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Walmart eCommerce Senior Director Reviews

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Walmart eCommerce President & CEO of eCommerce Marc Lore
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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 79 reviews)

  • Good pay, good hours and lots of things to do (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Not the greatest work-life balance (in 22 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 (5)

    "Huge potential mired in bureaucracy and disorder"

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

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

    Pros

    The largest retailer in the world. Huge opportunity to capture greater share of eCommerce.
    Lots of really smart people.
    Real work/life balance.
    Recent changes in compensation make company competitive in Silicon Valley
    Real interest in Diversity (women, lgbt, cultural)
    Neil Ashe has great ideas and is inspiring.

    Cons

    Teams can be very territorial and tribal
    Engineering trying to run agile with the resources for waterfall.
    Lack of clear guidance on direction in technology orgs.
    Enough resources to keep up but not innovate

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stick to it. Stop being penny-wise and pound foolish. Customer focus means knowing who your customer is not just saying you are customer focused.


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Sr. Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All advantages have been wasted away. Couple years back this outfit could have seriously challenged Amazon and the likes but likely it will not survive couple more years.

    Only pros as some have mentioned earlier are decent salaries while you really look for your next job away from madness and get your H1B done through them.Also if you are out of station candidate, use them to get your relocation done etc.

    Cons

    Just too many to list so will only mention themes- incompetent senior leadership (virtually bulk of VP+ folks), incompetent CEO who has no domain knowledge of the business, constant and maddening re-orgs to hide lack of work delivery, intense politics to get rid of people who can threaten survival of few top leaders who are mostly incompetent and ignorant, ludicrous leveling like few VPs who actually are senior manager level.

    If you are smart and can work for other top notch firms in the bay area like google, facebook, apple etc. then stay away unless you want to use them for relocation, H1B etc. as mentioned above. Every few months there are mass exits of people leaving voluntarily while the CEO and CTO spin stories to hide their incompetence and lack of knowledge. Excessive influence of Bentonville and they even inject their own clueless people in ecommerce arm. Most of them fail and waste more time while the world around Walmart.com is everyday innovating. I have a sell rating on this company. It likely will not even come close to giving Amazon any real competition.

    Advice to Management

    Accept your mistakes and step down. You are the ones who are really destroying this place just to keep your fat paychecks going. Any other Fortune 50 firm, you would have been fired by now. Only once the top levels of leadership are purged, can this company try to salvage what is remaining but time is passing by soon and I think mostly likely it has already passed this company by