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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 272 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader

Shelley Broader

(86 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Meet new customers, 10% discount for associates(in 21 reviews)

  • We get a yearly profit sharing Bonus(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours and not enough promotion of work/life balance(in 13 reviews)

  • As well as only offering part-time positions and extremely rarely post full-time positions(in 17 reviews)

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    Heartless company that only wants money and a good image but the rumours are true about what you hear

    Management (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementRemember 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Associate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou get an extra paycheck known as 'profit sharing' once a year on top of your normal pay, as well as a 10% discount on most products in store and on the website.

    ConsCustomers disrespect you because they know if they complain enough Management will give them what they want, as well as expect us to get them something that we don't have or vents their frustration onto you when the store is sold out of an item; both sale and regular items.
    Management makes it very frustrating to work by constantly understaffing the store, post new positions that are intended to be 'in store applicants only' and then ignore all in-store applicants and just hire new people. As well as only offering part-time positions and extremely rarely post full-time positions. As well as making you book any days off 1 month in advance, despite them only posting 1 week in advance worth of schedules.
    Management once tried to compensate and be mindful that employees are only human, now appear to be money focussed, seeing each employee as a dollar sign and focusing on saving the store as much as possible, via understaffing, to make their end of year bonus more generous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart treating employees with more respect as well as offering the full-time jobs to the employees who have worked the front line for you for years. Also consider using a better scheduling system.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Career at walmart.

    Inventory Associate (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsNice interactive environment and chance to work with customers all the time which helps to build up your confidence.

    Cons"MONEY". Walmart doesn't pay as per your expectations. (quite lower than of other employers for the same kind of job)

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management should increase the pay of the employees and with the promotions there has to be a good raise.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exactly what you think it would be like

    Walmart Cashier (Current Employee) Peterborough, ON (Canada)

    Pros-easy to pick up hours as a cashier
    -slightly above minimum wage

    Cons-walmart rewards MasterCard
    -same thing every day working cash
    -employer does not work around schedule
    -you are scheduled 12 hours a week and have to switch or pick up shifts
    -no benefits for part time staff
    -they imply that you can move up but they don't take the time to show you how to apply internally until you are working there a long time

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't make your employees feel useless. A little thank you goes a long way.
    Listen to your staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lied to

    Mid Level Manager (Former Employee) Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    Pros10% discount. Short term employment only. Minimum wage. Different positions. You will have some great co workers and they will help you.

    ConsNo place to advance. Head office has no clue what's going on store level. Too many managers promoted without any considerations. Not a place for a career

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet your heads deflated. Stop treating associates like garbage. Stop with with credit card stuff people are sick of it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ask too more than the money

    Cashier (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Prosget out ,they will not promote you or give you a good position. You are not worth of working there

    ConsEverything is easy but they always ask too more

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo the managers in there level know all the things and words when they managing? Did they have any of psychology background ? Do you know the managers will not hire someone who will be smarter than them?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful world of walmart (store 1123)

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat none management people to work with
    it brings a paycheck every 2 weeks ... not much
    profit sharing bonus
    HQ management is vary nice and respecful

    ConsStore managment is not vary smart, they treat people rude and they do not pay that great

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees better, better paid employees stay around longer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very one sided opinionated untouchable management, with no regard to the staff in general

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Prosthere are some good people working there

    Consno feedback but backlash for anything not done right, no training and put in a sink or swim environment

    Advice to Senior Managementpractice what is preached, not always rely on the saying, needs of the business

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tolerable overall until about 7 months ago. Then it got really bad

    Department Manager (Former Employee) Guelph, ON (Canada)

    ProsMost fellow associates were great

    ConsLack of respect for employees. I think management thought we were all uneducated low lifes
    The pay is not enough for all the things you are expected to do. The company takes credit for the money associates raise for charities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your staff. They live in the communities so they might have a better idea of what the needs are than someone sitting in an office. To get respect you have to give respect. Pay more so your staff can live better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Walmart E-commerce team. Stay away. Poor leadership. Satirical culture

    Manager (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat exposure to new skills and web world

    ConsHorrible management culture. 9 out of 10 decisions random. outsider in the culture cops the blame. Spiral down environment. Shabby setup. Constant conflict in the management. Employees suffer..Stay away

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace e-commerce leader...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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