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Is it wise to join Target or Walmart in supply chain/retail?

Sabre IVPL81
Aug 29, 2017

Target and Walmart have been building up their supply chain and retail capabilities in-house to compete with Amazon. Do you think it is better to join target or Walmart? Which one would you choose?

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  • Microsoft / EngBiased
    They're not going to go die anytime soon and I think they're both smart enough to see their traditional models are dying.

    You should have good job security in the medium term. I would ask for cash not stock.
    Aug 29, 20175
    • Fitbit mahalo
      I highly doubt that, giant ships like Walmart take forever to adopt new business models.
      Aug 29, 2017
    • Microsoft / EngBiased
      Which part do you doubt? I'm trying to argue that although they are dying they are dying slowly, realize this, and are trying to throw money at the problem (despite their incompetence)
      Aug 29, 2017
    • Facebook / Enginstandidl
      Walmart will start cost cutting by shutting down some locations within 5 years. In 10 years, they will be half the size they are now. Amazon will bulldoze them.
      Aug 29, 2017
    • Microsoft / EngBiased
      5 years is plenty of time to collect a paycheck
      Aug 29, 2017
    • WalmartLabs Zookerburg
      If you don't care of making an impact or job satisfaction, go for it
      Aug 29, 2017
  • Microsoft pPmd67
    Worked at Target HQ. Worst company I have ever been at. Co-workers were great, management was awful. It is like a cult and if you don't conform, you won't be happy. I was in IT, but met people from other areas who had similar experiences.
    Aug 29, 20171
    • Sabre IVPL81
      OP
      When did you work for Target? Target recently changed its ideology for supply chain and has started building the capabilities in-house. This is the team I am being considered for. I wonder if the company culture has changed since they embarked on this transformation?
      Aug 29, 2017
  • New iTgR52
    I worked at Target and at a partner of Walmart supply chain. I would with Walmart. Target does fast follow really well where as Walmart is trying innovation. Both will have their share of bad management so keep an eye out for that.
    Sep 1, 20170
  • LinkedIn jumpkick
    Sure. Target might be better culturally but Walmart is more respected from a supply chain standpoint.
    Aug 29, 20170
  • Lending Club WebBank
    Location? If pay is good then why not. Both are improving their online marketing so it is good time to join but negotiate ton of money.
    Aug 29, 20171
    • Sabre IVPL81
      OP
      Minneapolis as location
      Aug 29, 2017
  • PwC IhLo08
    With them on resume lots of doors are open in supply chain elsewhere
    Aug 29, 20170
  • Target lixm23
    The forecasting and merchandise planning is a joke. They’ve replaced leadership with Walmart and amazon people but it’ll take years before they catch up if ever
    Oct 16, 20170
  • Target lixm23
    I worked for target supply chain and it is archaic
    Oct 16, 20170
  • WalmartLabs Zookerburg
    Sabre- they say the ideology has changed. But culture is the same. It takes ages to get something done. And they have this passive aggressive culture which is unbearable. And the culture of consensus rarely helps getting things done
    Aug 30, 20170
  • New reNG38
    Depends on what you want out of your career - changing supply chain - go with a startup like ClearMetal... if operational experience go with amazon
    Aug 29, 20170
  • Acxiom axeA42
    target recently did not renew with marketing analytics team in the data science safehaven environment using acx data
    Aug 29, 20170

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