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32 Ratings
  1. "Loving the kids"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Target full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to travel throughout the world.

    Cons

    Things are always changing without a notice.

    Advice to Management

    Say what you mean and mean what you say

    Target2015-11-20
  2. "Awesome!"

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    Art Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target for less than a year

    Pros

    Great management, great workplace, great coworkers

    Cons

    Job cuts, corporate america, cubicles, economy

    Target2015-09-01
  3. "Potential"

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

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    Great potential...amazing resources....people want Target to succeed....smart people who want to do the right thing...zillions of ideas.....

    Cons

    Crippling culture...lack of vision...fear since layoffs....uncertainty...CEO has a history of swooping in and swooping out of companies....will he stay?

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the levels below VP to find out what is really going on. blow up the entire HR structure and reinvent how you incentivize the employees.

    Target2015-07-27
  4. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Target is a profitable, growth company. They have a solid vision of what they need to do to remain competitive.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the senior leadership has swiftly transitioned the culture to be a work shop with very little value or respect for existing talent. The culture and respect for the team and the talent was how they built a reputation that attracted and retained the very best. They will continue to attract the very best but they will not retain them. Target has always embraced new approaches in a very "swing the... pendulum" kind of way, almost certainly they go too far and have to course correct down the road. The culture they are building now will experience the same journey.

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    Advice to Management

    See above.

    Target2015-07-21
  5. "Sr. Art Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and there's an opportunity to grow or move around.

    Cons

    Few working managers, very silo'ed and restricted within the job description, will not be empowered to go beyond titles.

    Advice to Management

    Empower and give the power to your management to make decisions.

    Target2015-07-01
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Specialist Art Director / Graphic Designer"

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    Current Employee - Art Director/Graphic Designer in Crystal, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Brand Integrity. Good Work/Life Balance.

    Cons

    Management needs to get on the same page regarding new direction. Some Managers acquired headcount and aren't up for that challenge.

    Target2015-06-23
  7. "Director Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Director Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Company has solid reputation. - Great work life balance and flexible work hours. - Opportunities for growth and development.

    Cons

    - Lack of clear direction and communication during times of change. - Promotions were based on how well one told his/her "story" and to how many people. One could be "held hostage" in the same position for years no matter how well the job was done while others who did not do as well but had a good story were promoted.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep communication open to all levels of organization during change/transformation to ensure team member loyalty and respect. - Redesign promotion process so everyone gets a fair chance based on merit, not mainly on popularity.

    Target2015-06-12
  8. "Not for me"

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    Former Employee - Director Assistant 

    I worked at Target full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Although I think Target is an excellent company to work for, it did not fit my style or personality. I think its very middle-America focused, whereas I am a little more international.

    Cons

    Its kind of limiting in terms of growth for an assistant. For ETLs, growth is more possible. A Bachelor's degree is a requirement to get ahead here, experience is not as important.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the assistants the ability to work from home just like the other Executive employees. Going to work during the snow was ridiculous.

    Target2015-05-29
  9. "Strategically developed profitable promotions for RTW, IHP and Men's apparel divisions."

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture, great brand, with great talent.

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons to working for the great brand.

    Target2015-04-15
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great learning foundation for retail.

    Cons

    The only way you'll get promoted is through political pull, no matter how great you are. Pay is fairly low for post-MBAs. Work-life balance can be brutal based on the divisions you're placed in.

    Advice to Management

    Change your promotion strategy. You're ending up with political yes-men and women.

    Target2015-04-21
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