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Walmart eCommerce Software Engineer Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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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 80 reviews)

  • Good Pay, Challenging Environment (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Not the greatest work-life balance (in 23 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. "Software Engineer"

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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 eCommerce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Current technology, good work.

    Cons

    Free food would be nice.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place"

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

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

    Pros

    Ok place to work.
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    No Growth.
    Unconscious bias :-)
    Has stagnated
    Cant trust management

    Advice to Management

    Stop favouritism

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Walmart e-Commerce"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior 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

    1) Smart people
    2) Good projects

    Cons

    1) Slow process
    2) Blame game rather than moving forward
    3) Lot of politics
    4) Promotion awarded by years in company and not performance based
    5) Managers scare people for layoffs even if they are working fine
    6) Be fast paced if you really want to excel in e-commerce game.

    Advice to Management

    Leave politics aside if you would like to compare yourself to Amazon.
    Management should not play blame game and fix the issues first.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Average company to work"

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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 eCommerce full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Good work life balance
    2. Good exposure to latest technologies
    3. Good pay package

    Cons

    1. No process or structure. So when you have issue with don't know whom to approach. In my view you cannot approach anyone
    2. Too much political atmosphere
    3. Some people are tagged great irrespective of their contribution/performance/intention. Therefore other people loose drive to work
    4. To much favoritism.
    5. Leadership is no trustworthy and really careless. They seem to just enjoy status and don't really care for work.
    6. Leadership pretend to hear unbiassed reviews from employees. But they really track who are the critics. So if 20 % people not satisfied with something fire 50% of them so that leadership can show satisfaction % improvement next year to 90%.

    Advice to Management

    Have good performance matrix for upper management, they are people behind walmart being laid back company.


  5. "Good work life balance in extended off season - room to grow"

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Walmart eCommerce as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Those that know it's time to step up during the holiday season will be rewarded. The other ~9 months out of the year, most should find a good work life balance.

    Training has always been a focus

    Flex time is sincere

    Cons

    Holiday season is very hard to plan for but to be clear many people are in the clear just BEFORE thanksgiving and even more well before XMas. But preparing for that period requires every one to step up. Just schedule a reduced life during this time and


  6. "Walmart is fun"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Parking and Management need to focus

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Need better leadership to run @Labs"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 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

    Marc Lore (CEO) from Jet is awesome
    Great place to start your career
    Not long hours

    Cons

    Not a lot of talent
    Parking is terrible
    Management is clueless
    Old technology

    Advice to Management

    CEO they hired from Jet is awesome. Breath of fresh air. I sure hope he cleans up @Labs. We have mainly C talent. The person in charge out here is a hang over from the previous regime and doesn't know what he is doing.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "Treat employee better please!"

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    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?


  9. "Good as starter"

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    • 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


  10. Helpful (9)

    "WalmartLabs brand is doomed"

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    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.