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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 a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  2. Definitely a fun place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Electronics Team Member in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great relationships formed with the team members and guests. Flexible schedule. Good team member rewards for productivity.

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement at my store. A new target store opened less than 5 miles from our store which significantly reduced our sales, and reduced pay roll, making it very difficult to perform tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Create more of a relationship with the team members rather than just being their boss. It's really appreciated when the management knows something about your life.

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