 25 years old. Most of them are positive and professional, but I've met some that were rude and unprofessional. Some of these young supervisors talk to us 40s+ Team Members like we're children.
Cons: In recent years, I've realized that if a pet TM don't like you, she (usually a female) can make your work life miserable by gossiping made up negative stuffs to your supervisor and even though, I've worked here for over 20+ years, I'm not given an opportunity to defend myself with these accusations. So, I've just learned to keep working hard, keep quiet, and after 6 months of harassment and fake gossips, they've grew tired of picking on me and moved on to another TM for their entertainment. Whew! I need this job for my medical treatments and bills.
promised full time but get 20 hrs a week or less, promised customer service never got trained but others after me got trained, promised crossed training more depts more hours never crossed trained in anything in over a yr, others cross trained in a few months, never asked to do things off register like the favs, 12 cents a hr raise after a yr of working harder than others who get cross trained and more hours, picked on for little things others can do.
always get told everyone is treated the the same ... so untrue.
not fun or friendly at all... 8.25 hour.. no bonus , no healthcare
What a joke. This company comes across as a fun, friendly, and progressive place to work but unless u are a team lead or of higher ranking, don't expect adequate pay for the work you do...
I've been with target for roughly 6 months and have busted my ass from day one, exceeding expectations and setting the bar higher for other back room team members, getting the most efficient award and practically acting as the team lead when the team lead wasn't present. Boy, was that a mistake. Honestly if you just do the bare minimum on a daily basis and follow your superiors requests u can expect a raise of .08 to .25 after a year or so for doing the bare minimum. Don't expect to be rewarded with anything more than that even if you do exceed expectations and bust your ass on a daily basis, don't expect more than a nickel or quarter raise oh and a ton of good jobs and pats on the back, but That won't pay the bills.
When I went in for my 90 day review, which I had to set up myself, I was informed that I would not be getting a raise but that I would be able to keep my job and i wouldnt be eligible for a raise until a year or so had passed. However, i recall during orientation they hype you up saying u can get a raise after your 90 days if you're an amazing employee. Don't expect them to hold true to that. They're quite talented hype men but when it comes down to it, it's all lies. Probably why I've seen more team members come and go than I have at any other business.
This company may come off as a great place to work, but until you have put your time in and have sat down with hr and have them give you the non bull shit orientation, you will find that the grass isn't greener on the other side but near death. A pat on the back, a $5 gift card and occasional Gatorade just doesn't cut it. Pay your employees what they deserve or expect to see a huge turn over rate for team members coming and going.
Would not recommend this job if you are ambitious and want to move up through the ranks. It just won't happen at target.
Pros: flexible scduelle (but u must nag for them to approve your scduelle change), frienldy co workers, %10 percent discount on anything in the store. Cons: long and unbearable hours, some terrible etls( managers), and worse pay raise even if you bust your ass for it, and also people their will tend to gossip alot so becareful who speak to.
Starting was 8.50 and ending in 8.75: and there are no bonuses with this company inorder for you to make a good amount to need become a team lead, 10% discount which really isn't much unless u make a large purchase. Good thing i quit that hell hole.
First off, a lot of you are liars. Target is a corporation who does everything across the board, nothing happens at one store that doesn't at another regarding pay, it is all controlled. People praising this company for a 8.75 starting wage and getting a bump because of performance a month in are lying or they are execs for Target posting on this. Target does NOT give performance pay raises monthly, only the one per year where even with the highest mark which is an O, your raise is a % of your base wage, an O gets 6%, so 6% of 8.75 comes out to a 52 cent raise. And this is RARE. Most TMs will be looking at around 20-30 cents for a YEAR!!!. Now that being said here is what awaits you working 4am flow team
1. Brutal schedule, your body will hate you and Target took away the 2 dollar shift differential, any real job when you work a shift like this you will be paid more than a normal shift, they slashed this down to 1 dollar. Meaning if your base wage is 8.75, you will make 9.75 from 4am-8am. Once the store opens it will go down to 8.75, like ok thanks I forgot that I stop working my ass off after 8 right? Nope. You get paid as much as cashiers and probably will be doing the hardest physical work of any team.
2. No incentive to stay, I am stuck at this horrible place until November where I landed a job in my professional field. Nobody who is a decent worker stays as a TM with this company, and few want the Team lead job, a few more bucks but a massive amount of extra stress, you will basically run the logistics of the store while the exec making 50k+ a year shows up whenever they want and comes up with ridiculous ways of doing things that make your life harder.
3. Some cool people, but constant complaining wears on you and most TMs do not give a shit. If you exhibit any kind of work ethic you will be abused by your TLs because they rarely get anybody worth a damm and they are under constant pressure from the no experience college grad execs, while others coast by or just simply do not show up. Making your life harder because now their workload is on you. Unloading, pushing, and backstocking 2500 piece trucks in 4 hours with 13 people is not an exaggeration.
4. No Overtime
5. Unrealistic high workload with cost cut staff, we simply do not have the correct amount of people or good people to get the job done on time. How hard can you expect people to work for what your giving back.
constant guilt trips to come in on days off and jumble your schedule around because of being so far behind, plans are shot.
10% discount is nothing unless your buying something big and can make it work with things on sale.
incompetent bosses, Ive worked in warehouses almost all my life and Im being told about safety with a pallet jack by a 22 year old college kid with a degree in business management, sure ok.
This company does NOT promote within itself. You cannot advance to anywhere above a TL without a college degree.
With highest review score, never being late and calling out ONCE in a year because of a hurricane I received a 37 cent raise.......
Vacation time is BS, there is something called average hours that Target does, you need 40 to actually use your paid vacation time. 40 is almost impossible to get since when you start out you wont get getting 40.
If you can afford to purchase the benefits with what this company pays you, go ahead, I sure as hell cant.
this is my first job.. I'm only sixteen and I cannot explain how much i hate it here... there's never a time when I'm hearing that i did a good job. the team leads and lods think that since they're higher then us they can do whatever they want. that as in taking longer breaks. come on. then they walk around and i feel literally scared, that they're going to say something to make me feel like crap. i hate going to work every day. this is the worst first job experience ever. the only thing good here is the flexibility. but that doesn't matter because they only put me in for weekends only anyway!! i don't get it! i wish that i could go somewhere else but i really can't. if you're even standing where you ate for two second they are on your butt asking why you're not doing anything. the store could be completely dead. that didn't matter! i always feel like they're talking behind my back. the lods and team leads are in their own clique and are not fast to make you feel welcome. i HATE it here.
I love my job. The management works with my schedule. The nice managers give recognition for good jobs. The pressure can be a bit much at times but I remind myself it's just Target... Just do the job you were meant to do and you will do great!
Starting: $8.00 Current: $9.00 30+ hours of vacation time, and 10% team member discount
Pay is minimum wage. Raise was .07 cents. I told them to keep it because they must need it much more than me. How do you even budget .07? It's very insulting. They advertise that they will help you to get more money. Their help is to give you applications for food stamps and additional government help. OMG!!! They rake in billions and advertize that they will be on track to donate over $1 billion dollars but they WILL NOT pay their employees a living wage. What hypocrites!!! You will literally, if you are a good worker, work your ass off and then you will be presented with .07 for your efforts.
No vacation, benefits, bonuses, reimbursements or any other perks. They will bring in almost rotten bananas into the break room to feed you though.
I worked at Target as a flow team member, the team was great! and management well they came off hard when I first hired in, but all of a sudden they started to be nice, so go figure...... all I can say is my heart goes out to the team members that have to stay there because they need the job..... I was lucky I did not need the money, let me tell u, they might as well put chains on you and shackles when you clock in, and send you to the line, it's insane. not enough people to work the line so they burn out the ones that are there, a guy named George said he had been complaining about needing more people. but no one listened...... all I can say is if you work here for 8.75 a hour, honestly you might as well work in china.......... it's truly outrageous, I only wish Michelle Obama knew how the workers are worked to death at Target so she would not shop there.. I will never shop at Target, its Wal-Mart all the way. its to me a sweat shop
8.75 a hour
I loved this job when I first started. Team members are great people and they hire on a personality basis, so the people tend to get along naturally. After 6 months you start to learn the 'politics' of the job. They over work their best team members and demean then giving them 'special' jobs to make them feel 'special'. I am the best hardlines team member, and they throw the position of team lead on me every time im there. I stay extra, pick up everyones slack, cross train, and lead all huddles and responsibilites. I started at 7.75 and after two years I finall broke 8$ to make a whopping $8.03. This place makes them selves sound so wonderful with their 'team members' and 'fast fun and friendly' but its not. Its all about the money and all about hiring as few people and as few raises as possible. I cant wait to get out of it.
Pros: employee discount, starting wages are somewhat higher than comparable jobs elsewhere, pleasant co-workers, the nice customers.
Cons: managers do not introduce themselves to cashiers, cashiers don't go to any team huddles so don't know what is going on in the store or get to know the managers so being cashier makes you feel as though you aren't a true part of the vaunted Target team, training is chaotic and befuddled, constant pressure to get red cards (despite the job title of cashier you will be told that your real number one priority is to get red cards), very physical and demanding job, dealing with idiotic "guests." Managers act as though it is a crime to have a cup of water at the register yet they go off into the office area whenever and engage in personal conversations, etc. while the cashiers are constantly doing work and talking to customers about their transactions and RED CARDS. Try it sometime. You can get dehydrated really fast when the store is hot and humid from the doors constantly opening and closing. Schedules get changed without calling employees who are off and have no way to be aware of the change. I've seen people come in only to find that they didn't need to be at work for another hour. That is really poor management and shows no regard for the employees.
Started at 8.30/hour. Part-time so no vacation. etc. 10% target employee discount if paying with cash or gift card. 15% if paying with a Target credit or debit card.
Now, I know that I have not worked at Target for long, but this is simply my opinion. I am currently finishing my two weeks.
Pros: I really enjoyed many of the people I met while working here. I going to sincerely miss some people, and in no way will I stop shopping at Target.
Cons: As I work in a Canadian store, they are new to open. Because of that, the place is incredibly disorganized and stressful. No one, including TLs and ETLs, know what they are doing. There is no structure or plans. This results in many things being done wrong. This means that team members are the brunt of much anger. They don't know what to do, but they still get yelled at. Since the store opened, I have not had a pleasant or even semi-pleasant day. Having so many bosses means there is a lot of miscommunication, which gets taken out on the team members. For example, when I came onto shift, my ETL asked me to go on till. Five hours later, when I got off till and went to SL, my TL yelled at me for not telling him first.
Maybe it's just me, but i've only ever worked for independent places and I just can't do the big company mentality. I like having bosses that are hands on and know exactly what's going on.
12.50 was my starting rate-obviously left before I could get any kind of pay raise.
(please keep in mind, minimum wage in Alberta is 10.00. As well, a person could get a job without a high school education with a starting wage of 45+. The standard of living in Alberta is very high, and 12.50 an hour is living paycheck to paycheck.)
