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"Overall good, but political"

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Current Employee - Grocery Team Lead in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Grocery Team Lead in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Target is a great company to work for. They offer great benefits and are extremely flexible with scheduling. You can learn a lot from working at Target and they have training programs that are affective whem implemented properly.

Cons

It is very political at every level. It can be hard to move up within the company if you do not fit the stereotypical mold of an Executive. The pay for leaders who promoted from within the company is much lower than the people who are hired in as leaders from outside of the company.

Advice to Management

Honor your senior employees more and make sure that you are proactive about any hiring needs. Also slow down on promoting current Executives so quickly. Some are so focused on moving to the next level that they are not working in the present and helping to develop their subordinates that would like the opportunity and knowledge to promote as well.

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. "Great environment and direction"

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    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in South Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in South Elgin, IL

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You feel included in the mission and employees are always thought of

    Cons

    Being part time, you do not get very much say in your schedule


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Fast, Sometimes Fun, Friendly to Your Face"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Pay was very good and there is a young ambitious feel to the company. They strive aggressively for growth.

    Cons

    It is an "up or out" environment and there are very few people over the age of 45 in the organization. While there is a tremendous amount of feedback, it is rarely face to face, but usually by tattling to management. If you thrived through high-school popularity games, you will feel at home at Target HQ.

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