Target or Capital One?

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Apr 26, 2019 23 Comments

Just got an offer for a Sr. Engineer role at Capital One, but I thought the interview was ridiculously easy so I’m wondering who at Capital One can tell me some more about if Capital One’s engineering departments are good or if they’re not looked highly upon.

Edit: Should be noted that this is a promotion, and the offer is for Richmond

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  • NetApp l0rD
    Isn't TC too low for Sr. Engineer?
    Apr 26, 2019 4
    • Capital One / Eng OuyV50
      Keep in mind that C1 has a weird title system, does it say senior associate or senior software engineer?

      Table as follows, in order of seniority:
      Offer Title, Company Title, Meaning

      Associate Software Eng, "Associate Software Eng", entry level fresh out of college

      Senior Associate Software Eng, "Software Eng", normal developer with 1-3 YoE

      Senior Software Eng, "Principal Software Eng", experienced developer with 3-5 YoE

      Then comes the manager level
      Apr 28, 2019
    • Target / Eng
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      OuyV50, good call, just got clarification and it’s for senior associate...that would have been good to know when I was on-site. So turns out it’s not really a promotion
      Apr 29, 2019
  • OpenText / Other 11nks15
    Interesting that C1 interview was easy. Usually it is not. But their tech staff is good. What team is it? Also, while Richmond may be a cheaper city and a great city (I have lived there), C1 is the biggest employer. Your next move will be tough unless you are ready to move again. So think before you leap. Benefits are great at C1. 7.5% 401K
    Apr 26, 2019 1
    • Target / Eng
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      It’s the payments team, but I didn’t write any “real” code at all during the on-site interview which seemed odd, almost completely behavioral. But good to hear their engineering teams aren’t bad.
      Apr 26, 2019
  • Target / Eng
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    C1: ~$110k (salary + bonus)
    Target: ~$90k (salary + bonus)

    Thing is that I can counter offer with Target and probably get right around the C1 offer. The benefits packages for both are fairly similar (haven’t dug through everything yet, but so far fairly similar). I’m more concerned with how their engineering culture is / how good it is
    Apr 26, 2019 3
    • Target / Eng
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      In Minneapolis right now, literally went to Virginia for the first time when I did the on-site for C1. C1 would pay for my entire relocation so no financial burden there
      Apr 26, 2019
    • Capital One / Eng OuyV50
      The engineering culture is overall good. The CEO, being a traditional finance guy, has been extremely keen on developing technology in-house to stay ahead of the competition.

      While your mileage will vary depending on the team and the organization, I'd be more worried about being bored than feeling being stressed 😅. Soo... Internal team transfers are commonplace.

      Just to add, 110k in Richmond is a lot of money given the cost of living. My roommate and I shared a 1500 sq ft two bed two bath apt for <$1300/mo total back in 2015.

      https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=cost+of+living+index+Richmond+vs+San+Francisco
      Apr 28, 2019
  • NetApp l0rD
    TC?
    Apr 26, 2019 3
    • NetApp l0rD
      Total Compensation
      Apr 26, 2019
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      Meant to reply in this thread but posted a comment...
      Apr 26, 2019
  • Rockwell Automation / Cust. Srv. peanut b
    Is this in SF? I had an offer too. I felt their SF office was not as important as their Richmond office. They also had layoffs few years ago. But overall it is a good company. I didn’t take it because of the base pay offered. They tried to bump it up with a sign on bonus still it wasn’t SF level pay
    Apr 26, 2019 1
    • Target / Eng
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      This offer is in their Richmond office
      Apr 26, 2019
  • Coupang / Eng
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    What role are you in at Target now? L5?
    Apr 26, 2019 1
    • Target / Eng
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      L4
      Apr 26, 2019
  • Target Tarzhay
    4 to 5 at TGT is pretty much a lock at 2 - 3 year mark unless your skills are not where they should be, or if you're in a shitty org. 5 gives a higher range up to like 130 base, but you should only expect to start at 100-105
    Aug 7, 2019 0
  • Target / Eng
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    Update: turns out during the interview and over LinkedIn, all the titles said senior engineer, but on paper it’s a senior *associate* engineer, so it’s not a promotion at all.
    Apr 29, 2019 0
  • Target / Eng aaryaside
    Don’t make the jump just because it’s a “promotion”. L4 is easy to break out of at Target, and $20k is nothing in the grand scheme of things - especially when accounting for CoL differences.

    Move if you like the company or want to live on the east coast.
    Apr 27, 2019 0
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    Depends. Both offers seem similar. The Midwest is relatively cheap to live in but you have really awful winters there but beautiful weather the rest of the year. If you can put up with the weather then stay in MN.
    Apr 26, 2019 0

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