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Walmart Project Manager Reviews

Updated Oct 18, 2019

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They pay well Nice area for families People that work there are great

    Cons

    They layoff "displace" people weekly Leadership doesn't want people that question anything Feeling of fear among the remaining associates

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying people off that are over 40 or who have more than 10 years with the company Don't let someone who has failed in every business he has started to run your company

    Walmart2017-07-27
  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary is good and opportunities are there.

    Cons

    Certain departments are bad to work in and thus the employee experience will vary from good to bad with the reviews that are posted.

    Advice to Management

    Explore allowing employees to work from home.

    Walmart2017-07-08
  3. "Project Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good networking company for your career development

    Cons

    The need to constantly watch your back

    Advice to Management

    Have respect for your people and have integrity

    Walmart2017-07-05
  4. "Overall a positive learning experience."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager II in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many areas to work in. For any interest you may have, there is a job for it and an opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Culture is not as implied. If feels as if you need to know certain people in order to move around the company

    Walmart2017-06-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of chances for learning. Major projects always available to work on.

    Cons

    High pressure. Ongoing corporate layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Examine what is being cut before cutting. The threat of layoff is bad for morale.

    Walmart2017-05-25
  6. "Home Office and Store Experience"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I was able to travel all over the country to meet associates in both large and small format stores while I was testing and rolling out projects. It was great to hear their love for the company and ideas on how to improve processes and procedures. There are great people who work in the stores who put their hearts and souls into making this company successful. The best part of my job was listening to and meeting them.

    Cons

    I worked in a very busy Supercenter as a manager. The hours were long, managers were always stressed, processes were broken and the store manager was barely working in the store to help resolve some of the issues. When I moved to work at the home office the environment was completely different. The employees at the store level always complained there was a barrier between home office and the stores. They were right.... Home office employees are very out of touch with what goes on at the store level. Processes and SOPs are created for the perfect environment, which a lot of stores don't operate under. This was 3 years ago, so there's a chance that things have changed. It would have been nice if more home office employees (especially employees at manager level and above) traveled to stores outside of the "Bentonville Bubble" to experience the real challenges that employees face daily. There was also an intimidation factor that is bestowed upon a home office employee with a blue badge. Any time someone with a home office badge walked through the store there was a panic and mad dash to make every thing seem perfect, even though it was not. There should have been more trust and understanding involved with those planned or unplanned visits, instead of intimidation. Home office could really learn a lot from what goes on behind the scenes overnight in a backroom when unloading a truck and stocking shelves. If Walmart can close the gap on the disconnect from the store level to home office, it could really solve some of the morale issues.

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your associates. There's always a solution and an improvement idea lodged somewhere in their complaint. Also, have more compassion. Life happens and when you employee over 2.2 million people there needs to be trust and compassion in how you manage your people. There're not robots stocking shelves, helping customers and unloading trucks. They are people. Learn to cultivate instead of intimidate.

    Walmart2017-06-05
  7. "Project, Program, and Product management with strategy creation, execution, and ownership"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work family, opportunities, experience, and growth....Great company to work for and the culture runs deep. The company is large enough to have multiple careers and never have to leave the company.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, older technology.... Because of the size, it takes longer than needed, or should, to get something done. There is a lot of red tape to go through. A lot of the technology we are using is end of life.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to move fast, communicate, and be enterprise minded

    Walmart2017-05-11
  8. Helpful (2)

    "A culture in jepoardy"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A company with a unique background and solid principles that made associates very committed to do their best a thrive in long-term careers.

    Cons

    Current retail environment is challenging and there is a game changer called e-commerce that is moving in such a fast pace that is pulling the rug under Walmart's feet. They brought new talent and gave them full discretionality in an attempt to remain relevant, but with zero knowledge or commitment to the culture that made the company great. They are completely disregarding and displacing associates on a regular... basis now. It seems they traded those long term, durable values, in a desperate attempt to seek short term revenues and profits at all costs. They are acquiring new companies -some of them quite costly- that will prove very hard to swallow, in terms of people, culture, legacy systems, and cost. There is simply no strategy to assimilate those new companies, and they are letting go many key people with tribal knowledge built over the years in the company that could have helped.

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    Advice to Management

    Mr. Sam would not approve current strategy.

    Walmart2017-05-15
  9. "IT Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great core values and beliefs.

    Cons

    Layoffs were unforeseen and raise chaos in the business.

    Walmart2017-04-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Retail with a Purpose"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Corporate vision is clear - Omni channel digital retail with focus on saving the customer money so they can live better. It is the core of every decision. As various restructures have occurred, the organization is gaining momentum as leaders speak of founder's mentality.

    Cons

    Culture is destabilizing in many areas across Home Office as we bring in external talent at the Senior Leader levels. No longer seeing all executives walk the talk. Associates with many years of loyalty are deeply rooted in this culture and are losing hope while new hires may not feel the loss.

    Advice to Management

    Mr. Sam said, "outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost their self-esteem of their personal. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish." "The way management treats Associates is exactly how the associates will treat the customers." Remember these key words when you speak of culture and when you execute. Developing an environment of fear will not accomplish serving the customer.

    Walmart2017-05-08
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