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Updated December 29, 2017
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Pros
  • There is a large focus on work/life balance that is very appreciated (in 880 reviews)

  • Communication between all levels of management down through front line team members (in 1751 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance sometimes when workload is extremely high (in 1478 reviews)

  • Some team members rather help there friend that dont do much over people who does the most work (in 1574 reviews)

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  1. "Great culture, great environment"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Working with great technology and great people"

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    • 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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great atmosphere and learning opportunities"

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    • 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

    Target is really awesome in providing resources for you to learn new things if you want and are very responsive. HR is great and super quick at giving feedback when needed. The overall atmosphere at Target is really fun and I got to dabble in a lot of different fields during my 2 month internship. My mentor and manager were awesome and I enjoyed coming in every day because my team was very helpful and collaborative.

    Cons

    The interest survey they give you before you come doesn't really play a role in determining which team you end up in.

    Advice to Management

    Use the interest survey to accurately place interns relevant to their desired interests.


  5. "Sr Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Progressive Team, Continuing to experiment in latest technologies, Friendly teams.

    Cons

    Large Company, Management direction is weak at times.


  6. "2016 Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Staff engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Target robs its own people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with ever changing cool new technologies that will add value to your resume for your next job, as soon as you realize Target is not the place you want to stick too long.

    Cons

    No work/life balance.
    Too much finger pointing.
    Lack of respect for each other.
    Fine prints everywhere, designed to rob you, your hard earned money.

    Advice to Management

    The people who works at Target are "people". They are not "item"s on Target shelves. Respect them, value them... do not just only want to extract the maximum profit out of them.


  9. "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.


  10. "Suprisingly modern and innovative software department."

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