Walmart eCommerce - lack of culture, talent and leadership kills what could be an exciting set of engineering problems | Glassdoor
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"lack of culture, talent and leadership kills what could be an exciting set of engineering problems"

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Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Walmart eCommerce full-time (More than a 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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart eCommerce

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Disorganized chaos."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Client Services Analyst in San Bruno, CA
    Former Contractor - Client Services Analyst in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce as a contractor (Less than a 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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Walmart Ecommerce - A Sleeping Giant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart eCommerce full-time (Less than a 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 Management

    Buck the trend now and stop WalmartLabs from turning into a big bloated company - keep the teams lean and agile. Use technology to scale.


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