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Target Project Manager Reviews

Updated May 8, 2018
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  1. "Great Work Place!!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative teams, good training, great culture

    Cons

    Downtown parking is expensive. Company parking should be provided.

    Advice to Management

    Make Target great again investing in right portfolios.


  2. "Coprporate Middle Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Vacation, personal days that don't count against sick time

    Cons

    There are middle managers everywhere that really don't know or care what you do, they just keep peacocking trying to climb the ladder. Be prepared for meetings galore. Your real purpose is to make the boss look good.
    Upward mobility has been limited since they put fresh MBA's on a management
    track without any prior management experience
    I was always having to document my process so 'anyone' can do it, ie send it to India.

    Advice to Management

    Stop force feeding politically correct messages on employee's.
    Value each individuals ability's, not their ability to drink the cool aid and tote the company line.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Marketing Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on amazing project

    Cons

    Management doesn't see the value and the capabilities of this position except for a dumping ground of task that other partners would rather not complete.


  4. "Great People and Loads of Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Target is full of opportunity if you are strategic, know how to build relationships, have strong communication skills and are motivated.

    Cons

    It can be hard to navigate the structure and know who to talk to and when. Advice: Take partners


  5. "Project Manager Construction"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    safe environment to work in

    Cons

    limited mobility or career advancement

    Advice to Management

    better communication


  6. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Respectful of people
    No discrimination
    More importance to diversity
    Good compensation

    Cons

    Uncertainty of future
    Vendor or outsourced approach
    Top management lack direction
    Not technical focused
    Poor org structure- duplicate roles

    Advice to Management

    Clean up junk higher management ranks


  7. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented team of great people/coworkers!

    Cons

    Currently lacking clear direction and strategy.

  8. "Senior Project Manager, Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    One of the best things about working at Target is being associated with a company that has such a powerful brand and positive image (for the most part). I love that when I tell people that I work at Target I get a reaction along the lines of..."I love shopping at Target!"
    The main reason I came to Target was the opportunity to work on big projects at such a big company.
    The other main reasons I work at Target is the focus on work/life balance and individual career development. Target has its share of political games you have to play just like at any other company but for the most part if you ask a leader for help, they will explain the rules to you and give you as much help as you ask for.

    Cons

    The company is filled with primarily "general athletes." IN very few areas are there actual Industry experts. The long time focus on leadership development has resulted in a belief that anyone can do any job and move around and be successful if they were given the correct Leadership. This is true in some ways, at the end of the day you need a lot of people who are really smart and good at their jobs if Target is going to become world class in areas other than Product Design and Marketing.

    Advice to Management

    The recent shift to move away from so many general athletes to subject matter experts is a positive move but I fear it is coming at the sacrifice of many of the things which were strengths of Target. I see it losing some of the focus on work/life balance and development as more and more Leaders join the team who don't share that focus.


  9. "Sr Creative Content Producer"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people at Target are the best part about Target and are most certainly some of the most talented in the business. The work is complex and challenges you daily. If you don't like constant change and ambiguity, I suggest looking elsewhere because the only thing consistent about Target is that it's always changing.

    Cons

    Difficult to get rate increase once you're in the door.

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent by being competitive with pay and benefits.


  10. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Odd structure for hiring and promotions.