Walmart eCommerce Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (8)

    Lacks the DNA of a tech company but poses to be one

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

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Flat hierarchy
    - Free snacks and friday free lunch
    - Nice buildings/facilities
    - Good learning experience for freshers/early career
    - Work-life balance

    Cons

    - Technically inferior to other major tech companies (esp its biggest rival Amazon)
    - Systems are poorly architected, but the company believes in throwing good money after bad in fixing these poor systems, rather than replacing them
    - Politics - some employees more interested in saving their face rather than making a contribution to the company
    - Some people in senior management (Director/VP level) are not in touch with ground realities. Some Product - Managers are incompetent and have no idea of where they want their product to go
    - The only technical stuff they do is data mining/big data. If you are looking to get Product related experience, this is not the place.

    Advice to Management

    Consider putting your ears to ground and put money where it really matters. Look for building strong and solid technical systems rather than putting band-aid on what is broken.

  2. Great company. Walmart eCommerce values their employees and and fosters growth through learning opportunity.

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fun company atmosphere, which fosters growth and collaboration. Pay and benefits are great, and room for growth is ample.

    Free lunch Friday's!

    Cons

    The majority of employees have great backgrounds, but need to be more integrated into Walmart's core values. While Walmart eCommerce is a tech company, tradition should also be valued.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Continue to value the associates and respect the foundation and values which Walmart was built.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Excellent

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Scale of walmart at which they work

    Cons

    Didnt find any cons so far

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Smart, driven staff but disconnect with Home Office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Bruno, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great workplace with lots of perks (work from home, snacks, lunches, fun events)
    incredibly smart people
    ability to move to different positions within company
    lots of collaboration between teams
    enthusiastic support staff that worked very hard to take care of our needs

    Cons

    there was a lot of turnaround with leadership, making teams uncertain about their future. In the two years I worked there, I reported to 3 different supervisors. There is a lot of bureaucracy when dealing with the Home Office in Bentonville, Arkansas. The way that the home office is run is so different (for example, they use antiquated equipment and technology) which made it almost impossible to get approval for the technology that we needed. It would take a long time to get ANYTHING approved, forcing us to hack workarounds for most issues that we faced. My team was eventually cut and we had to be split up and move into different teams within the company. Many of us were recruited from other jobs with a lot of promises, but we ended up feeling like we had gotten the bait and switch.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency within the company would have made me feel more secure with my job. Every 6 months or so, I wondered if I would have to switch teams or even be employed.

  6. Smart people, good culture, great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Software Architect in San Bruno, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Architect in San Bruno, CA

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You get to see your work used at incredible scale.

    Cons

    There is a lot of red tape around change control and other engineering process that takes some getting used to if you've worked at smaller companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people and making sure that they credit for their work.

  7. Helpful (6)

    Feels like falling off a rollercoaster...

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good pay if you negotitate well.
     - Some of the people are good but are driven by upper management in the wrong direction
     - Trying to use the latest tech,

    Cons

    - Horrible work life balance
     - Nobody cares about you or your career.
     - Lot of poitics.
    - No vision or end goal

    Advice to Management

    -Dont just think about changing the whole thing at once.
     - Respect lower level engineers and reward them instead of hiring outside and giving them insane packages.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Best company to work for

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

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce full-time

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

    Pros

    Great pay, friendly associate family

    Cons

    Hours during holidays, inventory, notes

  9. Fulfillment Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Associate in San Bruno, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, free snacks, friendly people.

    Cons

    A bit disorganized and learning things are difficult because of this

    Advice to Management

    Compensation is very low.

  10. Check your ego at the door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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

    Pros

    Working in this group has been a breath of fresh air. Check your ego at the door because this team is a meritocracy. Leaders can see through someone without substance. There are the normal politics but for the most part, this place rewards performance and stands by its team members. I honestly do feel like my manager has fully supported me and my career aspirations here in this team. The folks are pretty cool too - people you would actually want to grab drinks with after work. Great work/life balance too. The place is a ghost town by 6pm.

    Cons

    Management has a distorted understanding of how much effort projects take. While feedback is welcomed, change is also slow to take place. Additionally, benefits have been the worst of any job I've had in my life. Sometimes I question why I bother paying insurance because everything seems to be out of pocket.

    Advice to Management

    A recent job analysis project was initiated in March but the results (title changes and raises) finally take effect in October. There were many delays that caused this project to span 8 months but not on any part of the team members. As a result, the raises should have been made effective much sooner or retroactive (when the job analysis project was initiated) but that is not something mgmt will do and it's wrong. There is no consequence for delay - only benefit to the company's bottom line.

  11. Helpful (2)

    awesome

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

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great environment, work life balance

    Cons

    improved processes and systems. leadership

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