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4 people found this helpful  

Don't work as a developer here

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Walmart eCommerce

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst job experience ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None. This has been the worse job experience I have ever had.

    Cons

    Leadership is more focused on themselves and building a title in the most unethical ways. The work isn't about supporting the business side of the organization and building a valued organization or about the customer. The CTO has the biggest ego I've ever seen and has yet to deliver the value he thinks he holds. There is a reason why Walmart eCommerce is always hiring and that's because people are always leaving; it's not because of growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bentonville really needs to look into what's happening at this organization. The core values are not followed; in fact they are mocked. The leadership here is not doing the Walmart brand any justice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company Horrible Implementaton

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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