Wal-Mart vs. Target vs. Mom-and-Pop Stores
Wal-Mart: Almost 75% of the Walmart store management team started as hourly associates.
From the article "Life at Wal-Mart": Everyone [co-workers at Wal-Mart] agreed that Wal-Mart was preferable to the local Target, where the hourly pay was lower and workers were said to be treated with less respect (an opinion which I was unable to verify). Most of all, my coworkers wanted to avoid those “mom-and-pop” stores beloved by social commentators where, I was told, employees had to deal with quixotic management policies, while lacking the opportunities for promotion that exist in a large corporation.