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Fast, not too sure about Fun or Friendly

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Target

Pros

Clean stores, team leads/execs generally were very good about scheduling breaks so that everyone gets their turn. Team members are overall well-trained to do their jobs.

Cons

Atmosphere was a little too stifling for me; execs in particular seemed to take things too seriously. Weird jargon used for tools & culture (the phrase"that's not BRAND" could probably be used in a drinking game).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Lighten up!

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potentially professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Market Representative in Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Associate Market Representative in Cairo (Egypt)

    I worked at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You really get to learn how to communicate internally and externally, so communication skills do get pumped up.

    Cons

    the office in Egypt is poor on every single aspect such as yearly increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    share a detailed development plan from the start .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely Disappointed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader
    Current Employee - Team Leader

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They give you two weekends off a month and a fairly set scheduled workweek with two days off no matter what. 100% match up to 5% of your income for 401k. Health, dental, vision, and numerous other benefits. Great direct supervisor (if you are lucky).

    Cons

    Even with 2 days off a week there is absolutely no work life balance. You ask for a week of vacation during the slowest part of the year and you don't get it. Days off are spent catching up on sleep due to always having to get up at 2 am. Fellow TLs are spineless and not willing to speak their minds to ETL's for fear of retribution. These same TL's are incapable of putting in a hard days work and would rather that seasonal/part-time workers to get through the workload. ETL's are lazy, take credit when it is not theirs to take and pass the buck when they should be taking responsibility. There is so much more I could talk about but won't rant about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring college grads with zero leadership capabilities, leadership skills, and no track record. Hire execs from within the company that have a proven track record as TL's. By promoting from within this will drive some/most TL's a goal to strive for. The current ETL's are fake, have horrible work ethic, and no knowledge of how to lead a team other than by sitting at the TSC wondering why hourly TMs are not getting the workload done. The new Vibe rollout needs to be lived by the ETL/STL as well as talked about. They freak out when their little scores aren't green although they have done nothing to aid in getting those scores to a higher level. All Target cares about is its bottom line and the metrics set up by paper pushers who have never actually done the work they are setting the metrics for. As above I could keep going but won't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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