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Great Leadership Experience

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Current Employee - GSTL in Missoula, MT (US)
Current Employee - GSTL in Missoula, MT (US)

I have been working at Target full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Working around a wide variety of interesting people is fun, but the ability to cross-train and have opportunity for career advancement is above all the best perk.

Cons

Dealing with angry guest from time to time can be high stress, especially as GSTL. But being able to overcome problems and find solutions is very rewarding and makes it worth the tough times.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Corporate Life

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The workplace is very energetic, and filled with Type A personalities.

    Cons

    The culture encourages and rewards individuals who tailor communication to the point of withholding information -- that is, most anything "negative" is purposefully buried internally to dissuade the asking of questions and avoid undesired attention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Worst retail job experience!

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Seal Beach, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Seal Beach, CA (US)

    I worked at Target part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your co-workers usually become your friends. It's flexible in hours because the store is open the whole day, typically 8 am to 11 pm. Employee discount. You get to see what goes on clearance daily.

    Cons

    There is a lot of miscommunication between team leads. No one is ever on the same page. You'll get direction from one TL and completely different directions from another and it leaves you very confused.
    If you complain, they will take the side of the employees who have worked there the longest, even if they are in the wrong. They change rules as they need to in order to make it beneficial for them. They expect you to work late after store closes to organize. Being on your feet for the duration of your shift can get very tiring, and the 15 minute break is sometimes not enough. Customers can be very rude, demanding and bossy and expect you do bend over backwards for them. Especially if they have to wait in line longer than five minutes. You will get cross trained as a cashier so you can do back up cashier, at a moments notice, even though you are in the middle of working on something else.
    Don't expect to work your way to the top here if you start as a "team member". They give those ETL, STL jobs to completely unexperienced college graduates who have no idea what they're doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give employees who have worked here for years, (10-25 years) a chance at becoming and executive team leads, store leads, HR executives etc,instead of hiring some fresh out of college graduate who has no experience in customer service, and no idea how to run a store and then pay them over 50k a year! It makes no sense! It is a completely backwards way of running a company!
    And hire more cashiers!

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