Walmart eCommerce - Great place to work, but needs A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT. | Glassdoor
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"Great place to work, but needs A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT."

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Current Employee - Manager in Brisbane, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Brisbane, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

People, Learning Opportunity, Scale and Environment.  People - There are a lot of intelligent, driven and talented individuals who work at Walmart.com.  Learning Opportunity - if you want to learn about email marketing to site engineering,  supply chain to graphic design, the people at Walmart.com are very open in sharing their experiences with you. Some of the best people in these fields work here.  Scale - working for Walmart has its advantages because of its reach and depth in the market.  Working for WMT allows you to touch almost every aspect of a full product cycle. Environment - depending on the grouop, it still has a small, Dotcom feel.

Cons

HORRIBLE benefits, too many meetings and red tape (from Bentonville).  We cannot be a part of the 401k program until your 13th month on the job.  The selection of Health benefits is really bad. The pay is not comparable to similar organizations.  They are making improvements: Bauer shuttle service, fresh organic fruit on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On average, a person will attend 4 meetings a day of which, maybe 1 will be productive.  People need to do work versus meeting just to talk.  Red tape - its hard to get things done when there is a lack fo resources, too many procedures/processes or Bentonville colleagues asking for too much or demanding things right away without knowing how procedures work in Brisbane.

Advice to Management

I would say improve employee retention, pay better and provide better benefits.  A lot of great people have left in 2008 because of managements' lack of recognizing great talent.  Management needs to award employees, show appreciation and improve career development opportunities (e.g. promotions, develop new positions, etc.) .  Pay is not competitive with other similar companies.  Benefits need to drastically improve.  How can our employees "Live Better" if we are not allowed to invest in our futures immediately?  Come on, 13 months until we get to start?  How pathetic.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart eCommerce

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Definitely at an inflection point, company headed for big things flame out or success."

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

    Pros

    Definitely family friendly environment, typically no crazy work hours.

    Cons

    Definitely a place of upheaval! Set some big goals and realized the current product management structure wouldn't allow them to achieve them so had to change. Going to be a painful change for some as lots of people have had it pretty cushy and are now actually going to have to earn their paychecks!

    Advice to Management

    Limit the number of changes done at one time. It's a big deal to try and retool a product organization as well as take on offshoring some development efforts.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Fun place to work however hard place to grow"

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

    Pros

    Overall this is a fun place to work and the people are great. This is the big reason that keeps me here. Below are some good points:
    The people you work with are great and always willing to help or teach you.
    Walmart.com allows a good balance between work and home life.
    A shuttle program is now available to pick up fairly close to home and take you to and from work.
    A new Gym for employees is now available.

    While working here you have the opportunity to learn so much about the business which includes working with the Ark Home office.

    Cons

    No career path from most positions so you need to create or ask for what other opportunities are available. Structure is always changing which leads to you having many managers in one year.

    Constantly dealing with issues that from some departments deem critical however not enough research is done from the folks screaming however other departments have to scramble to answer their questions. This is not very productive as it seems to always pull you away from what you wanted to accomplish that day.

    I think it’s great that there is plenty of work to do here however with your calendar booked all the time for meetings you find yourself working late every evening to keep up with the workload.

    Advice to Management

    Build a solid structure within departments and out line a path. Without this available most folks look within the organization for new opportunities or look elsewhere.

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