Poor hiring process at Walmart

New GeiA56
Feb 21 18 Comments

Heavy nepotism in teams. Be careful during the interview process- recruiters are very lazy, hiring managers are disconnected and team members are fighting for a title.

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  • Google RockLobsta
    I guess my dream of being a greeter is gone :(
    Feb 21 4
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Once you hit 65, they will call you
      Feb 21
    • Reddit y34bas
      Lol
      Feb 21
    • Walmart.com / Retail
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      Walmart.com Retail

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      Old school retaill dog
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      Actually, in many stores the greeter job is going away and being replaced by an Asset Protection Customer Host (receipt checker similar to Sam's Club).
      Feb 22
    • Intel UGeJ58
      You mean the people that check to see if I'm white or not?
      Feb 22
  • Comcast
    ah-

    Comcast

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    It’s Walmart what did you expect
    Feb 21 2
    • Oh like your cable company is any better come on now
      Feb 21
    • Intel UGeJ58
      Hey now, they guarantee me home phone services every time I ask for Internet
      Feb 21
  • Walmart.com / R&D
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    Sample size of one, people.

    It’s abnormal to have all good communications and interviews at all candidate companies.

    Recruiters are over-burdened. That can look like lazy from the outside, but not the same thing.
    HMs are busy af - as we all are - b/c there’s so much going on. Once you’re hired, you’ll see this, too.
    Do a few people fight for titles? Yes. Does everyone? No. We’re working.

    What’s up w/ the nepotism? Explain please? Examples? How did you see/notice it as a candidate? Promoting their favorite ppl? Or, hiring from their previous experience?
    I see that desire in a few HMs, but I’ve seen 2of3 times that didn’t work out (newhire left despite the connection) rather quickly. This is a problem worth solving. (The one who remains sounds like a mini-tyrant.)
    Feb 21 6
    • Walmart.com / R&D
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      Description of current state != endorsement of current state. ;)

      I don’t set priorities for recruiting or Labs writ large, man. Trust me, I would do more than re-prioritize hiring.
      Feb 22
    • Intel UGeJ58
      ^Absolute truth. But my priorities felt lost (was into my first year) until I read his views. I have no problem walking down what matters to a manager now
      Feb 23
    • Walmart.com / R&D
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      It sounds like you’ve substituted a commenter describing a known issue (me) for the small group of people who could change the issue (not me, also probably not on Blind, and not looking for our advice). <— This is called “attribute substitution,” or the “substitution bias.”

      Advice given to the wrong person doesn’t help the one who doesn’t need it, the one who does need it, nor your reputation as an advisor.
      Feb 23
    • New GeiA56
      OP
      Your reply exactly proves my experience with Walmart labs - arrogant to take comments and fix things. I dogged a bullet by not joining Walmart
      Mar 21
    • Intel / Eng DonaldDD's
      Excuses are like a**holes. Everybody’s got them.

      I also generically notice that people who are quick to give excuses are generally the people doing worse. People who approach a problem bluntly and talk about any possible solution are usually the better ones.

      The loser’s first step is to talk about why you can never achieve success. The winner’s first step is talk about how to get there.
      Mar 22
  • Walmart.com tnAt83
    Aren’t you talking about most companies...?
    Feb 28 0
  • What area and what role? I’m applying there soon.
    Feb 21 1
    • New GeiA56
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      Product manager
      Mar 21