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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 for 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible pay, definition of overworked and underpaid.

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member  in  Stoughton, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Stoughton, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    it was a job that I took on a lot of responsibilities expecting to get a raise or a recommendation. They failed there. The people I worked with were good, though.

    Cons

    too much responsibility for the pay. got a 6 cent raise after a year. what a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your team members. Otherwise you will constantly lose employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great vision and mission, hit-or-miss execution

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager

    I worked at Target full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of great people, commitment to community service, wellness and diversity, very good compensation for salaried team. At its best, Target is an amazing place to work. There were days that I couldn't believe I had such a wonderful job.

    Cons

    Some regions are experiencing high turnover due to culture change (more emphasis on immediate metrics versus long-term development), work-life balance is still not great. I think the issues may be geographically isolated but I felt that there were many people afraid of losing their jobs when they didn't need to be afraid, and that was too bad.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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