I work for the Target store in Galesburg, Illinois. The morale in our store is terrible. Due to recent events, a great number of team members are fearful of their jobs due to recent firings, however some of which were called for for performance issues. However, for a company which is "team-oriented" and wants to be fast, fun and friendly, the management is nothing but. They have done nothing to help team members feel good about their jobs or working for Target. We recently lost one of our GSTL's and team members have heard the STL talking to our HR about getting some "people" (friends) of his hired on with Target. They have not posted the Team Lead position internally for current Team Members to apply, but the job is posted online for anyone in the world to apply.
Several Team Leads have asked if the position was going to be posted internally. The HR and STL have both said that they always post positions internally before they seek outside applicants, yet, the position has ONLY been posted online and NOT in the store. The current STL or HR has not made any effort to post the position in the store. The current hiring needs for the store were last updated in mid-May. It appears the STL, with his influence on the HR, want to hire friends who don't even work for Target, as opposed to possible applicants within the store.
The STL seems to favor nepotism above team development for his own gain. You can ask anyone in the Galesburg, Illinois store and they would tell you the same. Its unfortunate because I used to love working for Target, but for a while now, its all underhanded tactics and politics which will get you "developed" or advanced with Target.