Forced ranking at Walmart Labs and Jet

WalmartLabs uIxT111
Mar 19, 2018 28 Comments

recently there was a lot of controversy at walmart labs coz of forced ranking. talented colleagues had to be rated as meeting below expectations so their bonus was cut in half or no bonus at all. it came suddenly, no warning at all

i heard our colleagues at jet. com are not under this system. is true ?


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TOP 28 Comments
  • Capital One / Eng mztgrmstr
    What was the controversy? That's a natural outcome of stack ranking. Sucks, doesn't it.
    Mar 19, 2018 11
    • WalmartLabs uIxT111
      Mar 19, 2018
    • WalmartLabs uIxT111
      why Amazon bring back?
      Mar 19, 2018
    • Amazon dalejrjr
      Because that's what Bezos wants. They only suspended it last year after the NYC article and after that guy jumped off a building in Seattle. Everyone forgot about it now so it's business as usual again
      Mar 19, 2018
    • Jet WSEx43
      It's not correct to say it wasn't announced ahead of time - it was.
      Mar 20, 2018
    • WalmartLabs uIxT111
      mips being tied to performance was announced ahead of time. but limits to these perfomance levels were not. many people were blindsided
      Mar 20, 2018
  • Walmart / Mgmt

    Walmart Mgmt

    Follett, Apple, CDW, Pearson
    This says to managers “we don’t trust your judgement or ability to performance manage through the year so we’ll force it”. It says to associates “don’t help or develop those around you so they will be more likely to end up on that curve instead of you”. It says to managers “don’t manage out your poor performers instead save them as sacrificial lambs at eval time”. It says to associates “hoard knowledge and make sure you are the only one that has some important skill”. Oh...and make sure people REALLY like you!
    Mar 20, 2018 0
  • Amazon fjkgfd
    Why they have to copy all these shitty things from amazon...
    Mar 29, 2018 1
    • Amazon dalejrjr
      Because they want to be like Amazon, even when it comes to shitty stuff
      Mar 29, 2018
  • Jet CPL100
    Same thing at jet. Second if they’re performing they won’t get partial. The meets+ curve is 80% of population.
    Mar 20, 2018 0
  • Walmart 9.9
    Not didn't come suddenly. Unless you were away for the last 3-4 quarters it was all announced, including the limits
    Mar 20, 2018 4
    • WalmartLabs uIxT111
      where was it announced?
      Mar 21, 2018
    • WalmartLabs Greatness
      3 to 4 quarters, are you talking about year or alcohol, anyway it was announced but only in last quarter
      Mar 23, 2018
    • WalmartLabs uIxT111
      Announced where? I looked at the two emails I got about this last year and no mention of curve
      Mar 23, 2018
    • WalmartLabs Greatness
      You are right they announced about rating affecting bonus and stocks but not that they will do curve, bunch of idiots, it's already hard to get talent in Walmartlabs and with this it is going to be even worse
      Mar 30, 2018
  • Jet NDhS77
    Because they copy without using their brains about why. Talk about leaders and followers
    Apr 5, 2018 2
    • Walmart / Product Wowizowi
      Jet curious how this app handles M&A— do you have access to Walmart boards on Blind?
      Apr 8, 2018
    • Jet KKWM36
      Jul 11, 2018
  • Jet Etgft
    Jet had the same ranking
    Mar 19, 2018 0
  • / Eng Ranjeet
    A forced bell curve is the shittiest idea one could come up with. Managers are forced to throw people under the bus even if they haven't underperformed.

    The more ridiculous part is that there's no transparency. You don't know who exceeds expectations (if anyone does) so you can follow their examples.

    Pure carrot and stick.
    Sep 20, 2018 0
  • WalmartLabs Hdufu
    Yeah, when and where was it announced?
    Mar 22, 2018 0
  • Jet / Eng Ajyfc
    Not true, same thing in Jet.
    Mar 20, 2018 0