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Helpful (2)

Started great but slowly feeling jaded

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

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Working as a team
Great coworkers
Plenty of opportunities to learn new skills
Flexible scheduling
Plenty of recognition
Company tries to value their employees

Cons

Experience greatly varies depending on the store, the shift, the manager, etc.
Incredibly inconsistent with rules and rampant favoritism
Cliquey environment, especially among management
Attempts to brainwash you into mindless optimism
Questionable ethics
Increasingly unrealistic expectations of an ever-smaller employee base to wring profits
Speed is valued more than quality or accuracy

Advice to Management

Be more consistent with policies. Don't just make up rules as you go. Pay people based on their performance, not on their seniority. Treat your employees like people. Don't retaliate against people who dare to provide constructive criticism.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A wonderful Retail Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Emeryville, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity. Room for growth.

    Cons

    If you are amazing in a position, they ten not to let you move up.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Fast, fun but politically charged

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing brand
    Even more amazing people
    Work/Life balance is great
    Lots of challenging work

    Cons

    Senior management sometimes just doesn't get it
    Decisions are made based on political motivations rather than what's best for the guest
    Sometimes Target is it's own works enemy
    Culture that is afraid to take risks and fail

    Advice to Management

    Trust your team - give them autonomy to make decisions, to take a risk (or two) and fail/learn...

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