WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
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Pros
  • 10% discount on all merchandise (except clearance) (in 25 reviews)

  • Profit sharing once a year (I was part time and got up to (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • The higher you get the less work life balance exists (in 15 reviews)

  • growth is slow, not hiring full time (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  2. Avoid

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accounting Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are good people who had no choice but to work there.

    Cons

    Worked in their cash office, the manager did not know crap about anything in the office. There is no agreed upon standard. Do whatever you want and nothing will happen. Several employees do not speak English which put a bigger load on English speaking employees. Training is useless. It is implemented to avoid the law.

    Advice to Management

    Your bottom line people are your coworkers, not your maids. Improve the culture of upper managements. $ 0.30 / hr raise yearly for a bad worker is OK, but for a hard worker is BS and that's why you end up with the kind of employees you have. Good workers leave.
    I cannot in good conscious give you any stars. Never met the CEO, but we can imagine what kind of a person she is to allow these work conditions.


  3. Awful

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They are pretty lenient when it comes to facial jewellery and things like that
    You get great hours if you can suck up to the managers

    Cons

    The work is way too much for minimum wage. One person does work fit for five people
    The working conditions are terrible. Customers are extra rude because they know they will always be in the right. In fact the more they yell, the more likely they are to get some free stuff.
    Customers are incredibly racist, sexist and generally abusive and you can't react or you lose your job

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like slaves


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Horrible company with old tactics.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co Store Manager in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Co Store Manager in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No sick days limitations for management. No curb for management. Good benefits and profit sharing.

    Cons

    Very old methods, everything is manual in this hi-tech world. Frequent job threats and illetrate management.

    Advice to Management

    Support training programs for new employee before they end up leaving.


  6. worst place ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TLE Tech in Windsor, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - TLE Tech in Windsor, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    profit sharing annually, nice looking customers (sometimes)

    Cons

    low pay, rude managers that hate their lives

    Advice to Management

    stop makin woopy in the back room and do something


  7. It is called Hellmart for a reason

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Steady hours
    Some benefits and profitsharing

    Cons

    Poor management
    Overworked employees
    Lack of support staff

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees to support lower management staff. Treat your coworkers with respect.


  8. Department Manager/Meat

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager/Meat in Saint Thomas, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Department Manager/Meat in Saint Thomas, ON (Canada)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Steady employment part time associates.

    Cons

    to many to mention lack of everything.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be better at communicating.


  9. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. If you are desperate maybe. You don't want to work there. Keep looking for something else

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. don't leave your settled job to work for Walmart management team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.



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