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Target Human Resources Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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  1. "human resources team member"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good opportunity to gain hr experience for entry level job

    Cons

    underpaid and can be extremely overwhelming to work in open office setting


  2. Helpful (1)

    "human resources"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the people I work with. Not only do I get a lot of life long friends we even get the best customers. I truly do love the job I have!

    Cons

    Management changes constantly so the expectations change without reasoning.

  3. "Exec Team Leader Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fair salary, decent benefits, good opportunity for development, feedback driven company. Can be a great environment to work in, if you are in a store with good leadership.

    Cons

    Opportunity to advance is often dependent on whether you are “liked” by the district team. Micro manage stores to an extreme degree. Say “do what’s right for your building” but don’t support that motto.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your store leadership to run the business & if they aren’t the right leaders, then manage them. The current direction feels like all stores are being punished for the mistakes of others.


  4. "Different."

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    Former Employee - ETL Human Resources
    Former Employee - ETL Human Resources
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team members are some of the best around. Target is a solid company who us continuously doing more and is very involved in the community.

    Cons

    Micromanaging is their forte. It isn't a team environment. If you're in great with the DTL or STL you don't have to do any work. The entire company plays favorites like I've never seen before. It's a very 'rule by intimidation' work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop only promoting or hiring in with bachelors degrees. There is SO much wasted potential in the stores. Start developing your team members and watch them sore and grow! Stop playing favorites. The ETLs and STLs should work as many if not MORE hours as the TM and Seniors. You cannot run a store from TSC, stop trying.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Member
    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and a great atmosphere to work in with great opportunities to advance for those who at least try a little in their job. I love going into work every day!

    Cons

    The pay for an HR team member is terrible. They start out at the same rate as some sales floor team members while being expected to do triple the work.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources Business Partner"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great challenging, fast paced environment. Learn a great deal of leadership skills and get very transparent feedback. The team environment is great. Target really cares about their teams

    Cons

    Work life balance sometimes when workload is extremely high.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the team, it will go a long way with overall retention and engagement.


  7. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A place where you can grow and develop

    Cons

    There are no cons only pros

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Helpful (4)

    "ETL-HR"

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    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Team Leader - Human Resources in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Target has a really fast, fun, and friendly, culture which is mostly driven by its strong employment branding. Target also allowed for flexible scheduling and 3 weeks of vacation which was nice.

    Cons

    Working in a struggling market is never easy. Seemed to be a lack of clear strategic vision from the 'higher ups' and it seemed like we were always having to re-invent the wheel, instead of sticking to fundamentals.

    Advice to Management

    Sky high expectations from mostly low performing employees is never a recipe for success. Field Leadership often seemed very out of touch with the realities of working in and running a store. Heavy politics always at play.


  9. "Really Enjoyed Working at Target"

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    Current Employee - ETL-HR in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - ETL-HR in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Structure, team members, career growth, and fun!

    Cons

    Working on weekends and black fridays


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Decent job overall for new to the job market"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Levittown, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member in Levittown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for high school/ college students, 10% off all merchandise, plus an extra 20% off Simply Balanced and C9 branded items

    Cons

    Inflexiblilty in scheduling, poor communication between senior management and bottom-rung team members, little to no opportunity to advance internally

    Advice to Management

    Be more courteous and consistent in holding team members accountable