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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

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.

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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have enjoyed working for Target.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Pay, and good opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Schedule is rough. Work every other weekend.

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    Great focus on development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Target is huge on promoting from within and helping develop its team into great leaders. They offer numerous leadership based tools to help succeed in any role.

    Cons

    While work life balance is stressed at target, this is not always the case. Retail requires long hours at times and anyone joining retail needs to be aware of the time commitment a retail job has.

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