Walmart eCommerce Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
187 Reviews

3.2
187 Reviews
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Walmart eCommerce President and CEO, Global eCommerce Neil M. Ashe
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67 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company stresses work/life balance and strives to be great place for working moms (in 19 reviews)

  • Great place for people who want to have a big impact, learn about scale and love retail (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work life balance working in services due to the growing demands that need to be delivered (in 7 reviews)

  • Providing false agenda and manipulating the growth to their upper management in multi folds (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    I didn't come in with very high expectations, but I ended up loving the people I worked with, the technologies used, and the projects I worked on. I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Walmart is a big company, and sometimes it can be hard to find the right person responsible for a resource.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company culture, laid back environment, hard working employees

    Cons

    parking, food options, pay and lack of vacation options (for my position),

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limited opportunities to develop skills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits - okay. Good climate within a team. Supportive environment. Nice office. Comfortable cubicles. Majority of fellow Indians. Average work-life balance (which is good considering the company size).

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities to develop new skills. Insufficient to non-existent in-house trainings or setups to share technical knowledge. Hard to find any spare time to learn something new on your own - never ending backlog of boring repetitive tasks. Feeling that every day working here means loosing your market value.
    Inconvenient/restricted internet access/vpn. Chaos in intranet: very hard to find a tool you need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage employees to share their experience with juniors. Host tech meetups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fair Treatment at Walmart ECOM

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    Compensation: Base Salary is competitive Comparing with Start Up
    Compliance: The company is trying to get right direction
    Work Life Balance: Most of programmers are working from 9:00 to 4:00
    Fast Pace : Many projects however, it didn't get focused

    Cons

    Compensation: Benefits are horrible
    Diversity: They seem to have a lot of diversity groups. However, African American seems not motivated
    Leadership: Senior Management only talks big and discourage different opinion as well as create Hostile, Disrespect Environment
    Career Development: People got promoted without Transparency
    Empowerment: there is no such name called empowerment there
    Crazy Innovation: Heard the craziest thing in the industry that accounts have to be forced to use Agile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and Accept different opinion
    Empowerment Employees
    Promote People With Transparency
    More diversified forces other than Latino and Asians

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Coast with good pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Bruno, CA

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

    Pros

    Good comp (if you work in WalmartLabs)
    Flexibility and work life balance - half of my team rolls in around (or after) 11am

    I have about 10 hours of real work every week, and my manager doesn't seem to notice or care. This could be a pro or con, depending on what you want out of your career. In previous jobs, this kind of apathy would have driven me nuts, but I've accepted things for what they are for now and am figuring out what I want to do in my next opportunity.

    Cons

    Terrible health insurance
    Over-promoted, unexperienced employees from acquisitions (WalmartLabs)
    Some bad hiring decisions despite bar-raisers (quantity over quality)
    No sense of career direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you like to be innovative, this is a great place to be. ideas are taken seriously and turn in to projects.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director  in  San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Bruno, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast pace
    innovation is applauded
    good communication
    consistent focus on hiring the top candidates
    smart and passionate employees
    awesome work -life balance
    very competitive salaries

    Cons

    VERY fast pace
    Things change rapidly (pro or con depends on why you like)
    benefits are not and have room for improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no such thing as over communicating
    We would love to see the CEO more socializing with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Accounting is the place to be!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting  in  San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Accounting in San Bruno, CA

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

    Pros

    - Great leadership; our controller and leaders are very approachable and know what they are doing
    - Career development; people get promoted and are given good opportunities to develop
    - Work life balance; we have a few afternoon offs. This was even featured in an HBR article
    - Fast paced; high growth leads to many projects for some of us that can handle multiple priorities
    - Innovation; leadership believes in agile principles to improve processes and add value
    - Diversity; we have people from different backgrounds and countries

    Cons

    - Walmart has out of date financial systems leading to time wasted pulling and manipulating data
    - Walmart doesn't value the accounting function
    - Home office culture clashes with eCommerce culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exec leadership should invest in tools and systems to run back office efficiently
    HR needs to find ways to treat people fairly. Perks are only given to techies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaos

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

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

    Pros

    Good comp and potential to do something great.
    Free snacks
    Good 401K match
    Good office space even if pretty crowded

    Cons

    Technology group is in complete chaos
    VPs fight with other VPs constantly
    Teams working under ridiculous deadlines set by leadership team
    A train wreck of a new platform with a few hyped projects that make everyone think everything is going well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look inside the technology org and make changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Right Company but Wrong People

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice amenities; lot freebies; good food with reasonable price; nice gym; wonderful shuttle service;

    Cons

    If you want to learn football or soccer game, then come here. People didn't have tendency to resolve the issue rather they are willing to throw the issue and help you to learn how to play political soccer game. Basically I mean poor collaboration; There are some so called geeks but really dumps; You have to be careful working with them; They will talk like a geek and try to boss you but nothing inside their head;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do some clean up work

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Trying hard but will never quite get it

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

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You'll meet some great people here but you may bond with them for the wrong reasons -- people tend to form strong work connections when they're at odds with the organization around them. Lots of industry analytics applied to the work, so you do get a sense of why a marketing effort worked or didn't.

    Cons

    You can never really be a nimble ecommerce organization when you're weighed down by a huge, cumbersome analog-oriented headquarters. The Arkansas culture is too strong an influence and tends to undercut any momentum the website gets going. Too much second-guessing, conservativism, and fear of being a leader or taking a stand in the industry. Way too many reorgs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat employees like children. Recognize the talents and skills that people bring to the table from their past experience and fill positions with the right level so junior people are set up to develop skills and senior level people can apply what they know. Lose the Walmart cheer, it's cultish and creeps people out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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