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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon
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  1. "More Goods than Bads"

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    Former Employee - Information Security Specialist in Bentonville, AR
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    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    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...

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    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

    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
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