Target - A challenging yet rewarding experience | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Target
There are newer employer reviews for Target

See Most Recent

"A challenging yet rewarding experience"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Team Leader in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Team Leader in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Target full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The core values of Target make it a great company to work for. The atmosphere is great and team members are regularly recognized for great work. Expectations are high and development of team members is HUGE. Pay is pretty good, too. Each day is different and presents new challenges which means work is always exciting!

Cons

Sometimes guests are not pleasant, but that goes with any job in customer service.

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. "Target is known for training but in reality you are trained by force, you have to learn your position under pressure."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is advancement opportunity eventually, and due to the nature of your core roles you gain a ton of experience managing talent and developing a team. If you can make it through the "3-5 years" experience many major companies are looking for your opportunities at other companies are endless. A career at Target is lucrative and can be rewarding if you can make it past the first few years and "cross the line" to upper-management.

    Cons

    They promote work-life balance and suggest 50 hour work weeks but if you are given a department with broken processes and a horrible team you have to give up that balance for the sake of running a green department. In this economy they have cut payroll, benefits and positions that would normally help provide a great guest experience and a reasonable workload for the team. They expect much more with a lot less resources. You can only cut so much before work-life balance is not longer possible and you start to run off your best talent.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talent that is willing to move up in your company and devote time to them. Your presense in the building and your support means more than a thank you card and an invite to a developmental seminar. The company preaches the importance of devleopment and training your team but upper management does not train those that are doing the training!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great job out of college, a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    poor work/life balance, political environment

    Advice to Management

    re-evaluate the BA headcount

There are newer employer reviews for Target
There are newer employer reviews for Target

See Most Recent

Work at Target? Share Your Experiences

Target
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or