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Walmart Sunnyvale Reviews

Updated June 23, 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 company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "very employee friendly"

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Sourcing Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I Simply love working here. The culture and environment is so friendly. They acknowledge you for what you do. Respect for individual is highly appreciated.

    Cons

    I do not see any cons so far.

    Advice to Management

    No advice yet. Its all good.


  5. "Walmart"

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    Current Employee - Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good place to work. Using lot of latest technologies. Better treatment for contractors

    Cons

    nothing much to say about the downsides as a contractor


  6. "Wild "war" with Amazon"

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    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    you get to work on the modern technology stock

    Cons

    hectic environment....lots of politics and heavy, heavy, heavy OFFSHORE....crappy diversity!!! the company is engaged in a full blown "war" with amazon , but are ages behind innovation...

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate JK....


  7. "pay attention to the subtle details"

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

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

    Pros

    very good base salary and over all compensation package, in bay area.

    Cons

    company enforces (whisper) average employment length to 2 years; so, one cannot avail all the initial negotiated compensation package.
    incompetent e-commerce division in bay area and lost to jet.com.
    power struggle between HQ in Bentonville and in Bay Area.
    struggling hard to fit in bay area.
    introduced OKR process but failed miserably in implementation details.
    most are staying because of their own reasons like H1B Visas, lengthy Green Card processing.
    women are struggling most with hardly any promotions and any career growth training.

    Advice to Management

    talent comes in any form and in any color.

  8. "Staff Devops Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balace, great salary and benefits, Good senior leader

    Cons

    Jr/Middle level of management is so so. Too many reorgs. Less training oppurtunities


  9. "Still a long way to go for a supposed "tech company""

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Decent Pay
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Much of the processes and corporate operations is very backwards and way outdated for a company trying to compete in the tech space.
    Culture has no accountability

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture of accountability and innovation....not in the product you build but also in the day to day products you use.


  10. "Its a Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scale is at sight
    This is by far the largest enterprise you'll find to build software !

    Cons

    Execution is the bottleneck
    Mgmt doesnt trust their staff.


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