As someone completely fresh out of high school, I was applying anywhere and everywhere I could. Target was the first one to get back, and they offered the highest starting salary with the best hours ($9.75hr @~30hrs a week). Electronics is a mostly calm place to be stuck. We're basically sales floor team members that, if we don't have double coverage, are confined to electronics and the immediately adjacent departments. Once you get used to it, it's pretty easy to zone, guest service, and take care of reshop without any worries. The only real negative I can come up with being that our guest service counter has such high expectations of Red Cards from electronics because of such expensive transactions and the possibility of the guests saving the 5% when by the time they're checking out after us trying to get them to get attachments as well as S/RPs they're completely done.
Started at $9.75 hr and am now at $10.06 hr. As team members we get 10% off store wide (including food avenue and the in store Starbucks) as well as an extra 5% off if using a Red Card. The 10% off only counts if using cash, checks, or red card and any other Debit/Credit cards cannot be used with team member discount.
Being fresh out of high school I was ecstatic to land a job, and it being Target was a bonus. I started out a cashier but enjoyed it but sitting in what I now call "the hell box" was getting old so i asked to cross train sales floor, then (after months of asking if I could cross train to Guest Services and Photo) I was put up at Guest Services and Photo. Got proper training in photo but never in Guest Services, I was just sorta thrown up there and learned as I went which is okay because I'm a fast learner. I've been up there for a bit now and am still at 7.75.Some of the other Photo people have been there for years before their pay was raised at all. I love Photo but basically no one else gives a shit about photo and most LOD's could give a shit less about you or what your doing. They care about sending you out to the floor to do whatever THEY need YOU to do. On top of that the way the LOD and GM push the REDcard sales on you is ridiculous, you get judged on how many you can push based on your conversion score, & you get looked down upon if you don't. I probably won't be leaving anytime soon because I need the money but I don't see how its fair that they don't pay you correctly for what your doing and are constantly down your necks about fucking REDcards.
I started at 7.50 (MW) and they upped it to 7.75 for everyone who was MW, I don't get vacation time till i've been there over a year, I get 10% off and an additional 5% off with the "amazing" REDcard.
It's not bad so far, I work with a good group of team members and everyone is really helpful. I wish they would have more than one tm working at a time, because sometimes you really need that extra help. Etls don't really come around unless you radio them or they just end up in your area to relieve you for a break. Also Saturday AD take down really needs some structure to it, it could get done so much faster if it was organized and more people came in to help. Oh and I really dislike that being relatively new I get all the crap hours that no one else wants to work.
I have to say best job i have ever had. they work with your strengths and weaknesses. they truly up hold their union like philosophy. btw im purposely writing like this so yall know this is coming from an employee and not some etl or who ever spamming these threads with 5 star ratings.
salary is 4-5 stars if your on hourly. im just a grunt with shift 10.50 hr. TL get 3 day wk ends .
salary is prolly 2-3 if yor not hourly. coz i know this stud or champ ETL works 12-15 shifts 4 days week. 45-70 hrs. and prolly makes 60k.
If you want to advance in the company and become a TL or ETL etc. MAKE SURE YOUR GRUNTS WORK. coz in the end if yor grunts h8 you and go slow it reflects on the TL & ETL more then the grunts.
I'd advise any person looking to be and TL or ETL or currently is one and not doing so well.
make sure your grunts like you. if they like you they will work harder. vice versa if they h8 or dislike you. trust me ive seen many TL and ETL canned coz of bitter Grunts.
If your Grunts h8 u and no way of changing it and no valid reason to Fire them. Id would advise spreading the hours u have per shift over more employees then giving everyone say 30-40+ hrs. Trust me on that one.
if u have 300 hrs per shift to scedule. rather then maybe 25-30 people get 35-50 and give em 0 chance for staying l8 possibly 5-6 hr shifts. w/e u can do to have more people come in and still same or less hours used.
I am 19 years old and I have to say that I like working at Target. I haven't been here for too long but so far everything is fine and my ETL's and my team leader are very cool people. they are very nice and they are always looking out for you. I work overnight so the pat is a little better than the daytime. Minimum wage in CA is $8. And I am making 9.75
My salary is 9.75 and still is. Very good for a state that's 8 dollars minimum
The job is everything you would expect from retail if not better. You get paid above average but not by much. I got along with everyone great except for a few slackers that are in every job. The ones that just make your job harder if they are the shift before you. Those are the people that I honestly believe are creating the negative posts. If you don't like the job because it pays like a retail job should then MOVE OUT OF RETAIL. Shit doesn't just get handed to you in life. Its also hard to take many of those posts seriously because the punctuation makes it look like a 2 year old wrote them. This is the internet but if you want your opinion to be listened to then write like an adult. Back to the job, at my Target the managers are great and will occasionally get down on your level and help out when its busy. The team leaders listen to your availability times. As long as you don't slack off and actually WORK at your WORK then the shifts go by quickly and no one will give you any shit. Its life. You get what you deserve.
8.25 was my starting. Within the week I got upped to 8.50 for my performance and now I am going to wait for April when they give out the yearly raises.
I work at the Coon Rapids MN Target. I am currently a full time student attending a community college and i picked up this job just because i hated my previous job, in which i got used as a complete slave and got paid less than minimum wage because it is a "seasonal"company. I live about 3 miles from my Target so the distance is good. I first started working on the flow team. Ill be honest flow team was very difficult and high stress. But everyone that was there was really nice and my team lead was awesome. I recently moved to the offsite team because i couldnt work overnight shifts during the holiday season with school. So they allowed me to switch teams. I absolutely love offsite. I show up to work everyday ready to work and with a smile on. I love my other team members. Again this team lead is delightful. I plan to look into tuition reimbursement and the store doesnt mind if you need to call in. The staff have trained me in to backstock ad im learning signing next week. They have increased my hours by 6 hours a week and ive only worked here about 4 months. I take pride in my work, I plan to become a team leader eventually and even more later on i plan to become an ETL or STL.
Pros: Excellent team leads and managers. Other team members are wonderful as well. Pay is good enough for a college student. Fun Job. Hours are good and could get more if I wanted to.
Cons: Not much to complain about, One of the team leads was bad but she was soon let go. Pay isnt excellent but its good enough.
Having worked for this company a good 5+ years, it's sad to see what it's become. Much like other reviews, the idea seems to be lowball salary recent graduates and throw them into supervisory positions. They'll be lucky if one in five stick and actually work out. It's a simple concept - to supervise and lead areas of a store, you need to actually understand how things work in the area. How can "leaders" make sure a job is getting done if they haven't the faintest idea how to actually do it themself? How do you pass on advice and fix issues if you don't even know what the problem is? Target culture has become look pretty and know nothing besides how to use the lingo and pretend you have half a clue. I miss the old school leadership that understood process and got their hands dirty right besides you on the tough days. It's impossible to have any respect for a "leader" who cries for two hours in her office because she got a small pen stain on her khakis. Welcome to Target, we no longer care about efficiency and intelligence in retail. Can I help you find a better place to work?
After the time spent, the salary is decent and the only thing keeping me with the company while job hunting. The sad part is the vast majority of those raises were due to difficulty in hiring overnight team members and raises in the hiring pay. Current rate is roughly 9.50. Vaca/sick begin to accrue after 1000 hours worked.
Hey guys, I'm a full time college student up at the UW and I commute everyday. I bus down to the UW Seattle campus everyday which takes about an hour. I get up and am currently taking 18 credits. I applied for this job in early June but didn't get it until August. So, pretty much I'm a full-time college student and should be working part time right? They assign me about 32+ hours a week just for cashiering! And sometimes I can't come to work due to studying for finals or midterms. My grades are so bad right now and I feel like I'm just wasting what I'm earning because I can't really make a potential out of my grades.
I just cashier and sometimes my shifts are from 3-11 everyday. And if not, then from like 8-5 on the weekends. I can barely spend time with my family and I've been called out by my manager for "skipping" too much. I'm sorry that I have school. I'm sorry that school is my priority. Oh, did I mention that I have classes from 8:30-2? And it takes an hour to commute? So, right after my last class I run to catch the bus and go straight to work. I won't have time to start homework until 11:30 which is when I go home.
I normally don't sleep until 4 in the morning studying which sucks because I wake up at 7 to get ready for classes.
Pros: I love my cowokers. They're a joy to work with but...
Cons: standing for 7 hours straight can be tough on your knees and backs.
I feel like the management is somewhat racist.
Pay: Start 9.25
When I started with the company it was great. Awesome GM and our HR and ETL'S were very helpful and respectful. We were truly a target family. After the changes of a new District Mgr. and even a new GM of that store a lot has changed. I have noticed that Target likes to hire new, fresh graduates that have NO experience in retail or even management skills for ETL'S. They go to there interviews and then Target Business school for a couple of months and throw them in a store to develop their skills. Really!!!! So now you have 22 or 23 year old kids running a freakin store with NO management skills and the attitude in trying to prove themselves to other team members and the GM that they are managers. To be a great manager anywhere take time to build and develop with experience and time. Your character is then developed due to your experience with your co workers and your guest. You should be the example of your team and the respect you give is important, not talking down to the team while delegating them to do projects in the store or even the ETL'S even the GM cursing, telling off team members on the sales floor and talking bad(gossiping) about other TL's or employees. Target really need to to take a step up in hiring more mature and experience managers, not kids!!! Very GREEN ETL'S who need to kiss ass to the GM and District to get respect at the same time talk bad about there team. Many backstabbers and don't know who to trust because you don't even know if the ETL'S are writing you a coaching while your in their office. Trust me they won't tell you. Also during there TL or ETL meetings they are all forced to find two TM's to write about who needs special attention. Again the team members don't know that they were written up for something. So now it is on your records and you didn't even know about it. How unjust is that!!! I have to say they work your ass off because there is not enough TM'S on the sales floor. I could write a book on this company. Trust me there are better companies to work for with better pay and more respect.
Started at $12/hr ended at $17+/hr 10% team member discount and 5% more with a Red Card.
I've been working for Target for over two months and already feel like I'm making a lot of new friends. The thing I complain about is the lack of help in softlines. I feel life everytime I turn around the fitting room is a mess and full of gobacks. They've been scheduling me over 12 hours the time I asked. I go to college part time and cant afford to work 32 hours a week. I don't mind 25 hours but they're putting me where ever they need me. I feel comfortable in softlines, but hardlines I've expressed my reluctance. They schedule me for shifts that no one else wants, including Halloween. I like working there, and most of the LOD's make me feel relaxed, and don't stress me out, but I just wish they would pay attention to me. There's always a shortage of cashiers and it's hard to get the zone and gobacks done in half the time normal because of the lack of daytime workers. It can be super stressful one day, and completely ok the next and thats what worries me. I would enjoy it more if they accepted my honesty about not being the strongest hardlines team member.
Starting 8.50, still the same. 10 percent employee discount, extra 5 percent if you use your REDcard.
I have been working here for almost a year, and i love it. The team leads i work with are all nice and amazing. there are some who are friends with the team memebers which kind of gets annoying but i love it. i am hoping to transfer back to my other target store which was alot better tha the one i am currently working at only because the other store did not tollerate the tl hanging out and being friends with the tm.
I Have gotten about 3 pay raises now and i am making up to 10$ and hour.
target is a great place to work. i have been working there a little over a year and already got two pay raises. all the TL's are friendly and great at what they do. i highly recommend working here.
i started out at $8.50 and got s raises since. get discounts on everything in store even on clearance. get discounts on GM cars, sprint, t-mobile, verizon, and at&t. there are many many others that i just dont use.
