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Project manager

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Target full-time

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Inclusive diverse culture
Creative freedom
Sense of family
Good support from upper management
Lots of volunteering opportunities
Good working conditions

Cons

Pays Lower salaries than offered in the market for same position today.
Not as agile as is needed for betterment of organization

Advice to Management

Treat contractors and employees alike

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Just Okay job

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    Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Richardson, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Working in the back room is kind a hard then a team member on the floor because you have to be very fast for the batches that drop every hour. Pay is good starting $8.25 instead of $7.25. No body bothers you in the evening shift you are your own. They are very good with giving breaks and lunch on time.

    Cons

    You have to work in the -20 deg cooler, fast pace, lift up to 50 lbs, climb ladders while holding 25 lbs of weight., too much back stocking, less hours.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give everything to one person hire more people so people don't quit because of over load work.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Excellent, progressive, fast-paced company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Group Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Group Leader in Minneapolis, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Target is a fabulous company that spends a lot of time up front in talent acquisition. While it is not a perfect process, the number of "bad hires" that Target makes is small. They are a very feedback oriented culture and will tend to coach, develop and weed-out the people that are not a fit for the culture. From a capability standpoint, Target values experience, but is more committed to training and developing people that come to the table with the right soft skills and personality to fit the culture. This essentially means that Target will invest a lot of money and time working with someone that is upbeat, positive, very accountable to improving themselves, and open to change. The work pace is fast; they are constantly adapting their processes, investing in technology and making changes to support the needs of the customer and their vision for growth. If you are not comfortable with change and a dynamic environment- Target is not for you. If you do not like hearing what you can do to improve yourself (ie., if negative feedback is hard for you to receive), Target is not for you. Even the employees with the most potential are constantly being given feedback on how to be better leaders. Above all else, the path to the more Senior roles at Target relies on being an excellent leader, a highly collaborative person and incredibly resilient employee.
    Compensation is pretty fair and I found rather competitive with industry. The promotion compensation is very favorable and the relocation packages are very comprehensive. There are more pros than there are cons from my perspective.

    Cons

    Target is fast paced and really expects a lot for their employees. It is NOT a 9-5 job. I cannot speak to the Store environment, but Distribution Centers typically demand a 10-12 hour day on the days you work if you are in a supervisory role. Its the nature of a multi-shift operation. Similarly, you are in a retail environment- holidays are expected work days. Work/life balance can be a challenge- especially if you are a go getter. Target feeds the lion to an extent and if you are ambitious, there is no absence of opportunity. Just keep in mind, you can burn yourself out if you don't keep things in perspective and remember that it's a job and that you work to live. The other con is that Distribution Centers are there own silos. While I have had the experience working with awesome leaders- I have also had the occasion to work with some not so great leaders. Part of this is caused by how quickly Target moves people. It is not common to promote from within the same facility. This means that you may work with a new General Manager, or boss every couple of years. People are different, one leader may think you are the cat's meow, the next may not. You can be doing the exact same job, the exact same way- and suddenly not be "viewed" through the same lens. It's just the reality and- at the end of the day, HQ trusts who they have placed at the top. If your DC leadership has an opinion about you, HQ will absolutely stand behind any decision they make to review you in a different fashion than what your historical performance trend has been.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have anything negative to say about the leadership at Target. Overall, I would say that they hire well, do their best to equitably manage their people and spend a TON of time on training for consistency in execution and leadership approaches.


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