Walmart eCommerce - Awful work environment, false culture, old technology and politics galore | Glassdoor
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"Awful work environment, false culture, old technology and politics galore"

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Former Employee - Head of a Dept in San Bruno, CA
Former Employee - Head of a Dept in San Bruno, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Walmart eCommerce full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

They are trying hard to catch up to Amazon, but never will.

Brand for @WalmartLabs attracts tech talent, but they leave after being sold false story.

Growing, but due to high attrition and low retention cubes are endlessly rotating or empty.

Big giant company on your resume, but awful brand and lack of marketability when you leave

Hope: new CEO

Sunnyvale office, but good luck getting a seat there as it is only for engineers or special people

Cons

Politics: worse than any other company and worse than they paint it to be

Management is built of ex eBay, Yahoo, Amazon and Walmart corp people who are building teams of robots like them. Not working. Promotions are based on who you know not your great work or great ideas. Reviews and ratings are a joke and leaders have to be forced by HR to actually do them and forced with 10 reminders to set goals. Poor HR team overall. Transactional at best.

Corporate rains on your ideas and your parade when you accomplish something. Corporate has antiquated ways and "this is the way we've always done it" mentality.

They promote diversity and have ARGs but ultimately no leadership support, budget or commitment to actually accomplish change. They hire tons of white men, hardly any women and when women leaders are hired, they don't promote from within but open roles that internals don't even get the chance to interview for or trial.

Not going anywhere until corp releases reigns and lets them actually operate like a start up.

Its a rumor mill with a bunch of high school students running around leading teams, HR and the business. Competency based hiring would help.

Advice to Management

Truly listen to your people. Try focus groups or reading the annual survey results.

Watch the people you hire and try not to only hire referrals from the same 3-4 companies.

Loosen up the corporate Bentonville reigns and actually operate like a Silicon Valley company with Fortune #1 support and strength.

Be true to the story you tell when interviewing. The honeymoon ends too quickly and the revolving doors of people, management and executives makes it so inauthentic.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart eCommerce

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Lots of work, lots of frustration"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great investment in technology. Large size means ability to touch just about every aspect. HR seems to be making an effort to make it a "fun" place to work.

    Cons

    Usual office politics. Promotions largely determined by brown-nosing. Mgmt constantly sends out mixed messages and unachievable "goals". Lots of new talent coming in that knows everything better and then can't deliver, leading them to blame everybody but themselves. Zero work-life balance (ironically the homeoffice in Bentonville seems to do a much better job there).

    Advice to Management

    Follow the company values of Work-Life balance. Better Planning would help a lot, as most decisions seem reactive rather than proactive.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Fast growing division within Walmart with startup culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very solid foundation backed by the big Walmart. But the Walmart eCommerce division is small enough to enable us try new things in fast pace as other startups. Associates here are encouraged to adopt new technologies or invent new solutions if not found in the open source. Executives keep us informed with business status via monthly All Hands. Environment is considered work-life-balance as the organization expands to multiple locations where associates can choose to home base in nearby office location. Since we're growing and expanding very fast, there are plenty projects you can work on so as plenty opportunities available within the eCommerce division.

    Cons

    Sometime turf war got into way more often than trying to solve business problem as a whole. Not only is the original good idea stolen by other team who owns the turf, the ownership of a hot problem is often thrown between the fences which delays the resolution to our business user. Internal transfer between organizations could be difficult especially changing between two different VP organizations (turf war again rather treating talent as shared asset for the business).

    Advice to Management

    Executives should remove turf war completely and encourage "One Team, One Result" culture.


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