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Walmart Software Engineers Reviews

Updated April 18, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is challenging at times" (in 912 reviews)

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  1. "Solid Experience Great People"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable engineers and management

    Relevant tech stack

    Room for mobility

    Cons

    Location if you're working in the Arkansas location


  2. "Salary Interview"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Culture and a wonderful team

    Cons

    Work from home and PTO policy is not so great

  3. "First job out of college"

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    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun people, learned a lot, good camaraderie, good benefits

    Cons

    Stress, micromanagement, changes in expectations

    Advice to Management

    Clearer expectations, more appreciation for employees, more ownership for seeing that employees are happy


  4. "great company to work for when you're starting your career"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    family friendly, good compensation

    Cons

    things are sometime very slow


  5. "Avoid like the plague"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Yummy, nutritious snacks available for free
    - Big bonuses (if you aren't forced at the bottom of the stack ranking)
    - Flexible working arrangements if you have the right manager

    Cons

    This office was originally a startup that went bankrupt and Walmart acquired it, and all of the management from the startup (that failed) stayed, so as you can imagine, there is some terrible management here.

    - No diversity, management only likes to hire H1B candidates because they can't quit
    - Very political, people get promoted based on time there
    - Most people in Bentonville are very incompetent, and everyone in Bentonville hates everyone in the Reston office
    - Terrible health insurance
    - Hiring like crazy, definitely in the "trying to get butts in seats" mode at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring anybody and everybody.


  6. "Work culture is very hectic"

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Sunnyside, WI
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Sunnyside, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is all around the shiny technologies and a good learning curve.

    Cons

    The pressure is too much from top to bottom and some managers suck really bad.
    Especially the Sunnyvale office is not a comfortable place for Contract developers/testers as they are treated really bad and as a "3" class citizens.

    No appreciation on the work delivered

    Advice to Management

    Please do not hire people if you have to treat them.


  7. "not bad"

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Benton, AR
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Benton, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Walmart as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    not bad so far good in shape

    Cons

    not bad, but full of work politics

  8. "Great place to work for Technical folks. Lot of technology opportunities to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting to go start up mentality
    Fail fast
    Urged to try things with no fear of failure

    Cons

    Only big employer in bentonville. No other options other than Walmart


  9. "Working at Walmart"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Bentonville, AR
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros about Walmart

    Cons

    Filled with lobbyist Infosys, TCS, and Congnizent. No systematic work culture. I highly recommend not waste your time by joining Walmart.

    Advice to Management

    Try to concentrate on lower level workforce, i.e. are pillars to organization. Avoid the above mentioned vendors.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Bentonville, AR

    I worked at Walmart (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work with really good work like balance

    Cons

    Adjusting to Bentonville and Northwest Arkansas can be quite hard