I have only worked for the company for just under a year and I'm making double minimum wage in Oregon with raises every three months. I love the team i work with. Makes time go by super fast so i don't even realize how long the 12 hours shift actually are. I'm offered overtime at least once a month and it is rarely mandatory. We might go through a lot of workers at the DC but really the DC job is not for everyone, but they give pretty much everyone a chance.
I started at just under 15 bucks an hour and I'm making over 17 an hour with the shift diff. I get 2 weeks vacation a year. It started building the first day i started working. And i get 3 personal holiday paid days also. if someone dies in the family i get paid for having to miss work 3-5 working days. i get discounts everywhere: car insurance, cell phone bills, gyms, anything target sells, internet and tv, and schooling. those are what i know of off hand that i use but i know there are many more.
In the beginning Target wasn't that bad. I got my hours and considering it was a significant increase from my previous job, I was happy. Then that set of management transferred out. It seemed like every year ETL's got younger and dumber. The few that were ok got termed or quit under the pressure of all the bullsh*t! Now this set of buttholes don't know how to talk to you and their expectations are STUPID high. I know that the recession has brought on cutbacks but DAMN! TM's that have been there for years are getting shafted while the newbies come in, get a shit load of hours, and don't do a damn thing! ETL's and TL's are always threatening to get rid of the REAL workers if we dont tighten up and "fix" our attitudes, but they really can't do shit cuz those newbies that they put all their faith in quit as soon as they get less than 30 hrs, or they don't get all opening shifts. Ha Ha dumbasses. I read someone elses rant about Target and the shitty annual reviews and I would have to agree; especially about those great team cards. I believe the other person was from NJ and I'm in LA and it seemed like every TM got that same review. I guess Target felt like too many ppl were making too much so lets send out a email to EVERY ETL and TL to put that bad score on every review. Fellow TM's and myself have got to the point where all you can do with ETL's and TM's is say "OK" and walk away. Oh yeah, and moving up in the company isn't impossible, but unless you kiss the right ass...yeah right!
I won't discuss my pay, but I will say that it's enough to keep me (and others) locked in. I and a few others pick up shifts to get in the 30's bracket every week (which is exhausting). The only pro is that they work with your school schedule...most of the time.
I've loved my job since the moment I started...I never thought that I could feel so at home at a job...for the most part I'd rather be at work than home...everyone's really friendly...when I say fast-paced a better description would be upbeat...I have a five month old and recently she was sick with her first cold. My mom called the store and they actually encouraged me to go home even though I wanted to stay. They have fun little rewards like free starbuck's and stuff like that for getting REDcards, and they even sent me a thank you card with all the different team leads signed it for going aboove and beyond with the REDcards...easy to work at...you really are a part of a team...they make me feel like I matter, which means a lot to me because no one's ever done that for me before...they offer opportunities to grow and encourage you to do so...everyone's so nice, it's a fantastic place to work...and to the people bashing Target: think about it...if you're working as a cashier or a sales floor TM...if you were to work at a cometitor's in the same position, you would be treated horribly, paid minimum wage, never given the opportunity to grow, and always stuck at the same pay. Target offers so much, but if you can't see that, then it's your loss...couldn't have asked for a better work environment!
$8.50/hr 10% discount tuition (that's what applies to me, there are more)
I have been there for 3 years 9 months. In the beginning I loved working at Target. The tl's were great as well as the lod's. They are all now replaced by young people and interns who have absolutely no clue what they are doing!!! The pay is horrible and the work expectations are extremely overwhelming for one individual. They expect too much from one person. They hide behind end caps and spy on us! They are sooo disrespectful!!! They are the idiots!! They walk around dictating to us what they want done while they all do NOTHING!! (tl's and LODS ) it's like being in friggin high school!! They gossip about everyone.. Always on their cell phones but god forbid I even pull my phone out just to see the damn time!! They are real quick to ask why you have your phone out and threaten to write you up for it. Even if you have a legit reason for calling out or being late, they still "coach" you. When the (tl's) go on their 15 min break, they're gone for over 1/2 hour but if Im gone for 17min they have something to say. They have been looking to fire some people for stupid ass reasons. They just don't care, well if you are a pet of theirs that's a whole other story... Target sucks and as soon as I find another job I'm effin quitting!! the only good thing is that you have the option to change your availability. Once it's changed, you just have to hope they do the schedule correctly. My availability is only closing 5:30-11. The retards have me on the schedule next week 7pm-12am. What idiots!! So I had to go to my LOD and ask for it to be changed. They say ok thr they will change it but they never do!! Why the hell are they constantly doing the schedule against everyone's availability?? They really suck!! I could go on and on so I'm gonna end it by saying.. DO NOT WORK AT TARGET!!
$8.50 starting currently at $9.48
The only good thing about Target is their flexibility with your schedule.
As a part time cashier I feel I wasn't making enough for the work that I put in to their store. Most of my help went unrecognized and when I got my yearly review, well that was just about the last straw. My overall grading was IE, and raise was 7 cents, which is BS. This just clearly shows that the managers don't even observe you that well. I was the only cashier who would help out when the GSTL was too busy, if someone needed a price check I was the only cashier who volunteered to do it. I covered GSTL's lunches and breaks and honestly felt I went above and beyond expectations. I never bothered asking what needed to be done in the front lanes because I already knew the tasks that need to be done and worked on them. But apparently I need to ask GSTL what needs to be done? BS ! (there goes another reason for me getting IE on my annual report) oh and here's another, apparently I didn't write enough recognition cards for my team members. Well I'm sorry but if I felt someone sincerelely needed to be recognized I'd write em. And what am I supposed to do? Thank GSA's for doing a price check? Why am I going to recognize someone for something they're already supposed to do? There is no point of working to your fullest potential here, because at the end of the day you're making the same wage. They pay slightly above the minimum so give them slightly above minimum effort. Not to mention the rude people who shop there. They could at least give the team members a better store discount! 10% ??? PFFFFT!!!!
Cons: Everything, and the fact that favoritism plays a role, all the older white ladies get the early shifts while everyone else is stuck with a closing shift. I think everyone should have to close at least once a week!
I actually like the job, it keeps you very busy and makes the time fly by. However if you work hard you quickly realize why am I doing this. You are getting a dollar more than minimum wage in PA.
The bosses at my store are cool but constantly tell everyone to keep up a frantic and crazy pace to get everything off the floor and on the shelves, or getting everything back stocked and cleaned up. There is absolutely no incentive to push yourself any harder. The raises I hear are incredibly low and all you get for overachieving is a card with your name on it on the wall.
A lot of the other team members are empty shells. And it puts tons of added strain on everybody else. Call outs and slow work are constant because they simply do not care. I cant even say I blame most of them, but with a few its mind boggling how they can be tolerated.
The Execs expect the impossible from our team. They will not hire better or more people. Sunday truck is a guaranteed nightmare, there is always at least 5 call outs and for some reason our truck sizes continue to be large even though sales in the store are down.
Schedule is 4am-1230 or 4am -8am. Get 9.75 for the first four hours, than it actually drops to 8.75 for the last four, basically when the store opens your pay drops.
Pretty big joke for a company that makes as much money as they do.
I was a cart guy, so basically, I was the guy that got dumped with all the work that none of the others wanted to do -- messes in the bathroom, garbage handler, backup cashier, etc. One "leader" barked at me a few times like an attack dog (think pitbull) because I didn't respond to the walkie calls (hard to hear when I'm pushing loads of carts).
The hours became less and less over time. Many times, about 20 hours a week. Much worse when I switched to flow team; I was on that for the last six weeks there. The hours were spread thin over four or five days each week. One of the bosses on flow was a real prick who just couldn't leave me alone while I was working.
The pay was nothing great ($7.75, then $7.83 an hour) and the amount of hours I had on average just made it worse. Over a year and a half of working there, I think I only had 15 or 16 hours of vacation time built up, but never used any of it because I quit. Bonuses -- none. Reimbursements -- none.
The only perk that I could think of was that I saw a lot of gorgeous women come through the store. That was it.
First my son worked for Target makin $9 an hr working 3 days a week so when I decided I needed a part time job I applied and got the job. Come to find out they lowered the pay to $8 an hr. I was a 40 yr old woman unloading trucks and putting up stock and could out work most of the young kids that worked there and wanted to play on their cell phones all day. I worked my butt of and never got recognized or noticed for it. They expect 1 person to do the work of 3 people and I am not kidding about this. They would work us atleast 10hr days and hardly ever got a second break and when I told them I needed that second break all I got was well you need to work faster then. I would move non stop and trying to hurry everyday to get done sweating profusely and still we would not get done cause they didn't not have enough people working. I hated working there and I know alot of other people felt the same way. All the ETL's would hang out at Starbucks (in store) most of the time so every time you needed one that's where you would find them. I like (NOT!!) how they spring a truck on you for the next day when you are bout to walk out the door...that made me sooo mad. I think it is very unprofessional when the Team Lead over the flow team yells out over the store to tell us to hurry up...I worked there for year and could not stand it anymore I quit the Wed of Thanksgiving couldn't stand the thought of working another Black Friday at Target...
Starting pay $8 hr a year late $8.10..and when I got that they really acted like they were giving somethin.
Today after 9yrs they let me because I return to much thing I ,spend almost 3,000 to 6,000 a year in this store, n what I returned maybe 150-200$ in the past year,no where in the hand book does it say,that I don't have the same return right as guest.
8.10 after 9 yrs 13.50
All major retail giants start out with low wages but ive always believed if u work hard eventually u will be recoignized,target wants educated leaders,they are big on technology,everyone is pretty respectful and friendly,instead of complaining be the best u can be if u arent recognized at target,use target as a steping stone target has a good reputation for a reason,at my store all the lods including store manager r very fair.
Pros flexable hours, good benefits,good pay if u show ur worth and hardworking,managers take time to explain things and are understanding.cons under staffed old equitment hours closely monitored.
The worst company to work for! schedules employees for 3 hours sometimes 4. The cuts in workforce make everyone do the jobs of 3 people.
I started off in new York and I loved but when I moved to Florida to a super target in a mall I thought it would just as busy as my new York store... NOT! I hate the store in Florida, they are stupid, slow n lazy. I believe they're trying to get me fired or quit because I make too much. How I almost doubled my pay is tricky. I started jan 07 in ny I moved in apr 09 to fl for a month making 9.25 at the time. I got the 1.50 shift differential n when I went back to ny they counted that as my pay. I was a specialist making 10.75 n came back in time to get my ny review of .32 cents lol. After a promotion to electronics specialist I was making 12.80. I moved back to fl feb 2010 n got my review from new n another 30 cents. This year I got nothing cuz they said I made too much after getting all Es on my review. I worked in the number one store in the company in ny n came to a crappy Florida store that is polar opposite.
