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Target Software Engineer Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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  • Long Hours can impact work life balance (in 1417 reviews)

  • Hours tend to fluctuate for regular team members (in 1503 reviews)

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  1. "2016 Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location and liked to people I was working with.

    Cons

    Business side is way more fun then tech.


  2. "Staff engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    some good learning and oppertunities

    Cons

    Sometimes things are too bureaucratic.

  3. "Fantastic company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best I worked for especially after the toxic startup (E8 Security) I used to work for.

    Cons

    Help us a bit in working from home one day

    Advice to Management

    Just relax and give us one day to work from home.


  4. "Suprisingly modern and innovative software department."

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Great offices, Great work and team environment, Not too stressful but can be challenging, agile scrum teams, management isn't micromanagement style, cafeteria, gym, gameroom, clinic, credit union, and Starbucks on site.

    Cons

    Pay is ok, location isn't great for me personally, no other location for software engineers, some management isn't very agile (particularly higher up from my experience).


  5. "Target journey"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Modern tech stack,
    Devops,
    Career growth

    Cons

    Poor leadership ,
    No futuristic goals


  6. "Up and developing"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will give you great control over your tech stack etc.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't know what they want or need.


  7. "Target Corporate Treats You Well"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The scope of the problems you work on is enormous. There are few places where you can work on systems and practices that support 2500+ stores and billions in revenues!

    Cons

    There are many mainframe and legacy systems that have to be retired, but the future of their technology looks great!

  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location is nice
    Target does take care of its employees
    Management is friendly

    Cons

    Not a good place to grow as a software engineer


  9. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance, opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Health Benefits can be improved

    Advice to Management

    Don't change your mind after committing to a project that can potentially make a lot of money for you. Increase your appetite for risk or competitors will take your market share.


  10. "Great people and culture"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Worked with a great team that was really chill and had fun in addition to getting work done. I was able to work on a meaningful project that benefits the company.

    Cons

    Not the best location-wise if you're in tech. Minnesota winter's will also get very cold, so it might not be the best place for you if you're not used to it.