Walmart eCommerce

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4 people found this helpful  

Ineffective management

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA

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

Pros

pay package, challenging work, start-up environment

Cons

benefits, middle management, upper management, culture, No work-life balance

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Big companies with "startup cultures" are different from startups

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Bruno, CA

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce as an intern

    Pros

    * More professional-personal life balance than in average SV startup.
    * Flexible working hours and locations.
    * Good technical problems to solve.

    Cons

    * Big-business average skillset (not up to par with average Silicon Valley startup).
    * Big-business view of how to solve problems (not as innovative and creative as possible).
    * Big-business approach to problem solving (if I don't do it, someone else will).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out who you really are and be that thing. Don't sit in the middle of being a big company and a startup. Don't try and implement startup culture unless you are going to bring your entire startup team up to snuff and set standards for quality, responsibility, and intensity. Don't loose the good people you have to medicrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Engineering - no accountability

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    Current Employee - Engineering
    Current Employee - Engineering

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce full-time

    Pros

    If you have the opportunity to work with the Walmart.com team, you'll learn what's involved in running a multi-billion dollar website. There are a lot of moving pieces, and learning about the function of each one in the development, release and customer lifecycle is very rewarding.

    Some of the more interesting teams to work with come from outside acquisitions. These teams are not mired in the bureaucracy created by the way things used to be done. Also, there are lot of opportunities for data science within the @Labs teams.

    If you have a strong manager you will do ok in the "alignment" process for raises - if your manager is weak you will get screwed.

    Cons

    Where to begin...

    There is a huge lack of accountability for the success of projects at all levels. Years of work can be thrown out because of poor planning and coordination between teams.

    The current breakdown of WebOperations, Services and Markets is failing miserably... Poor leadership and no clear vision has lead to teams working on products with no clear customers in mind. The success rate for any of the new "pangaea" projects is non-existent.

    It's definitely not a meritocracy society within Engineering... Your relationship with the executive team will determine how high you move up within the organization.

    Web Operations is a total mess... The failure of the business rests a great deal on their shoulders, with services following quickly behind.

    Contractors continue to fill empty seats - the employee to contractor ratio is incredible.

    If you work on any of the customer properties (Walmart.com, Sams.com)- write off your holidays - engineering is on call 100% and typically onsite.

    At some point Bentonville is going to look at what they are getting for their money and there will be a major reorganization...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management team needs to be evaluated based on deliverables. Even the projects that are touted as "successes" are clearly not working. Hold people accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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