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Anonymous shared this review of Target, United States on Aug 31st, 2020
"Target is a fantastic company. Target is a forward looking progressive company that has been leading in retail for years. Back in the 90's Target understood what the future retail landscape would look like. They made the investments in technology & training for speed and efficiency. Target built their foundation hiring a diverse work force. Target is supportive of Womens leadership at entry & mid level positions. Target like many corporations today, have a significant growth opportunity for women's leadership in high level positions. Having "representation" of female leadership in high levels positions will simply be viewed as a social compliance, Unless genuine efforts are made to balance equality in C-Suite leadership. As we have seen for the last 100 years inequality perpetuates inequality. It starts at the Top and the Time is Now. "
Anonymous shared this review of Target, United States on Aug 18th, 2020
"Speak up if a leader is inappropriate with you. Better to get a new job than be treated poorly but I think that most senior leadership wants to know if there is an issue. Give them the opportunity to address it."
Anonymous shared this review of Target, United States on Jul 27th, 2020
"Good balance of team lead roles taken by women. Everyone was approachable for talking. But, unless you're in a team lead position there's not a lot of hours offered."
Anonymous shared this review of Target, United States on Jan 21st, 2020
"The culture is not always supportive or healthy. Upper management creates stress for other management levels that can lead to a exhaustive environment. However, this was one of my first corporate jobs so maybe I am just inexperienced. A lot of people I was around had been with the company for many years and spoke highly of it. There are a lot of women (and diversity) in the management and a nice benefits package."
Anonymous shared this review of Target, United States on Nov 24th, 2019
"At work at HQ which would be different than a store. The work life balance is great. Lots of opportunities to work from home. It is easy to take care of my kid when he is sick. However, I think they could do better with maternity leave benefits, and compensation transparency. Also, there is no onsite daycare which I find surprising for such a large company with so many other onsite perks."
Anonymous shared this review of Target, United States on Nov 6th, 2019
"Target is great as a part time job. I had to leave because the hours were inconsistent"
Anonymous shared this review of Target, United States on Oct 7th, 2019
"Their policies are supportive of women and work-life balance, and there are many women in leadership positions. Overall it's an empowering culture. It has gotten better, but there is still some opportunity for all work styles/personalities to be embraced. (i.e. extroverts vs. introverts). Can be cut-throat depending on team/department. "
Anonymous shared this review of Target, United States on Aug 28th, 2019
"Be upfront about your needs and expectations from day one so that everyone is on the same page"
Anonymous shared this review of Target, United States on Jun 19th, 2019
"Life & Work balance ?if something comes up someone is usualy there to try to help."
Anonymous shared this review of Target, United States on Apr 26th, 2019
"Being clear about your employment restrictions here is worthless. They will lie and say you never said something, or worse, that you never provided it in writing when you did. I left for appointment as a police officer and they threatened with "You can never work for Target again!" like that was going to make me stay over serving the public. Peace Out Target. "
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Jan 21st, 2019
"Terrible work life balance, unable to request time off as needed. "
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Jan 4th, 2019
"Retail is hard work. Fortunately I work with some great women and men. Always willing to help."
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Dec 27th, 2018
"Be confident, Focus on self development, request feedback often. Share experience "
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Jun 3rd, 2018
"You have to work a lot harder in order to be recognized than male colleagues. It's very frustrating at times when they do less of the work. "
Anonymous shared this review of Target on May 31st, 2018
"Certain areas have embraced diversity and certain areas are still a “good old boys” club. It can be all about who you know rather than what you can do or offer"
Anonymous shared this review of Target on May 25th, 2018
"If you have a family don’t expect to spend much time with them. Requests for time off gets denied more than approved. No such thing as a set schedule. They will tell you they will accommodate you as best they can but after your 90 days they do what they want and forget what they told you in the beginning. "
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Apr 11th, 2018
"Show yourself to be competent, eager to learn and team oriented; you will advance with this company. "
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Mar 26th, 2018
"Be forthcoming and know who your Asset Protections / Loss Prevention person is. Be vigilant of customers, especially if you work on the sales floor or near the fitting rooms."
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Mar 14th, 2018
"Great company, on the store level the quality of your STL (store manager) determines the quality of your experience. My first STL was supportive of me taking it easy at work but still expected long hours and for me to be available 24/7"
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Jan 29th, 2018
"The management is very kind, and there are always a ton of opportunities to cross train. Some positions can be more stressful than others though, so I wish they would compensate their part time employees better. Better pay, benefits and more hours goes a long way,"
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Jan 24th, 2018
"Work hours are nuts at times, so be prepared to work at night and even on vacation"
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Nov 30th, 2017
"Don't expect your rise to leadership to happen quickly. As with most companies there are a lot of workplace politics."
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Nov 1st, 2017
"Dont work for target especially if you have kids. They dont care about other peoples families. I have a sick child and get coached for my attendence."
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Sep 22nd, 2017
"The company only cares about you if you are performing. If you are not performing for any reason, you are replaceable. "
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Aug 2nd, 2017
"it is fun, innovative, room for creativity and growth within the company. "
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Jul 26th, 2017
"Energetic and young culture but depth of work is shallow"
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Jul 22nd, 2017
"Be sure to stand up for yourself, there are very strong personalities that work there and they are resistant to change."
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Jul 9th, 2017
"Within the right team, this company is very good for families"
Anonymous shared this review of Target on May 16th, 2017
"wonderful if you have support at home, nanny or extended day care "
Anonymous shared this review of Target on May 13th, 2017
"They are fair in a big corporate way. Lots of young families so they accomodate. "
Anonymous shared this review of Target on May 11th, 2017
"For a coporate retail environment, target has a great culture as long as you are self-motivated."
