Walmart - Was a great ride, but I do not like the direction that things are headed | Glassdoor
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    "Was a great ride, but I do not like the direction that things are headed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great for career advancement. Looks good on a resume as an IT professional to have worked with Wal-Mart Information Systems. Exposure to a wide variety of systems Solid benefits package You *will* learn what "enterprise level" software really means. Wal-Mart systems will expose the weaknesses in any software (internally or externally developed).

    Cons

    The senior management in the Information Systems division values skill at internal politics over actual technical accomplishment. Project management is preached, but actual project are generally understaffed and have ridiculous timelines. When projects hit critical statuses (which they will), project management concepts go out the window. Consistently penny-wise and pound-foolish on systems planning. You have to submit...

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    Advice to Management

    Good projects are routinely axed midway through a fiscal year just to make financials looks good by coming in under budget. Coming in under budget means nothing if you don't accomplish what you set out to. Actually it means worse than nothing. It means you have sunk a lot of money down a hole. Much of the money was already spent, and you will never have the benefits to show for it. It wastes the time of valued associates,...

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    Walmart2013-10-14
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    "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    It’s very fun catching shoplifters!

    Cons

    Working weekends and holidays and nights! Also dealing with shoplifters with guns. There’s a lot of danger involved in this job!! Can’t be scared to deal with some bad individuals.

    Walmart2019-05-21
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    "Great job for a helpful people person"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Decent pay Many associates, easy to “fly under the radar” if you want. Easy to excel as there are many who don’t care to; excellence gets mgt attention.

    Cons

    Not great pay, increases come in small increments Erratic hours make life difficult

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example CBWA Show some care and concern for your associates and they will work hard for you!

    Walmart2019-05-21

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