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Helpful (2)

Great Place to Learn

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Target fosters an environment for growth and develpment. Strong leadership development program.

Cons

As an HR professional, it was difficult to be perceived as an impartial party due to role as manager on duty. Sometimes I as their manager, sometimes I was HR.

Advice to Management

HR management should not be asked to be both managers to staff and HR.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Ok until new management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ETL in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - ETL in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Target full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, fast paced environment

    Cons

    MAnagement would 'coach' without infroming the other party that it was a coaching leading to corrective actions upon failure to improve. New store manager implemented this, DTL and GTL were informed but failed to fix the issues. SOOO many HR issues, hotline called regularly my employees without corporate response, left it to the STL who was typically the reason for the call.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your STL's, when everyone is quitting there's a reason!


  2. Helpful (2)

    Extreme structure and business changes have created an understaffed, overworked culture much like poorly seen retail com

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is fairly decent, especially in management. The company is very diverse, and there is a place for people of all skill levels and work experiences at Target. Working with a large team is nice, because you are usually able to be working alongside someone who you like and get along with.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is pretty terrible. I often work long hours (12+ hr days), and even though I am in store management, the work is extremely physically demanding. A lack of resources within the past years (due to financial strain from the Target Canada launch, and the recent data breach) have made managers into glorified team members. Payroll hours have dwindled, and most managers spend their days cleaning up spills, filling the shelves and cashiering, and minimal time in a leadership role. We make a bigger paycheck but the things Target lures you into the company with (leadership growth and development, advancement, etc.) really are not part of the management role anymore. For a company that preaches culture as a major asset, it is evident to most who spend time in the stores that nearly all Target employees are disgruntled and unhappy, from top management down.

    Advice to Management

    Obviously, the only way a company can continue to remain competitive and profitable, is through increasing efficiency, but Target has quickly and frantically slashed resources, and steepened goals to unattainable heights. Coming into work each day with a new focus or company priority, only to find out that payroll hours have been slashed more or that positions have been reduced or eliminated that are key to achieving a certain goal, is disengaging and hurts morale. Many decisions made at the corporate level lately seem panicked, and frenetic, and do not make sense in the context of stores or distribution centers, and do not align with what the company used to stand for, bright clean, well organized stores that specialize in providing exceptional service. Please take note, none of these things are realistic anymore, with only 5 or 6 team members in the entire store at any given time.


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