Ops and strategy people, some of whom had been at Target for decades
If anyone has any insight into whether there will be layoffs soon, please share. There is a very tense atmosphere in my store and the uncertainty is really bothering me.
I am surprised by how many people say that they wasted their time here. Why is that? I came here to get enough experience to find a better job. As soon as I felt that there was nothing new to learn, I started looking for a new job. From the... — read more
One should always try to think positively, but for now I don't see what can save this ship from sinking. I heard some colleagues think that it is very possible that this company soon will not even exist. I don't believe that, but I'm still... — read more
The company is upto some sketchy things. What do you hate about this company?
There is more or less favoritism in every company, so here too there are those who enjoy some privileges that others do not. However, I don't understand why many managers' favorites are those who generally do not do their job well? Why aren't the... — read more
I still remember back in the day, this was a place to feel proud about. I understand wmt has swept the table, but didn’t know things would get this ugly. In 20 years so much has changed. This leadership has systematically screwed the company... — read more
It would be nice if I knew that leadership has some vision and a well thought out long term plan for the company. However, it seems to me that they rely on pure luck. That is never a good sign. Please correct me if I am wrong. I wish everything... — read more
There are more secretive layoffs than what one could imagine. Hundreds of stores in non urban states are facing layoffs and would probably soon see closures. Off course the Wall Street is happy with layoffs , but where will the rest of us go? This... — read more
Never before, and I’ve been working here for almost seven years, has the store been a bigger mess. It's getting harder and harder to keep a fake smile on my face. I'm wondering if there are any stores where some improvements are noticeable, or... — read more
Heard they were using brain cloning tech on an immigrant in target so through a reputation management agency.
Heard rumors about silent layoffs in my store in Arkansas. How are things in your store?
My biggest fear is losing my job before I find another opportunity for myself.
The recent decline in stock value, coupled with fears of a recession creeping in the market have caused huge problems for the company. Consumer spending is at a low. Consumer preferences are shifting away from brick and mortar. Oil prices and... — read more
I’ve been looking for a new job for a while now and what I’ve concluded is that I won't achieve much if I just change the company and stay in this industry. I may be wrong, but it looks to me that all the issues that exist here are present in other... — read more
I would rather get laid off than go through what has been happening to me in recent months. Constantly, literally - every day, I have more and more work to do. My boss seems to be trying to make my job as difficult as possible and overload me with... — read more
I worked here for several years. I should never have stayed that long because Target literally sucks all the positive energy out of you. I don’t know how long it took the others to finally feel some relief after leaving this place? It may sound... — read more
Why are people suddenly talking about store closings and layoffs like it's a done deal? We're currently understaffed despite trying to hire and having one of the best starting pays in the area simply because there are not enough employees. Cutting... — read more
I’m here to work and get paid to be able to pay bills, not to cultivate good relationships with coworkers. However, it is very difficult to work in an atmosphere that is very unhealthy and not friendly at all. How good are your coworker... — read more
Over the past few years, Target has changed a lot and nowadays doesn't look anything like the company I started working for. I think it used to be one of the best retail chains to work for. Unfortunately, the changes are for the worse. Some... — read more
The company doesn’t have anything unique about it. It sells overpriced goods to the elite, chic audience in metros. The ideology doesn’t resonate with the typical American consumer. Popularity ratings show it is beaten by its competitors in almost... — read more
How's that transformation going Gregg, I mean Briann??? Oh yeah, you're still clueless. When are shelves going to be in stock? You know the basics like macaroni and plaid and grocery? There's more to life than your precious numbers on a sheet of... — read more
Has anyone perhaps heard some new rumors about cuts? The atmosphere can be cut with a kn--e in my store.
I know Target is currently thriving in the US, but my store in Australia is closing in May. I don't know if it's the only one, I've been only focused on what's happening to us. I'd lie if I said I wasn't sad. I love Target and I love working here... — read more
Dear Target workers: It is unfortunate that leadership is putting you in this awkward position, but let me be absolutely clear: I am not pressing any dang button on the PIN pad to complete a transaction when I am paying with cash. Full stop. This is... — read more
I understand that the stock is up majorly thanks to the results but let's face it, things could be much better. The main source of my worry is possible layoffs in the future. I don't want to go back to the time when I constantly had to worry about my... — read more
"On its face, Guild’s business model helps everyone. The companies attract and retain employees—an urgent mission in today’s tight labor market....But a closer look shows Guild has struggled to fulfill its idealistic goals, according to interviews... — read more
Is there going to be any reorg or Target layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
I've heard at least one more San Francisco store will be closing sometime soon, does anybody know if this is true? The source is less than reliable so it'd be nice to get confirmation from somebody who might be in the know. If it's true, which store... — read more
Distribution cannot continue to expect to hire 60-75 each week into every building, and then not think that over staffing is going to be an issue come January. Especially after throwing huge bonuses at new hires to get them. We already have so many... — read more
I have been hearing of bias where females have an advantage over males as target is trying to increase female representation at a manager / director level. Have anyone noticed or experienced it
Target Corporation is offering "free college" to workers and qualifying members--through Guild Education. What's the catch? There are too many to tell. Be careful if you take advantage of the program and please read the fine print. If you don't... — read more
Things have improved and people are noticing. Fewer layoffs, less attrition, more happy employees. Target employees are quitting less than the national average The general merchandise retailer is seeing a drop in employee turnover across all... — read more
Lasted through so much bs in our building as one of the first hires. Finally, 25 years in, congrats here’s your $200 service award. And the same week, signs go up that new hires get $2000 at hire. Yep, feeling overwhelmingly appreciated over here, my... — read more
I'm going to assume I got unlucky with the store that hired me since my mom used to work at Target and she was always happy with her job and the way she and the other employees were treated. When I started about two weeks ago I got no training, no... — read more
Just wanted to thank you all with a 200 dollar bonus. I fought against it for it came out of my personal account. Never again will I let this atrocity happen on my watch. Now get back to work and make me some more money and enjoy your 15 dollar per... — read more
I used to work at this company and when I saw the news I felt sorry for all those who would be impacted. The retailer intends to do what it can to place as many affected workers as possible in new Target locations (from The Mercury News) .. — read more