Starting 7.25 (told I would be making 7.50, just turning 18 and my first job I didnt care)
Current 13.11 + 1.00 shift differential 14.11
Target used to be a nice and easy going company but with the new shareholders and corporate it is a dead end and you will hear nothing but rude and ruthless behavior from the pharmacist. One thing i noticed target is getting rid of all of the male staffs and replacing them with females i witnessed this many many times on different targets different cities, so if you are a male a sex change might be necessary to be treated ok and equally joking don't get a sex change, just act like a female it should do the job. Been working more than 6 years for target and been getting only about 14 cents raise every year on my hourly $15 an hour i had years of experience prior coming to work for target, i will avoid work in target if the manager is a female that is a big no no to me because they will destroy you into pieces and embrasse you in front of patients and employees, i just had enough of insults working here and i pay rent and live pay check by check so i had many interviews last week i am hoping to escape from this hell the female corporate have created for poor pharmacy techs i heard many male pharmacist have already quite target due to all of these inequality and racism that is going on.
Never got any vacation from this company every time they brought up an excuse started with $13 and now $15 after 6 years
I thought this would be a great place to work, but it turned out to be the opposite before I was even trained. I was told that I would get a call at the end of the week I was interviewed if I got the job. Instead two weeks later I got a call saying that orientation was that night. After moving everything around I got to the orientation. Had to wait 30 min for the "trainer" to be ready. We watched 4 hours of pointless videos. I mean every job has videos, but the ones for target literally are pointless. Then at 10pm I was informed that I was expected to be in uniform for training at 8 am the next day. After explaing that I couldn't possibly be in uniform because I didn't know I had the job and it was 10 pm no store was open. The day after that I found out that when they said someone was training me they meant someone was handing a me a book that didn't make sense and I was expected to be ready to check out guests in a few hours. My previous experience was office work I had no clue what a DPCI code was plus the fact that that they aren't on every item. Ts ridiculous for people who are visual learners. Would it kill you to have someone show people how to do it. I trained at AMC and I had 8 people behind the concession stand and I didn't hand them a book and walk away. After working here for only a couple months my experience hasnt gotten any better.
8.50 starting still there
Team Leads spend the whole night hanging out in an office sleeping, eating & playing on cell phones. Half an hour before the shift ends they hit the floor so when the day crew walks in they look busy.
Team members are expected to do more & more with less & less hours.
ETLs don't care about the TM's they only care about getting a big bonus at the end of another year of mistreating people who are stuck in a thankless job.
The store is a mess unless they are expecting one of the "visits." These visits are a waste of everyone's time if Target really wanted to see how their stores are being run they should make sure the "visits" are unannounced & unpredictable.
Cons? Working at Target used to be a good experience.
Ok so I am a part time cashier (I'm in school) and there is a lot of negative reviews on here that seem overboard. Yeah of course part time at target isn't going to pay a lot but let's get real here for a second, not many retail jobs do!!
The job itself is not at all difficult or stressful, it's pretty relaxed. I guess the best thing about target for me is the scheduling flexibility they provide.
You know, the job isn't hard. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to be a cashier. I get a decent amount of hours and the pay isn't great but I make more than minimum wage which definitely helps. The problem is how cheap the company is. There are days when half the registers either don't work or something is broken for example the belt doesn't work, scanners don't scan, keys are broken on the computer, bag holders are broken, credit card machines don't work etc etc. This makes my job difficult. Explaining to customers they can't use their credit card, that they have to push their own items down the belt or that we havn't had large bags for their bigger items in MONTHS is embarrassing for a company that has SO much money coming in. It also slows us down making our lines OUTRAGEOUS. The only time we open our express lanes is when all the registers are taken (which doesn't take long considering most of them are closed because they need to be repaired and never are) making customers frustrated. On top of everything the store is dirty most of the time and all the GSTLs are young girls who seem to have "better" things to do. Theres a terrible lack of communication. Other employees don't do their jobs correctly and it effects us at the lanes when someone mislabels a price or gives them the wrong info. Also, cashiers are pressured to push RedCards and surveys yet NO one wants to apply or do a stupid survey. I'm sure it annoys them. All and all it's a retail job, it's not the greatest and I expect that but it really doesn't need to be this obnoxious. Target could be a decent place to work if they got their effin act together.
90% of customers spend at LEAST $100 or more here. They can afford to fix what needs to be fixed to make the store run more efficiently making the job less stressful.
I started at $7.00 an hour - minimun at the time was $5.10. Everytime minimum wage goes up, we are not compensated. There were 5 of us closing in Softlines when I started + a Fitting Room person. Now it's just 1 person and the FR gal that closes / zones all of SL on week nights. After 7 1/2 years I make $8.85 an hour. We are a low volume store and that is always the excuse for not having any money for staffing or decent raises. I like what I do, and the night crew people, but I'm so sick of zoning alone every night and being told I'm the best zoner in SL, yet am always rated
"Average" on my reviews. Target says they value long term team members, but they don't want to pay them for their knowledge or skill.
Pros : Not the worst job I've had. Good fellow closing team members. Flexible time off.
Cons : Executives are hired with NO experience at Target and are trained by the under paid team members. Team Leads are lazy. Too much is expected from too few workers.
Target lays increasing amounts of responsibility upon its workers, yet they don't want to compensate workers properly, companies that gross far less, pay employees 2 to 3 dollars more.
Started off at $8.50 I received a 18 cent raise a year later, and was told not to tell anyone because I got a higher raise than people who had been there for years
The job can be exciting, but very low pay for all the work and a lot of drama within employees and team leads. If your a young single father and college student like me, you need to find better to live off of if your a typical high school or college student.
Pros:You will learn a lot and it looks good on your resume for retail and customer experience. I also like the benefits that you can receive after putting in efficient time.
Cons: From personal experience in working hardlines for about 2.3 years, I had to be trained in every position in the store for only 8.00 an hr (minimum wage) and received a 0.23 cent raise with that being the highest raise out of my group. I became a team trainer and Great Team Hero within 6 months, then I train new team members that become team lead over me when they don't even know half as much as I do. I'm also expected to lead a mid-day and/or closing team and I do it successfully, but I couldn't become a team leader. (laughs) Since I couldn't get promoted, I spoke with another team lead which led me to switch positions and obtaining the GSA position. When other work centers fall behind, me and my hardlines team are forced to assist them, but if we fall behind the other work centers leave us behind. Not to mention hardlines organizes the whole store, backup cashier (others do it as well) with very little team members while electronics and softlines zone small and minimal departments.
Started at 8.00 hr
after 2 years at 8.25 (new minimum wage) also promotion finally coming soon
Maybe 12 hours of vacation right now (about 2.5 days worth)
Pros: flexible schedule, great people, opportunity for advancement
Cons: Pay is not the greatest, retail is... well retail unfortunately, some lazy people
Started at $7.50 last year as a cart attendant, I now make $8.25. I also now know every position in the store besides back room and flow and the executive positions.
Excited about all the opportunity for advancement. My etl's have been talking to me about becoming a team lead this summer after I graduate high school.
Target cut the $1.00 shift differential for early morning workers that stay past 8:00 am. The only thing you hear is Target is making money, but you need to work faster and get out of here so Tthe store doesn't go over on payroll. Now they want you to do that for a $1.00 less an hour if you stay past 8:00? Not likely.
Starting Salary: $7.25 Current: $10.00
I have worked for Target for 12 years. My boss got changed last year and so did my hours. This time last year I was working 38 hours a week ,now I am working 12 hours a week. I complained to the company that the boss didn't like me for some reason ,well she is no longer employed at Target ,but my hours are not going up because I made the other bosses mad. For 11 years I had good reviews and got great raises ,last year was totally different. Can't find a different job and cant live off of what I am making now.
Started of at $7.10 an hour now at $12.04
Being a cart attendant, I was automatically the store **. Any time there was something to be done, no one would do it, the just call me on the walkie and make me do it. Any time i dont do something perfect they chew my ass out but I come into work and the cart attendant befor me has not done anything. Carts are empty, there is a vinigar spill, (which I was made to clean up) and the managers are all standing around talking about god knows what. And even though I'm the hardest worker IN THE ENTIRE COMPANY I get paid 7.50 an hour. Bs. DONT WORK AT TARGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cons: management are all idiots. They are all pregnant women just working there for the healthcare bennifits.
I've been with target for 4years and have moved up. It's a good place to work if your not lazy and you have to haves character to deal with different types of guests and team members. It can be hectic on weekends and holidays. If you show interest and work towards your development they (stl, etls) support you 100% but you have to prove you got what it takes. Like others say must be able to work.
Pros: flexible hrs, team member discount, cell phone discounts, fun and friendly environment
Cons: must be willing to work on holidays, depending on departments don't always get 40hrs
Starting salary: $7.50 hr current salary $19.25 hr
Pros: Great benefits if you stay there longer at my store I never seen my ETLs because they worked overnight and I worked Daytime shift but I have had 3 different TLS since I have been working at Target but they all were very fair and respectiful to me. Cons hours were basic on business needs and Big Holidays so I worked under 20 hrs a week. but after school out in the summer thats when my hours go up and swap shifts with other co-worker. Overall: guest service is superior Most Team Member and Managers are very friendly and treat me like a loyal Team Member and They fully trained me on pushing tubes, using the Pda's, assisting guest with purchases and price checks so far my job is very easy.
Start Pay 7.75 Current Pay 8.25
pros: met some cool people, got some retail experience.
cons: i have worked for target for about 2.5 years now. i do not mind my work, but the pay we recieve is an insult and the work we are expected to do is not worth the pay. i constantly refer to target as the "great insulter" because so much of what goes on in my store is an insult. heres a prime example. one night there was a call in (typical) and i was the only one on the sales floor. i zoned the entire store myself in 4 hours, and the next day the dtl came in for a visit, at 1pm. he told the lods that the zone sucked. what did he expect when one person zones the whole store themselves and you visit 5 hours after the store has been open? meanwhile, none of the lods stood up for me, instead they just nodded their heads and agreed. also, i have recieved 3 raises that don't even total over one dollar, and another person i work with has been there 8 years and doesn't even make 10 an hour. there is no "fast fun and friendly" in this company. only "oppress, disrespect, and insult". anyone who wants to work at target, i strongly recommend you don't. unless you become an lod. then you can have all the sales floor workers do everything while you play solitare, screw them over with lack of hours and minimal pay, then rake in large bonuses for screwing them over. sound like a company you want to work for?
started at 8/hour. 3 raises later, 8.95 hour, and i got the highest raise in the store last year.
I see a lot of talk about how ETL's and TL's can be cold and backstabbing taskmasters, but not at my store! The management in my store makes people feel included and appreciated, be it with recognition over the walkie talkies and in huddles/meetings, or by telling you directly. I've never worked in a place where management showered their subordinates with tons of praise, and frankly it breaks my heart to see that in other stores it's quite different.
Also, the people I work with directly in my department are like family. We can joke with each other and have a good time while we work, which definitely makes work more enjoyable. We can also help each other when we need it, be it work related or personal problems as well, which is definitely great when one of us is having a bad day.
-Great atmosphere to work in
-Management doesn't belittle you or breathe down your neck
-Plenty of room to advance within the company
-Hours are flexible and HR/management are willing to accommodate your availability
-Wages leave a lot to be desired
-Raises are infinitesimal
-There is sometimes a problem with communication, but those problems are few and far between
I've been working at Target for about 6 months now and so far I haven't really had any problems. I'm 16 years old and it's the perfect first job for me. I've made alot of friends and going to work isn't completely miserable. It's like any other job, you don't wanna go but the shift always ends. They dont even mind when you call out, all you get is some attitude but no one has ever talked to me about it.
