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Target Engineering Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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  1. "Great Place To Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "good company to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Red Tape"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Guest Reliability Engineer in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Guest Reliability Engineer in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and some of the workers are really nice and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Red tape galore. Top down decision making, and weird clicky culture where whoever buddies up to the director gets their projects passed.

    Advice to Management

    Be more team focused, stop making top down decisions and let engineers try different ideas.


  4. "BI Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Tech moving in the right direction."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target as an intern

    Pros

    My 10 week long experience at Target must have been one of the best internship program experiences in the Twin Cities. I was placed on a new team building an application from the ground up, so I experienced different levels of the iterative application development cycle. Both my manager and mentor were awesome!

    Cons

    Experience was team based. Some interns were placed in fields of computer science that they didn't desire to work in (e.g. back-end, infrastructure, security). My advice would be to hire for those specific team types.

    Program was also quite short. Separating the number of interns into two waves of 12+ weeks could work with scheduling and be more desirable.


  6. "ewvevvwrv rvew3v ev2evw2"

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

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

    Pros

    Was a great place to work

    Cons

    There are no cons; that place was great

    Advice to Management

    Slack was fun while it lasted


  7. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to make technology choices
    Best Practices of Software development
    Great place to work as well as learn new stuff.

    Cons

    Frequent firing as a result unstability

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Working with great technology and great people"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good 401k match, modern tech stack, great company values, they give back to the community a ton, fun and collaborative workspaces

    Cons

    Occasionally work is slowed down by business teams struggling to make decisions or changing their mind about priorities, which can be frustrating


  9. "Software Engineer for 2.5 Years"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, friendly people, rejuvenated engineering culture, a lot of opportunity. Current manager is supportive of me moving to a new team.

    Cons

    Pay raises are on a rigid schedule, some managers lack technical expertise and don't have a clue about software development.

    Advice to Management

    Make an attempt to bring your team together: the occasional outing/happy hour/scheduled fun time. I've been with my current manager for a while - the only fun days are when people quit and we can go out to eat together.


  10. "Great place for IT Security"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible Schedules
    - Recognition for innovation and hard work
    - Ability to try new things
    - Personal Development supported/required
    - Fast paced
    - Failure is accepted (mostly)
    - Pay is good

    Cons

    - Needing time/resources from other teams sometimes hard
    - Fast pace cuts into personal development time
    - Replacement of people after they leave takes a long time

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a good job in my opinion. Frequently asking for input -- almost too much though.