Target (NYSE:TGT)

TargetTarget is a publicly traded retail chain operating with 1,790 stores. Target operations include 240 general merchandise stores offering an edited food assortment of perishables, dry grocery, dairy and frozen items; 249 SuperTarget stores offering a full line of food items comparable to traditional supermarkets; and 9 urban format stores, CityTarget and TargetExpress, offering edited general merchandise and food assortments. These formats are in addition to their traditional expanded food assortment stores of which they have 1,292. The chain’s revenue in millions in 2014 was $72,618 and it employed approximately 347,000. Each Target carries an average of 70,000 SKUs, with items ranging from canned non-perishable groceries to televisions. Their stated mission is to make Target their customers’ preferred shopping destination in all channels by delivering outstanding value, continuous innovation and exceptional guest experiences by consistently fulfilling their “Expect More. Pay Less.” brand promise.

Target’s Good Jobs Score Overview

Customer/Employee Scores
Productivity/Customer Scores
Productivity/Employee Scores


Target’s Customer Score

ACSI provides scores for Target in three industries: (1) Supermarkets, (2) Department and Discount Stores, and (3) Health and Personal Care Stores. Because not all Target stores can be categorized unambiguously we use the mean of all scores for Target as a whole.
Additional Customer Data

The Good Jobs Customer component is comprised of ACSI, Consumer Reports, and Yelp scores (see Methodology for more details). Although not part of the Good Jobs Score, the following table provides additional data on customer satisfaction.


Target’s Employee Score

Target Glassdoor Rating Trend
Additional Employee Data

The Good Jobs Employee component is comprised of Glassdoor and Indeed scores (see Methodology for more details). Although not part of the Good Jobs Score, the following charts provide additional data on employee satisfaction and level of unionization.

  • The above charts provide additional information as measured by They serve to show Target’s relative position to its peer-group and do not imply a causal relationship between the dimensions.


Target’s Productivity Score

Sales / SQFT
Sales / Employee
Inventory TurnoverVI
more performance data
Fiscal year end1/28/20122/2/20132/1/20141/31/2015
Number of employees365,000361,000366,000347,000
Number of stores1,7631,7781,7931,790
Total store sqft² (m)235.7 237.8240.1240.0
Average store size (sqft²)133,704133,772133,884134,058
Revenue (m)$68,466$71,960$71,279$72,618
Gross margin (%)30.86%30.38%29.53%29.39%
EBITDA margin (%)10.67%10.03%8.53%9.49%
Same-store sales growth (%)3.00%2.70%-0.40%1.30%
Source: 10-K filings with the S.E.C.


Target’s CEO Brian C. Cornell

Brian Cornell succeeded Gregg W. Steinhafel as Target’s CEO in FY2014. He was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in July 2014.

CEO-to-Cashier pay ratio
Pay ratio methodology
We follow a methodology established by the Economic Policy Institute. CEO compensation data is collected from Compustat’s annual executive compensation database and, where needed, extended by companies’ FAB 14A proxy filings with the S.E.C.. Hourly cashier compensation is collected from Glassdoor, with an average sample size of N=293. Annual cashier pay is estimated by multiplying hourly pay by 40 hours/week and 52 weeks.
CEO Approval
This metric, as collected by, represents a reviewer’s positive/neutral/negative rating of the current CEO. The CEO approval percentage is the share of reviewers who rate the CEO positively.


Target’s Disclosure Details

The following data are based on SASB disclosure recommendations for the Human Capital dimension in the restaurant industry. They will be updated once SASB provides recommendations for the retail industry.

Voluntary Turnover RateNot Reported
Involuntary Turnover RateNot Reported
Average Hourly Wage (by region)Not Reported
% of Employees at Minimum WageNot Reported
Amount of legal/regulatory fines and settlements associated with labor law violationsNot Reported
Amount of tax credit received for hiring through enterprise zone programs
(these State and Local government programs encourage companies to create jobs in specific geographic area targeted for economic revitalization)
Not Reported

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