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

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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!

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. "Great company with lots of room for moving up"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very open friendly culture and always wanting to change towards betterment

    Cons

    sometimes gets bogged down in miniature details

    Advice to Management

    listen to the ground crew-they really know what's happening


  2. "Hard Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Flow Team Member in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    10% discount,Clean,Open right on time,They feed us breakfast,lunch and dinner.

    Cons

    not enough hours, not good enough pay, Annoying Lead people.


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