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Walmart Director Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 627 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager (in 1011 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    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

    Pros

    Great people. Company on a mission to beat Amazon.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy stifles innovation too often.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Director in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, decent pay

    Cons

    Secret layoffs, work life balance

  3. "Good opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to grow career and venture into different areas of the company.

    Cons

    Difficult to navigate and promote without the right network.


  4. "Senior Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    For corporate positions, flexibility of work location, hours, dress code, open door policy

    Cons

    Difficult to get a feel for the company due to size (departments are constantly being created, names changed, elimination of, etc) , understand you are just an employee there (look out for yourself); it is preferable to have spent time in the stores in the field prior to holding a headquartered position.


  5. "Line crew"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Housekeeping in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Housekeeping in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    I want tried something new .work

    Cons

    Working by myself can be hard if i just start a new job .


  6. "Walmart"

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    Former Freelancer - Director, Product Management in Bentonville, AR
    Former Freelancer - Director, Product Management in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diverse ability to promote and move within the company. Positions across retail, logistics, technology, advanced analytics, replenishment, product development.....

    Cons

    Changes in review process and significant organizational change focused on lowering expenses. Allot of great talent let go.

    Advice to Management

    Not just about managing expenses, must also be focused on long and short term strategy.


  7. "Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Director, Global Stragey & Development in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Director, Global Stragey & Development in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with forward thinking partners!

    Cons

    Frequent stalling of project

    Advice to Management

    Always seek opportunities to engage staff!

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Walmart Home Office - Avoid"

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    Current Employee - Communication Director in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Communication Director in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation
    Equity
    Talented coworkers
    Recently remodeled offices
    Beautiful location with nature, restaurants, activities always available.
    Downtown area
    Great schools
    Diverse staff
    Interesting speakers/enrichment activities

    Cons

    Overworked
    Constant layoffs and stress
    Resistance of change/technology/new ideas by management that has been there decades.
    Culture is all talk. Constant reminders of what culture/ethics supposed to be, but little followthrough. Culture equals PR campaign and that's about it.

    Parking is horrendous. As someone who travels to different building often, it's not unusual to search for parking for 15 min and then walk 15-25 minutes to the door. Major time suck if you do this a couple times a day.

    Advice to Management

    Walmart corporate has gone exceedingly downhill in the last couple years. Random layoffs all through the year increase stress dramatically. And once someone is let go, the rest of the team just gets more work/responsibility and they are just supposed to be grateful they have a job. Really talented coworkers, but overall stress not worth it. Similar compensation and less stress in management at other retailers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Confused"

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    Current Employee - Director in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Director in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience for those who want to learn retail. Most complex supply chain so great experience for supply chain folks.

    Cons

    No memory for good work. Very tribal in its treatment . HR does not do any talent management. Unless you are from Woolsworth don't expect growth.

    Advice to Management

    Please do all changes at once.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Springdale, AR
    Former Employee - Director in Springdale, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The team was dedicated to the cause.

    Cons

    Long hours. Disparities between California and Arkansas

    Advice to Management

    Recognize people for their contributions