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Target Business Analyst Reviews

Updated November 2, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed it..."

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    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


  2. "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.

  3. "Planning Analyst"

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    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.


  4. "Amazing company/amazing people"

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    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


  5. "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.


  6. 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.


  7. "Great place to work before layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility on schedule and Work from home options. Managers are very focused on your careers so that was nice for sure.

    Cons

    The 'fun' can be distracting. Before the layoffs it was awesome me so I cannot think of other things that were bad.

  8. "It depends on your position, department, and direct manager."

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Planning Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planning Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great pay and benefits
    - Young culture with career growth potential
    - Challenging work, surrounded by very smart people

    Cons

    - Large corporation, you at times get treated like a number
    - Working in a cube all day
    - A lot of stress and pressure to meet the numbers

    Advice to Management

    Give new employees (especially analysts) more support to help them learn and grow within the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "wonferful people, awful development"

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

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

    Pros

    the people who work there are great, wonderful team work environment. Good work environment and execution to long term company level initiatives

    Cons

    What used to be a great place to grow a career is gone. The company as switched from valuing the general athlete to valuing expertise - making it almost impossible to get to an area you're passionate about if you didn't get hired specifically for that role. This is great news for some, but not what I was pitched when I was recruited, and a career only specializing in the area of my entry role is not for me.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people. I was around when the company had an engaged and inspired workforce, and the company has definitely lost its way. The investor facing strategies are rock solid - if you can engage your people and make them feel confident in what a career at Target consists of, the sky is the limit.


  10. "Merchandising"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    -strong process culture.
    -train you very well.

    Cons

    -slow moving
    -does not promote based on performance.

    Advice to Management

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