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Target Human Resources Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Human Resources Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Target has a strong D&I culture

    Cons

    Not a great for more team members further along in their career.

    Advice to Management

    Be more inclusive of longer term TMs


  2. "Great for Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ETL - Human Resources
    Former Employee - ETL - Human Resources
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional development is great
    Pay is descent for someone straight out of college
    Flexible work schedule during college
    Great people! (lifelong friends)
    Amazing opportunity to learn and make mistakes

    Cons

    As an ETL, there was zero work life balance especially with all the changes being made at the time

  3. "team lead"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Wharton, NJ
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Wharton, NJ

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    compensation is good and excellent faculty and overall experience is good

    Cons

    working hours are bad and are not flexible and there are'nt enough people to help


  4. "Amazing team support"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Expert in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Expert in Redlands, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive environment
    Clean workspace
    Excellent communication
    Recognition and encouragement is readily available

    Cons

    Difficult guests in the store
    Sometimes there’s not enough hours to get everything done
    Some team members can be negative, spoiling the good vibes


  5. "Great employer. Challenging and rewarding, great opportunities for advancement but at times poor work life balance."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Marshfield, WI
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Marshfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team focused culture. Great on the job training and real world skill building especially in a store management role. Advancement opportunities are plentiful if you put in the time and sweat equity.

    Cons

    Schedule is a challenge. High pressure environment. Guest relations can be difficult at certain stores, in certain positions. Can be difficult to find a good work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Very much enjoyed this job and working for Target. It is a company I believe in still after over 6 and a half years working in stores and will remain loyal even after I have moved on. Great culture. I believe the company is headed in the right direction. If the job’s hours were a bit better (non rotating weekend) it would be just about perfect!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "ETL HR"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ETL Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - ETL Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -ETL HR assignment is the most rewarding and interesting out of all of them.
    -Good way to get your foot in the door and learn transferable HR skills
    -PAY: Annual Raises + Base Pay Increase can be amazing, especially if you perform well.
    -Good management experience. Once you're an ETL, you can do any job in retail.
    -Team Culture - Young, social atmosphere, very fun in store
    -Growth - It's typical to see promotion to BP or STL in 4-5 years $$$

    Cons

    -Work Life Balance - Working Thanksgiving, Christmas, Rotating Weekends.
    -Work Life Balance - Suggested 10 hour days. No one leaves at 10 hours. It's sad.
    -STL and/or DTL can make or break your experience. Not me, but I've seen it happen.
    -Stores are not supported with enough payroll.
    -Gotta be open to change/failing: Roll outs/launches are not always well planned.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great team culture. Suggestions: Fix the work life balance. Who really wants to work 10 hour days and LOD shifts? GVPs/HRDs should make sure DTLs/STLs are (1) promoting people based on performance and (2) not making promises they can't keep to ETLs. My DTL/STL were good to me but I know some bad ones out there.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "HR Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Gives you the experience you need to get a better job. Good interaction with the team. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    If you are offered a position as an HR team member, run in the opposite direction as fast as you can. Think it will be fun and easy? Wrong! Do you think you will get paid like a team lead? Haha! No. Are you thinking that you will finally be working full time! Wrong again! The reality is, you will be given an unreasonable amount of workload. You will get less hours than anyone in the store, and you will be paid the same as a cart attendant. Yes you read that right..You will also likely have to put up with TL, ETL, and the STL thinking you don’t do anything because you sit in front of a computer all day.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your HR team members like unnecessary drains on payroll. Remember, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone! Start paying us more too!

  8. "ETL-HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ETL-HR in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - ETL-HR in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent compared to other retail management jobs. Good for recent college grads who are single, have no kids, and want their first management job. Target goes after recent college grads because of the crazy schedule. Use it as a stepping stone and nothing more.

    Cons

    Retail schedule is terrible. Weekends/ Stores open until midnight. I can't tell you how many family functions/ holidays I've missed. Stay away if you have kids, the money isn't worth that sacrifice. Good luck getting through Q4.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on stability. Always moving people around to put out one fire or another.


  9. "Great Culture, Tough Hours"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ETL-HR in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - ETL-HR in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, culture, development, people and team

    Cons

    Work nights, weekends, all holidays


  10. "Retail not for everyone"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader- Human Resources in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader- Human Resources in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive compensation pacakge

    Cons

    Schedule/hours, work life balance, unrealistic expectations