Pros: Friendly people, easy job, fast paced environment, good for teenagers
Cons: LODs are snobs, it's only busy certain times of the year, they always want cashiers to push RedCards when no one wants them, sometimes they don't respect your availability
Starting salary: $8.50
I have worked for Target for almost a year. For most of the time I worked in the Cafe/Pizza Hut. Being in that department is a hard department. Target as a whole though is a great company to work for. People who I work with talk about certain LOD's (managers) being mean, and I tell them they do not know what mean is. AT my last job before Target our GM would take people off the schedule for a week over minor things. At Target even when they are "mad" at you they will tell you very nicely "I need you to make sure you do not do that again or I will have to Coach you." I was yelled at a lot by managers at my last job just because they were mean. At Target when I made a serious mistake they were very nice about it when they explained not to do that anymore.
Sure, you can make more working as a waitress, but you will be more stressed out. Sometimes a little less money is worth how Target treats it's employees. I have never been treated with anything but dignity. I am hoping to get a degree in management so I can make a career at Target someday.
- pros: Target treats team members like Family. At my store they often reward hard work and give free meals every couple weeks in the break room. They work with you on your schedule typically.
-cons: sometimes the hours could be better. AS with many retail jobs in the beginning of the year January and February hours are very slow. Pay is about average. I started at $7.75 for instance.
Will elaborate on things I checked:
Cut-Throat: Seems this store is more like a High School, where there are teacher's pets/ suck-ups who end up starting rumors about you while smiling in your face; these people get more hours and better treatment while not actually doing as much work either in quality or quantity. I would rant, but will refrain.
Team-Oriented: Liked this here, at least for the most part. Human/ sin nature (Pride) is a problem for at least half the youth, As an older person and one who likes to see things get done and done right--I would NICELY correct people (not only young folks) and they would hate me for it...though they are "the teachers pet". Hence the afore-mentioned "cut-throat". I could reveal an experience, but I currently work there and will hold my peace.
Fast-Paced: Like this also: Einstein basically theorised...the faster you go the faster time goes...this makes for I nice quick day...Usually.
Flexible Schedule: For some...usually the one's who come across as submissive, or "teacher's pets".
Unproffesional: I could go ON AND ON about this one...the Hypocrasy is UNBELIEVABLE! Team Leaders and LOD's are allowed to do things (pertaining to work rules for everyone) that the rest of us are not allowed to do. Bowling (or "spotting") of product is not to be done AFTER store opens, UNLESS an LOD is working with you...then it is o.k. No running in store...UNLESS your and LOD. No snacks or drinks on the floor...UNLESS your and LOD. Lastly...I have been at this store for 3+ years looking to advance. I have 15 years of retail experience (HANDS ON) and know more about the real world of retail than most of these college graduates know...especially about people...yet everytime a job posting goes up at the store level, by the time one tries to get it, IT'S GONE!! It seems at this store they already KNOW who they want, THEN post the jobs...UNPROFFESSTIONAL and plan to call the District Office and complain ONCE and for all.
Pay: Pretty good for the most part...at least for what you do.
1. You must work 19.5 hrs per week on a yearly avgerage to get any accrued vaction time. THAT'S One Year. Not 90 days or 6 months,etc.
2. No Bonuses unless you are an ETL or Higher...no profits sharing either.
3. More than Half of the "employees" that are selected for "Employee of the Month" and some other _____, don't deserve it. Many of us that have been working at the store for years have seen new people get MORE hours, more training for those hours and being selected for these "awards" when others should have been considered and actually qualified for it MORE!
I am begining to hate working for this store, but keep hoping that somehow I will hear about the next position that opens up the ladder and get it before some butt kisser does. The last Market sales floor team lead got the job somehow, but when working with the person, had to tell them about rotating dates on product and pulling out dated items!!!! What the ____!!!
During my time at target i thought I was doing a good job. During the employee review of which seasonal workers to keep i was told i asked to many questions, that I didn't know what to do next and so on. I asked questions to verify that i was doing the work correctly and I had to constantly take down some stock because it had to many faces, after i had done that i would would put the fresh stock up. My coworkers were lazy, team leads were a joke. They don't appreciate you and just use you. It could of just been that store but other stores sound the same with other reviews.
8.25 with a .50 cents early morning bonus.
Seasonal = no vacation or medical
I worked for them for abou 2.5 years. Worked as a computer guy... starting pay was ok... worked my ass off.. took on a bunch of work, watch my peer do hardly nothing... end of the year, got shit for a raise, he got the same amount as me... Then they decided to cut our position back to a little tech, as when i started they built everything up saying for my position you needed a 4 year degree and experience... Which i had.... they busted us down to a tech, which didnt need a degree, and told me i was never gonna get a raise because i am now above the pay grade... wtf!!!!! i had another job waiting to start for about 6 months, we were working out the details..... so i didnt do shit for that 6 months... we had major problems one day so i stuck it out that week, did my interviews during that week, all during the major problem... got a call from the people who i did the interviews with, got the job told them i would start on monday, this was thursdays by now, I told them to piss off in the middle of a major issue... they asked why, and i asked them if they liked being fucked.... my boss said no, i said now you know how i feel about what you guys did to me...
bottom line...... they don take care of the people who actually work.... i am now at a job who actually wants me to be here... and it is great, i have gotten more done at this job in one week then i had at target in the 2.5 years i was there... seriously!!!!
pros they stick to their slogan "expect more pay less" cause they expect you to do more and get paid shit..
58k to start
59.8k to end
From what I have read from previous reviews, I feel like many people complain way too much. Seriously, it's retail. I don't know if you all are expecting rainbows and unicorns or whatever, so suck it up. It's fast paced and organized. You're with leaders who have great ideas and are willing to help others succeed if they want to become leaders. Managers are helpful. I never hesitate to ask for help. Highly recommend!!!!!
Pros: Very fair, managers are understanding, allows you to be a great leader IF YOU CHOOSE, learn lots
Cons: it is stressful...that's why the job requires people who can actually handle work without complaint, tad too ,much drama for my liking, they can offer more than 4 cent raises
This company is great to work for in that there is upward movement potential. If a "team member" is willing to show up and do what is asked of them they will succeed.
Schedules are flexible, managers for the most part understand, work load is manageable with planning, there is structure and order when the right leaders are in place.
Scheduling around the holiday time is being extended to "stay competitive with competitors (Wal-Mart)", if the wrong leaders are in place or you have lack of communication between leadership the workload can be unmanageable, disciplinary system is ridiculously in favor of the team member, and the "one team" rule does not hold true in most stores.
Saying all of that I would like to add that the store I am in is VERY disorganized and is vastly improving it is just taking time. Remaining positive about the situation, moving forward every day and not being discouraged by my areas shortcomings are the only way to cope. Success is a matter of planning and being flexible with your plans.
Starting salary was 11 Hr
Current is 15 hr
20 % discount on my phone bill
10 % off every purchase (yes including grocery)
personal and vacation accrual
5 % matching 401k
5 % additional off with red card
Upward movement potential
After reading all these negative reviews, let me leave a positive one.
I started off as a hourly team member & I moved my way up through positions over the years.
PROS: If you act interested in being promoted and you are actually good at your job (not just being cocky and lazy and complaining all the time about how bad the job is), the ETL team and your STL WILL work with you to get where you want to be. I didn't have to "Kiss butt" but I did have to act professional, motivated, and hard-working. Also, the tuition reimbursement program is AMAZING for college students...up to 3,000 a year for reimbursement! Seriously, what other company does that anymore? You also have the opportunity to make great connections and friends throughout the company.
CONS: 99% of the time it is an exhausting workload and you won't get the recognition you feel you deserve for it. Get over it, no company will pat you on the back for everything you feel you did great! With all the other competitive ways that Target is giving back to you, (go on E-HR to see all the benefits that you probably aren't using), I bet you won't see Walmart or other large retailer doing the same things Target is. Also, the hours can be lame, but it is retail. Also, the ETL team can sometimes just be totally ignorant. The company tends to hire new college grads to help save money and they come in acting like they know EVERYTHING, then, I get told to help train them when they are making sometimes 30,000 more then me? It can be demeaning. Lastly, the ETLs can definitely help out more and pitch in when there is a crazy workload or busy day and there is no team on the sales floor (especially since payroll has been cut and they can't afford to have more mid-day coverage)!!!
Started at 7.00 and am currently at 15.50. I get 3 weeks vacation, no bonuses, tuition reimbursement, 10% discount (plus other random "Team Member Appreciation" discounts, 401K matching program, corporate cell phone discount, and other random perks.
I have worked for this company for 4 1/2 years. Even in Montana, I see that we encounter the exact same types of problems that larger stores around the country encounter. My Co workers are 70% lazy and worthless, and there's that 30% who actually work hard. Actually, it might be more like 80% and 20%. I work mainly in Accessories and Apparel. I had transferred from a larger store where management was atrocious. My LOD's were conveniently scheduled all at the same times, and they were all part of a weird, cult-like clique. Our Food Ave/Starbucks faced out towards the front of the store, where they would sit for LITERALLY anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, gossiping, eating popcorn, and doing absolutely nothing. We would walk by and see them sitting there, as we busted our asses to meet ridiculously crammed time limits to finish our work. The ETL's were undoubtedly the worst. Power tripping, demoralizing, and very unfair to employees. Senior Tea Leads job title is this: pick someone to do all of your work for you, explain to them what they need to do, then go either sit in Food Ave, or your office and do nothing.
I transferred to a different store across town after three years of working there. They had put me on a write up (an immediate final warning) for saying something bad about a team member behind their backs. Seriously? Are we 12? Our bosses could be overheard in their offices together, talking trash on team members, yet WE get written up for doing the same.
So I transfer and am quickly appreciated by my new store, who sees that I am a hard worker who got a bad rap by a pompous, self-righteous store. My Human Resources Executive Team Lead called me ad told me that my current Apparel team lead would be quitting soon, and asked me if I wanted the position. Well, duh. Week of my interview', I call to ask why my interview time has not been set up. She had totally forgotten to notify me that they'd taken me off the list of interviewees, because my final warning from my old store made me ineligible for promotional opportunities until it expired. Uhhh.. okay. So they decide to wait until my final expired, last January. But our DTL said they needed someone in Apparel as a leader. So they moved a male Senior Team Lead from Hard lines to oversee Apparel,
which is just fine, I have no problem with men working in predominantly female work centers, or vise versa. However, I had a problem with this: my store team lead making me train my boss. Since his hiring into Apparel, I have been responsible for many of his projects, including adjacencies, pogs, sales planners, etc. While he walks around with my other bosses....just like the other store I worked at. Am looking for other employment.
Starting Wage: $8.25
Current Wage: $9.28
Excellent medical coverage, and the "Take Charge of Education" is a phenomenal program.
It's great to work for Target if you work in management. Any other position is NOT worth it. They will milk you for your worth but pay you chump change. You have to constantly deal with costumers on different feelings spectrum. During rushes on Sundays i was scheduled by my self for up to 6 hours dealing with multiple costumers at a time. My work hours were never consistent during the weekdays. A raise to Target is apparently 8 cents a year. Working for Target was the worst job i ever had, money and work expectation wise.
starting pay: $8
after 5 years of accumulated raises, it bumped my pay to $10/hr with an average of 25 hrs a week.
