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It was an alright job for the summer.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Target

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

Pros

Hours and some of the management was okay to work with. So were the benefits when it boiled down to it.

Cons

Not much room to truly progress in the company. Upper management weren't too involved when you needed them to be.

Advice to Management

Work harder when communicating with your employees because we're people too. Don't make all the new guys do grunt jobs.

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  1. Helpful (8)

    Don't Wait too Long to Get out

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    --The name on your resume --Salary is in line with other mass retailers for the same position --You'll get promoted (at least) every two years, regardless of how well you perform --10% discount at stores

    Cons

    --Target claims to champion diversity, but they have "Leadership Expectations" that you are expected to work towards meeting. If everyone met them, the company would be run by robots, as everyone would be the same--which is exactly what it feels like when you're talking to upper management. --If you do an incredible job you can be sure 1-2 people will notice; if you slip up you can be sure 8-10 people will be telling on you. It is an elementary school environment where people get ahead by making themselves look better than you, but they will chalk it up to "helping you develop". --You best work toward "strategizing" and "innovating" to improve the business, but you best not stretch too far from every best practice that governs the company--don't forget to be "resilient and adaptable" and accept the best practices already in place. --Have a sense of humor? Don't use it in a team setting--it doesn't constitute "communicating effectively". --Managers will say they want you to fit in and be happy at Target, but the second you suggest you're unhappy you can bet you will be watched like a hawk. --You can work 18 hour days and driving millions of dollars in sales/profitability improvements, but the person in the cube next to you will be promoted before you if they're running the right categories and networking with the right people.

    Advice to Management

    --Don't rotate people every two years--it's bad for the company and its "partners". --Telling on people should not be encouraged like it is--it's not helping anyone develop. --Promote people based on performance. --Encourage genuineness, not bubbly, passive-aggressive Minnesotans


  2. Worked over 70 hours in less than a wk

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    Former Employee - ETL-GE in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - ETL-GE in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Target

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, advancement in the company. Buisiness college training is good also, it enables you to be prepared for your position

    Cons

    Before you go to your permanent store you go through training, which is called Business College. Training is nothing like your actual store. They put me in a store with so many problems and the hours I was working were ridiculous!!! I was working 70 hours in less than 7 days. It was riduculous! Not worth the money at all.

    Advice to Management

    I think that you should allow ETL's to have a work life balance because if not they are going to hate working at Target.


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