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Updated July 18, 2018
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  1. "Manager Guest Research /Insights"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexibility and cool work.

    Cons

    The health benefits are terrible. It costs me $5k out of pocket to have an in hospital natural child birth.


  2. "Senior Business Partner"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Partner in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Business Partner in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly good compensation, pockets of really great leaders and teams. Decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Extremely behind on systems and technology, not moving fast enough to catch up with competitors.

    Advice to Management

    I found out that my direct report (male, did not have superior technical/analytical/business skills) was making $10k more than me, his boss. Yet, the hiring manager shot me down when I tried to negotiate my initial salary. This tells me that hiring managers have far too much discretion and there should be systems in place to achieve better pay equity between men and women.

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    "Electronics"

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    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Target Electronics Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and Team Leaders, Fast paced environment, Flexible hours.

    Cons

    During slow times of the year (Non-holiday times) hours can be cut. Short amount of time, especially during night shifts, to get everything done with an overwhelming amount to finish.


  4. "Fashion Forward & Trend Right Merchandise; Dated HR Practices"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Partner in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Business Partner in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    At a glance:
    Relocation possible through Target's national reach
    Competitive wages for new team members
    Socially progressive company culture
    Competitive benefits package
    Flexible Hours

    The company culture remains a signature strong point of Target. The fast, fun, friendly feelings come to life through its company values. Going to work is generally fun thanks to the team members and company appreciation. As always this will vary depending on your direct leader, their autonomy is a double edged sword --great with an engaged leader and challenging when they struggle.

    Cons

    At a glance:
    HR is slow to adopt new practices
    Limited to no ability to directly influence Short Term Incentives
    Business Analytics continue to be an opportunity

    Target's biggest challenges comes from its slow to move human resources department. Within the past 3 years Target abandoned its 100-point review system and adopted a more modern approach. It continues to use annual reviews with 2%-3% raises making staying ina role disadvantageous compared to position hopping. Target attempts to offset this with short term incentives which is highly variable on company performance. Additionally, getting the right business insights is an opportunity. With the limited data scientists available the bandwidth of the data teams are fairly limited. This creates a significant backlog of needs often leaving decisions to be made on best guesses.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure business intelligence and technology teams work more cohesively to address systematic approaches to data gathering, visualization, and support.

    Emphasize hiring more data scientists, statisticians, etc. to address more of the business needs.


  5. "Executive Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and opportunities for bonuses

    Cons

    No work life balance-push out tenured/older employees

    Advice to Management

    Embrace your older employees - they bring experience and maturity to the workplace


  6. "Lead Compliance Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Lead Compliance Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Compliance Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Downtown Minneapolis location, career opportunities, competitive pay and benefits

    Cons

    Upward career mobility can be limited, decision-making can be slow


  7. "Sales Lead: Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    I was my first managerial role in the retail industry while in college. They were able to work with my school schedule, while still having me lead many store initiatives. I was able to gain knowledge in many aspects of retail, ranging from sales, loyalty programs, merchandising, charitable initiatives, online fulfillment, and shipment.

    Cons

    For working a retail schedule (nights, weekends, holidays), there were no benefits for part time sales leads even though I worked 40 hours each week.

  8. "Fantastic Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Website Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Website Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is incredible, everybody on the team is passionate about their work, there are a lot of opportunities for career growth and gaining new skills. I love being able to work with cutting edge technologies. Target also is great with gender diversity which helped me make my decision. Everybody is very friendly, there is good culture here.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be challenging to get a new idea built. But that's only because of the momentum we already have with our current projects.

    Advice to Management

    The one downside is I feel not many people know Target as a great place for tech.


  9. "Great place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Target Technology Services (TTS) in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Target Technology Services (TTS) in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people. Opportunity to spread your wings and try new things. Once you have built your network and understand how to get things done, there are many opportunities for success and growth.

    Cons

    Not unexpected at a large org: things take time. You'll need to invest in your internal network especially early; i.e. you'll need to understand who to partner with to get things done. Not really a "con", just a fact of life that you should be ready for.


  10. "Target Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Being able to be trained in other areas of the store. Great place overall.

    Cons

    Not being able to pick up shifts in other areas of the store after being traine due to it not being your primary position.


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