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Target Software Engineer Reviews

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

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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
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "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. "Best job yey"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Tech moving in the right direction."

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    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.


  7. "ewvevvwrv rvew3v ev2evw2"

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    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

  8. "Working with great technology and great people"

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    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. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, nice people, 401k, dentals, eyewear, medical, work from home, paid time off, personal holiday well being hours

    Cons

    Low quality software engineer team, too many contractors. Slow pacing. Low pay, Too many unproductive people, too many meetings, take tech unseriously

    Advice to Management

    Hire better talents, reduce # of low quality contractors.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, great environment"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, very friendly people, pretty good pay for Minneapolis area. Everyone is extremely supportive and truly wants the best for you.

    Cons

    You don't have much say on which campus in Minneapolis you'd like to work in. There's the downtown campus which is right in the heart of the city and then there's the Target North Campus in Brooklyn Park which is about a 30 minute drive from downtown. They're both extremely nice but very different environments.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the interns more. Tell them how they are doing and how they can improve their performance.