Christmas bonus are non existent. If you get Employee of the month you get a "team member recognition". This just means that a manager tells others what a great job you've done during a huddle.
I just recently began working at Target as a seasonal hire a few weeks ago, and although I don't have much experience with Target as some other reviewers here, I find Target to be a great place to work. I'm a full-time student, and I wanted to find a seasonal (and hopefully a steady part-time) job here to help pay off college tuition. I've never been a cashier before, and as people have said, you learn mostly by doing things hands on, rather than through training, and that was perfectly fine with me. I found that way helped me much more because the customers would have real problems, rather than the ones that are stated in the trainer's handbook. The GSLs are always nearby to help, especially when it was Black Friday. Many of the cashiers were new hires, so we had lots of questions, and many of the GSLs were patient enough to go talk us through things step by step.
The HR and GSLs are pretty open to helping their employees out whenever they have questions or problems, but they are very adamant about informing each customer about RED Cards. It's quite nerve racking actually because I heard they track the number of RED Cards an employee can get their customers to open (and that it'll be a major factor in keeping employees after the holiday season or not). They also track whether or not you're fast enough with each transaction with the percentage of how fast they were; the higher the percentage, the better, so you always have to plan out what items will take longer than others.
Starting salary: 10.00
Current salary: 10.00
Adjusting scheduling is fairly easy if it conflicts with the times I'd be in school.
Choosing a pay check preference was incredibly easy. I got the actual checks at first, but switched to direct deposit.
I worked for Target in the mid 90' for 3 years when I was in college, the store was 1 year old at the time. I graduated, got a good job for about 4 years until my wife became ill. I quit my "good" job which involved many hours and travel, to take care of my wife and decided to go back to work at Target. I still new many of the people and am well-liked. I am a very positive and pleasant hard worker and get many compliments by guests and my superiors. After 4 years in garden it was closed. During this time I was building a lot of furniture, bbq's and patio sets, which was not my job, but I did it anyway. So I was offered the bike position when it started. This was a promotion without a pay increase, but I love it so it was ok. In my first full year of bike assembler I took ownership of the department and self taught myself the building process from ordering parts and doing repairs and research to keep bikes in stock. I have even been asked to do shifts at other close-by stores because of my reputation. In my first full year we had a 104% increase in bike sales. I pretty much work unsupervised and report to no one because there is never any issues. I inherited 35 broken bikes when I started and have now 3-5 at any time. I get about 25% of my hours there, the rest is in electronics. I might get 5 hardline shifts a year in a pinch. I have been declined a promotion to be an electronics team member because it invoves a 50 cent raise. I have been declined 2 entertainment team member promotions because it would take hours away from bikes and a 50 cent raise. I currently get 28 hours a week in electronics and 8 in bikes. No other team member gets more electronics hours than me. I am going to find a new job because of this frustration and it is too bad, I really enjoy building bikes and am very good at electonics, but I can't seem to get compensated for either properly.
Started at minimum wage-8.75 an hour and with a hand full of 25 cent raises I am still under 10.00 an hour...sad.
Pros - you will most likely be leaving with some new friends
Cons - where to begin. Well if you don't plan on sucking some major **** then don't expect much outta this place. The lod's think very highly of themselves and have obviously forgotten that their job consists of bossing around a bunch of 18 year olds. Also I'm not sure if anyone else noticed at their targets, the older male lod's are borderline pedophiles and I'm dead serious. Most of the time you can catch them flirting with the younger female team members or if you don't see them they are probably watching them in the camera room. True story, our gstl was caught once with his pants down in the camera room, and once with a bunch of pictures of local prostitutes it's so disgusting. The hardlines Lod is known for banging the new etl's and it's obvious when you look at their job title and compare it to the way they work. I started at this place 3 years ago. The first 2 years I gave 110%, finished early everynight, did all I was told, but never kissed ass. That's why I stayed in the same position and got a total of 34 cents for a raise. Speaking of which, the first year and a half I got paid UNDER minimum wage. How is that legal?? Then all of a sudden they announce we all get 50 cent raises. It's not a raise when your just now paying what you always should have been paying. Anyways, this last year I decided I was gonna just completely slack off. I took 30-45 minute breaks, walked around the store aimlessly, drank on the job, and was just all around disrespectful to the etl's and lod's. I get the same hours, same treatment as I got when I was busting my ass everynight so what the hell right? My last year I been basically gettin paid to chill and drink with the homies all I had to do was dress in red and khaki lol. Don't work here, unless you are a champion ass kisser or just love being treated like you're disabled.
Basically just gas money.
I hate to say it but I've been working for a decade and Target is the worst employer I've ever had. I am expected to meet time-lines, monitor other employees and assist customers at the same. I don't know how they expect me to do that with a grand total of 3 hours of training and no access to information about sale items or where they are located. Needless to say I won't be working here long.
8.20$ per hour
Pros- The only pro to this job is that I got a paycheck for dealing with it.
Cons- Where should I start? The store I originally hired in at had closed, so I transferred to a store closer to home. They gave me a totally different job position when I transferred and I wasn't comfortable with it. The first ETL over me would get frustrated that I didn't know what I was doing, even though I had NO TRAINING for the position that they put me in. They sent me out to another store to receive training, which consisted of shadowing another Team Lead for 2 days- pretty much a wast of my time. After that, my ETL quit, and another ETL took over from another department. Every time I came in for a shift she would complain about EVERYTHING that I did- it was NEVER good enough. Finally she mentioned that I might be better in another job position- but the STL and HR were unwilling to let me change job positions. So, basically I was told that I needed to succeed at a job position that I couldn't handle ( Due to lack of training ) or I would be fired. Needless to say, I have quit and moved on to another company. I'm sorry that I wasted about a year of my life at this place... Vrey unprofessional and degrading. I have been in retail management for several years, and this experience by far has been my worst! I have even taken a large pay cut just to get away from this job!
$16.75 hr / Senior Team Lead
Target raleigh north hills sucks don't work for them they screw you every which way you they can. I got fired today for such bs. Now I got to try to find another job. And I got to see if I get my vacation pay. This sucks. They need to treat people better. I'm actually glad I got fired anyways they treated people like crap. Team members sleeping with managers and cashiers. disgusting.
I was fired so don't know if I get vacation pay now
It's not the greatest, but it's not the worst I've experienced. I have a great team, except there are some people that obviously don't belong, my superiors are calm and relaxed, but they will snap the whip if you're caught not doing anything or chit chatting. The training, well there isn't much, it's mostly learn as you go, for the most part you're on your own. HR isn't always around, but when they are they're great to talk to, I can goto them with a problem either personal or professional and they do what they can and give helpful advice. When we do a good job, we do get recognized, they'll come up pretty much give you a pat on the back and give you a 'great team' card to put on the team board. There's ups and downs to every job, but being a newer store with a younger team, makes it work.
I haven't been there long enough to get 'perks' I don't even mind it.
I get the 15% off whatever with my redcard and discount.
Pros: The management is flexible and willing to train employees if they are looking for new areas to train in. The schedule is fairly flexible too...if you have an issue they are willing to work with you to see if the conflict can be resolved. The benefits are worth it - I have medical and dental, 401(k) where Target matches 5%, 10% team member discount, and access to a few other benefits. I started as a seasonal employee and through continuous hard work I am now a regular employee working 35-40 hours a week and I even get overtime every now and again. I have been there less than a year and am finalizing the promotion process which is sweet.
Cons: There is the air of bureaucracy in the store and it's no good. If you are not on HR's or the management's good side then you will most likely stay stuck in your spot. There is a lot of talent that is being over looked in my store because for some reason or another a number of the ETL's or STL don't like them. For some reason this is not my case and I am in the process of being promoted to TL in a week or so...hopefully I can have more "political clout" to change that atmosphere.
TL (in about 10 days): $13.75/hr
2 weeks vacation, 2 personal holidays, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), team member discount
The team members are great, well some. They will be the ones that help you get through the hell on the most days. Beware of the front end team members, the younger ones are the ones that seem to want to gossip about every single thing that they can. If they start dating it's much worse. The etl's can be ok at times, but at other times make you want to pull your hair out. They will gang up on you once they decide they don't like you. They play favorites towards team members and it's something that infuriates team members and team leads alike. The pay is awful especially if you're management. Not only are you expected to handle a boatload of paperwork but you must do this while leading the team, taking care of guests, lunch's etc, but they are furious if you have to stay over to finish the paperwork because you didn't have time to during your shift.
They training is a joke, and if they want you in a position you have no choice. Even if you say no they will force into the position. During the holidays you can stay as late as 2am to clean up the store and they expect you to be back at 8am. They can become extremely rude if you try to call, no matter what you're excuse is.
Overall if you need the job i'd say go for it. But you aren't going to reimbursed for the work that they will expect you to do, and you'll be looking for a new job sooner than yo think. If you aren't on that favorites list of theirs, no matter what you do you will not be noticed for it.
I worked for Target from Nov. 2009- Sept. 2011.I was a great employee (fast,cordial).The problem with Target corp. is the same with all the corporations.God says that to who much is given much more will be required from the same.Target makes about 4-5 billion in profits!!!!profits!!! a year!!! take home money after they pall all the bills.God the judge of the universe says that you(employer) should pay an employee a fair wage.Target can easily afford to pay 14.00 an hour and still rake in billions a year!...To all who say what does god have to do with this matter?.Answer, if God is the uncreated one and the one who created all things then would he not know the best way to run a society?...Since he created all things?....surely yes....If you work at Target then ask god to give you a better job and quit when you find one.He will help you.Target is evil just like Walmart who rakes in about 12-14 billion a year in profits.The problem is that Target and Walmart have all our Congress in their pockets(through campaign contributions) a legal bribe.
So, I started off as a sales floor team member in a store in FL. My starting pay was minimum wage, but to have found a job period, especially being fresh out of high school and young (I had orientation on my 18th birthday. Haha) was enough for me. I have since moved to NY and am working on the Flow Team. The pay is more an hour, plus you get a $1 shift differential for working so early (Start at 4am). I've switched work places a couple times to fit my schedule. I've been cross trained in almost every area in the store. Target is really good about working around your schedule, although the more open your availability is, the better. I became pregnant while working Flow and they even moved me around to where I was comfortable and always reminded me not to overwork myself. Target is a very fast paced place to work, and everybody expects you to give it your all. If you have a good attitude, and you work your hardest, there are many pros. The time goes by faster, you have a feeling of accomplishment, you get recognition from all the higher ups, and it looks good when you try to move up in the company. I'm currently being prepared for when a Team Lead position opens so that I can be confident in my interview and performance. In the end it comes down to this: If you plan on being lazy, nothing good will come from working here. If you are a hard worker, expect good things. It's all about your attitude and your willingness to adapt.
Starting Salary- $7.25/hour (I also started in a store in FL though, and on dayside salesfloor)
Current Salary- $9.37/hour
Perks: %10 off discount (sometimes more on Target brand during the holiday season)
Many more, I just don't take advantage of them yet.
