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Updated 14 December 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having lots of chances to learn new technologies
    Work life balance
    Good food

    Cons

    Personally I didn't observe any cons


  2. "Guest Reliability Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time

    Pros

    Work Life Balance can be expected

    Cons

    Restricted cab timings and pickup spots

    Advice to Management

    Please provide stock benefits too

  3. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Place to work for freshers or initial growth.
    Good Place to improvise your technical skills.
    Technically sound people.
    Good ambience and culture.
    Employee beneficial company.
    Good Compensation and other benefits.
    Free Food
    Subsidized Transportation
    Work from home on demand.

    Cons

    Poor Management between India and US.
    Control lies entirely with US Managers inspite of Indian Managers.

    Advice to Management

    Bridge the gap between US and India on People management and Work


  4. "Lead Executive Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Executive Recruiter in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Lead Executive Recruiter in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Opportunity to work on the Complex problem in Retail

    Cons

    Not any as of now


  5. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Consultant in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Target is one of biggest retail organization in United States and is well known for its work culture. Organization culture of Target Corporation is employee friendly and is recognized for highest number of women employment.

    Cons

    Company has been good, however there is a scope of improvement from employee development prospective.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work with the retail world.


  6. "Softeware Enginner"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Work life Balance.
    Food and Transportation facilities are good.

    Cons

    Manager Oriented Company
    HR's are Not Supportive

    Advice to Management

    If people are suffering problems with woking under one manager. Give them the better opportunity in another project so that they can prove them self. Nobody is ready to accept feedback on Manger.


  7. "Not for freshers"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Decent Pay

    Cons

    Politics
    No Growth
    Diversity is given more importance than Talent

  8. "Target review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Colleagues/managers respectful to others work-life balance or family priorities
    Very knowledgable people around to learn from
    Great learning and development facilities
    Leadership is interested in your work
    Fun activities
    Agile

    Cons

    Late night meetings which is common with most companies HQd in the USA

    Advice to Management

    Split meeting requirements such that US employees take late night meetings 50% times


  9. "Company Culture & employee perspective"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place which suits not ambituous people. Easy going culture. Promotions are only based on what many people think of an employee. Not based on merit. Eg., A Marketing director can ruin a Technology guy's career.
    Great visionary and path defying leadership from CIO and CEO. The layers below are horrible - VP..., Sr Dir, Director. These old timers are pally pally and will take care of their own interest not the company interest.
    Good place to learn technologies and spend a lot of time attending trainings.
    it is common for leaders to be attending a lot of time in trainings.

    Cons

    HR is non existent in India. They are figure heads. Quite common for these to give gyan , normally any employee approaching HR with any issue will be fired eventually.
    Everything is controlled from Minneapolis team. Even if a janitor travels from minneapolis , they will travel business class , Indians are second rate employees, they have to travel economy class and cannot use cabs, they have to use public transport. I think this tells enough about the culture.
    Everyone talks nice but no one helps employees. Very tough place for any one with original thinking.
    India team cannot move a pin without consent from minneapolis team. It is common for India team not to get any recognition for any work that they do at an organization level. They are treated like contractors or may be lesser. India leaders are powerless. They do not even have any authority. Just say the same words from minneapolis leaders.
    Recently Target lost a great visonary leader SVP, he changed fundemental dynamics of the company and his organization. Now in his absence, very quickly people are taking back every good work back to minnepolis. Not sure how long this will continue but it is not a good place for ambitious people and with original thinking. It is a norm that no promotion is going to happen for any employee unless there is an open position. Welcome to Gladiator arena. Those who move between meetings , flaunt flowery english without any substance get laurels.

    Advice to Management

    Mike Mcnamara needs to ensure a tighter grip without which transformation will loose momentum. Take care of employee having merit


  10. "MAintaince"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chennai
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Chennai
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some of people best work

    Cons

    Software solution any more soluctions

    Advice to Management

    Nothing add prople man power