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  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 658 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager (in 1042 reviews)

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  1. "Project, Program, and Product management with strategy creation, execution, and ownership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work family, opportunities, experience, and growth....Great company to work for and the culture runs deep. The company is large enough to have multiple careers and never have to leave the company.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, older technology.... Because of the size, it takes longer than needed, or should, to get something done. There is a lot of red tape to go through. A lot of the technology we are using is end of life.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to move fast, communicate, and be enterprise minded


  2. "IT Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great core values and beliefs.

    Cons

    Layoffs were unforeseen and raise chaos in the business.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Retail with a Purpose"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate vision is clear - Omni channel digital retail with focus on saving the customer money so they can live better. It is the core of every decision. As various restructures have occurred, the organization is gaining momentum as leaders speak of founder's mentality.

    Cons

    Culture is destabilizing in many areas across Home Office as we bring in external talent at the Senior Leader levels. No longer seeing all executives walk the talk. Associates with many years of loyalty are deeply rooted in this culture and are losing hope while new hires may not feel the loss.

    Advice to Management

    Mr. Sam said, "outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost their self-esteem of their personal. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish." "The way management treats Associates is exactly how the associates will treat the customers." Remember these key words when you speak of culture and when you execute. Developing an environment of fear will not accomplish serving the customer.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for starters and lots of running projects

    Cons

    Too much hierarchy and complex org structure


  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Work Life Balance if you have a good manager. Well 99% of the managers are good but those 1% will make your life hell. Very fast paced environment. You won't be bored unless you have nothing to do for 9 hours. Did I mention 9 hours a work day ?...lol. You will learn many things but they are mostly 3- 5 years old technology. Walmart never uses cutting age technologies. By the way they still use Mainframe, Unix and SharePoint. So you are in a luck. I worked there for long time. I loved it but there is nothing much to do in the city. Bentonville is a very boring city. It becomes alive at 7 am and dies at 6 pm :)...Well if you are from a big city, you are going to save a lots of money as you won't have a place to spent it...lol..Anyways, Walmart is a Fortune#1 company. They kept the culture of Sam Walton. Really proud to work there but for long term associates, I didn't find it appealing. I would suggest to work there for 2 to 3 years and then find a job somewhere else. It will add weight to your resume as you won't get market price as you stay with them longer then 5 years. New kid might make more to start with then you do after 3 years of experience.

    Cons

    Did I mention 9 hours per day. They will not tell you that your work week is minimum 45/week. Also they will not tell you that you won't get 100% bonus when you ask about salary and benefits. But HR will try to sell you the position by saying Salary + 25 % bonus = ??? Bla..bla...bla... So you need to ask them when did people got 100% last time and what was last years bonus. Anyways, Walmart is a Fortune#1 company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't cash in too money for yourself and unexpected bonus middle of the year. Caring for associated means sharing wealth also.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "IT Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    45 hours week. Very stressful work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work for people who are student or trying to retired soon"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work like balance. Good Management team with too many uneducated people in the management. Good training opportunities. Wal-mart has open door policy with a secret retaliation. Most of the management laughs at you in their mind when you complain about their colleagues.

    Cons

    Walmart does not value education at all. The mentality is that we can take anyone from the street and train them to person tasks. People don't get promoted because of their hard work, rather who they know. ...not a fair place to get promotion at all. Pay more to newly hired people then long term employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of uneducated and high school passed managers or directors or VPs. Reward people for their contribution and talent, not who they know. If you hire mediocre people, you will get mediocre result.

  8. "Rocky road"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture and values the company was built upon.
    Charitable contributions.

    Cons

    Health insurance coverage - deductibles are high and there are many limitations on what is covered.
    Promotions are based on subjective perceptions and may not time to individual accomplishments.
    At times leadership does not support the associate.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk. During our YBM, we heard there was excess cash the company needed to spend, invest this back in your associates by improving the health care plans offered.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent career opportunities, compensation, cost of living."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager (IT Department) in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Project Manager (IT Department) in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Well-defined career path for many areas within IT (Programming, team management, project management, business analysis, etc).
    - Ability to be promoted regularly and progress your career.
    - Generally thoughtful management that cares about seeing you succeed on your career path.
    - Ever-improving work life balance. One of Walmart's 3 basic beliefs is "Respect for the Individual" and they do a good job of following it.
    - Ability to contribute to meaningful projects. Where else can you work on projects that impact 100 million+ people in 4000+ stores in over a dozen different countries?
    - Compensation is great relative to cost of living. Very generous yearly bonuses for salaried employees.
    - Cost of living is fantastic in Northwest Arkansas. Expect to be able to buy a home even straight out of college. Possible to support a family even if only one spouse works.
    - 10% employee discount (excludes groceries).
    - Stable employment. Walmart rarely lays off a large number of employees. The company does well in good and bad economies alike and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

    Cons

    - Walmart is founded on the principle of Everyday Low Prices. This means Walmart is a no-frills company. Don't expect a ton of free perks, celebrations, free meals/food or company-paid activities.
    - Chances are that Northwest Arkansas is probably not near your friends or family.
    - Health insurance plan is catastrophic. It is not the worst in the world, but certainly not the best.

    Advice to Management

    More drastic actions to improve stock price. The stock has plateued over the past 5 years and is not producing the wealth it did a decade ago.