Walmart eCommerce

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lack of culture, talent and leadership kills what could be an exciting set of engineering problems

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Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA

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

Pros

+ expectations are not high
+ most employees work from the comfort of home
+ engineering challenges are certainly available
+ lots of talented aqui-hires around to learn from

Cons

+ expectations are not high
+ engineering culture is seriously lacking
+ lots of office politics
+ most employees choose to defer responsibility, creating lots of office politics
+ compensation is below average
+ major gap in culture & communication between American & Indian employees
+ deploying services and managing deployed software operations is next to impossible
+ many teams have very long release cycles (most many years before product launches)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

communication transparency should be made a priority, as the culture currently holds information as a form of power
most leaders at Walmart avoid making decisions themselves, but aren't willing to delegate the responsibility. This basically results in no progress being made.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized chaos.

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    Former Contractor - Client Services Analyst in San Bruno, CA
    Former Contractor - Client Services Analyst in San Bruno, CA

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    My team was comprised of great people to work with, even though at times I questioned their skills and abilities. The location was great, inside and out. Weekly free lunches and occasional snacks.

    Cons

    Supervisors show favoritism when they claim they don't. Training was basically non-existent; you're expected to know the answers to questions simply because you've been there a while, not because you would have been trained enough to have actual knowledge of it. Policies coming from home office are not communicated to us until it's too late and a handful of systems are unable to perform correctly. When a colleague's contract was terminated, they gave him 2 and a half days early notice which was unusual in my opinion. When my contract ended a few weeks afterwards, I was informed on a weekend morning with no early notice and no chance to return company possessions or collect my own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your people properly, fight for proper budget to increase your head count to maintain the demand, don't show extreme favoritism to some while kicking the others to the curb.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Company, Great Values

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

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome People
    Great Pay
    Leadership constantly looking for ways to encourage people (Great sign)

    Cons

    Medical (Health and Vision) Benefits Sucks!
    Nothing else..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To stay competitive, the recruiting bar needs to be high everywhere (not just in few teams).

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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