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Good for casual work
Casual Retail Assistant (Current Employee) –  Cessnock NSW4 January 2019
Was good money and fun work but could be a negative workplace at times. Best part was meeting other casuals, worst part was requiring time off for studying.
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Retail Assistant (Former Employee) –  Port Macquarie NSW1 January 2019
I loved the busy work life of a cashier. Working at Target allowed me to learn great customer communication skills that are relevant to every position.
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A place where favouritism is rife, and hard work gets you nowhere.
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fulham Gardens SA12 December 2018
Target Australia is an anti-union environment. Bullying by store managers and dpt managers is common. If you prefer to 'kiss butt' than work hard then this is the place for you. If you believe in a fair work load for all, and would like to know that your work issues and concerns will be listened to and dealt with fairly, you will be disappointed. The grievance procedure is laughable, as the chain of people you need to talk to are unethically covering each others backs and could care less about you. If you have an ounce of integrity, you will be unhappy here.
Pros
None
Cons
Store managers, dpt managers and grievance procedures.
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5.0
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Productive and great work culture
Retail (Former Employee) –  Melbourne VIC7 December 2018
Great team cohesion. Found it easy to begin working. Expectations were clear and I found work loads to be manageable. Overall, I found Target to be a great workplace.
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Always striving
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bowral, NSW, AU30 November 2018
Working for Target was an enjoyable experience. There was always opportunities to learn and also work in different departments. It can be a job that requires heavy lifting but there is options for all types of people to successfully be employed here.
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Having to learn how to do Retail gave me abit of confidence
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) –  Gold Coast QLD28 November 2018
I’ve learned how to use the box compactor in the storage room.

The hardest part again was talking to customers considering I didn’t know where things were and having to direct them to places
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Long hours
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Fun workplace with great work life balance
Retail Assistant/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Brisbane Central Business District QLD27 November 2018
You do a range of tasks over different departments, it's a fun environment where you make friends with everyone. You have the entire store to walk around, so you'll never feel cramped. You'll hardly feel bored and never lonely.

There's always something to do if you have the initiative to undertake more than the bare minimum.
Management is easy to talk to if you'd like to work in a different area, have a problem with your shift, want to change your availability etc. Very flexible with hours, given a lot of shifts. You choose when you work.

Large tea room, and you choose when you'd like to take your breaks.

There isn't too much favouritism, anyone can be trained to be a manager, all you have to do is ask and put in the work.

Negative is that we've had a huge turnover of managers and staff over the past year. One department manager is a bully who has caused multiple team members and 2 other department managers to quit. And the store morale has greatly decreased. New team members are hired and given zero training, and are put into departments with the expectation of other team members training them.

Other negatives include - dealing with customers (in menswear) of extremely poor hygiene, frustrating theft that occurs all day everyday (though it's fun when you watch and catch them), rare occasions of gross things in the fitting rooms.
Pros
Work life balance, freedom
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work experience
Stock hand (Former Employee) –  Murgon QLD15 November 2018
work experience was different but i loved it , i learn so much stuff at targets , i wouldn't mind working there now it would be alright i guess ......
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Productive
Team Member (Former Employee) –  Brisbane QLD11 November 2018
The long hours limited at a low wage is just overwhelming. Need a rise of wage to a worthy cost. Team members are nice and welcoming, management needs to improve as in security.
Cons
Long hours
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Demoralized Employees and Poor Management
Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) –  North Lakes QLD17 October 2018
A typical day at work:
For those that work for online, barely any help is provided to them. For those that work in hard goods there might be 1 or 2 people covering all the departments. Lucky to ever see 3 employees for that area. Being told how to do simple tasks that you never get wrong nor neglect. Being over worked and constantly hearing people call in sick. Work cages/rails 24/7 and never doing your other jobs other than tidy.

What you learned:
How to tidy, present and maintain a department. And how to not run a store, and of course how to run a store.

Management:
Barely on the floor. Tend to scream and belittle employees. One manager likes to tell people how to do their job all the time for the most simple of jobs. Like how to print, scan an item. Regardless of those people all ready knowing how to do it. Lack of discipline on the floor due to absence of management on floor. Regional manager also part of the problem at Target North Lakes.

Workplace Culture:
1 year ago and beyond into the past, good workplace culture. Now, toxic and demoralizing. Employees appear not interested in work due to being demoralized and management.

The hardest part of the job:
The workplace's culture and management.

The most enjoyable part of the job:
Being able to actually work in your assigned department and serving customers that need assistance instead of tidying, working palates and working cages/rails 24/7. Also includes the overloaded back dock with it's contents dating back many months and never being worked onto the floor.
Pros
Refit, Self Service Registers, Online Orders, Bonuses
Cons
Poor Management, Toxic Environment, Lack of Staff on Floor
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4.0
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An enjoyable experience
Work Experience Student (Former Employee) –  Cheltenham VIC13 October 2018
I chose to work here as a part of my school's work experience program. From my limited time working here, most of what I did was to help organise the clothing and put back in place what's out of place.
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having to communicate with new people
Cemo (Former Employee) –  Granville NSW11 October 2018
having to socialize with new people in the workplace at target, this is why it inspires me to work there. Also I did work experience there and it was great.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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Decent people active work place
Sales Assistant (Casual) (Current Employee) –  Armidale NSW8 October 2018
Nice first job work place, friendly staff and customers, beautiful merchandise, clean and tidy store, lovely set up and friendly vibes all round nice place to shop and work
Pros
monthly discounts
Cons
spacey shifts for casuals
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3.0
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Overall okay place to work
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Unley SA 50617 October 2018
Doesn't really care about their staff once they turn 18 or older, they much rather prefer hiring cheap 15 year olds to do jobs which shows they don't value quality, loyal employees whatsoever so they can slowly get rid of the other employees. Keep hiring managers from no target or even department store background and then wonder why they move on so quickly or cant do their job
Pros
Make good friends
Cons
No respect for employees
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4.0
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Fun place to work with excellent training program.
Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) –  Bundaberg QLD14 September 2018
Enjoyable environment to work. Great staff who are professional and enjoy dealing with customers. Management are always happy to assist when needed.
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Great place to work
Customer Service Assistant (Casual) (Current Employee) –  Townsville QLD2 September 2018
Target is a great place to work as first job or make it a career with opptunties to go onto department manager & store manager, opptunties to go further within Target.
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Provides good customer service and respects between staff
Target | Mount Gambier SA | Casual Team Member (Former Employee) –  Mount Gambier SA15 August 2018
Target taught me personally a lot of new skills in which I can use in my future jobs and it also has great customer service towards all customers ensuring that their needs come first.
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Mean Girls meets Hunger Games
Design (Former Employee) –  Geelong VIC10 August 2018
A toxic working environment and culture led by a "boys club" management team. Bullying and ostracism are rife and ignored by those who should be dealing with it . The office environment is more like a high school playground than a professional work environment. Staff are overworked and burnt out with a revolving door of employees leaving every day. Avoid at all costs.
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None
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Toxic culture, overworked staff, poor management
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Productive, Educational and Fun
Casual Sales Assistant (Current Employee) –  Kotara NSW9 August 2018
Love working for this company, great staff and management. I have learnt a lot from this company being my first place of employment and it's a fun work environment to be in.
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Great workplace
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Adelaide SA6 August 2018
Enjoyed working here very much. The managers and co workers were all great to work with. Everyone very respectful. Unfortunately had to leave due to falling pregnant.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Long hours on your feet
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