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Target Lead Analyst Reviews

Updated April 12, 2019
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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Business Intelligence Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Business Intelligence Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, fair salary, good corporate culture.

    Cons

    low vacation. negotiate more at signing.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Lead Analyst BI in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst BI in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance is good, competitive pay. A lot of opportunity to develop personally through various skills training, conferences, etc.

    Cons

    Leadership doesn't do anything with conviction. They change their minds consistently and don't allow time for the company to change direction with their minds.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making leadership decisions without thinking through the consequences.

  3. "Lead Financial Analyst"

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

    I worked at Target (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great teamwork encouraged and observed. Good collaboration across divisions. Good emphasis on work-life balance. Great volunteer opportunities and give back to the communities. Good career advancement opportunities, both lateral and upward.

    Cons

    There was a lot of different levels of management...but that may have been trimmed. Some of the management should not have been in management positions. Weren't very forthcoming with company information. Some of this may have been resolved with the layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to your employees, have regular statuses, and lay out your expectations...don't hide your agenda. In the long run, it doesn't help to have your employees question your motives.


  4. "The Spark is Gone"

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    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The business is simple and easy to relate with friends and family. The employee discount is nice, the campus in downtown Minneapolis is fabulous (so is Target North Campus), and everyone is very friendly.

    Cons

    It's been four months since the large re-organization in March and we continue to be hit with large attrition. As a result, projects lag and missing expertise result in large, undocumented problems that will keep simmering until they blow up. Thus, no one is excited to be there in the morning and it's dead by 4pm.

    Advice to Management

    Take stock of what expertise you still have and retain them, then start rebuilding what was lost. Communication is also key - upper leadership says very little.


  5. "An incredible first full-time job at an innovative company with a highly development-oriented culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Planning Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Lead Planning Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is what brought me to Target, and it was the single most positive aspect of my experience here. Target works hard to make team members feel included and valued, which made working there a joy. Additionally, honest development conversations took place regularly, and lots of feedback was provided. I really feel that I grew as a person and a professional because of my experience here. Work/life balance was prioritized as well, which was another very positive aspect.

    Cons

    Limited vacation time (offset by incredible flexibility and remote work capabilities). I also did not always feel totally in control of my career, and the timing of moves to new roles was not always as expected, but I am sure this is not unique to Target.

    Advice to Management

    Consider reevaluating the time off policies to afford more vacation, and continue to evolve within a constantly changing retail environment. Thank you for making this a wonderful place to work!


  6. "Great culture!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Business Intelligence Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Business Intelligence Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong developmental environment.
    Opportunities to change roles frequently
    Very collaborative

    Cons

    You will receive feedback on absolutely everything you do, big or small.
    Need approval from too many leaders when making decisions. Tends to slow down projects at times.
    Vacation time is a bit sparse for the first few years.


  7. "Great opportunity for career advancement and to get high impact work."

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    Current Employee - Lead Planning Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Planning Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ability to work on high visibility projects
    Great culture and great people to work with
    Amazing career planning and development opportunities

    Cons

    Can be highly political at the highest levels
    Too many layers of approval at times can slow down work
    A lot of effort spent communicating and aligning parties on simple things

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time bring key partners along early on to limit politics and have better alignment to strategic priorities.

  8. "Target is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Lead Stats Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Stats Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Target offers very flexible scheduling and a very friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Compensation for technical positions is below industry averages.

    Advice to Management

    Better differentiate between business and technical positions. Team members in technical positions want to be differentiated, assessed differently in performance reviews (business talents are not the same as technical talents), and have better career path opportunities without having to jump into a manager role.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good development in Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid leaders, good pay, and plenty of chances to professionally develop

    Cons

    Limited vacation time and challenging culture with the leadership changes


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Planning Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Planning Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, great pay, and wonderful culture!

    Cons

    Way too bureaucratic. Slow to decision making. Too many lines of authority.