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Great Career Opportunities for Young Professional, but VERY Political

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Advancement
Fun culture...work hard and play hard
Good company to have on the resume
Great tools and capabilities
Best in class training and development
Great support and people
Fun downtown location
Great facilities and fringe benefits at HQ
401k match

Cons

VERY Political, creates very noticeable differences in preferential treatment and opportunities for select few
Strong experience, superior skills, and true talent not rewarded as much as those with MBA, come from big name school, or those who are just good at networking with the "right" people
Ceiling to advance beyond certain levels if you don't have an MBA
Work/life balance in core business areas
Expensive to work downtown with parking costs
Extremely young demographic due to up or out mentality

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote fairly from within. Agree that an MBA is worth more and does open doors, but the value they place on this is obsessive that puts people in roles that they can't handle due to lack of experience and the pay differential is excessive. Have known many very talent people exit Target due to frustration over this. Business-wise, they are doing a lot of the right things...keep up with the constant innovation.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Not such a bad job

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Target has a great attitude, they work very hard to make a good environment for guests and team members. They work well with my schedule (I am a college student)

    Cons

    I've trained for many different areas and work the same job as people who get payed twice as much as I do. It'd be nice to be compensated for the job you're doing rather than the title you have from when you were hired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    If you want a career in retail, this could be the place to be.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ETL-Logistics
    Former Employee - ETL-Logistics

    I worked at Target full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, upward mobility *with a college degree*, lots of opportunity to work on strengths and weaknesses that can carry over to different employment

    Cons

    Workload too much at certain volume stores, must have college degree to be considered for key holder, promotions based on interview rather than performance, no work/life balance during the holidays (and getting worse) hourly pay starts at minimum wage or just above.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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