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"It was an alright job for the summer."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Hours and some of the management was okay to work with. So were the benefits when it boiled down to it.

Cons

Not much room to truly progress in the company. Upper management weren't too involved when you needed them to be.

Advice to Management

Work harder when communicating with your employees because we're people too. Don't make all the new guys do grunt jobs.

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great job, so-so company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great to be part of a mid- to upper scale retail store, better than Wal-Mart! Not saying a lot, but still!

    Cons

    The values are driven into your head for interviews and performance reviews, but seldom lived during store operations. This needs to change.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to recognize your top performers; the work is hard, but it's a lot easier when we know it is appreciated.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Don't Wait too Long to Get out"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    --The name on your resume
    --Salary is in line with other mass retailers for the same position
    --You'll get promoted (at least) every two years, regardless of how well you perform
    --10% discount at stores

    Cons

    --Target claims to champion diversity, but they have "Leadership Expectations" that you are expected to work towards meeting. If everyone met them, the company would be run by robots, as everyone would be the same--which is exactly what it feels like when you're talking to upper management.
    --If you do an incredible job you can be sure 1-2 people will notice; if you slip up you can be sure 8-10 people will be telling on you. It is an elementary school environment where people get ahead by making themselves look better than you, but they will chalk it up to "helping you develop".
    --You best work toward "strategizing" and "innovating" to improve the business, but you best not stretch too far from every best practice that governs the company--don't forget to be "resilient and adaptable" and accept the best practices already in place.
    --Have a sense of humor? Don't use it in a team setting--it doesn't constitute "communicating effectively".
    --Managers will say they want you to fit in and be happy at Target, but the second you suggest you're unhappy you can bet you will be watched like a hawk.
    --You can work 18 hour days and driving millions of dollars in sales/profitability improvements, but the person in the cube next to you will be promoted before you if they're running the right categories and networking with the right people.

    Advice to Management

    --Don't rotate people every two years--it's bad for the company and its "partners".
    --Telling on people should not be encouraged like it is--it's not helping anyone develop.
    --Promote people based on performance.
    --Encourage genuineness, not bubbly, passive-aggressive Minnesotans


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