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Walmart Director Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, great benefits working there (in 694 reviews)

  • Good pay great benefits room for advancement with excellent work/ life balance with flexible hours and remote work options (in 181 reviews)

Cons
  • schedules can be rough for work/life balance (in 511 reviews)

  • no full time positions available (in 856 reviews)

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  1. "Market Human Resource Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Human Resources Director
    Current Employee - Market Human Resources Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Compensation structure lacking for support areas


  2. "Finance Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Walmart's scope allows for a multitude of career opportunities

    Cons

    Walmart's scope limits the amount of true ownership any one person can have
    Walmart is in a time of change and uncertainty; lots of fear and missteps

    Advice to Management

    Disciplined headcount management; don't forget that among all of the needed change, Walmart still needs to be a great place to work!


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    "Director Strategy and Analytics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Director in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture
    Numerous opportunities to grow within company
    Good location for families
    Work Life balance

    Cons

    Slow speed of execution
    Bureaucracy rules and not meritocracy
    Old school of thought, not very open to new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Make organization flat to improve speed and encourage innovation
    Leaders needs to lead by example and drive culture of meritocracy.


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  5. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Director in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great leaders to work with.

    Cons

    Not a lot of promotional opportunities


  6. "Walmart - Home Office"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Company really values its people. So much opportunity & career opportunity - Great compensation & benefits (don;t believe what you read in the press).

    Cons

    Work life balance needs to be improved


  7. "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, good pay and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor HR leadership and bureaucracy that makes work harder than it should be and slower too.

    Advice to Management

    Please empower your people and get out of the weeds


  8. "My entire professional career has been at Walmart with several different layers of management over the years."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Offer of Company stability and a strong opportunity for growth, ability to move anywhere in the us or international. You are only limited by yourself.

    Cons

    Walmart is very fast paced and the business centers around efficiency and hard work. Walmart is not for everyone unless you are intrigued by he statement above.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  9. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Director in Rogers, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Upward mobility is a unique thing with Walmart. Because of the size of the company, there is a lot of opportunity to jump on.

    Cons

    Old school. Sometimes the company still operates with a mentality of 1970 while slow walking new initiatives and inovation, although things have changed a bit.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Independent to plan and execute meetings and conventions with your fingerprints all over the events. Appreciative clients and exciting global venues

    Cons

    You have to always be on 24/7. Emails come in from all over the world at all times, including weekends and US holidays. This is not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide recognition for accomplishments other than financial. Understand the need to be flexible and sometimes sacrifice on a project in order to gain the trust of the client.


  11. "Wonderful Company, Terrible Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Director in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing company with excellent values and mission. The catch phrase "Save Money, Live Better" is really what they believe. They want everyone to live better and know that lower cost access to goods and services is a way to that. Doug McMillon and his new cadre of senior leaders are genuine, effective and decisive. This is the most promising leadership team I have ever served under.

    Cons

    Their IT department is ridiculously inept. Senior IT management is out of touch and incapable of leading with authority. It is constantly subject to IT buzzword mania. The division is constantly being reinvented to try and overcome weaknesses but each new iteration is based on incomplete design and flawed. It is more concerned with spend and immediate flashy widgets than with a sustainable IT transformation.

    Advice to Management

    Buy your way out of the problem. Keep looking for organizations like jet.com that can offer real IT value and slowly carve away the necessity for the broken legacy IT organization.