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Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
10,103 Reviews
3.2
10,103 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work/life balance in many areas (including work-from-home opportunities)" (in 286 reviews)

  • Well Target did a lot for the team members as far as rewarding for extra work loads (in 770 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is stressed however hard to achieve with very high expectations (in 638 reviews)

  • I feel the compensation for team members does not always reflect the job positions (in 753 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Moved up quickly, company changed a lot...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader in New York, NY

    I worked at Target full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Potential growth if that is what you want.

    Cons

    Amount of workload that is expected to get done. It's not possible. Each year they add more and more change or policy on your plate. You work well over 50 hours a week. No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was promoted internally.. Please train new executives properly. Business college is a joke. The worst part, and part of the reason I resigned was that I had to answer to or work with store managers or exectives that did not know one thing about retail or Target in general. My team felt the same way as well. Target has a lot of loyal employees, it is so demoralizing when there new boss is someone who read best pratice and now thinks they can be a leader. Target is changing and going in a direction that I was not able to follow. I do give a lot of credit and thank Target for molding my career in retail.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 45 people found this helpful  

    Great Company To Work For, But Not For Everyone

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    (Speaking from the store-level) The people you work with are great! Being around such smart, focused, hard working, kind and funny individuals is what will keep some people there long after they are ready to go. The money and benefits are good. The leadership development is great. The culture and ethics of the company are outstanding.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is rough. Minimum 50 hours a week is the expectation, I never worked less than that. The level of expectation at the store level is often unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of what the ETL's are experiencing within each district.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 8 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, depending upon your team

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    Current Employee - IT Engineering in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - IT Engineering in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Love the team I'm on. Great people and talent around me. Work life balance is great (this is area dependent). Variety of work.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management. Confusing and constantly changing business processes that are usually not very well documented. Working with Target India is a nightmare. People who are more outgoing will always get promoted ahead of those who are more talented, but more introverted.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Expect more, pay less

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Fun environment, prizes, laid back environment

    Cons

    Training is okay-really depends who you get as a trainer
    Work-life balance is hard. Your schedule constantly changes, you'll work nights and weekends. Holidays are stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay needs to increase. Your employees don't feel valued because of this. If you give someone a training position, offer a pay raise...not just a picture on the wall..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Target as an intern

    Pros

    1. Strong enterprise culture, very interactive and instructive

    2. Abundant corporate resources

    3. Well organized organizational structure

    4. New leadership brings new energy (Onmi-channel strategy and digitized retailing)

    Cons

    1. Need to shift more focus on the high performers in the company, not only those "people people". I know Target highly value those employees who are strong communicator, but many diligent hardworking employees should have more chances to get in the spotlight.

    2. Be innovative and open-minded. The exit from Canada was a heartbreaking news. Company needs to redefine their strategic road-map for internationalization as well as its online retailing.

    3. Be flexible, sometimes the management is too stick to the corporate policy rather than making changes based on real scenarios.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful , exciting , annoying , fun, time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Valley Stream, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Floor/Softlines Team Member in Valley Stream, NY

    I have been working at Target part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You meet great people, coworkers& guest. There's never nothing to do, & if you're like me.. That's GREAT! Forever moving and making things better.

    Cons

    I think it all depends on management but at my store they made it difficult to have a flexible schedule . Also they do 3 weeks worth of schedule's which is good sometimes but then others it's not because well... Life happens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate with teammembers better . Work with them not against them . Have respect in order to get respect, don't think just cause you have a bigger title you can talk to teammates however you like. Remember without us you wouldn't have anything .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    For the 5 years I've worked here. If went from good to bad.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay for someone that is still in college.

    Cons

    Your only going to be promoted if your a suck up to the ETL's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I had a very pleasant time working for Target.

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    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member in Weatherford, TX
    Former Employee - Electronics Team Member in Weatherford, TX

    I worked at Target

    Pros

    Very friendly employees and good transparency between store management, upper management, and employees.

    Cons

    Work hours always changing, but that's retail. :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to practice transparency between management and store employees, it makes for a smooth operation when everyone is in the know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere with lots of room to grow with in the company.

    Cons

    Long hours, Work weekends, can be very stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Tough times, still an awesome company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Highly talented and motivated team. Best place I've ever worked in the last 15 years.

    Cons

    Tough environment as the company looks to downsize. Still, an amazingly talented team. Still better culture in this environment than my previous company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please focus on the leadership development culture (beyond just the top execs) as the leaders will need help leading through the tough times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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