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Target Engineering Reviews

Updated September 18, 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 experience as an intern"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Lead Data Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. "Best job yey"

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    • Culture & Values
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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
    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Tech Company"

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


  6. "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


  7. "Red Tape"

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    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.

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Tech moving in the right direction."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  10. "ewvevvwrv rvew3v ev2evw2"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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