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Great learning for mature professionals in balancing strategic thinking and immediate execution.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Inclusive culture; genuine integration with HQ; opportunity to understand retail as a business in all its complexity; good work-life balance; genuine emphasis on well-being and CSR

Cons

Too much emphasis on being "brand-right", which does not always allow for right action in Indian conditions (though this is slowly changing); very hierarchy driven; you cannot question the leaders beyond a point; nothing specifically bad when compared to other companies of similar size.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Target has a great culture, but it is suited for US job market and work ethics. We should examine the assumptions before adopting the practices in total here. Indian workforce is not yet mature enough to fully value the culture and contribute accordingly. A simple case in point is our emphasis on work-life balance. It mostly ends in too little work, and too much "life", because our junior folks are not mature enough to get the right balance, and their managers are too scared of losing them, or too lazy/immature to guide them.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic company. I highly recommend!

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    Current Employee - Operations Group Leader
    Current Employee - Operations Group Leader

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

    Pros

    Excellent development for young business professionals. They invest a lot in their execs and truly care about your success. Room to grow, make mistakes, and learn from them. They have an engaged culture like no other company. One of the best companies to start your career after you graduate.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment that takes time to move up. Probably an opportunity to move high potential execs to their next position faster.

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    Solid upper management!

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad for a first job

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Sugar Land, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Sugar Land, TX (US)

    I have been working at Target part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management is very friendly and understanding
    Very flexible schedule
    Co-workers are very nice and friendly
    Management takes your side if a guest attempts to make you look bad
    Not too hard to advance in

    Cons

    Way too much pressure to get people to sign up for the REDCards. They can be very demanding about that... especially when the store has less than expected REDCards for the day. It's even harder to get people to apply for the card when it requires a blank check to apply for the Debit card version. Who carries checks these days? (However, you do get occasionally rewarded for getting X number of REDCards)

    Often times not enough employees to help out. I'm a cashier, and on busy days it gets backed up a lot. We need more than 5 lanes open!

    Often scheduled several days in a row at inconvenient times, regardless of what you said your availability was. For example, closing one day (11 pm) and opening the next day (8 am). You could always call in or give a shift away... but sometimes you need the hours.

    Other than those minor complaints, it's been pleasant working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look into making easier ways to apply for the Target REDCard. It would be better if the guest could just type their routing number and everything directly in the application or swipe their normal card without having to have a blank check.

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