Walmart Labs search team

New / Eng mbappe!
Oct 24, 2018 8 Comments

How is Walmart Labs Search team for a machine learning role. Heard they are mostly PHDs in the team. Any input is appreciated. Also how's the perception of Labs in general. I have Amazon offer but I have heard Labs comfortably beats their offers.

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  • Walmart.com pingpon
    It's a very large team. Some very smart and some very stupid people Co existing. Go for Amazon if you want to learn. Come to Walmart if you want to learn politics
    Oct 24, 2018 1
    • New / Eng mbappe!
      OP
      How about Search algorithm and relevance team. Amazon comp is too low :(
      Oct 24, 2018
  • Walmart.com / Eng *~*
    If this is your first job, go where you will learn the most, not earn the most. Best advice I have ever gotten (still kind of ignored it). So go for Amazon if you feel the team and work profile is good there. I am not too happy about what I have achieved here.
    Oct 24, 2018 5
    • New / Eng mbappe!
      OP
      Amazon profile is software engineering, Walmart is a ML profile. They seem to be working on fairly sophisticated ML models. I have had good backend se experience before.
      Oct 24, 2018
    • Walmart.com / Eng *~*
      Software engineering for in an ML team at Amazon? Also, what is your profile? PhD? Do you want to do research or implementation?
      Oct 24, 2018
    • New / Eng mbappe!
      OP
      Nope, Amazon is a normal SDE team . It is not remotely related to ML. I am not a PHD, but am generally more interested in the implementation side of ML as opposed to research. Although, I think to succeed in the field, a good balance is necessary. Like keeping updated with latest research papers helps.
      Oct 24, 2018
    • New / Eng mbappe!
      OP
      I guess I am gonna try other interviewers that are in the pipeline and give myself a fair chance to decide.
      Oct 24, 2018
    • Walmart.com / Eng *~*
      Then Walmart seems to be a better choice as you will learn more ML stuff here (hopefully).
      Oct 24, 2018

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