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Walmart Project Manager Reviews

Updated December 6, 2018
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  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 853 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1172 reviews)

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  1. "Opportunity if you are willing to work for it."

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

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

    Pros

    Fulfilling, challenging, always working with new people.

    Cons

    Excessive travel, ever changing strategies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stress work life balance.


  2. "project mgr"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast paced, friendly, and understanding atmosphere (outside of ISD)

    Cons

    hold grudges, spread too thin so unable to concentrate or fully focus on one project or item

    Advice to Management

    take the 3 breaks that you are suppose to receive..too many go without that break which can make or break another's day and better adjust the attitudes there.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    - Tons of job opportunities
    - Exposure to and endless amount of people to network with

    Cons

    - No longer a family environment
    - There is always a fear of job loss, regardless of performance

    Advice to Management

    - Massive layoffs is wrong. - Realign people were you can, give them a chance to keep their life going. Sam would have not approved of all the damage you all have done to people's lifes the past 4-5 years. - Your pay and rewards are not as good as you think, there are companies out there willing to pay more and have people work less to keep the talent... learn from that.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Continual layoffs causes great stress"

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities, great pay and benefits, corporate culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    There is tremendous pressure to cut costs, so there is no budget to attend conferences or gain valuable training. Not enough resources and unattainable amount of work is assigned makes employees feel under valued and expendable

    Advice to Management

    Stop the continual layoffs as people are consistently worried whether or not they will have a job each day they come into work. It puts employees in undo stress which leads to low engagement.


  5. "Technical Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO -31 days 6-9yr associates
    6% 401k match
    Work flexibility. Tech focuses on getting job done not where you are (depends on area)

    Cons

    4 Tech leaders all leading differently. Some areas bonus/stock impacted by evaluations while other areas are not. Some expect Project managers be technical while others dont. Too many mixed messages.

    Walmart culture dying with so many outside hires in leadership. What 10 foot rule? Kick off meeting with cheer...why?

    Diversity of Tech leaders. AA leadership pool down drastically. Bentonville is already a culture adjustment for most all AA new hires, not having AA leaders in a building with over 2k is concerning

    Advice to Management

    More diverse leaders!!


  6. "Good"

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    Former Intern - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Intern - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Walmart as an intern

    Pros

    A great working environment, very eye opening.

    Cons

    It’s not really a productive company

    Advice to Management

    Be on time each day, ready to do any task thrown your way.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not My Walmart"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable based on experience for NWA area. Base pay as a Project Manager II is 92K and with last year’s bonus of 18K put me at 110K. So the money is right compared to other companies in the area. There are highly talented individuals and an opportunity to build your knowledge base.

    Cons

    The Walmart culture has diminished to a cut throat, highly political environment that no longer respects the individual. The Open Door Policy is disgraceful and will get you on the path to termination. Too many organizational changes with entire departments eliminated. Poor direction from leadership, having a direct impact on evaluations. Political in who not what you know. Be very cautious around Millennials!! Walmart is on the path of lowering the age of its workforce. Not a good place to work if you’re over 50

    Advice to Management

    Stop kicking long term associates to the curb in order to hire the 2 Millennials after terminating the senior associate.

    Walmart is/has and continues to be, a low rated organization to work for. Create an environment of collaboration in lieu of one of political strife. Look at the list of tenured individuals fired, harassed and those you’ve retaliated against and ask your self WHY! Management is out of control

  8. "Sr Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Brazil, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Brazil, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best company to work for.

    Cons

    In Brazil, unfortunately, the policies have been changed, for worse.

    Advice to Management

    to keep the original policies In force in Brazil.


  9. "Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    The culture, good communication from leadership, more carrot than stick

    Cons

    No job security, Unrealistic timelines.

    Advice to Management

    Re-train current associates to fill positions that are needed in the future.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career Opportunity seems vast, very little micro management, opportunities to manage others available, great team environment, able to learn several different types of business in one company

    Cons

    Location of HO, currently multiple layoff cycles, difficult to move into new area even though vast opportunities are sold as positive