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Walmart eCommerce Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
186 Reviews

3.2
186 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    WalmartLabs continues to be a cool and interesting place to work

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

    Pros

    Lots of interesting technical problems
    Good talent (at least within @labs' divisions)
    Compensation
    Willingness to take risks and innovate
    Good work environment, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Confusing and ever-changing directions from higher leadership
    Corporate culture gets a bit overwhelming
    Commuter shuttles are below par for certain areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the hiring bar high even if it's at the expense of slower growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Walmart Ecommerce - A Sleeping Giant

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

    Pros

    - Great challenges. Walmart.com has lots to catch up on and Wal-mart is putting a lot of effort into making that happen
    - Emphasis on technological innovation - Walmart Labs especially
    - Autonomous . Contrary to the popular perception, Bentonville has minimal involvement in technology decisions.
    - Smart folks, quick turnaround time. Tech force is a combination of start ups acquired and talent from other top firms. I joined Labs from a competitor and was pleasantly surprised to see a better talent pool.
    - Great culture. good emphasis on diversity, employee well being
    - Small company with the benefits of a big company
    - Associate discounts on everything. Unlimited 10% off in stores and on walmart.com. Company shuttles.
    - Everyone gets a company iPhone
    - San Bruno office is global HQs - UK, Brazil , CN technology groups sit here

    Cons

    - In very nascent stages of e-commerce which is actually an opportunity but can be boring for someone looking to deal with ambuiguity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buck the trend now and stop WalmartLabs from turning into a big bloated company - keep the teams lean and agile. Use technology to scale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Change Management Project Manager  in  San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Change Management Project Manager in San Bruno, CA

    Pros

    Diverse culture and growth oportunity

    Cons

    Big Company slower pace to move up the ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make better Order Management Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great environment and company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer  in  Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Brisbane, CA

    Pros

    Fast paced, aggressive, good people, good culture

    Cons

    Website issues, lack of funding for projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the "start up" environment going and less corporate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, start up feel in a fortune 1 company.

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

    Pros

    compensation, work environment, caliber of talent

    Cons

    The Multi-channel nature of the business can sometimes cause bottlenecks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure cross functional alignment of the EC trickles down to the business owners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    walmartlabs search

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

    Pros

    some good engineers, free snacks

    Cons

    terrible management, inflated egos, quantity no quality. "fast moving" to nowhere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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