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A different type of corporate culture

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Former Employee - Business Consultant  in  Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Business Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at Target

Pros

Downtown Minneapolis location
Fast Pace - ("speed is life")
Good benefits
Fair and equitable compensation
Top performer in the retail market space

Cons

Extremely heavy on the management levels (4 layers of management between manager and VP)
Seems to lack focus and follow-through on many initiatives (projects started then abandoned)
Lack of formal project management cost accounting or ROI/ROCE validation

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overall, I believe that Target has a very talented executive management team, but I feel that Target could become MUCH more efficient and profitable if emphasis was placed on making Target Technology Services (TTS) more cost conscious.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Target

  1.  

    culture is declining. the younger breed of etl's play target politics while doing quite the opposite of what they preach

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    Current Employee - Team Member  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    when the atmosphere is thriving in a good way we all can hold our heads up and feel good doing so, team members and leads care and love what we do. etl's encourage you to be global and your equals try and train you to speak politically correct when addressing work, but think like you. the diverity is good as well

    Cons

    not enough recognition for the back bones of thir company, etl's that are only looking to advance and own their own store passivley or activley encourage outragous behavior such as being cut thoat, dshonest, flat out rude, and hot and cold wk relationships. overall, target doesnt care about their team member, leads,or senior teamleads and the quality of happiness among us, its all about the numbers. if you advance and make more than their outside "educated" etls who dont know what it is to be a member and not a superior, and you stay with the company, then they will find any reason to put the screws to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    etl's you put your pants on just the same as the rest of the world, you are never going to be better than anyone else weather you have advanced or you hav been dishonest or power hungry,no matter how much documentation you can pull out of the wood wrks, no matter how well you play target politics... or even if you have afforded a 4 yr dergee or have been afforded your degree. the fact is when you talk peope like they are the ones who are incompetent and u neglect the fact that most of usare working n our 4 yr degree, we see the stupidity and dishonest beings that target prefers to promote. you are not to mighty to speak or answer quesions. im not saying to be emotional but i am saying dont be a bad robot...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    decent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    There is a good chance that you will be considered for promotional opportunities if you do your job at a desirable level. It also is a great way to gain valuable experience in management.

    Cons

    The one downside to this job are the amount of hours that you will be working. This can be in the 60 plus range sometimes. Other than that there is decent pay and a safe work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I advise you to start promoting from within instead of hiring people directly out of college with no experience. This will create incentives for hourly workers to work harder so that they might be able to make target a career, and not just a job.

    No opinion of CEO
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