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Walmart eCommerce Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Walmart e-commerce is true to their values and insuring their employees are compensated and have work/life balance (in 76 reviews)

  • Great place to help start a new business in e-commerce (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Code quality is pathetic, people are not professional and work life balance is not great either (in 20 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. Helpful (4)

    "Meets Expections"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Oracle Database Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Bonuses, Profit Sharing

    Cons

    Poor management structure and management experience. Not well versified IT team in Sunnyvale CA.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Bad management, no decisions, no leadership

    Cons

    No productivity and effectiveness. Burning cash.

    Advice to Management

    Visionary people who has operational and execution excellence should run the company. It takes months to make a decision and hundreds of people just sit and do nothing but wait for the decision. This how the company should be run.

  3. Helpful (14)

    "What you would expect..."

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Decent cash compensation
    - Can be good work-life balance (depending on the group and your own desire to achieve / over-achieve)
    - Opportunity to work on projects at scale (if you find the right ones...) and make an impact

    Cons

    Pretty much what you should expect going in. Walmart is both:

    1) Gigantic. Only the US Department of Defense and Chinese Liberation Army are larger. Think: massive bureaucracy, constant stakeholder management, turnover in management ranks that causes all decisions to get re-evaluated every six months, etc.

    2) Clearly a few notches below Amazon, Facbeook, Google, Pinterest, etc. on the tech totem pole. Think: lower quality management, lower quality employees, people that don't really want to be there but stay for Visa reasons or until the options or retention bonuses from their acquihired startup vest, etc. It's basically all the negatives of joining Google (can be slow-moving and bureaucratic) without many of the positives of joining a Google (like free food, genius co-workers, and a fun environment).

    As such, what it is like to work here shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone. If you find the right pockets (of time and location w/in the company) you can use the the fact that nobody will bother much to stop you (either due to apathy, incompetence, or inability to make a decision), but otherwise expect to spend a higher percentage of your time on politics and eventually get overcome by the apathy and inertia and move on.

    Advice to Management

    Polish up your resumes and prepare to get torpedoed by Marc Lore.


  4. Helpful (15)

    "Soul-Crushing Experience"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce full-time

    Pros

    *Some really great people work there
    *Diversity
    *Corporate philosophy sounds good on paper
    *Big budgets
    *Nice cafeteria and snacks
    *Easy to keep track of the (sales) seasons

    Cons

    *Image is everything.
    *Mid-level managers are in a dog-fight for their survival, so everything is a competition.
    *Job title inflation is rampant (this might be a "Pro")
    *It's not what you know, it's who you know
    *If you have a bad manager, you are completely at their whim. Upper management is too busy with their own survival. HR is too busy protecting the corporation.
    *Financial tools are standard, out of the box, and therefore useless.
    *Customization is not allowed by Corporate, creating crushing manual workload
    * Upper managers call meetings at 7pm on Fridays to the detriment of everyone else's work-life balance
    *7 Holidays a year. No 401K option for the first year. Ridiculously high insurance out-of-pocket levels.
    *Toxic environment

    Advice to Management

    Look down once in a while. See who you are trampling.


  5. Helpful (9)

    "The money isn't worth it"

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    Current Employee - Software Architect in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, 401k matching, nice equity package for senior folks.

    Cons

    Management, technology, bureaucracy, culture, lack of innovation or vision, boiler-room politics. Reviews are handed out as patronage. Some teams have more project managers than developers. Results and/or achievement are not respected or encouraged. Managers only care about their head-count. They will do anything to increase it. Results and innovation are totally unrelated to all incentive structures. You come here to let your technical chops wither and die in exchange for a decent paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Keep collecting your massive bonuses while you can. Soon the stores business will wither and your eCommerce nightmare will come home to roost.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Product Manager (Senior/Principal/Distinguished)"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solve some really challenging business problems.
    Good compensation. Especially RSUs. They have increased by more than 300% in the last 4 years.

    Cons

    Terrible and incompetent middle level management - Directors to VPs.
    You are supposed to manage and get in from other teams who have no stake in your deliverables. Leads to a lot of infighting and band-aids.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of middle management and bring some competent people.
    Ebay culture has totally ruined what could have been a great company.
    Focus on impact, not political correctness. The potential to take the fight to amazon is still there but needs laser focused attitude from top to bottom, especially the middle management


  7. "Information Security Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Company is not mature, communication needs major improvement, leadership unclear direction, benefits has been better but still needs improvement to attract great talentsabd remain competitive.

  8. "Java Lead"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Work Culture. Managers are cool, give you full freedom on day to day activities. Technology stack is good.

    Cons

    I don't see any Cons

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Site Merchandising"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Friendly coworkers
    -Good place to work and learn what it takes to be successful
    -Focused on cost savings for the customers

    Cons

    -Progress can be slow in a large company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software 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 eCommerce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of scope to improve which will give more opportunities in e-commerce area
    More chances to learn about scalability of the systems

    Cons

    Too many politics in management area where they will try to give good projects to few members who worked with them earlier
    With the current head count, they can implement lot of new functionalities instead of concentrating on maintaining the existing system
    Very less encouragement to new ideas


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