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Updated July 24, 2018
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  • "Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance" (in 1582 reviews)

  • "Not a great for more team members further along in their career" (in 1685 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing company/amazing people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will learn an amazing amount and also have great work life balance. It is difficult work but you will enjoy it

    Cons

    Corporate so layoffs etc can happen


  2. "Excellent career starter."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart co-workers.
    Cool products.
    Fun culture.
    Skills training.
    Good pay and benefits.
    Lots of career opportunities.

    Cons

    Cookie-cutter jobs.
    Bureaucracy.
    Slow to adjust (see Amazon).

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to better keep your top talent. Try to purge office politics.

  3. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people. Good culture and really nice work life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape in decision making.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Business Analyst Position: Don’t Waste Your Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The individual team culture at Target can be fantastic. I happened to have a great team with a genuine care for each other. Definitely helped with day-to-day life.

    Cons

    Many more cons than pros. Company performance dipped after the Transgender Bathroom Debacle, and management vowed “no layoffs.” Thirty people were laid off (a small number in such a large company), but others were either strong-armed out with poor performance reviews, despite satisfactory work. This new switch to “Inventory Analyst” provides such a detailed segmentation, that vertical mobility is stagnated. Target is in cost-cutting mode, so don’t expect promotions. If you value getting a return on student loans, go work for Amazon. They may be tough, but at least you’ll be compensated.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Healthy Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthy culture with great values
    People care about their work
    Leaders are great at developing people

    Cons

    Decisions can be slow, leadership is left to the group


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoyed it..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Target was very good to its employees and it was an enjoyable place to work.
    - Opportunities across retailer were available to broaden horizons

    Cons

    - At the time Target was struggling with "transformation" for the sake of "transformation" and didn't have a plan.
    - Hierarchical in their decision making


  7. "Executive team leader"

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    Former Employee - International Business Analyst
    Former Employee - International Business Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good learning experience
    Good benefits
    Good bonus

    Cons

    Long hours
    No life balence

    Advice to Management

    Good job to get experience after college.

  8. "Planning Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great location, trendy business, great starting salary, awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay increases are small, company is constantly "changing/restructuring", communication from leadership gets lost amongst employees

    Advice to Management

    Give more pay recognition to ones with the strong work ethics on the team.


  9. "No place to do my work."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst Consultant
    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst Consultant

    I worked at Target as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Based on my experience, I cannot find any reason for someone to take a contract assignment at Target.

    Cons

    On a contract IT assignment and was not given cubicle or office to call my own and do my work. I had to find an open spot each day and reprimanded for taking enclave spaces designed for Adhoc meetings and could not be scheduled.

    Advice to Management

    Have sufficient facilities for contract resources.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Passive Aggressive BS"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Discount, good experience, great location, good resume builder.

    Cons

    Moving to Minneapolis from NYC was a bit difficult. Much of the people who work there are very passive aggressive and they pretty much only like you if you're social rather than working hard. Most of my team members would go out of there office and constantly shop at the Target store attached to our building (awful store btw) and would work half of the time. Most of the people in the office talk behind each others back and they don't let people into their "group". I would say it's even harder if you aren't from Minnesota. The people I ended up working the best with were people that were from out of state (Chicago, KC, Denver, NYC, Boston, LA, etc.). We all have expierenced similar experiences. To be honest, working at Target HQ is very much like High School. The pay is also pretty awful. For a job right out of college, maybe a good fit, but if you're trying to build a career with this company, look elsewhere. I truly believe though that this company has a "Minnesota Nice" mentality which is completely fake and passive aggressive. I've worked in two other cities, and It's really hard to explain if you haven't worked or lived in Minnesota. Just remember that when you arrive.