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Retail is not for everyone.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Team Leader
Current Employee - Team Leader

I have been working at Target

Pros

It is always good to learn about retail and how a store operates and that is what Target shows you, from the front end to the backroom. They are very open to change and make sure new procedures and policies are tested before a massive rollout. They are also very big on rewarding and praising employees who do a good job. Plus you can't beat the 10% employee discount.

Cons

The schedule is one of the major downsides. As a Team Leader you close one weekend a month, plus your normal weekday night, and you will stay until the store is picked up and finished (even if that means until 1 or 2 in the morning), then you have to turn around and open the store the very next day. They don't understand that after midnight, most employees production goes downhill. Also you work with a lot of young teenager's, who will bring high school to work. This is sometimes their first or second job, so gossip is more important than the job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Instead of just moving the poor performer's out, which is always a big dissatisfier on the annual review, you should try and figure out how to make the job more important to the young team members (mostly whos first or second job this is) so they don't become a poor performer.

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    Target : From the Bottom Up

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    Current Employee - MP Contractor in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - MP Contractor in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    It's essentially an easy place to work. As it's a huge company, no one bothers you much if you're on the lower rungs, and you're able to offer plenty of suggestions or just take things into your own hands. The non-discrimination policy is great, and people are as respectable as you can expect in a capitalist environment.

    Cons

    It promotes sweatshop practices, or at least factories in developing nations where employees are not paid nearly enough. As Target is as big as it is, a lot of the departments are extremely separated from one another - at times it's very hard to know what's going on in another part of the company without a phone tree going 30 deep.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't look down on your subordinates!

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  2.  

    Solid Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Advancement, work/life balance. The oppurtunity to be on a great team and build a great team that reflects your image as a leader.

    Cons

    It is what you make of it, you could put in 15 hour days or ten. No one is going to hold your for advancement you have to own your own development. It is retail with all the negatives that come with that as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more focused on what is best for the guest, as we become more effiecent let us not forget we are here for the guest.

    Recommends
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