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WalmartLabs continues to be a cool and interesting place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of interesting technical problems Good talent (at least within @labs' divisions) Compensation Willingness to take risks and innovate Good work environment, friendly colleagues

Cons

Confusing and ever-changing directions from higher leadership Corporate culture gets a bit overwhelming Commuter shuttles are below par for certain areas

Advice to Management

Keep the hiring bar high even if it's at the expense of slower growth.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart eCommerce

  1. Helpful (8)

    Don't work as a developer here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is above-average for the area There are a few good developers and managers around Small discount on purchases at Walmart stores and on walmart.com after 3 months of employment

    Cons

    Much of the engineering staff (developers, managers, and VPs) is unfriendly; inter-team cooperation is tenuous at best Managers are given preference over developers for promotions, raises, and other rewards The offices are very loud: low-walled cubicles and (on the Sunnyvale campus) meeting rooms without doors right next to cubicle farms QA is essentially non-existent; generally, the few QA engineers at Walmart have very poor technical skills Poor NOC/DevOps support; developers are always on-call Tools (JIRA, Confluence, etc.) have all been geared toward project management instead of development/collaboration The Walmart implementation of Scrum is a joke: it's been implemented so that managers can micro-manage employees, not so that developers can work better or faster Management pushes employees to deliver software quickly instead of striving for well-documented, easily-maintainable, and well-tested code Top-down communication is pretty terrible overall The culture revolves around having lots of meetings, and meetings often start 15 or 20 minutes late

    Advice to Management

    Raise the hiring bar; get rid of developers who can't hack it; and, take some leadership courses from successful Silicon Valley companies instead of internal Walmart trainers


  2. Helpful (4)

    Great Company Horrible Implementaton

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Walmart has a great philosophy wanting to help everyday people with low prices. There is almost any type of technology to work with.

    Cons

    This is the worst managed company I have ever had the pain of working with. All management are more concerned with appearances than actual work. Hard work is frowned upon and honesty is actively discouraged. All we do is go around in circles. I have seen some of the best architects and operators in the world leave and last less than even a year.

    Advice to Management

    You are the problem from why I have personally experienced. Almost every day working with you disgusts me. Either that or you need to fire middle management as all they do is frustrate the real work being done.


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