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Walmart Software Engineer Reviews

Updated June 4, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1305 reviews)

  • "great work life balance, shorter commute" (in 269 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a serious challenge" (in 771 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1133 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Benefits
    Training and Development

    Cons

    Workplace flexibility
    Work and life balance


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours free shuttle service

    Cons

    No clear vision and blame game

  3. "Determined to be the best"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    State of the art facilities and resources. Walmart is truly committed to being the best in all aspects from cyber and information security to online retail.

    Cons

    With such a large company there is alot of bureaucracy.


  4. "horrible culture, all about politics"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good for family, work life balance

    Cons

    too much politics, it's always about people


  5. "Bad Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, latest technology - I've worked here many years and Walmart really invests the time and money to stay current. You will learn a ton if you work here.

    Cons

    Benefits changed this year to a mandatory curve so there's a very real chance that even if you perform well and meet your goals, you may not receive your bonus or RSUs. The targets you must meet are not defined and mainly have to do with extra credit, popularity or Indian nepotism. So only work here if you have negotiated a good base salary upfront.

    Advice to Management

    With this new incentive downgrade the company pay for engineering will be below market rate for about 15% or more of the company. It pits team members against each other because if you do well then someone must necessarily fail and you'll probably know them. The only recourse is to leave the company which is a shame because up until now, it had been one of the better ones.


  6. "Walmart"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The are working toward a clear goal of being number one in retail

    Cons

    focus on technology has reduced so not a good company for techies any more

    Advice to Management

    lot of churn in top management


  7. "Software Engineer(Internship)"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Reston, VA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Internationally recognizable company with countless opportunities. Great intern experience. Definitely a plus on your resume. You'll learn a great deal as well.

    Cons

    The managers we worked for weren't as good as they could have been. They weren't very tolerant of mistakes, they seemed to pick favorites, and they were very shady. They left interns out-of-the-information-loop multiple times. We were completely in the dark on whether we'd receive offers or not and on how we were performing.
    Thankfully for others, managers like ours are rare within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the ecommerce experience. Keep up the good work.

  8. "Software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to start with. Nice salary range

    Cons

    They should improve a bit in team management


  9. "Us vs. them round II"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is challenging, the opportunity is real and impact people are having is huge. Many good technologies to master to solve big data, large scale problems. Camaraderie among many teams.

    Cons

    Marc Lore does not get what engineering is for. He'd rather everything was outsourced to agencies. Engineers are too much trouble, they always tell you about things you can not do and they have 100s of reasons why. He wants everything to be simple and nobody on Jet exec team wants to sweat out the details. Coming from "somebody buy us out, please!" attitude that worked for him few times in a row, "build to last" is antagonistic to his "get rich quick" approach.

    Advice to Management

    wait and see


  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Relaxing env to work in.

    Cons

    It's mostly uninteresting technology being used.