I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Walmart eCommerce in December 2013.
Interview Details – Was referred for the position. Phone screen with a recruiter and then another phone screen with the hiring manager. Both those conversations went well and so I was invited to interview on-site.
Met with four people on-site for 30 minutes each. Everyone was very nice and the interviews weren't exceptionally difficult. Just a lot of talking about my previous experience and how it related to the role in question. I followed up with the recruiter a couple of weeks afterwards, and she told me that they had decided to move forward with a candidate who had more experience, which in my mind, meant that they simply liked someone else more. I certainly had enough experience for the role!
Interview Question – No difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Walmart eCommerce.
Interview Details – The first round was more related to database management and questions were all about writing and figuring out database design
Interview Question – Designing the database Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Walmart eCommerce in March 2013.
Interview Details – Had one round of interview, interview was fine, neutral. Was not very tough to crack.
Interview Question – I felt the questions were easy, not for all the roles though. Depends from one role to the another. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Need not negotiate - awesome pay and benefits for the interns
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Walmart eCommerce in November 2013.
Interview Details – Recruiter contact through LinkedIn, followed by an initial screening and a couple of phone interviews, which included some basic algorithm questions, scalability, basic OO concepts and some very specific front-end questions (JS).
After these got scheduled for an onsite interview. While in the process, a different team expressed interest (Senior Software position), so I interviewed with both teams on the same day.
Team 1 interviews included a Data Scientist, the Hiring Manager and a Senior Engineer. Questions included understanding of front-end techniques and frameworks (JS, CSS, HTML), and some actual problems the team was dealing with.
Team 2 interviews included basic WS design, scalability and big data, concurrency and other OO concepts. A lunch interview at Walmart's cafe was also included. The interviewer was asking some though questions so it was pretty hard to enjoy lunch.
In general every single engineer working there was extremely friendly and helpful during questioning, with a single exception (the most senior guy interviewing me).
Walmart took care of setting up flights and hotel, and asked to save receipts for them to refund. The coordinators and recruiters handling the process were very professional and helpful and were very good at following up and providing timely updates.
In general Walmart seems to place more focus on specific technologies/techniques knowledge rather than looking for the skills the big players like Google and FB seek (general CS, algorithm and problem solving). The problem with these is that you either know or you don't - it's fairly hard to come up with an answer if you haven't been exposed to them before.
The impression I got is that right now is a good time to join the company - they are trying to rebuild their complete e-commerce infrastructure, so there's opportunities to work in projects from the early stages. Plus, at the scale Walmart demands, the challenge is certainly welcome by any software professional looking to take the next step.
Interview Question – All questions seemed fair and kind of expected. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Walmart eCommerce in November 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online toward the beginning of October 2013, forgot about the application, so I was surprised to hear from them at the beginning of November. I had a phone screen with HR, just basic assessment of background, interests, and discussing the role. I then had a phone screen with the HM which was further discussion of the role and probing as to how I'd approach the role. I then had in person interviews with four people in San Bruno, one of which was the hiring manager. Most focused on what I'd do in the role, how I'd approach the problem, although one turned very conversational, we discussed more about the politics of the role/org and how this role fit with the support teams. One person seemed rushed and very "let me get this done" she basically read prompts off her laptop, didn't introduce herself, nor leave time for questions. Other than that, the people were nice and the offices were bright and decent.
Interview Question – Why do you want THIS ROLE Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Walmart eCommerce in July 2013.
Interview Details – - Two rounds of phone interviews. Drill down into core Java, Java EE, Concurrency and Architecture concepts.
- 1 day (5 interviews) with Director, Architect and Staff Software Engineers. Topics: Past projects, services concepts, java concepts, concurrency concepts, puzzles and algorithms.
Interview Question – Implement your own Guava Function. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The recruiters were really good and made a good offer directly.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Walmart eCommerce in July 2013.
Interview Details – The initial phone screen was solid and respectable followed by a moderately detailed five person technical screen and a VP interview by phone.
Interview Question – I was asked a difficult encryption question, not unexpected. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Because I am in a desired field and had another offer on the table, they came in above my actual offer.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Walmart eCommerce in July 2012.
Interview Details – Submitted resume online and received call from recruiter a couple weeks later. Had one phone screen with the recruiter followed by a phone screen with the hiring manager. Invited back a week later to interview with 5 people include business partner, VP Finance, hiring manager and 2 peers. Total time in the office around 3 hours. All questions were about general experience, interest in Walmart.com, and behavioral.
Interview Question – "You formerly did X type of finance work, why would we take the chance to hire you now to do Y type of work?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was some room to negotiate between signing bonus and salary, but it was not substantial. No room to negotiate on title, vacation or equity.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Walmart eCommerce in November 2013.
Interview Details – My resume was sent by a recruiter to Walmart eCommerce despite me specifically telling them "I have never worked on a Scrum project" which was one of Walmart's requirements. A week later I was contacted and told that Walmart was very interested in my experience (over 15 years of application development using a variety of methodologies including Agile) and wanted to talk about the PM position they had available.
The phone screen: After a few availability questions the interviewer asked me "When you've worked on projects as a Scrum Master ... ". I stopped her and said "I am not a Scrum Master nor is there any reference to me being a Scrum Master in my resume." I proceeded to give her a half dozen example projects where I had successfully used Agile both as the technical project manager and as the BPM with a technical lead. Her very next question (which she must have been reading from a list) was "As Scrum Master how do you organize a new project?"
After a long pause I stated very politely "I'm sorry but you seem to not be listening to me; I am not a Scrum Master. There is no need to waste your time continuing if hiring one is your goal."
Interview Question – Why are we having this interview? (OK, that was the one I asked and she seemed pretty uncertain about the answer,) Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Walmart eCommerce.
Interview Details – Well organized. Perfect schedule. 1 phone + 6 onsite interviews. They kept saying they needed more people to build platform from scratch. one question: One of their "full stack engineers" asked me to write an example for dynamic binding in Java and my response was "Vehicle c = new Car(); c.start() // this will invoke Car's instance of start method
His response was, "Compiler would complain to your code 'Vehicle c = new Car();' because you cannot do that" . I was like "Are you kidding me?". Other than this i felt other interviews were ok except for the one with their senior official who was never interested in the interview.
At Walmart eCommerce, we are not just building products—we are building the next generation Walmart. Our business and engineering teams collaborate to drive technology that’s creating billions of better customer… — Full Overview
Provided by employer [?]
This is the employer's chance to tell you why you should work for them. The information provided is from their perspective.
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –