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I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 6 years
Before coming to Wal-Mart, I had no clue about it's culture, mission, or foundation. In fact, I was a little surprised they were hiring an information security professional. It was just the store with the lowest prices. Then after a little more thinking Wal-Mart has historically separated themselves from the competition by investing in their information systems, so of course they’re going to be more motivated to secure...
Some of the operational teams have a rough pager rotation, meaning that when you're on call, you're not sleeping that night because you'll be called for emergencies, like when a critical system goes down or an important application isn't working properly; keep in mind though, that I haven't heard of a team that didn't properly compensate for those times appropriately. Layoffs are also becoming a pretty standard norm.
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That 10% training rule needs to be more effectively implemented; similarly, don't just invest training in the rock stars: that small difference could elevate a solid contributor into a higher contributor. Too many / frequent layoffs may become a talent repellent.Walmart2017-05-02