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You can make it what you want it to be..

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Human Resources Team Leader in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Human Resources Team Leader in Boston, MA

I have been working at Target

Pros

Target has an overall good environment; however, it all depends on your STL (Store Team Leader) The STL sets the tone for the store and relies on the ETL-Human Resources (and other ETLs) to help manage the team leaders and to help set and drive a lot of the expectations in the store. When you have a great STL who understand that the ETLs aren't always right, as well as a good ETL-HR with buy-in amongst the other ETLs and TLs; you can achieve a great workplace for all! Target is also good about recognition and they have good 401k options and health care with multiple options once you qualify.

Cons

I've seen some horrible STLs and ETLs destroy fantastic teams, because a lot of the new ETLs come straight from college with no previous management experience. All you have to do is flash them a 4 year degree and you're in! Your degree could be in "Dish Washing Theory" and Target doesn't care. Target clearly wants to save thousands of dollars on the salary of a manager and they believe that this will drive profitable sales. I have seen this cost them more money, business and watched them throw those same thousands of dollars down the drain with ETLs that walk out and never come back. Ones who never pull their weight and stay in position dragging their team leaders down. These ETLs negatively impact team moral, turnover , then training and then the cost of replacing all of these people we lost because they can't stand their incompetent executive team leader.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop being afraid to terminate executive team leaders that can't do their jobs!!! If you asked the executive team leaders to do half of what's on their core roles, they wouldn't even be able to do it. They can't even support team members on simple things because they never learn how to actually work in the workcenters which they manage! They are of no help to their team leaders or team members and it makes people want to leave Target. Even if an ETL is intelligent, you have no faith in an ETL that can't answer a simple question about Target and they don't seem to know how to use WorkBench to find it!!

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    excellent

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Jensen Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Jensen Beach, FL

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Good enviroment and i love to come in to work to see the people i work with they make the job fun

    Cons

    area of work was not to my liking and i was never able to get to my station on time due to the mass amount of traffic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i would like to see more helpers on the sales floor i was never able to find help when i needed

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  2.  

    Hard work, tough hours, but a good secure job in this economy

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Relaxed and friendly atmosphere and get time off easily.

    Cons

    Physically hard work, bad hours and schedule with rotating weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more involved with team members. Need to be more active in daily operations (store).

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