What kind of background do I need to be an APM?
APM can come from a variety of backgrounds. We look for candidates with STEM majors such as Human/Computer Interaction, Computer Science, or Engineering. Recent graduates should have no more than 2 years of experience working in fields such as technology, consulting, finance, analytics, marketing and merchandising.
Other than what’s on paper, we love candidates who are hardworking, hungry, intellectually curious, partnership focused, have a voracious appetite to learn, and love e-commerce!
When does the program start?
APM Cohorts begin once a year in July. Applications for July 2021 will open summer of 2020.
How long is the rotation program?
It is 2 years long with three 8-month rotational assignments.
Where are rotational assignments?
Rotations will be based in the heart of Silicon Valley in our San Bruno or Sunnyvale offices.
How is product management at Walmart different from other companies?
1 out of 4 people in the U.S. purchased from Walmart in the past 12 months. Walmart serves over 270 million customers every week. Walmart APMs work on products that touch millions. What you build will change the way the world shops. Being at the intersection of the largest brick and mortar retailer and at the forefront of the ecommerce retailers, you will have the ability to shape the future of commerce.
What will I get to work on?
Walmart APMs work on an exciting array of products for Customer Experience, Supply Chain and Merchant Operations.
What kind of mentorship is provided?
We want APMs to have the best support and guidance throughout your Walmart journey. In additional to your rotational managers, you’ll be assigned a Buddy for your day to day, an Executive Mentor for long term career planning, and a Program Coach to help you with everything in between. Walmart also offers resources such as learning and development training classes and a learning stipend that will help you develop the skills you are interested in.
What is next after the program?
Graduates of the APM rotation program who meet graduate requirements will join a product team within Walmart full-time.
What is the interview process like?
Applications for the Class of July 2021 will open summer of 2020. If selected, you will be invited to participate in a phone screen. Successful candidates will be invited to attend an interview circuit. Candidate interviews will be in the Fall of 2020. Accepted candidates will be notified in Novemeber 2020.
How do I apply?
The APM rotational program application will open this upcoming summer. Please keep an eye out here.