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Helpful (5)

"Huge potential mired in bureaucracy and disorder"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Director in San Bruno, CA
Current Employee - Senior Director in San Bruno, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The largest retailer in the world. Huge opportunity to capture greater share of eCommerce.
Lots of really smart people.
Real work/life balance.
Recent changes in compensation make company competitive in Silicon Valley
Real interest in Diversity (women, lgbt, cultural)
Neil Ashe has great ideas and is inspiring.

Cons

Teams can be very territorial and tribal
Engineering trying to run agile with the resources for waterfall.
Lack of clear guidance on direction in technology orgs.
Enough resources to keep up but not innovate

Advice to Management

Pick a direction and stick to it. Stop being penny-wise and pound foolish. Customer focus means knowing who your customer is not just saying you are customer focused.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart eCommerce

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great career growth, bright and creative personnel and opportunities to make a difference every day."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Planning in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Planning in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company really allows you to stretch your creative problem abilities. If you can think on your feet, enjoy working with diverse teams, and enjoy making significant impact to the business, this is a great place to work. Structure does exist but the online channel of this company is growing quickly and the business needs are also changing just as fast.

    The people are great, kind and compassionate. Walmart.com really embraces their core beliefs, especially "respect for the individual". People are competitive in meeting and exceeding KPIs, but not with each other. They also are great about celebrating the successes of the individual as well as the team. There are many opportunities to grow in role and take on new opportunities in the company. The company makes significant investments in training for both work related and personal growth as well.

    Amenities are decent. Who doesn't appreciate a free soda, coffee or free daily snack offering? Also free access to the gym and specialty gym classes.

    Cons

    The tools to support the analysis and judgement have long been lacking. My associates have great breadth and scope of responsibility but are clamoring for tools that make them much more efficient. The good news is the company is dedicated to investing in personnel to create tools necessary to support the business.

    When engaging with Bentonville things move much slower and involve more red-tape. It is becoming really important to have great relationships in Bentonville but challenging as our scope is so broad and their scope is much more narrow. Creates a many to one relationship which can sometimes slow down the speed of doing business. We have a lot of autonomy to run the business as we need but the opportunity to create better partnerships there does exist.

    Advice to Management

    As we bring on new talent, it is important not to lose part of the culture that has been in existence since the start of dot com. We can achieve great things while still being "nice" and respecting one another. Newer employees sometimes take a little longer to adopt to the "Respect the individual" but it helps if we are all keeping each other in check.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planner in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planner in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Fantastic people, very friendly environment
    - company is growing fast; makes it exciting and it creates opportunities for career growth
    - very stable company backing up a relative start up
    - great work life balance

    Cons

    - nead to be entrepreneurial and scrappy at times...not a fit for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course with the strategy in place

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