So I'll start with the pros- everybody smiles in your face and talks about their "team" but everybody can't be that happy all the time and you will learn that quick. The pace is fast and you're always doing something so there is no time to be bored..... and now the bad
the customers...even the rude ones were nicer than management. terrible training an terrible hours. too many people talking on walkies which causes confusion which in turn becomes your problem. Basically target gets away with "cross-training" so less people can do more work and unless you are a team leader, being a GSA just equals stress! and cleaning bathrooms!
However, being a cashier here was really fun but being in charge of the cashiers was too much stress to be making the same amount as a cashier!
starting salary- $9 and since i quit within three weeks..ended at the same amount
As I read all the negative responses to this post, I notice one common trend. They all feel like they are working hard for not enough pay. The fact of the matter is, in any job, if you want to make it, you have to work hard and prove yourself. Start low, and work your way up. The environment at Target is one of excitment and energy, and if you can't make that happen, you probably won't do well.
This company and its store leadership expect basically two things... show up for your scheduled shift, and have a sense of urgency. If you can do at least those two things, you will be recognized, appreciated.
Its very often the leadership is bringing in cakes, pizza, or some type of lunch time item for all team members to enjoy in the break room in recognition of their hard work. Something I had never seen before working for this company.
I started with no college degree, and had been working as an independent contractor for the last 4 years. With a family I needed to get into something more steady, and something that would provide a retirement for my wife and I.
I started with No benefits, $8.50/hr, and only 16 hrs/week.
After putting in that hard work that all these negative people talked about, I was soon getting over 35 hrs/ week, medical and dental for my wife and son, 401k, and tons of discounts.
Starting Pay: $8.50/hr
Current Pay: $15.50/hr
-Time and a half on 5 of 6 Federal Holidays (closed Christmas)
3 Weeks Vacation/year
Medical/Dental for Myself, Wife, Child for only $80/Month
401k (I contribute 12% of my income, target Matches 5%)
15% discount in store (10% if you don't get a Red Card attached to your checking account)
25% off my cell Phone bill and accessories
and discounts go on and on if you take the time to find them!
CONS- Working here was actually nice in the beginning couple of months. I loved my coworkers and even the management. After the first couple months then the job really started to go down. All of the good ETLs left because they didn't like how hey were being treated. They will only hire fresh out of college kids to be in management, even if you have tried to work your way up for years. The pay is nothing (I only make $7.82) for the work you do. I was 7 months pregnant before I got put on bed rest and they still expected me to do all the same work under all the same pressure that I did before I got pregnant, even though I would consistently remind them that I could not. I cant even imagine how hard it would be for an older person to do some of the things they had me doing when I'm only 20! And I'm very fit (outside of being pregnant). When it was time for raises I only got a 7 cent raise because I was pregnant basically, they just couldnt say it like that. When I returned to work I asked them to put me on morning schedules and they refused. . PROS- The benefits are nice and the company does try to give back to the community which I really do like.
starting salary: $7.75 current:$7.82
Hired as a team member which is what I applied for. I love this company and it's a retail job so you're going to have to work hard, but I don't find my work "hard" at all, just exciting. Having come from Walmart, this place is a welcome surprise. I love working at Target. Team members, leads, and the store manager are ALL very nice and willing to help whenever needed, willing to answer questions and they always post thank you notes(every day) and leave them on the board to recognize team members' good work PLUS they will also tell you to your face "Thank you for a good job today" "We appreciate you staying late to cover a call out" etc.. Even though there can be stress dealing with unhappy and rude customers, they don't take it out on their crew. They are very accommodating if you need to revise your shift. The atmosphere is much lighter than at Walmart (where leads think they're better than you, team members who worked there for years think they are better than you, customers are more important than you, and they make you feel like you're expendable. - every day)
Target doesn't make you feel like that. They are team oriented and they make you feel like you belong.. I don't know about other states, but the culture here is "inclusive" courteous, and I do not dread going to work like I did with Walmart. At Walmart - you are a slave. At Target, you are a member of the team. Salary - more than $8 to start
Pros - pretty much see above, chances to advance to team lead in as FEW as 3 months, promotion from within, college tuition, part timers can also get medical insurance.
Cons- minimal formal training-yes you get thrown out there on the floor, but there has never been any question I have asked that has gone unanswered. You don't know something, ask and not just team leads but other team members will help as well
Zone, cashier, backroom, flow, Plano & etc
Start at $8 and current is $10.45
To start out ill give you a backround on myself. Im a white 18 year old male with an exellent working record. Although for the past year and a half ive been unemployed ive been looking dilligently for another job day in and day out. Since my last job doing door to door sales was purely commision based I quit to look for steady pay. So a year and a half later I get hired at target as a Human Resources Team Member. I was extremely exited when I was told this after my interview. Im an operator but so what? As long as I get paid im usually happy. Now I'll review the negitive aspects first.
Cons- Honestly I'm starting to hate where I work, I dont mind the work Im actually suprised I like it the interaction with so many people. But then again when I go to work I dread it although I trynot to. The Hr Team Lead is a cut-throat women who is always to busy to help someone and never positively recognizes when work is done or a problem is solved. For being a competitive store the training is overlooked way to much. Many of my fellow employees feel the same way as myself. Sometimes New Team Member are givin initial training and then are susposed to learn a grip of other informaion but with no avail. Ignored when inquiring about more training and coached when you are unable to perform properly due to insufficient training. The workplace is very cut-throat and freedom of speach is quite unfree. Ive been coached already for swearing outside in the back where most of us smokers hang out during break while i was on my break. My recommandation is this. It is a job if you need the money and they hire you like myself its worth the hassle if your getting about 30 hours a week. I make 8.75 not the best pay but it works. The only part of that I dislike is targets hours that you work are based on an average so if during the first month you average 20 hours a week but you want more too bad because the system max locks you in at that average untill you get promoted. So be carefull and assert yourself or they WILL push you around. TO finish this part of if you work in HR i feel for you. Most of the equipment is broken or about to same go for the office equipment. Our printers malfunction all the time or just die for a while, our fax doesnt even work. The copy machine is completely broken so so much has to be hand written. The crappy part is almost none of it gets replaced unless you bug the crap out of Store ETL which will strengthen your chances of being fired. Makes it extremely hard to be "Fast, Fun and Friendly"
Pros-Although I may have alot of negitive things to say about target itself my co-workers are pretty cool for the mostpart. But untill you get to know them well be careful what you say to them in confidence!! My direct boss the Hr-TL may be a pain but the ETL's are nice and understanding to a point. Make nice with them because they tend to have a strong impact on your job. The Benefits are great the discount is just piss (10%) pretty much just tax. But 15% off sprint phone service and an extra 40% off the phones. 40% off some major car insurance companies. Theirs a grip of benefits but some you have to pay for. I absolutely love that target banks with wells fargo. Direct deposit is cake and cashing a target paycheck with them is a cake walk :). Not only that but many of the bank fees are cut or waived for target employees.
So Overall target has some cool benefits and banking is made easy. Although if you have the chance to work somewhere else and get the hours you want do it because getting hours at target is hard I had to lay out my life story to my hr-etl to get just 30 hours a week average. It is a fast past enviroment at times which i thuroughly enjoy but be careful and dont get too comfterable or you will get coached and get a few of those under your belt and your gone!
Vacation time- unless you've worked at target for a while its non existent your either getting paid to work or not on your off days like usual.
Perks-the benefits package as explained above. And they dont drug test after you start work unless your injured on the job or make a big nono that would get you fired anyway.(good job for people just starting out in life but ive been working since i was 11 and I'd much rather be a waiter or well lamost anything else with steady pay. But its overall if you want to move ahead in the company study what your boss and the other TL's and ETL's like what religion are they and such. Because they are all the same in those general areas and they promote people who are just like themselves (seriously)
Before i get into this, i just want to let those that read reviews know that I personally don't have anything against the "Target Brand" or its company. I have no grudges or anything, just pure facts. I was recently hired by target 1 month ago, and i can honestly say that working at target is the worst career decision i have made thus far. Before I go into detail about my experince I will talk about the cons first, and then the pros of working there to get the bad news out of the way.
CONS:I am a recent college grad, B.A degree, and work experience while being in college. I applied to the Executive Team Leader position to Target because they were advertising that they were interested in college grads with their bachelors, so i applied. Come to find out, Target doesn't want people with just an college education with work experience, they want women in their early to mid 20's that fit the "Target" profile, and not someone that has the qualifications. If you don't believe me, just fact check me by searching on Google about Target Job reviews, and you will see the that I am not lying. To make a long story short, I didn't get the job as an ETL, but i did get a job as a Team Member. A job is a job right?
The Second thing is that when you are hired and go on the Salesfloor, or whatever department they put you in, don't expect hand-holding. This is actually a good thing, and a good trait that i personally like, but i included this information to lighten the mood for what I am about to include later.
Respect: The Third thing is that if you come in as a regular Team member, don't expect to be treated with much respect. Actually, this is the biggest issue of all, and one of the reasons this company is unbearable to work for unless you are trying to better your life(Pursue education) or pick up extra money on the weekends. It's really bad; since i have been there, I have been talked to like i was 16 years old, instead of an adult. I don't mind someone telling me what to do (I prefer that method of management because it lets me know what i need to work on to improve myself)but, they come at you hard and micromanage you like nothing you did yesterday or the day before mattered. One of my ETL's actually had the nerve to talk to me like that when the other employees were around. The management is very unprofessional, and the entirely female management in charge try so hard to be loud and in your face, they don't care what you think or what you try to accomplish on the job. Don't expect respect, even when you do everything right, you are STILL wrong!
Pay: They treat you like they pay you, I started at $7.25/hr, with my degree and all. LOL. I actually thought it was funny, and just chalked it up to God humbling me, perhaps for a better career down the road. When you need a job after college and live on your own, you have to take anything that comes your way right?
Benefits: They have awesome benefits, and a strong record of giving back to the community. They usually partner up with places like Ronald McDonald and other non-profits to give help to those that need it. They give 5% of their income to charity and the community weekly. Target is definitely a giving company, and that in my book deserves an A Plus. They 401k is ok, but not the best. They rely too much on "Target Date Funds"(Funds where you pick your retirement date and "set it and forget it"). Not much to pick from in that area, but it is still average compared with most 401k's.
Conclusion:All in all, I want to leave this company. I am not saying you will have the same issues i had if you join this company, but please do your "due diligence" before you work here if you aren't hurting for money. It is high pressure, fast, political and bureaucratic. They pick the people they want for promotions WAY before you can get a chance to prove yourself. Its not about what you know at Target, but who you know that moves you up the ladder. Final Advice, know what you are walking into when you enter this company.
Vacation Time: Don't know
Reimbursements: Tuition reimbursement
Target is a pretty decent company to work for. The store I currently work at has been through many LOD's,TM's and TL's. One big problem I have with the store is the scheduling past availabilty. It is a constant struggle to explain to them that YOU CANT WORK PAST A CERTAIN TIME ON A CERTAIN DAY!!! It drives all the TM's crazy. A lot of the Team Leads do think that they are so much higher up then the TM's. Awesome, you get paid 3-4 more dollars then us....Who cares. It doesnt even require a degree. I work the Front End. Its a job that anyone is able to handle but the ETL's are the ones that aggravate people the most. The TM's are what keeps us going throughout the year...If it was not for them... i dont think anyone could handle it. The hard work for such low pay. If your availabilty is low, they think its awesome to give you no hours.... A lot of TL's dont do anything but chit chat... and boss people around about endcaps that they need to do. But overall Most ETL's are pretty good. The Senior Team Leads and Team members are my favorite.
