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Walmart Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated October 13, 2018
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Sunnyvale, CA

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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1399 reviews)

  • "Best environment, work life balance" (in 289 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 838 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1167 reviews)

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  1. "Data Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work life balance and communication

    Cons

    Processes needs to be tightened

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Senior software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    pay, work life balance, location

    Cons

    company culture, the leadership change their mind all the time

    Advice to Management

    they need some people who really care about technology

  3. "QE"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in timings, free courses to learn if we have time

    Cons

    More politics, partiality between contractors and full timers, hell lot of work most of the time, without notice or intimation they kick contractors out

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  4. "Software Engineer III"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to . work and start the career, learned a lot from team members and good work life balance and have flexibility.

    Cons

    Need to raise bars in hiring people and also sometimes higher management should stop being political or more leaned towards some individuals.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Good compensation for long term job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation for long term job

    Cons

    no cons at this point

    Advice to Management

    nothing much to advice now

  8. "Us vs. them round II"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Much better than expected"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I cannot speak for past behavior of the company, nor for the non-web part. But on the technology side, I found myself being pleasantly surprised by what I found in the company vs. the assumptions Walmart out there in the general public.

    * modern technology choices
    * open environment
    * opensource heavily used and contributions encouraged
    * large scale to play with (data, visitors, product count, problem space, etc)
    * willingness to invest in innovative solutions and experimentation (depends on team I suppose)
    * company is showing more and more progressive and socially-responsible behaviors on the political front (green energy focus is one highlight)
    * "doing the right thing" is actually deeply ingrained into Walmart's DNA

    Cons

    * Big company issues - many departments with legacy solutions and long standing problems
    * If you are willing to "bring your own leadership", you'll have a good time. Otherwise, depends on which group you end up in.


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