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Updated 17 February 2019
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  • "Not enough home/work life balance" (in 1637 reviews)

  • "The pay is fair until you have to carry the load of other work-shy team members" (in 1737 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Principal Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Bengaluru
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very very employee friendly, thoroughly professional.

    Cons

    Growth as an Individual Contributor is very limited.

  3. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    good work life balance
    challenging work

    Cons

    hard to shift teams across pyramids


  4. "Senior Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and culture

    Cons

    Less growth opportunities and work is boring sometimes


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but stagnant work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work.
    Employee friendly
    Better compensation.
    Women benefits and other perks

    Cons

    Difficult to change ur work profile if interested
    Too much to learn but no time as too much work
    Management issues. Partial to employees

    Advice to Management

    They should be more flexible if resources are willing to conribute in other experties as well.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Definition of Mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ->Really chill workplace
    ->Target has adopted usage of open source Tech, which might be helpful post leaving company
    ->Workload per sprint is at comfortable levels, which leaves plenty of time for GRE/CAT/TOEFL/SOP preparation for higher studies
    -> Public git repos, all tech being worked on has public documentation, so if you're interested, there are plenty of sources of information
    -> Lead engineers and other senior level people are very approachable even for the smallest of doubts/questions
    -> Perfect place if you are a fresher looking to do masters in a year or so and also looking for some cash for next to no workload
    -> Work-life balance is amazing.
    -> Amount of work undertaken is upto self, but other engineers are happy to pile their work on you if you do not know how to engage in office politics.

    Cons

    -> Raise is independent of work put in, rather it depends on the amount of noise/fuss made over work done
    -> Promotions are dependent on how loudly one laughs at the director's jokes, not at all on technical proficiency
    -> Most directors are clueless about what the teams that they are responsible for have done in the past quarter.
    -> Target India is a haven for old engineers, who specialize in legacy tech, and refuse to learn new tech, hence growth for a fresher is extremely limited.
    -> Target India is also a haven for ex-service company employees who look to exploit the company and who manage to not get fired by deflecting focus/blame on others.
    -> Target India is not a place to be if you are looking to work in the same company and grow at a reasonable pace. Most freshers leave in 1-2 years(masters).

    Advice to Management

    Fire 50% of the engineers, observe that there is LITERALLY NO LOSS in productivity, and give raises to the leftover engineers (as raises currently are laughably abysmal).
    If the above is not done, no mentally sound fresher will stay for more than 2 years.


  7. "An average company with low hikes"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food and gym. Flexibility in working hours.

    Cons

    Hikes are pretty low, and you get promotions if you are able enough to showcase your work. Late night US calls can affect your work life balance

  8. "Security officer"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Bengaluru
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Bengaluru
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best environment to work in

    Cons

    Not much but can grow

    Advice to Management

    Best management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Guest Reliability Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    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