Walmart eCommerce Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
197 Reviews
3.3
197 Reviews
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Walmart eCommerce President and CEO, Global eCommerce Neil M. Ashe
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73 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Average work-life balance (which is good considering the company size) (in 26 reviews)

  • It's a great place to learn these technologies if you are motivated (in 11 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  

    Don't judge a book by its cover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Architect
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Architect

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce as a contractor

    Pros

    Employees are pretty cool. Facilities are good.

    Cons

    Many are just here for paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks, better process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disorganized chaos.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Services Analyst in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Client Services Analyst in San Bruno, CA

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce as a contractor (less than an 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start your first job

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

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot from this role because it is facing several business sectors. Everyone's nice and helpful. There are always things to do. Office is nice and the work is pretty lay-back.

    Cons

    The career path is kind vague.
    Actions have been done pretty slow and it is hard to see my work being used in any future products.
    Company is kind cheap, so no FREE stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work on open source projects

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

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

    Pros

    Working on open source projects and having a lot of resources.

    Cons

    Depending on what team you're on, management can be very annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engineering managers should definitely listen to their engineers and make sure the environment is such so that they can prosper.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce

    Pros

    bentonville is a good location to live

    Cons

    onsite-offshore model makes time-management hard

  8.  

    Good Company, Great Values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    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

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

    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
  10.  

    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

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

    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
  11. 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

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

    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

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