Walmart's Associate Product Manager (APM) program develops new and recent graduates into the next generation of world class Product Managers.


Applications for the July 2020 Cohort are now closed.  Please check back summer 2020 to apply for the Class of 2021.



What We Believe In


Get the opportunity to learn core PM skills from the ground up.

Receive coaching and mentorship from peer mentors, executives and coaches.


Apply core skill sets in the most impactful, critical roles and environments.

Define, build, and launch real, scalable products.



Be part of a network nestled across all of Walmart's core product functions.

Receive career investment and regular exposure to the highest levels of leadership.

Your Adventure Awaits



Attend a week-long PM bootcamp to learn PM fundamentals and what it means to be a Walmart PM. Receive training and practice the individual hard skills that can help you be successful and effective in your APM role. 


Rotate through three 8-month roles within different product organizations within Walmart. Change the way the world shops with Customer Experience, innovate the products that get millions of items on time to customers with Supply Chain, or create the algorithms and tools that drive Walmart e-commerce in Merchant Operations.


Take trips to external tech communities. See the heart of Walmart HQ in Bentonville. Experience first-hand how goods are delivered to our customers in our fulfillment centers and the scale at which Walmart operates. Have a great time with your cohort while you’re at it!    

What You'll Work On



Work on exciting products that power the foundation of all Walmart e-Commerce and retail including:

  • Site Search
  • Marketplace experience & platforms
  • Pricing
  • Item & Catalog


Have the ability to define, design and deliver every component of all online and in-store customer facing experiences. Some product areas include:

  • The home page
  • Walmart's Home experience
  • Personalization
  • Grocery


Create the platforms that move millions of items daily and touches every item Walmart offers to customers:

  • Inventory Systems
  • Fulfillment Systems
  • Optimizations


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.