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Walmart Project Manager Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 652 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager (in 1039 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary is good and opportunities are there.

    Cons

    Certain departments are bad to work in and thus the employee experience will vary from good to bad with the reviews that are posted.

    Advice to Management

    Explore allowing employees to work from home.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "HO associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn, biggest company out there.
    Good work/ life balance
    Great people to work with
    NWA is a great area

    Cons

    Dying culture. Never ending lay offs and chaos are the new norm. Everyone lives in fear, company expects you to leave after 2 or 3 years

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to BS your employees. Show them some true respect and lead by example. People don’t buy empty pep talks anymore.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Walmart use to be a great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with people from all different cultures and countries

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Layoffs every quarter
    There is no longer a culture at Walmart


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good and Bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Something you can believe in - Save people money so they can live better. The experience is great and it is a great place to start a career.

    Cons

    While there is talk about associates being the most important corporate asset, long term associates are just cast aside as the company pivots strategies

    Advice to Management

    Remember what got you where you are.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Manager Merchandising"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, bonus, people, geographic location, severance is fair when they displace you

    Cons

    Insecurity, continues layoffs, mandatory 45 hour week typically 50+, distrust of upper management

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to associates and be more transparent. Make sure your team is doing valuable work and not just something that makes you look good.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay well
    Nice area for families
    People that work there are great

    Cons

    They layoff "displace" people weekly
    Leadership doesn't want people that question anything
    Feeling of fear among the remaining associates

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying people off that are over 40 or who have more than 10 years with the company
    Don't let someone who has failed in every business he has started to run your company


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Doesn't deserve smart, hard workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager - Supply Chain in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Project Manager - Supply Chain in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Walmart discount card
    - The width of experience that you can get here is unmatchable, you can work for Supply Chain, Tech, Marketing all within 5 years, if you network well here

    Cons

    - People here are too defensive and absolutely put down an 'outsider' perspective. If you want to continue the way you've been working for 20 odd years and compete with Amazon, good luck!
    -The home office is not millennial friendly : Being a millennial in a group full of the old guard is daunting: You are consistently given menial tasks and are 'kept in check' - basically, your enthusiasm to do something good for the company drops and you are circling around helping 'leadership' with their propaganda.

    Advice to Management

    - Give people who want to do well for the company a chance(especially tech-savvy ones), or if your strategy is to keep the old guard and do the same things you've been doing for over 20 years - good luck competing with Amazon
    - Get rid of some of the old guard: This is blunt, but is needed - You need a fresh, more energetic workforce rather than the old guard that is focused on a self-fulfilling prophecy

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Do Better..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Specialist- Business Support Project Manager in Benton, AR
    Former Employee - Order Specialist- Business Support Project Manager in Benton, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a fortune 1 company and opens doors if you do well at your job and network
    Shareholders week is amazing and helps boost moral
    Discount card, gym membership, and associate store are decent perks

    Cons

    -No recognition for your work or effort, if you pick up extra work or take on someone else's responsibilities it will generally go un-noticed.
    -Management is out to save themselves not take care of direct reports because of all the organization changes.
    -No feeling of job stability or job satisfaction, its clear that you're expendable and will be let you go for any reason

    Advice to Management

    Do better for your associates, there's so much push and focus put on the store employees that executives have forgotten their corporate worker-bees. Stop making everyone expendable and letting go of people with high expertise just to be able to cut costs. Invest in management training for corporate, and get ride of the politics and discrepancies between hourly and salary associates.


  9. "Project Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good networking company for your career development

    Cons

    The need to constantly watch your back

    Advice to Management

    Have respect for your people and have integrity


  10. "Overall a positive learning experience."

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

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

    Pros

    Many areas to work in. For any interest you may have, there is a job for it and an opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Culture is not as implied. If feels as if you need to know certain people in order to move around the company