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"Not a fair shake"

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Former Employee - Group Leader in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Group Leader in Phoenix, AZ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Larger Corporation with the ability to do some cool things, Great community involvement, tons of passion to win at this company,

Cons

Tunnel vision, this company has a one track mind and will burry itself to prove a point rather then accept reality and move on to the next endeavor, the field management teams often work in cliques and if you are not in the in crowd you are always a candidate for separation,

Other Employee Reviews for Target

  1. Helpful (1)

    "My overall experience at target has been non profitable and has led me nowhere in life."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instocks in Westbury, NY
    Current Employee - Instocks in Westbury, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They try to work with you on your schedule as best they can to your convenience especially if you are in school or work another job.

    Cons

    There is little room for everyone to achieve an actual full time salary paid career. They are very selective about who they promote and you have to show a certain level of corporate politics to achieve a promotion. It does not matter how hard you work or what your level of education is, the execs and team leads decide on where they will keep you at their own convenience.

    If you are paid by the hour then you have to deal with long periods of time where hours get cut and your barely working enough hours to pay the rent or support yourself in any way. You end up having to use up all of your sick, vacation and personal holiday hours just to make up for the hours that were cut.

    There is a lot of power struggle and abuse of authority and no matter what, the managers (executives) always get away with it.

    The company is strictly non union for the sole purpose of keeping the employees from having any rights or protection from getting fired unfairly and people do get fired unfairly. If for any reason whether you are a team member or team lead no matter how many years you have worked for the company, if an Exec decides that he/she wants to get rid of you, they will find an excuse.

    If you are a college educated individual and have a hard time getting a job in your field of interest and spend years working for places like target only as an hourly paid team member, then eventually your resume will read like an obituary and you may as well throw your degree in the garbage.

    Advice to Management

    There are people who belong in places like target, working as team members for a crap hourly wage. Then there are people who shouldn't be working as team members; Hardworking educated people who deserve a real career. Stop taking advantage of these people and try working with them to help them improve their situations.


  2. "Strong focus on the guest, team member development and continuous improvement."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Energetic and talented workforce.
    Innovation and Strategic orientation are fostered at all levels.
    Wealth of opportunities across functional areas.
    Strong focus on team member development.
    Little tolerance or time to stagnate - seldom are team members in a role beyond 2 years.

    Cons

    A greater focus on iteration, agile development and integrating tech/business, however, there is a long way to go and delivery continues to lag well behind strategy & business needs.
    Facing significant and growing competition in all segments (Domestic, Canada, Stores and Online)
    Strong strategic focus, alignment at the top and consistent messages, however, resources are spread thin with multiple critical initiatives and slower than expected returns.

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