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Apr 20th, 2017
"There is a good maternity leave length of time if you need it."
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Apr 17th, 2017
"It depends on your boss. You can end up with someone who really supports WLB or someone who doesn't prioritize that as much"
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Apr 16th, 2017
"Great place to work! I highly reccomend - outcomes are important to them, but open to how it is accomplished (flex schedules, work from home)"
"That it is not an awful place to work depending on management. Once management shifted the quality of work culture and environment plummeted."
"Generally a good place for women but can be superficial with less focus on talent than reputation. "
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Sep 18th, 2016
"This is a great place for working mothers and advancement opportunities."
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Aug 30th, 2016
"Success at this company seems to depend greatly on the leadership in each individual group/team."
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Jul 26th, 2016
"They tell you they want you to take off, if you need to but than make you feel bad that next day for doing"
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Apr 27th, 2016
"There is a lot of representation of white women in Director+ leadership levels. But Target has a lot of work to do to recruit, advance, and retain multicultural women. "
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Apr 6th, 2016
"Had a great experience!"
Anonymous shared this review of Target on Apr 1st, 2016
"Good maternity leave; treated very fairly with lots of opportunity. Good facilities for pumping and time allowed to do so as needed. "
"My executive team is all women. The seniors in my store are all women. I specifically run the backroom team made up of all men; and recently ran the flow team which was mostly all men. I have been respected in both positions because I have made it a point to "keep up." I can lift, pull pallets, and work just as hard as my team."
"Predominantly women. Most of our TL's are women"
"There are more men leaders than women"
"I think it depends on what pyramid you work in. I am hourly and work for women and sadly they are not family friendly (unless you are them). When I am there I just want to work and there are countless pointless meetings that hold zero value other than to say there is a meeting. Hourly employees receive 75% of their pay on short term disability when on maternity, exempt employees receive 100% pay."
"Negotiate your starting salary and vacation. I was told by the Target recruiter, he couldn't negotiate vacation. However, after I was hired I learned of a male hired at the same time as me was able to negotiate another week of vacation."
"I have worked with Target since 2006 and in 4 different stores. I love the company but the professionalism is sub par among the management. The high turnover rate in management is scary. I have 22 years of retail experience and in various positions. It is sad to say that means nothing and my professional business attitude that clients, guests are the reason we are here goes unheard. Management needs improvements. The corporate visits should be unannounced and at all times of the day. Also should not search out the managers to inquire about how team members are applying their skills. The corporate ladder needs to see the lack of in and around. The company though has many good sides but the stores are the improvements that are needed."
"Not family friendly"
"Starting out you won't make much money or get too many hours scheduled. They will cross train you in other hours if you ask; but if you want to work in the other departments you have to hope they schedule you or pick up hours by being called in or if some one chooses to give up their hours."
"It's hard physical work and they expect more and more work out of you."
"it all depends on what store you are at and who your managers are . you are expected to get your work done as well as getting others work done when they do not finish. Women are mostly in support roles and you find only a few in upper store management, At least where I work now. if you are "JUST" a team member you are treated as such and are not heard or at least they listen but nothing is done. you do have "favorites" that will get the hours the pay and the recognition."
"Expect the beat for less pay. I have worked here for 5 months. Hours are flexible for availability, if it fits their needs. But recently they've cut the departments hours more. I struggle to complete my tasks, asking for help from anyone in close by departments, no help."
"Most women seemed to be assigned to soft lines in the stores."
"You work very long hours and there isn't much of a routine which is very hard to have worklife balance. Some nights I work until 1am and then have to be back early the next morning."
"There are women in support roles and some in middle management but it is male dominant in those upper key position such as store managers and district managers and above."
"I had a boss that would constantly put down other employees and make me feel uncomfortable. She was a woman, but they seemed to embrace the idea that either you were there for a decade so you got promoted or you were intensely aggressive. I believe they only promote based on sales which has nothing to do with leadership."
"I saw many women promoted in my time at this company, and I think women have an equatible chance to advance. However, being in HR, I was privy to information regarding a fellow ETL. She went on maternity leave around the holidays, and management at the district level intended to use her inaccurate filing of her PTO to fire her. She ended up correcting tnte error and was not let go, but the situation felt inappropriate to me."
"Women are treated pretty fairly when it comes to advancement as far as I've seen."
"It's hard to beat retail management pay, however I would want all women to know the sacrifice they will be making if they were to take on this job. You will be overworked and constantly on-call. If you're looking for a company that has strong politics, you've found a winner."
"Carp work, long hours, unattainable goals"
"Generally women are treated fairly. My manager was very supportive of work-life balance and flexible leading up to, during and after my maternity leave."
"Looking back to my first day, I would advise myself to build stronger relationships with my peers and utilized them more for support throughout my challenges. My advice to other women is to truly understand the scheduling and time commitments needed for this position, especially small children. You will easily put forth 65 hours/week."
"Since day one i loved it everyone treats eachother with respect. The managers are awsome, you never feel less superior than them. At least at the target i work at everyone is like family. This was my first job after being a stay at home mom i was nervous about starting always hearing friends and family complain about there jobs and then when i started till now i love it and have no plans to quit. Minimum wage is the down part but i know theres always room to grow and plenty of chances to advance in the company."
"Network, network, newtork! Target places emphasis on relationship building, they don't necessarily recognize you appropriately for the work you do. It's very difficult to switch jobs once you are in Target, they promote people based on how many people you know."
"Love the people that I work with, but the pay is not worth the hassle"
"The ability to socialize is key in being a successful employee, both for the success of your projects as well as career development."
"I worked for this company for many years. Near the end of my career the focus shifted from development and people to bottom line and operations. When I started back in 2001 I believe that there was a healthy balance- but this has been lost."