Walmart eCommerce Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Some good, Some bad. Many nice people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You are able to transfer teams pretty easily.

    Cons

    Many projects start with the 'cart before the horse' strategy causing many workflow issues.

    Advice to Management

    Convert Contractors to retain talent and reduce turn over.

  2. Some good, Some bad. Mostly OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunity to move from team to team to build your experience in the corporate culture and learn various perspectives from teams.

    Cons

    Model that most of the initiatives run on is putting/selling the cart before the horse. Causes quite a few workflow issues.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that Walmart.Com convert contractors more often to retain talent and not need to retrain and re-hire as often.

  3. Have learned that one's experience at this place is really dependent upon their leadership and team.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Personal growth, perks, work-life balance, very friendly and talented people, lots of diversity

    Cons

    Corporate mindset and lack of communication is often a hindrance in a lot of ways, compensation, lack of innovation

    Advice to Management

    shake things up and find new ways to innovate

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  5. @WalmartLabs

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Data Scientist
    Current Employee - Data Scientist

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This is a legitimately good place if you're interested in working with big data, particularly in a retail setting. The company has a very Silicon Valley feel, so there's (generally) pretty good work-life balance, a very casual atmosphere, and an emphasis on getting things done rather than showing your face around the office.

    Cons

    The pace of life can be a little slower than some smaller companies. You won't get much exposure to all aspects of the data pipeline as working with ETL is pretty much a full time job here.

  6. Interview process was quick and they let us know results very quickly.

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    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce

    Pros

    Very good working environment. Management is good. Happy to join.

    Cons

    Joining is very late and delayed constantly.

    Advice to Management

    they are doing well

  7. Helpful (8)

    High turnover rate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Management in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Project Management in San Bruno, CA

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Competitive pay and bonus
    - Shuttles and parking lot with lots of parking
    - Cafeteria offers decent food
    - San Bruno location offers easy commute from anywhere in the Bay Area
    - Friendly people who are easy to get along with
    - 4 weeks vacation per year to start

    Cons

    - Difficult to grow and advance
    - You need to negotiate well because annual salary increases are small after that
    - Unrealistic deadlines dictated by management
    - eCommerce business requires lots of late nights and weekends
    - Fighting against other teams to get resources
    - High turnover which is disruptive to teams
    - Stressful work environment
    - No 401k the first year, health benefits not up to par with other companies

    Advice to Management

    Work culture needs to change. Everyone should be given opportunities to advance

  8. Helpful (4)

    Politics and mediocrity

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The @Labs is open to using open source and cutting edge technologies. Office facilities are good.

    Cons

    The upper management are technocrats who are unskilled in management and execution. As direct consequence, the director level management is busy doing turf wars and building empires. Forget promotion unless you are director's crony or willing to be his leutenant.
    The lower level managers are specifically hired to be spineless yesmen and that's exactly who they are. In other words, if you wanna join WalmartLabs, be a Director or Director's friend.

    There are very few A list technical players. Most serios developers stay away from the company and good for them. The interview process is very disorganized and mediocre. Mediocre people get hired. There are people (friends of directors of course) who do nothing but quote poetry and not get fired. In general, expectations are very low. But don't expect to be prompted even if you beat expectations 100 fold. For that, you need to be directors friend.

    Scrum process is sorta practiced but is a joke. Product Owners are very weak and report to the same manager, or even are the managers. Needless to say, this a huge non starter for the real scrum.

    Due to the inability of upper management to execute, coordination between teams is non existent. In fact, cross team interactions are solely politics driven.

    Unrealistic expectations given to teams to code, test (QA hardly exists), and support applications full time. If you wanna deploy complex infrastructure, it is pretty much your responsibility. Don't expect anybody from management to think about support capacity, or to think about anything at all.

    There is no perceptible culture and no fun. Yes, if you are lucky you can get a chance to work on challenging project, however don't expect it to be used due to mis execution at upper levels.

    So if your idea of job is fighting fires and being left without proper compensation, this is it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real managers who not only have a vision but can execute it. Hire good managers and get rid of the little empire builders.
    Fix the head and the rest will follow...

  9. Awesome place (depending on where you land)

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great people working here! Company is open towards open source, etc.

    Cons

    Health benefits definitely needs a overhaul

  10. Helpful (12)

    Global eCommerce is like a Juvenile Delinquent Psych Ward Lunch Room - Who do you want to sit by?

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

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce

    Pros

    Easy way to get relocated to the valley, locals already know all to well this place is toxic and don't even consider this place. Bonus projections appear encouraging until it becomes clear that it is a joke, the division is not profitable and won't be any time soon. Job title ranges like Principal can be alluring, but you will be taking a step back since you'll be working with broken processes and neglected tools. HQ offers services to support eCommerce business, but they are slow, confrontational upon engagement and communication goes into a black hole.

    Cons

    Bait and switch tactics. Very dishonest and truth suppressing. Under staffed and under funded. Not possible to be your best work. If you don't say what people want to hear, treatment becomes indignant. Quality of coworkers is questionable with secret inter relationships at play. Employee surveys indicate results in the very low end of the industry 20 - 30% scores year after year. Brand and culture reputation keeps the best talent elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't think that your satisfaction with your compensation makes up for the miserable employment terms and working conditions you create for everyone else.

  11. Helpful (6)

    Walmart eCommerce is a tough corporate atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Bruno, CA

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce full-time (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Walmart eCommerce is a diverse corporate environment under a very strong overall corporate brand. There are two locations both in North Bay and South Bay.

    Cons

    Cut throat corporate environment which prides personal connects over work output and accomplishments. The corporate culture of respect to the individual so central to the overall corporate culture does not carry over to the eCommerce division.

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