The training at target is terrible. No one is ever properly trained, Especially in the Front End which, personally I think needs the most training.
Pros- Flexibility, TM's, Hard working enviroment.
Cons- Upper management..BLEH., Scheduling past availabilty, TL's thinking they are greater then what they actually are,Pay Scale.
10 percent Discount..wow that covers IL taxes. and like 5 cent more.
Everyone works as a team. Everyone leaves together except the cashiers, a recent change. This is an easy job and the LOD's are so friendly. This is a great job for someone going to school with limited hours. I am really hoping I make it pass the seasonal. I enjoy the job and it is very enriching to see your productivity in keeping the store nice and pretty.
7.25/hr. Hopefully I can start the internship and the pay will increase.
The worst work experience of my life!!! The executives don't care for anyone but themselves. They would always show favortism to employees that would spend most of their time sucking up to them. As for calling out they would be very disrespectful. I called out once because I had to go to a funeral, and they reiterated that a funeral did not take all day and that I should be able to come in. Target was always understaffed and my department was expected to not only finish the backroom duties, but also be able to help the sales floor. The backroom team went above and beyond its duties and we felt that it was not fair to us to have to handle other departments work load while still getting paid to just to backroom duties.
Started at $7.50 and ended at $8.49. Too much work for such little money.
I am a very cheerful person, but when I'm at Target I feel very stifled. The various LoDs (leader on Duty) are extremely intimidating. I was not trained properly, and the many LoD's with their short, frank attitudes really ruin my day. Target doesn't respect your availability and schedules people at times and days they have repeatedly said they cannot work. Unreasonable time goals and rude attitudes from leaders really make me want to quit. Once I called in sick and told them I was throwing up the LoD asked me about my sickness and told me to take some meds, because he really needed me that day. I understand that he needed me and I did want to come to work but, if i'm sick, i'm sick! I found it INCREDIBLY rude and disrespectful for them to interrogate me and tell me to take meds, when I'm throwing up all over my apartment. Target makes me feel so disrespected and low can't wait to find another job.
although the 8 dollars an hour is good enough for me working as a student, and some of the people there know your pain and try to help you out a little, not the worst place to work, you may even catch a nice LoD on some days.
Starting 8.00 (+one dollar if I work over nights) current 8.00
see here is what i see i started out as low as u can a seasional hire and now a team lead so u can make it just not be lazy like most team members are so great company to work for but with any retail job its hard to work for the public
Started at 7.00 and now make 16.50 get 3 weeks vac a year and 10% of but some months an total of 20% off all target brand Great Team to work with time off when u put in for it and all kind of discounts cons are dealing with public because there crazy
The pay sucks. Especially for the amount of work you do. You can do so much work for 10 people at a time and get no reward for it. Unless you're friends with a Team Lead or an executive you will get no where. If they don't like you it's obvious and they will pick on you from time to time. Your actual team members can be pretty cool if they're not rats. Some team members and team leads will rat you out for something so insignificant and you will be reprimanded. It's best to just focus on work and ignore everyone. Choose who you will talk to carefully. If you an executive doesn't like you, they won't even tell you to your face. If you have friends who are well connected you might even hear stories about higher ups talking about you behind your back. So overall Target sucks, the pay sucks, and everything is overpriced. You get a crappy 10% discount and even with that, the prices are just that low normally at Walmart.
Started at $7.25, got a 16 cent raise my first year but the state minimum wage was raised to $7.75 and my 16 cents didn't carry over. My second raise was 8 cents. So I ended up leaving only making $7.83.
Expect to be worked very hard, very quickly, with slipshod training at best, unless you're lucky enough to get a team lead who actually does their job. And then, when you make a mistake, even something insignificant, expect it to be held over your head for the rest of your career there, especially if someone decides they don't like you and want you gone.
Team leads do no work (no, a few do. Very few) but act really stressed and busy. They maybe do a couple endcaps. And that's when they don't just pawn it off on someone else.
Team leads stick together, become best friends, and they can never, ever be wrong. Even when they are. Because you aren't allowed to win.
That being said, you will get crosstrained in a lot of areas which is interesting and good on future resumes, though they only do it so they can hire less people, work you harder, and then wonder how you didn't get 4 departments worth of work done by the end of the day. But still, it's good to get trained in lots of areas, just hope you get a trainer who actually trains you well (rare).
I met a lot of great people at Target, but when someone decides they want you gone the whole middle/upper management will treat you like dirt and hound you constantly. Usually they do this by suddenly dumping loads of work on you (especially stuff you're barely trained in, if at all) and then "coaching" you when you fail to finish it all. It doesn't matter if they've given you 30 hours of work to be done on an 8 hour shift - if you didn't get it done, you obviously just weren't adhereing to "Speed is Life!"
Sorry for focusing on the negatives. I really did have a lot of fun times at Target, but that was mostly because of some of the people on my team rather than the company. I actually liked my job itself, just not the way I was treated by the people above me. I'm not the only one who felt this way.
Eventually I just had to leave when the middle managers are decided they didn't like my team and pretty much ganged up on us and started flipping over the tiniest things. A job that had originally been very challenging but occasionally fun became high pressure, stressful, angering, and all over unpleasant. Not to mention I was dismayed that my one year raise was 6 cents, which put me 6 cents above state minimum wage, which was my starting salary. A lot of other people only got 4 or 5 cents. What a joke! People can't live that way!
Starting salary - absolute minimum wage
After one year - minimum wage + 6 cents (and that was one of the HIGHER raises in the store - what a joke)
If you really need this job, then do it as quietly as possible and don't try to advance unless they ask you. In other words, don't be a hero or you won't be there for long. It is true that if a Team Lead or anybody who has been there for a few years doesn't like you because you get the work done and they don't, they will all start to tag team you to try and make you quit. Can't fight them all, trust me. Team leads and almost everyone else will work around in groups, will "work" in groups, and will basically spent the whole day talking and doing very little work(like an End Cap a day)...
The company atmosphere expect Grade-A work but does not rewards it. I am not disgruntled or anything like that, I'm just sad that I work as hard as I do, and have to deal with the kind of stuff I deal with, but I need this job for now and can't quit...
Other than that, I would recommend anyone to try and get a job in an area where you don't come into contact with other "team" members...
Management WILL ignore you and join in trying to make you quit once you are "black listed"...
Raises are pathetic, don't ask...
Remember, the only way you can get in trouble in Target is by doing your work, specially if you do it better than the rest...There are Team Leads that treat employees like crap and they are still there after 20 write ups and what not...Keep your head down and DON'T try to make ANY friends...Team leads are very dangerous to your health while at Target...
Chill out, talk to needy and over talkative Team Leads and Specialists...and go home...
Starting/Current 8 Bucks...
Perks...you do have the option of doing your job and be left alone...just be very quiet and ignore everyone else...
Target was a great company to work for. Benefits were outstanding, including a 10% discount on merchandise within Target. However, Target also offered programs with other companies that many team members are unaware of or simply do not take into consideration, i.e. - Mortgage Loans, Educational Assistance, Auto Insurance, Discounts at other retailers (Brooks Brothers), Legal Assistance.
Although the work is demanding and you have to be creative from time to time to meet goals, it is a very rewarding experience. Team members may not always know the reason why decisions are made but overall, the company is looking out for everyone's best interest.
My experiences DTL's, STL's, ETL's was very positive. Most were very encouraging and took the time to mentor your development.
PRO's: Flexible schedule, discount, training, opportunities, team-oriented, fast paced.
Target is one of those employers that likes to screw over the little people. They rely on the fact that they're Target, and people will come flocking here for jobs. The job reminds me of Office Space. I have, at any given time, 2 specialist, 1 team lead, one LoD (leader on duty) and 1 store manager. 5 bosses all saying different things, each one ripping into me because i didnt get *one* of the 5 tasks done; simply because another boss thinks their project is 10x more important than the others. On top of that, feedback from managers is rarely- no, NEVER- consistant. I'll have 2 team leads tell me im their best person for working reshop and pulls from the back room, and then my review was entirely unsatisfactory by another manager. After busting my ass for a year for this company, i got a 1.2% raise. 9 whole cents, pushing me to $7.39/hour. $.09 above minimum wage.
To top that off, target refers to their employees as "team members". In the same note, i'm constantly reprimanded for working in groups with people, because of other work piling up (i was helping lift a 130lb entertainment center). We're made to work entirely alone, unless you're best friends with a manager, in which case you all walk around as a group and don't do any actual work.
The computer does *all* of our scheduling now, from what I've been told. Apparently, theres no "minimum shift" rules here, because i'll work 5 days a week and be lucky to have 16 hours. Most days for me range from 2.5-3.5 hours, and it's a 40 minute round trip drive for me. Not the most economical trip for near minimum wage.
Their standards are higher than any other company I've seen, and I can make more money working for Walmart.
Good luck getting time off. They require 6-12 hours availability every weekend day (Fri-Sun), regardless of other work or school commitments. I've been scheduled one day in the middle of a week of unpaid vacation, then reprimanded for not being there, while I was 3 states away.
Frankly, Target is a terrible company to be a team member for. If even one manager, team lead or specialist doesn't like you, or feels threatened by the quality of work you do, you're not getting anywhere with this company.
$7.15 starting, $7.30 when minimum wage went above my starting (bumped up to minimum). $7.39 currently after a year. No vacation, bonuses or any perks, other than a lame 10% discount.
Not horrible or anything but you bust your butt and the pay is just ridiculously low.
$8.50 per hour.
I worked for Super Target. There's a lot to be done. Not a difficult place to work for as far as dealing with customers. You have to keep the store organized. It's very tiring. When I went home I couldn't even move my legs. When the store closes you have to stay very late to finish cleaning everything, putting go backs out, etc. If other departments aren't done by the time you are you have to help them and everyone leaves at the same time. The managers were nice. Overall good, but working at target wasn't for me.
Started with $7 hr finished with $7 hr. You get 15% off discount and you can also use it towards sale items. Target pay is low.
It's a wretched work place to go to. On top of black mold never being taken care of and other problems causing health issues with workers (including myself), the managers took it upon themselves to work everyone 14 hours a day sometimes just because they "had to pick up their kid from school". So depending on how many people are above you, the more screwed you are.
$8.00 starting salary
Like the other reviews said, you work hard but a Target is a great retailer. Extremely long hours especially during the holidays and days off are hard to come by.
You definitely earn every penny you make at Target. Expect to work very hard. Everything is pretty structured and by the book. Management rides you pretty hard.
They are good though about making sure you get your breaks. Diversity is excellent and there are many chances for promotion if you do well.
No bonuses. My pay is $14.00 per hour. Pay range for team lead starts at $11.00 and it has the potential to be much higher.
Target has a great internship program that allows interns to work in every department possible at store-level. The pay was only $10/hr, but the experience was worth the time. Retail hours can be rough but there are definitely opportunities for advancement with this company. Good program for anyone who wants to be in management. You even get a 10% discount.