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Being an ETL at Target is Challenging and Rewarding

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Madison, WI (US)
Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in Madison, WI (US)

I have been working at Target full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Target paints the big picture for your long-term career destination, and gives you the development tools and feedback you need to be successful in reaching your career goals. You come to really know how to leverage your strengths and improve your opportunities as a leader through feedback.

Cons

Target leaders are expected to be very global and sometimes it really cuts into your time/ability to drill into driving results in the areas that you own and are accountable to. ETL's. The training program for new ETL's is insufficient at preparing you to be successful in your role on day one. Your most valuable training will come after being thrown into your position under-prepared and learning to succeed through trial and error.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want stores to drive specific metrics then your leaders need the proper tools to hold Team Members accountable to driving those results (ex: individual achievement statistics for AAR, who is performing at what level based off of transactions), and Team Members need the appropriate incentives to drive those results (ex: base plus commission TM's in electronics, or more than a .25 cent raise per hour for being an electronics TM).

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun and exciting place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Executive Team Leader in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The culture at Target is awesome. Everyone is friendly and driven. The way things are set up are for the success of the employees there. Target likes to hire from within and moving up fast is very possible.

    Cons

    The hours are long and it gets crazy during the fourth quarter, but that's to be expected in retail.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Company Ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Manager
    Current Employee - Group Manager

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

    Pros

    Focus on development, rewards for results, great team to grow your career or start a new one. I've worked for 5 different companies in my 20 year career -- Target bests them all hands down as my best and favorite employer.

    Cons

    Target's culture isn't for everyone. Highly collaborative with emphasis on "how" you get results. To be successful, you need to be willing to accept tough feedback and act on it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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