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Great career development & experiences

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Current Employee - Store Team Leader
Current Employee - Store Team Leader

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

Pros

You control your destiny at Target if you have strong business acumen, are able to get results through your team and stay positive and solutions oriented. I truly enjoy the autonomy and freedom I have to run my store and lead my team to exceed company standards. High importance placed on leadership development for team and self.

Cons

Very metric driven, even when metrics don't mean great service or the right thing for the team/guest. Work/life balance is not great and we teach our teams to expect all leaders to be on the floor at all times, which leads little time for planning.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep expectations realistic while being innovative and cutting expenses. Find a way to give work/life balance back to those in retail. I love retail and I love Target, but it is EASY to get burned out here and I don't want to feel that way, but it is inevitable at this point. Lastly, do away with the Best Team Survey! It is such a hollow, pencil whipped activity at this point and lost its genuine focus on seeking and implementing what the team wants. True feedback isn't given at the executive level because focus stores punish all leaders, not just the focus leader.

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No opinion of CEO

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    Lack of a team environment and lack of training

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Cashier in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    -Management listens to any team member concerns
    Decent pay
    - Guests are nice

    Cons

    -Lack of training on cashier- I just was told "good luck" by my team lead, and was never properly trained on EBT or checks. I was also not told that I had to sell a certain amount of Redcards to get decent hours, I guess that should have been a given though.
    - Team members were not helpful and spent most of their shift talking about what happened at their high school and talking about sex. It was kind of a "every man for them self" environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow time for new cashiers to train at all locations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Technology Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Opportunity to be in involved in industry best practices
    Name any technology - you will find it
    Latest and greatest out there is at Target

    Cons

    Too many layers and too many buy-in required for all projects
    Ambiguous roles and responsibilities
    too many formalities
    email nightmare
    questionable work life balance due to much work being done ofshore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get things done onsite

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    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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