Backroom Team Member (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – December 11, 2017
Target was a great work environment but was only meant as a temporary job I am looking to start a career. It was a fast paced work environment that allowed me the opportunity to interact with different people every day.
Research Analyst (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – December 5, 2017
validating data, writing SQL scripts, loading data, extracting data, analyzing data. Target has already decided who they want to promote, so if you are not on the list, there is no chance to get promoted. The last few years that I worked at Target was not enjoyable. Target is a micromanaging company in all aspects of the company, from HR down to the stores. The hardest part of the job was the continuous change. I had many years of great and respectful management, but in the last year, my manager was unavailable and was not truthful or honest. Since being gone from Target, I feel very relieved and happier.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – November 30, 2017
Although it was fun most of the day it was stressful, not because of the team it was the neighborhood. Helping guests was mostly great but many of the guests seemed as if they did not trust us. Keeping the sales floor full and knowing everything possible about the product was always important and a great way to get through the day.
Technical Lead (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – October 26, 2017
As a contractor, typical day was development activities during regular business hours and then production support late in the evening and night. With good support team from Syntel offshore, was able to complete all deliverables.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – October 18, 2017
A day as a cashier at Target consisted of you being harassed to sale Red Cards. If you sale 2 cards Monday you need to sale 3 Tuesday and so on. If you sale the cards then the managers are your best friends, but then they criticize you daily when you don't sale them.
Nice breaks, time goes by fast when busy
Bad management, favoritism, forced to sale Red Cards
Things are changing quickly from the top down in this company and it seems that the roles that the different positions have are not black and white or consistent. Many company policies are not being enforced, or ignored, and it is hard to know where to draw the line. Due to the rapid rate of change it is difficult to know which policies are to be upheld and which ones aren't. This company seems to be moving away from the "family" atmosphere for the team members to an atmosphere of supporting those guests that have a sense of entitlement.
Guest Service Attendant (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – October 12, 2017
GSA position at Target was very fun but also very stressful. You do almost the exact same work as a team lead for significantly less money. Always having to be berated for your cashiers not getting enough redcards got really old. If you like fast paced work though Target is definitely for you.
Fast pace, always something different, fun atmosphere
Guest Service Manager (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – October 6, 2017
Working at the South Minneapolis Target was pretty fun. I was a GSA and managed the front end cashiers. never had a problem with any of them. Most of the employees there followed company rules but some were pretty out of control.
Senior Buyer, Video Games (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – October 3, 2017
Overall have good things to say about the organization. For the most part leadership was attentive and looked after their teams. Processes could be a bit bureaucratic at times, but nothing outside of what I've seen at other large organizations.