They let groups have multiple managers but no employees
Entry IT Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – December 13, 2018
They let groups inside the company to have multiple managers and no workers who don't know how to manage anything and ultimately make multiple mistakes. Than they are allowed to lie or make stuff up so they don't lose contracts or other groups and easily scam people. When doing actual work they rather send the work off to other groups instead of working on it themselves saying they can't fix it and do little documentation for said issue. They also hire people who don't have any experience in their field and their degrees are not applicable to the fields they work in.
Target discount, maternity and paternity leave
Some groups have multiple managers with no one below them
Very long days that include standing for the whole shift (8 hours with a break, of course) . The pay is very very low . The management is rude as well. However, they do give you the hours that you need or want.
Contractors are expected to be a part of the team but treated like outsiders and not compensated fairly compared to teammates. Perks aren’t included for contractors, i.e., company events and parties and all benefits. This was a good role to gain experience and get a foot in the door but overall didn’t love their culture.
Team Lead (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – November 15, 2018
This job helps you have a life outside of work and they are keenly aware of wage competitiveness, but the work is highly dependent upon trends and rumors in retail market strategy, sometimes at the expense of a cohesive work routine.
Logistics Flow Team Member (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN 55413 – November 14, 2018
I learned a lot about retail. From how to unload to placing product on the floor. It was fairly easy once you know what your are doing but sometimes stressful when your area receives a very large amount of freight and you are expected to finish before the end of your shift. interesting and fun to see all the new products as they came in.
Business Process Consultant (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – November 12, 2018
I am glad that I had an opportunity to work at Target headquarters. My experience was challenging because it was my first job after being somewhere for over 10 years, so transitioning into the TGT culture was somewhat challenging. Generally, the people are nice.
My experience was a little bit different because I was completely new to the supply chain industry and had to re-teach myself everything I learned from college. Their training was very thorough and provided lots of opportunities for shadowing/asking questions and gaining knowledge and experience to do the daily tasks. The easiest part of the job was to get along with everyone because they're all very welcoming and down to earth. The hardest part of the job was to determine ways of impact for your businesses and how to explain that to others.
Target enables collaboration with ability to have impact on the business and customer.
Director of Marketing (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – October 26, 2018
Target is a place you can learn a lot and apply those skills to project work and/or with teams. It's a highly collaborate environment, almost to a fault at times that can stall decision making. Building strong relationships and learning how to navigate those relationships with your work is a key to getting work done.
Highly energetic company and team members, size and scope of projects give you the ability to have huge impact on the business and customers.
Requires great navigation of personalities and building successful relationships to get work done, decision-making is slow due to multiple approvers and lack of risk taking.
There was not enough structure for someone as their first job. There was no clear "definition of success," so I felt lost a lot of the time. Training program was thorough, but not thorough enough to actually learn how to complete the job
Target is a great place to grow and learn and then leave.
Director Segmentation (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – October 16, 2018
Target has amazing training programs and gives new hires a ton of great experience. The culture speaks to being fast, fun, and friendly but it doesn't always live up to that mantra. Decision making is slow and the company is very cliquish.
Great offices and amenities, great training, stable work environment.
SLOW to make decisions, cliquish, who you know is often more important than what you know.
Strong development culture and opportunities to connect.
Lead Consultant - Learning & Development (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – October 10, 2018
So many smart people to learn from with world class development opportunities. I have not worked anywhere else that compares to Targets development offerings. Target does a lot of things well but they push for continuous improvement which forces team members to grow but can also be exhausting. As long as you have a good leader, which most of them are, Target is a great place to work and really hone your professional skills.
Target is an amazing company for young single people looking to accelerate their careers. There is so much energy in the building and opportunities to learn, grow, develop and advance. Typical days are stacked with meetings because of the amount of collaboration that needs to happen to execute a strategy. Systematically they are really advanced compared to working for a small company, but there are also a lot of layers that you need to go through to make decisions, get approvals, and move forward. Over the last few years, there have been several transformations and reorgs that caused a lot of setbacks in terms of processes, efficiencies, and role clarity which can be really frustrating at times. But, they compensate well and there are tons of perks and benefits associated with working for a giant, trendy retailer like Target. I have learned so much and feel as though the real life experience I have had at Target is worth more than an MBA.