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Target Engineering Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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  1. "The Latest Tech Stack"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Super current tech stack (React, Node, Kubernetes, GraphQL, Drone)
    - 10-20% off all of Target
    - Good work/life balance
    - Nice co-workers
    - Usually fast tech delivery speed
    - Career & leraning opportunities

    Cons

    - Can be slow-moving because it's a giant corporation
    - Can have politics because it's a giant corporation


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    "Software Engineer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome company, they take time to help you learn and improve yourself through out the internship. They let you work interesting projects and really contribute to the team.

    Cons

    Their only office are in Minneapolis

  3. "Amazing internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

    I worked at Target as an intern

    Pros

    - Company culture, great people, councils for different groups
    - New technologies, with plenty of training opportunities
    - Great mentorship and career advisors
    - Opportunities to work in different teams
    - Beautiful campuses

    Cons

    - Very big, so the experience differs depending on team. Other than that, none that I could think of.


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    "Good experience as an intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -they do a good job of making it easy to befriend other interns (live in the same apartment building, have some events)
    -office is great
    -my team was awesome, I had a great manager who was very helpful and I was able to be transparent with him about how I felt at the company

    Cons

    -your experience really depends on the team you work on


  5. "Lead Data Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Lead Data Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Data Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High compensation and free to work on your own time.

    Cons

    Management tends to get in the way of getting anything done.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not a Tech Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Android Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Android Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Real laid back environment. Pretty decent pay and vacation benefits.

    Access to a safari books and pluralsight.

    Cons

    Not a tech company, and no idea how to be one. Quality is overlooked for just getting things done. People who get things done get promoted while everyone else is left to hold together the garbage pile that was created.

    Lack of accountability, people often don't show up to work, or if they do don't get anything done. This can go on for months before anything is done about it while the team suffers.

    NO perks. Like nothing compared to tech companies. Not even free coffee. This is due to having to keep everything the same between in store employees and HQ employees.

    Office space is a disaster. Giant open office making it impossible to think or even hear co-workers at times. Random meets happen all over the place since there is a lack of rooms. It's like they tried to copy what start ups do, which makes no sense. Start ups have no money, that's why they have open office spaces. Every study has found them to be less productive.

    Terrible security practices. These interfere with your ability to get your job done but also make things pretty insecure.

    Gotta work on holidays. They never mentioned this in my hiring process, but don't expect to travel around Thanksgiving or Christmas. Also, depending on the team your on you may need to work very early on some weekends (1am) for product launchs and may need to be on call all the time for incidents.


  7. "Best job yey"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sweet Job, love Minneapolis, love the culture

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities or assistance is lacking.

  8. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Lead Security Engineer in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Security Engineer in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good teams, great benefits. Lots of training and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much focus on SCRUM, shoving people in to pod work units, lots of internal politics.


  9. "good company to work"

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    Current Contractor - Siteminder Production Support Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Contractor - Siteminder Production Support Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    it is a best place for work people can enhance there skills here

    Cons

    really there are very few cons we some times we have some work pressure


  10. "BI Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior BI Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior BI Engineer

    I have been working at Target full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work on the latest technologies
    401k match
    Great benefits
    PTO

    Cons

    Higher premiums for healthcare plans with
    Higher deductibles