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Target Data Analyst Reviews

Updated Feb 14, 2018

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  1. "It was a good experience."

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target for less than a year

    Pros

    They are friendly and fun to work with. The people were very helpful. I would love to work there in the future.

    Cons

    I was in a contract position and was not there long enough, they are a good place to work.

    Target2013-10-16
  2. Helpful (9)

    "A resume builder, but fake the smile"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pretty good data infrastructure for analysts to use. You can work with some of the most talented, intelligent and motivated people in your life here, although as with anywhere there are the lazy or low performers. Compensation is fairly good for the Twin Cities, improving especially as Minnesota is facing a shortage of college-educated workers and it takes a lot to convince non-Minnesotans to move here. However, yearly...

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    Cons

    Most workers have always lived in Minnesota and never worked anywhere besides Target, so there is immediate suspicion of any outside ideas, and the need to "achieve consensus" (i.e., offend no one) is paramount. Diversity is emphasized but only in skin color, sex and sexual orientation; diversity of thought, communication styles, or personality is heavily discouraged. If you have worked outside Minnesota, you can come...

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    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain highly talented individual contributors, make clear career paths that show how to grow compensation, title, and job level while remaining in IC roles. Simultaneously, don't put individuals on the managerial promotion fast-track simply because they are the Target personality, because they will quickly be the emperor with no clothes.

    Target2017-09-20
  3. "Great people, poor company."

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

    I worked at Target full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will make great friends. Working downtown is fun. Allows advancement of ones skills.

    Cons

    As a data analyst, most if the company only wants you to pull data to verify preconceived ideas. Good analyses are usually butchered after being delivered. The company is not data driven, though it claims to be. Underpays, relative to the market. Other standard corporate stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they are worth, allow them to work the best way they can, and stop grooming everyone to become a manager.

    Target2015-05-22
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Start a Career/Move into Management; Bad Place to Focus on Technical Skills"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Great place to start a career out of college and practice/use what you learned in school if you want -Good work/life balance -Brand recognition -Good career development into manager path (very aggressive focus on promotions and what you need to do to get promoted) -Fun, young people to work with.

    Cons

    -Lack of focus or emphasis on the technical details leads to poor execution and lack of follow through -No defined career path for remaining on the analytical side (they only want to move you into management) -Aggressive focus on promotion leads to too many managers and too much emphasis on presentation, not on the actual quality of work. This leads to meetings about meetings about meetings and more work on PowerPoints...

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    Advice to Management

    -Remove some of the layers. No need to have so much filtering between the actual work and the upper management. We've all played telephone so we all know the message gets warped after a while. -Consider revisiting talent management for technical roles to make it more objective and skill set focused. This will help retain those not looking to move in to management fresh out of school.

    Target2015-02-07
  5. "Data Analytics at Target"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work-life balance and working with other intelligent people.

    Cons

    Meeting central and group decision making culture

    Target2013-10-10
  6. "Target headquarters - downtown Minneapolis City Center"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. Upbeat, fast paced environment where your opinion is heard and valued. Everyone is friendly and seem to like their career. They are on the forefront of technology and career movement is good. Flexible work schedule. Family oriented.

    Cons

    Marketing has mostly 'young', entry level positions. They hire a lot of contractors. The winter in Minneapolis is very cold and lasts forever.

    Target2013-08-10
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bright people, political hell"

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    Former Employee - Lead Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, good company, great experience, highly in demand if you leave. Definitely some good opportunities if you can navigate the system, but eventually there is a good chance of frustration and burnout.

    Cons

    Political hell--one misstep in the eyes of some manager and you can find yourself barred from advancement for a long, long time. No HR support.

    Advice to Management

    Break down the silos.

    Target2012-10-30
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target

    Pros

    Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010 World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2009 Best Place to Launch a Career, BusinessWeek, 2009

    Cons

    Many work especially Information Technology related works have been outsourced to offshore (India), or will be outsourced in the future.

    Target2011-09-07
  9. "The best place to work"

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      Current Employee - Data Analyst in Bangalore

      I have been working at Target for more than a year

      Pros

      Employee friendly. A great learning experience

      Cons

      Pleasant experience. Can't find any flaws.

      Target2018-02-14
    • "Good company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Data Analyst in Bangalore
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Target

      Pros

      1) average work pressure 2) good meals 3) Made some good friends 4) Casuals on any day.

      Cons

      1) This is one sincere request. Please allocate manyata or EGL based on a person's location . Doesn't make any sense travelling 5hrs everyday in the cab just to reach the location considering the traffic. 2) There are certain differences to contract and permanent TM's. a) Pay is almost half for contract TM's for the same work done b) Work on weekends or nightshift - extra allowance for permanent, zero for contract....

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      Target2016-03-28
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