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Fast, Fun, and Fictitious

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Target full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

There is decent work life balance compared to my last job in investment banking, and there's a great collegial atmosphere. Some of the people you encounter will become your best friends, and people are very apt to attend happy hour 2-3 times per week. There are many young (and attractive) people that work at Target, so socializing is never difficult in or outside of work.

Cons

For the most part, the people you encounter at Target are the polar opposite of genuine. Everyone puts on this façade of excitement, and acts as if you're their best friend. The corporate politics of Target are insane; you need to be able to be the perfect Minnesotan (passive aggressive) to be promotable (luckily I'm a native). There is constant whispering around the office and you can never trust that what someone says to you is how they feel. Another issue is the heir of elitism at HQ. Yes, Target is the #2 retailer on the planet, yes (if you are female), you are probably very attractive, but no, you are not an astro-physicist, nor do you get paid like an engineer. Regardless, you will hear endless complaints regarding the work/life balance, because a 35-hour work week is very challenging.

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  1. Too rigid, promotions based on office politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Team members are great to work with

    Cons

    Too much structure, too many chiefs

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on education and experience


  2. In general the people are great, but management lacks a clear and cohesive focus on how to operate the store.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Evans, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Evans, GA

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fellow team members are like minded and are generally awesome people, Schedule flexibly

    Cons

    Lack of promotion opportunities, Goals are expected to be met but most of the time these goals are not appropriately expressed to the team members, Management does not communicate with each other and therefore one never knows what to expect when they come in for a shift

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the middle man, there are too many moving parts in the current management system being used.


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