WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Heartless company that only wants money and a good image but the rumours are true about what you hear

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people work there. Some good management. 10% discount. Job security if you are a associate but not as management

    Cons

    Not enough pay. No advancement unless you are female. WIR is what they care about. Low budgets for payroll and in achievable sales budget so they don't have to pay out bonus to management and associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember humans work for you. They need good wages help them not verbally direct them. More full time positions 40% is not good. Forget WIR as you can see promoting people because of gender is the same as not hiring because of gender. Promote on capability and capacity. You are going to continue losing people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    The typical Walmart employee stereotypes applies. We are all under paid.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    My co-workers that work in my department is very nice but that is not necessary linked to the walmart culture. Another minor plus it the 10% discount card that you can use online and almost everything in store (except clearance) but it is a joke because it can only stretch so much of your minimal wage pay check. A stock purchasing plan is available but walmart only gives 15% of what you contribute up to a maximum of a $300.

    Cons

    The management is very inconstant especially some manger can't even run their own department let alone a whole store. Some are nice but that is only because they like you. Work-life balance is a joke, there is no constancy as a part-timer (or sometimes a full-timer). You might be schedule at closing and expect to show up tomorrow at opening. You can be schedule work any day. You can request what days you want off and what time your are available, but if your schedule is too restrictive they would have a "talk" with you. Sometimes, they would call you and ask you to work. Management always tries to sell how good the Walmart company treats us telling us the career opportunities and how the "sky is the limit" but in reality you have to suck up to management in order to be even consider a promotion. You have an yearly evaluation that basically determines how much of a raise you going to get. I heard no one get anything higher then a 3 (translate to a 30 cent raise) and even when you get a 3.9, the walmart still rounds down and consider it a 3 and therefore a 30 cent raise. If your province's minimal wage increase, they would just get your wage up to the walmart's minimal wage, (minimal wage + 15 cents) and ignore all your previous evaluations. When i was hired, I was actually getting paid more then another walmart associate that was working there for 4 years. People who work there for 10 years told me it was not like this when it started and the company actually cared about the workers. It is starting to be like walmart in USA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not tos ell and reiterate the minimal perks that we get and consider how you can help to raise moral. Everyone that works there are very unhappy with management because we don't feel appreciated to the work we do. Do better then a fake, hallow thank you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Employees are Robots

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    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    It's a pay for now.

    Cons

    Duty managers hide in back offices , rarely are they out on the floor . CSM's are young and very immature. Greeters are gone and everyone is stealing at all the Walmarts !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourself visible ,get out on the floor ,greet the customers ,say hello to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. If you are desperate maybe. You don't want to work there. Keep looking for something else

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guelph, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Guelph, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people you work with are great. The pay might be a bit above average and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Your life and family mean nothing. It all about the money But not for associates. Part time hours, but you are expected to have open availability. This make it difficult to have another job to help pay the bills. There is regular intimidation and bullying by manager.Training is non existent. You are just thrown into the deep end. In many case you are setup to fail and then blamed for it. At least in the Guelph store. Your experience depends on the management in store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have respect for your employees. They are the ones who make you your big bonus in April. I don`t think this is what Sam Walton envisioned for the store he started.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. don't leave your settled job to work for Walmart management team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada (less than a year)

    Pros

    working hourly is okay . but don't work as a manager , your job is never secure . a white manager can do 10 mistakes & there wont be any problem even the white manager is new. but if an Asian does 2-3 mistakes you can be fired . so Asian community please don't work for them.

    Cons

    very bad leadership. they want puppets in managers . if you can butter up, you will be alright.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Bad Place to work

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    You could potentially get profit sharing
    Lets you know that you can do better
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Mentally abuse you
    Terrible pay
    Few career opportunities
    Heavy workload
    Poor planning and execution of store activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Straighten your house up
    Carry your weight
    Stop abusing your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. You pay for the exposure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    Being exposed to the ins an outs of a Fortune 1 company is remarkable.

    Cons

    The experience you gain from this Fortune 1 company is tempered with frequent re-orgs, zero mobility and extreme frugality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. The Bottom line

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Vernon, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Vernon, BC (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent employees, moderately decent pay, Good Benefits if you can get full-time. Staff discount, Decent learning potential if you have the right trainer.

    Cons

    Zero growth unless you meet managements level expectations which can be very high. Depends on store manager. Favouritism is major problem among management. Too much pressure put on the senior employees while the younger ones tend to goof off. Once on Overnights, difficult to get off. Difficult to get Full-Time during day shifts. No wage increases for employees when there is a government legislative minimum wage increase, unless they are below the new wage. Cut staff so remaining must work harder to increase year end profit cheque for management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your senior employees better. Give better wage increases. Express gratitude. Stop accusing employees of things without confirmation first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Most disorganized company ever!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The paycheck and opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Poor management, unmotivated employees, blind leading the blind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lose all the silly rules and focus on merchandise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    stressful

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the associates are the driving force to help keep WM alive, management at all levels have destroyed what Sam built with greed and lies

    Cons

    to many integrity violations from management both at store level & HO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be truthful/honest with your self and employees. change will never happen as there are to many hidden networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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