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Walmart San Francisco Reviews

Updated February 12, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is challenging at times" (in 884 reviews)

  • "Your practically work full-time hour with no benifits" (in 1188 reviews)

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  1. "Be more agile"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on customer and business

    Cons

    Management has become very top down hampering agility and a culture to empower high performing teams

    Advice to Management

    Do a deep dive in business agility across the company. The effort that JK did a few years ago needs to be rekindled


  2. "Good place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Category Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career path trajectories for the CS role are finally starting to materialize as management places higher focus on retaining talent. Great office, lots of good people, and commute options are decent if you live in the city (shuttles).

    Cons

    What team you get placed on and, more specifically, which manager you get placed under is a big determinant of your success or happiness in the role. Managerial competency can vary widely when it comes to leadership capability.

    Advice to Management

    You’re trying and it shows. Continue setting realistic goals for CS’s and always ensure they get one-on-ones with direct managers and above so they always know how they’re tracking.

  3. "Project Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large company and opportunities for employees

    Cons

    Bonus structure creates an "I" culture, instead of team culture.
    Benefits (medical deductible) too high


  4. "Staff Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Technology stack is latest
    * If you work hard you will be promoted
    * Projects are very interesting.
    * 401K is pretty good 6% match.

    Cons

    * Work life balance is not good
    * Less training opportunities if you want to move a different role

    Advice to Management

    Please provide more training opportunities to people which will help them to grow as a person and as well as an engineer.


  5. "Stocker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always job security at this job

    Cons

    There are no cons at this job

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Sr network Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Good company with good ppl.

    Cons

    Bad HR negotiation skills.. they make you feel your skills are unappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Had an interview and got selected. At first they said they offer H1B visa transfer after selecting HR was negotiating based on my current company I work for (biased and felt unappreciated for my skills ) and responded back with they are looking for us citizens or greencard holder.

    Good luck Walmart -You lost a good employee here.


  7. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburg, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburg, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart part-time

    Pros

    You get experience.
    Fast paced
    Meet nice people

    Cons

    Rude customers
    Can get fired when sick for certain amount of days

  8. "Crew"

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    Current Employee - Crew in Martinez, CA
    Current Employee - Crew in Martinez, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s fun and exiting every day I come in

    Cons

    It’s dirty and it needs to be cleaned sometimes


  9. "Training Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, I have gotten to meet many new people. There is always someone there to help you out of any jams that you may find yourself in, either work related or home life there is always someone willing to help you out. Great benefits and health insurance, plus a whole bunch of benefits and discounts they have to offer employees. Walmart reminds me of a big family.

    Cons

    I think that Walmart need to pay their employees more because the amount of work that is needed to be done is a lot. I believe if Walmart would stop paying so low then the people would be more enthusiast to stay longer. They need to stop hiring people that can't read because before any associate goes on to the sales floor they receive training about their job on the computer base learning system. People that can't read that get on the sales floor, or the backroom without knowledge and proper training then that will be grounds for a lawsuit if someone is badly hurt on the job.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for the management team because I see first hand of what their job is all about. That is a very chaotic position that they hold. It's not enough hours in a day to complete the jobs. I give hands up for the people that are on the management team.


  10. "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting people, great place, cutting edge

    Cons

    location, amazon killing it, felt like a lack of direction


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