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"Not recommended unless you are close to retirement"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Above average compensation/benefits.
Convenient location for commuting.
Easygoing and smart people at the individual contributor level (if you are lucky enough to be on a team that has them).
Good job security.
Contractors are somewhat insulated from internal BS policies.
Ultra-cheap vending machines.

Cons

WAY too many people are getting WAY too little done. Processes everywhere, endless meetings are an everyday thing, nobody seems willing to make decisions without coordinating with fifteen other teams. Obsolete technologies, multiple redundant tiers of management, dubious hiring trends (if you know what I mean), painfully slow progress on straightforward projects.

Advice to Management

- focus on innovation, rather than kicking the can down the road (site support).
- streamline the orgchart: cut out excess fat, flatten management, get rid of scores of useless "go-between" people roaming the hallways.
- find and train capable support personnel.
- buy larger monitors for employees (hint: no self-respecting engineers should have to use 19" screens anymore, this is 2011).
- stop cramming people into office space like cattle.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart eCommerce

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre at best..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The "associates" at the IC level, in most cases, are stellar. They have a way of hiring talented managers that can be inspiring (but cannot retain them longer than 2 years). Professional Development Opportunities for those that actually have the time.

    Cons

    Lack of backfilling resources once they leave. Unrealistic expectations that work can actually get done with the remaining staff. There are those that feel they are somehow entitled to doing less work due to their educational status or their seniority at the company. Favoritism and blacklisting at the leadership level is the worst that I have ever witnessed. Leadership should have a full understanding of building and managing a "real" ecommerce site.

    Advice to Management

    Make the CQ and AOS anonymous! Trust middle management to lead (that's what you hired them for). Bring back the previous GM. The current leadership is MIA in a time when he is needed the most. Really look into why AOS scores are so low and accept and react to the feedback - like you all expect your managers to do.


  2. "Satisfactory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best reason is the people that work here. Some of the best that I have known.

    Cons

    Some obstacles that are difficult to overcome.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what others have to say.


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