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Walmart San Francisco Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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Pros
  • friendly good pay big ompany good benefits if you work hard you will do fine (in 1000 reviews)

  • Wonderful company for work/life balance (in 231 reviews)

Cons
  • 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 1008 reviews)

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  1. "good place"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good teamwork,friendly staff and clients..i enjoy my work

    Cons

    sometimes the working conditions are hard

    Advice to Management

    keep it up management,thanks for effort


  2. "Politics......."

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    If you can play the political game of kissing babies and talking about good game this is the job for you.

    Cons

    Work/life balance =0. Favoritism, some upper management positions are just a joke and are useless.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job keep your head down and go home.

  3. "Do not join at any cost. Most in the company are looking to leave."

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    Current Employee - Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    After jet.com acquisition, it's been a nonstop blame game and political show across the company. Not that jet looks better, technically much worse in fact. Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss situation.

    Work life balance is entirely dependent upon group. Some groups are run into the group, others are free as the wind.

    Only Join this company if you are at the tail end of your career and can thrive in a political environment. Good work is optional.

    Positive reviews are employees encouraged by HR to boost this company.

    Cons

    Each day I regret joining this company.
    Watch as the best around you leave over the years, and the most awful rise to the top.

    Atrocious management. Most SDs and VPs need to be eliminated. Nearly all management are not qualified to be tech leads at FLGT.

    Not a tech company. Business/Product controlled. Most engineers are H1Bs and treated like slaves. No career growth on tech side.

    Old boys network, politically charged culture. No semblance of meritocracy. No accountability.

    There are good directors, leads, engineers in this company. By they are few and far between.

    Senior management are from acquisitions or seniority. Those from acquisitions are the absolute most incompetent.

    Consider joining if you are business/product. You will have an abnormally large say, compared to more competent tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves. That's the only way to save this place. walmart..


  4. "Was pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Would have to rate this a 9/10 service. I worked as a retailer and I have to say that the experience and working with the community there is something you don't find anywhere else.

    Cons

    The cons would be that you are getting minimum wage and just not making the cut in terms of living. Have to say that this is only good for a summer job for racking up some cash if you need it.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management should work on more team-bonding experiences to get the workers more friendly towards each other. Although working there was easy for making friends, It would have been much better had we had an ice breaker.


  5. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, with good intentions

    Cons

    Very dull work life. Nothing exciting or fun.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Always struggling"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have tried really hard to catch up with technology and for the most part have gotten there, despite some big glitches.

    Cons

    What they know about employee motivation and retention would fit on the head of a pin. The most competent people are constantly overlooked for promotions and suck-ups are rewarded. There's supposed to be an open-door policy to report problems but don't ever use it, that door will hit you in the butt.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out who is really valuable to your organization, including the deadwood at the top, and clean house.


  7. "Consider the opportunity carefully!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - opportunity to work with many talented and good people
    - met many committed colleagues that were passionate about their work
    - opportunity to grow as a professional given the steep learning curves
    - flexible to move within the firm for career development

    Cons

    - leadership changes every 1-2 years. This is frustrating because there weren't any cohesiveness and alignment among the executives. The executives were great at talking and promising, but never delivered.
    - management only cares about meeting their goals and what makes them look good in front of senior leaderships. If it means working 60 - 80 hours a week for the entire year with insufficient staff, then do it. No one will care about your well being. While there were grass roots meetings to allow employees to submit feedback, I never witnessed anyone following up on the feedback. Always a disappointment.
    - management appears to be encouraged to use aggression to get what they want from their colleagues to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    - assess your own promises to deliver just like how your team would with their own work
    - your teams are generally consist of "good" people and everyone should be treated with respect. (I have witnessed VP going on power trips and scolded at a subordinate because of their own misunderstanding with another VP). Your teams have a life beyond Walmart. If you want your people to care, you should care about them as individuals.

  8. "Great place to work. Leaders genuinely care about future of business."

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leaders and culture. Casual work environment. Able to do great work at big scale. Pays well and good benefits.

    Cons

    Getting promoted is tough. Need to set clear expectations or it won't happen. Company still has a ways to go to catch Amazon.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your associates.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Leadership lacks focus"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager Site Merchandising in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Site Merchandising in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and get practical experience working in eCommerce and within an Omni-channel retailer. If you take advantage of all of your opportunities you are able to learn a lot. Some really talented people and generally friendly and collaborative environment. Great work-life balance & decent 401k and equity options.

    Cons

    Last two years there has been mis-management at the top. Lots of cooks in one kitchen with no one agreeing with what's on the menu. There is a severe lack the strategic focus and dedication to developing people. There is no clear path to making real customer experience impacts and business teams and tech teams barely ever align.

    Advice to Management

    Re-look at key leaders and work on removing the toxic environment. Reinvest in your people before all the talent walks out the door.


  10. "houskeeper"

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    Current Employee - Houskeeper in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Houskeeper in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, i like it a lot.

    Cons

    min, pay, they need to pay more.

    Advice to Management

    pay more


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