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Walmart eCommerce Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • benefits, work life balance, opportunities, training (in 73 reviews)

  • Great place to help start a new business in e-commerce (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Code quality is pathetic, people are not professional and work life balance is not great either (in 19 reviews)

  • While compensation is competitive among the market, lacking in other benefits such as healthcare, no free food, and not many other perks (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Dynamic Environment. Lots of Change."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People. Lots of Passion.

    Cons

    Cultural Ambiguity. A combination of old school (Arkansas), new school (San Bruno), small start-up (Jet).

    Advice to Management

    Follow Netflix' approach and really drive a consistent culture of the top behaviors we expect from the associates.


  2. "Good as starter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    End of year bonus

    Cons

    No diversity in the team
    Old technology
    Outdated mentality

    Advice to Management

    Try new technology


  3. Helpful (10)

    "Treat employee better please!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Great work life balance
    *Competitive compensation

    Cons

    *Lack of culture. No holiday party at the end of year. Instead, a holiday lunch was hold at one of the conference room with food taste like panda express.
    *Stingy all the time. For example, a baseball game outing was hosted at AT&T park, which was nice, but no shuttle was arranged.
    * Lack of parking. Only 70% of full time employees could get parking permits at Sunnyvale office and the permits were distributed based on how long you've worked at WalmartLabs. For others, figure it out by yourself. New hires, contractors and people commute to San Bruno office are asked to park on street(very limited space) or a public parking lot with 20mins walking distance.
    *Food is not subsidized. Food in cafeteria is terrible, edible though.
    *Less holiday compared to other companies. We need to work on Martin Luther King's day and President's day while others are on vacation. Let alone thanksgiving which did not offer an extra day off.
    * Lack of communication. Many people do not know what they are doing for work.
    * People are not passionate about their work.
    * Policy is not transparent. 200 people (almost 10%) are laid off recently without telling everyone the decision criteria.

    Advice to Management

    Could you please treat your employee better so that they would love the company more?


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  5. "Been at Walmart Labs for over 3 years now..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, amazing compensation & benefits, challenging work

    Cons

    Internal corporate politics & semi-slow movement of ideas

    Advice to Management

    Pick a vision and stick with it for more than 3 months


  6. "Great team, slow boat"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I work on a great team, with folks who support each other and want each other to succeed. We are given the opportunity to create new experiences, however sometimes that change comes slowly...

    Cons

    Walmart is a large and slow moving boat. Not all bad - the organization would usually rather do something right than do a sloppy job, but it can be averse to change.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A lot to improve on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Great work/life balance
    • Friendly coworkers and staff members
    • Compensation is competitive, one of the highest in the Silicon valley

    Cons

    • Reactive and slow, needs to be faster to compete with other tech giants in the silicon valley
    • Lack of parking, possibility of getting ticketed
    • Flexibility and work life balance lead to laziness, the office is completely empty on Mondays and Fridays
    • Remote workers in San Bruno??, see coworkers once every few months
    • Lack of career path and growth
    • Food is not subsidized
    • Lack of culture, old fashioned

    Advice to Management

    Walmart eCommerce needs to cut ties with home office and establish itself as a fast and innovative tech company within the silicon valley.

    I think a possible reason is the flexible culture and workforce. There's a lack of urgency in the workforce as people come in at 10pm and rarely show up to work if at all.


  8. Helpful (8)

    "WalmartLabs brand is doomed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Sunnyvale location
    competitive pay
    a *handful* of smart people

    Cons

    Horrible management - absolutely amateurs when it comes to "leading" the company. There is so much of politics and promotions are decided on the basis of who can indulge in more bootlicking of the management. It gets frustrating when you realize that you could have just slacked off instead of working hard with so much passion to be where you are. Some people who got promoted don't even know what they were doing! What was the basis of promotions? And then these layoffs - some of them were very talented, hardworking people who sucked at politics. So there you go - talent does not matter in this company.
    The good talent leaves, the rest just make things worse for the ones who stay. Don't even think this place comes close to the top companies in terms of benefits, work culture or organization.
    The Cat Dev team is a joke that keeps doing reorgs thinking new management can solve their problems when in reality they are unable to find respectable, experienced people to lead.
    STAY AWAY from this place - it used to be a place where you could stay to get a regular paycheck but looks like even that doesn't hold with the layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Look for talent in the org and fire the higher management that is expert in talking and is an absolute failure when it comes to walking. Laying off a handful of developers is not going to help solve anything if the management itself is directionless and inexperienced. They just got stuck in wrong place wrong time.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Took a turn to worse last few months"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good teammates, projects, pay structure

    Cons

    - NO PARKING ON CAMPUS!! (They expect employees to find public/street parking nearby and walk almost a mile to reach work. The way we found about is by parking tickets, no internal communication was provided about the new rules). What kind of workplace is that?

    - DELIBERATE DELAY IN INTERNAL GREEN CARD application process by immigration team. Every little thing (wage determination, ETA filing, etc takes almost triple the time it used to take a year ago)

    - ANNOUNCING REMOVAL OF INTERNAL FEEDBACK FORUM with very little notice. Multiple people have expressed support against the removal as no alternate channel was provided.

    - A few other cons include: No 401k match/orthodontic coverage in the first 1 year, sub-standard free Friday lunch, only 6 holidays per year (only 5 since most work on Thanksgiving), horrible middle management


  10. Helpful (4)

    "No longer cutting edge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still lots of modern technologies to learn.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy is in the way

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Remedy and Change Approval Board, both are useless relics of the past that provide nothing but agony to engineers.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Extremely Disfunctional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting time with Jet/Hayneedle/Shoe Buy
    Good compensation

    Cons

    Management does not communicate well. Lots of reorgs: 3 bosses in 2 years. It is more about who likes you then what you deliver. Engineers are treated much better than other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Houseclean at the upper levels. They set the tone.


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