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Current Employee - Sales Floor in Buena Park, CA
Current Employee - Sales Floor in Buena Park, CA

I have been working at Target

Pros

The job was great, I really enjoyed working in the electronics department. I got to talk to people about video games and electronics all day.

Cons

The only problem I really had was working in Toys would get a little messy, I would at times have 7 carts of toys to put back during Christmas time. But the higher ups knew it was a large job and they wouldn't expect you to finish it by yourself

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I was pretty happy with the management they all seemed to be pretty fair, at times they could be a little intimidating but most of the time they were great

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    Work in this current economy .

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    Current Employee - Store Facilities Technician in South Lebanon, OH
    Current Employee - Store Facilities Technician in South Lebanon, OH

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    The people are of like mind and good people; a lot of which are older team members who all have a mutual respect for each other.

    Cons

    Work schedules for most workers is part-time with all sorts of changing hours. The company utilyzes this process to weed out employees that may not fit or don't like to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please open up more upward paths for seasoned, experienced talent to balance out the development and management goals of the company.

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    Not all that glitters is gold

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    Current Employee - Professional Level Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Professional Level Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    -Great to have on your resume
    -Fun atmosphere at times
    -Great coworkers
    -Many conveniences onsite
    -Innovator with technology
    - Highly competent, motivated, talented people to work with
    - Team member surveys can actually effect change, however it is usually very slow if it happens at all
    -Lots of opportunities for development
    - Hiring from within is common
    - Expectations from HR are clearly laid out to help team members understand what will make them successful
    - Headquarters building is great atmosphere with beautiful artwork and nice cafeteria

    Cons

    - Extremely political environment
    - Not enough balance between men and women working there creates a very catty environment
    - Ladder climbers (and there are many) are ready and willing to step on your back to get where they want their career to be regardless of how that impacts everyone else
    - Very cliquey
    - Everyone is rated on their potential for promotion. One bad manager and you can forget your ability to be promoted there forever afterwards regardless of your history of success
    - HR guidelines for success are a joke
    - Lots of talk about being team members, but the team mentality is definitely not in place by management
    - Regardless of the many awards given for workplace environment, benefits to employees, and how awesome it is to work at Target as a working mother, don't believe the hype. Work/Life balance is not actively encouraged and benefits are dwindling.
    - Lots of glitz and glam are used to create a "Fast, Fun, Friendly" place to work however not as much effort is put into developing managers who are personally accountable to their teams
    - Too much feedback from managers about every last detail. Feedback is great, however it's not implemented effectively which just serves to break down team members and cause them to focus on their faults instead of their successes.
    - Managers constantly get awards for the work their teams do without giving any recognition to the people actually doing the work. This is highly demotivating and a morale buster.
    - 65% - 70% women and almost all the top leaders within the company are men. Why is that?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk is cheap. If success through meaningful feedback is expected, actually put measures into place that enable managers to do that effectively.

    Talking about a team environment doesn't make a company feel like a team environment. Work on helping managers to develop a team mentality and think more about success as a team instead of success on an individual level. It creates too much competition which is detrimental to team cohesion and success.

    Provide more support to team members who aren't managers and do a better job of counseling managers on directing their teams. Manager accountability is pathetic there.

    Encourage managers to recognize their teams for the work being done instead of stealing/hogging the spotlight. This only promotes a self-serving atmosphere.

    Get over the "MN Nice" thing. If you expect people to "say what needs to be said," actually allow them to do that without holding anything against them.

    Promote more women to top positions within the company. Maybe it will reduce some of the cattiness in the middle caused by scrapping for those few coveted positions and mellow things out a little bit.

    Support for work/life balance is shown through actions, not words. Encourage managers to be leaders in this regard.

    Disapproves of CEO
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