Target Reviews in Minnesota

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
8,641 Reviews
3.1
8,641 Reviews
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Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 268 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 734 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 602 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 732 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    In terms of development, can't beat this experience.

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

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Tons of money for the job, developmental and promotional opportunities, learning things about yourself that you cannot get anywhere else. If you have the mental fortitude, the ability to accept critical feedback, and a thick enough skin, you can nearly double your salary within 3 years. This isn't the job for people who are willing to throw in the towel at the first sign of adversity. I have seen many kids out there who get into a rough spot who start looking for a new job and don't fight through the struggles of the position. At the end of the day, the leadership team above you supports you and wants to see you succeed. If you are the type of person who would split and leave your peers and leaders high and dry because you don't have what it takes to make it through the tough times, don't consider Target as a place to start your career. If you start this journey, hold on and enjoy the ride!

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes the minions are unruly...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I get it. I'd do what I could to retain the best and brightest. It's definitely not a glamourous job, but it has done wonders for me and my family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    great team great people and culture

    Cons

    none. haven't seen any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    More than one with a non-business background can ask for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great crash course in merchandising, finance, supply chain, logisitics, etc. Perfect out of college experience. Rigid grooming and onboarding process helps set anyone up for great future corporate experiences.

    Cons

    As is the case in any corporation, the politics. If the intent is to better train future leaders of the company, educating on the approaches and merits of political navigation would be helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more transparency in status of position in team/teams. Provide stronger compensation in comparison to Amazon and other key competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Backroom Team Member

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Saint Cloud, MN

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

    Pros

    Target's team environment really makes it a great place to work. I've worked in multiple locations and have had great success working with people who have a positive attitude and know how to get things done. I like working in a safe and clean environment and I feel that Target does its job to make sure it stays that way. Target also made transferring stores very easy and allowed me to move into a different department since my previous position was unavailable.

    Cons

    Working retail hours is sometimes tough. Working different shifts on different days from week to week makes it difficult to create a routine for yourself and enjoy your days off. The pay is fairly stagnant, so there isn't much motivation for you to excel in any particular position unless you enjoy your work and the people you work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are plenty of ideas that team members come up with to improve safety and efficiency, but no way to be sure they will be heard or recognized. Managers should encourage new ideas from team members, but should also have a way to communicate with corporate in order to share these ideas across the entire company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Stillwater, MN
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Stillwater, MN

    I have been working at Target part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoy Target. In my 4 years I feel like they care and they want you to feel like you're welcome and happy with what you're doing.

    Cons

    The work load is a little overwhelming especially being in school full time as well. I wish also there was more recognition for the hard work I put in everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the pharmacies struggling. We are under pressure to do better yet we get no help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Target- It's been good to me.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Blaine, MN
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Leader in Blaine, MN

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great management experience and training. Working here has shown me how to be an effective leader. Benefits are decent, they match 5% to my 401k and I get 10% off of everything. The team that I work with makes the job great. Target hires, (and retains) quality employees.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge at times. Obviously because it's retail you work EVERY holiday. Communication has been a struggle of my store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Target

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MPSD in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - MPSD in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a fun atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    It is easy to get lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Business Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very fast pace job, nice working for a larger company.

    Cons

    Expected more perks from Target

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    AWESOME

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SMS in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - SMS in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    everything is perfect here, yep!

    Cons

    nothing is wrong here, yep

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Produce Team Member Review - All right but could be reforemed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Good managers who cared about team members.
    -Relatively easy job once you get in a rhythm.
    -Compensatin needs to be increased to compete with other employeres

    Cons

    -Low pay
    -Uneven hours
    - The insistence on asking "can I help you find something?" can get a bit repetitive when asking customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardize hours/scheduling practices to make it easier for workers to anticipate when they will be working, it would make work/life balance better and would help improve morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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