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If you want a career in retail, this could be the place to be.

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Former Employee - ETL-Logistics
Former Employee - ETL-Logistics

I worked at Target full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good benefits, upward mobility *with a college degree*, lots of opportunity to work on strengths and weaknesses that can carry over to different employment

Cons

Workload too much at certain volume stores, must have college degree to be considered for key holder, promotions based on interview rather than performance, no work/life balance during the holidays (and getting worse) hourly pay starts at minimum wage or just above.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Overall great company, but so...boring

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Savage, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Savage, MN (US)

    I worked at Target part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are flexible with hours, have yearly raises, enough employees to cover your time off, great customers, great benefits, you get to know whenever something new comes out, because everyone buys it, you know when the best sales are, great experiance for high schoolers. There is also plenty of room to move up from wherever you start out!

    Cons

    This job was just really boring, and there is no music in the store and it is so dry. My hands were always raw within the first 30 minutes of my shift due to dryness and paper bags!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add moistorizer to each cash register and add light music to the store, music makes customers happier, willing to buy a CD if they like a song, and forget about how long they are at the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Career Opportunities for Young Professional, but VERY Political

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    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Advancement
    Fun culture...work hard and play hard
    Good company to have on the resume
    Great tools and capabilities
    Best in class training and development
    Great support and people
    Fun downtown location
    Great facilities and fringe benefits at HQ
    401k match

    Cons

    VERY Political, creates very noticeable differences in preferential treatment and opportunities for select few
    Strong experience, superior skills, and true talent not rewarded as much as those with MBA, come from big name school, or those who are just good at networking with the "right" people
    Ceiling to advance beyond certain levels if you don't have an MBA
    Work/life balance in core business areas
    Expensive to work downtown with parking costs
    Extremely young demographic due to up or out mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote fairly from within. Agree that an MBA is worth more and does open doors, but the value they place on this is obsessive that puts people in roles that they can't handle due to lack of experience and the pay differential is excessive. Have known many very talent people exit Target due to frustration over this. Business-wise, they are doing a lot of the right things...keep up with the constant innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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