Target Reviews in Minnesota

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
8,110 Reviews

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8,110 Reviews
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Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 232 reviews)

  • This can be attributed to the young population of team members at headquarters (in 664 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 517 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 652 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great team environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There lots of team building perks and inclusion. The smallest accomplishments merit awards and recognition.

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult. They tend to keep you in your position and pay grade, while adding ore responsibility. They are notorious for this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more room for actual growth to allow prospering, creating more committed employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Could be way worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member  in  Roseville, MN
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member in Roseville, MN

    I have been working at Target part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment with good supervisors who push you for your best work. Flexible schedule. A lot of hours available. Easy to take time off or request a leave of absence.

    Cons

    No advancement and very hard to cross train to other areas of the store. Wage starts out at minimum, and only have had an 18¢ raise in over a year of working with Target. Huge push for getting people to sign up for red cards; even if it means conning people into it... You are also told to get one red card every 4 hours, and can get fired for not getting enough. Focus should be more on guest happiness and less on selling them a credit or debit card.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company! Not enough demographic diversity

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

    I worked at Target as an intern

    Pros

    - Amazing culture
    - Great mentorship program
    - A ton of feedback
    - Fast career advancement

    Cons

    - Only corporate office is in MN
    - Big company feel
    - Passive aggression
    - Everyone is from the midwest

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Smart, Talented team, great work-life balance, flex work options, great work environment and development opprortunities

    Cons

    Group-think, lack of debate, consensus decision making, slow-moving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really embrace the change you want to have happen, lead differently and embrace diverse and innovative thoughts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience working with the IT team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Deployment Coordinator, SAP Consultant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Deployment Coordinator, SAP Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good corporate environment, good opportunities for growth. IT teams are spread across groups so good job opportunities.
    Job style is not hectic outside of normal work hours. Even during work hours, it was a very flexible, fun filled challenging environment.

    Cons

    Many IT teams with no easy integration leading to across the wall ownership issues.
    Not many experts in SAP from in house which is not good for scale of investment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Best Company I've ever worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager - Corporate Function  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Manager - Corporate Function in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Extremely talented leaders and employees, strong employee engagement & development culture. Strong internal career growth from within, Focus on giving back to communities.

    Cons

    Sometimes work-life balance, but if you work hard, stay open to feedback, continue to develop you will be rewarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support the efforts of the Organizational Effectiveness Leadership and team, the work this team does is cutting edge and a critical advantage you have over other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Salary, work env and benefits

    Cons

    location, not preferred due to cold MN, USA

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep more open channels to discuss status with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience, better than expected of corporate America.

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    Former Employee - Senior Planning Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Planning Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, high energy, good benefits.

    Cons

    Some corporate politics and talent mismanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest heavily into technology and guest service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Headquarter culture of fortune 100 company

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    High caliber co-workers, good work life balance, decent mid level managers.

    Cons

    Vacation time accrues slowly so first years are difficult. Not rewarded for subject matter expertise and encouraged to job jump within company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership development program does not produce any higher quality leaders than the general population of employees and there is some resentment towards the quick advancement of leaders in the program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Backroom Associate is hard work, but a fun environment, great coworkers and a very flexible schedule.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member  in  Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Target Back Room Team Member in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at Target part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, opportunity for advancement (if you have a college degree), great coworkers at the Eden Prairie Mn store, limited contact with customers.

    Cons

    Pay, work can be very physically demanding and fast paced, sometimes too much to accomplish for time/manpower allotted (but management usually understood situation)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treasure your good employees and remove the bad!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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