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Target is known for training but in reality you are trained by force, you have to learn your position under pressure.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in DFW, TX
Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in DFW, TX

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

Pros

There is advancement opportunity eventually, and due to the nature of your core roles you gain a ton of experience managing talent and developing a team. If you can make it through the "3-5 years" experience many major companies are looking for your opportunities at other companies are endless. A career at Target is lucrative and can be rewarding if you can make it past the first few years and "cross the line" to upper-management.

Cons

They promote work-life balance and suggest 50 hour work weeks but if you are given a department with broken processes and a horrible team you have to give up that balance for the sake of running a green department. In this economy they have cut payroll, benefits and positions that would normally help provide a great guest experience and a reasonable workload for the team. They expect much more with a lot less resources. You can only cut so much before work-life balance is not longer possible and you start to run off your best talent.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize the talent that is willing to move up in your company and devote time to them. Your presense in the building and your support means more than a thank you card and an invite to a developmental seminar. The company preaches the importance of devleopment and training your team but upper management does not train those that are doing the training!

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  1.  

    I love target

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    good team members. great employess

    Cons

    there are definetely no cons!

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    They have a great break area. You are able to buy food on your break. Nice twenty percent discount.

    Cons

    They will lower your hours with out notice and accuse you of things you don't do.

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