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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
286 Reviews

2.7
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
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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 12 reviews)

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

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    Walmart

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Gaffney, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Gaffney, SC

    Pros

    nice coworkers and a reasonab schedule

    Cons

    incompetent managements at all levels, no respect for the individual, and most importantly has lost touch with the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on decreasing talent gaps

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management kisses butt.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSM  in  Regina, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - CSM in Regina, SK (Canada)

    Pros

    Liked the people I worked with
    Enjoyed the CBLS
    Loved being able to help people.

    Cons

    Management treats the staff like crap and they don't care about how you feel as long as they get their bonuses. They push the mastercard like crazy and it make it out to be the CSM's fault when the store isn't getting them. Frankly, if the cashier isn't asking and we've told them to ask, there's nothing more we can do. If they don't want to ask, they aren't going to ask. The management needs to try getting on tills and selling it and then maybe then they'll learn how difficult our jobs are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your staff properly and maybe you'll keep people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't change who you are

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement if you are prepared to make sacrifices

    Cons

    You have to drink the kool aid to move ahead. Corporate culture is in constant clash with excessive internal politics.

    Corporate values are great on paper though not enforced properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be yourself

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not bad but better places to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoyed the co-workers. You would be surprised at the education level and experience of some co-workers seeking part-time jobs to pay for continuing education/upgrading/Canadian qualifications. One of my co-workers had an MBA from Belgium and spoke french fluently (not a Canadian-recognized qualification though). Most of them were hard workers and quite polite; no rudeness or attitude from most of them. A few of the managers were very likable and approachable. The cashiers were very friendly and worked hard.

    Cons

    More than a few managers were not very likable. One of the managers actually told one of my coworkers that if he didn't like the hours he could leave to work somewhere else. Brief background: He had a kid and only got like 2 and half shifts that week. Don't expect raises. If you are older and have some prior experience, you can earn maybe 11/hour. Crappy store-set up that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, bit tacky. Crappy security, lots of toys and electronics took a walk in the 1 year I worked there. 80 dollar phone cases just sitting on the peg with no security on them at all... Customers can be quite Irate and rude for no apparent reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better scheduling: more flexible and suited to feedback from employees. Better security. Implement a zero tolerance policy towards rude and profane language/behavior in the store, associates work hard and actually try to help people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too much micromanaging by Head Office, low pay with high expectations of work output

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First In-Stock Associate  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - First In-Stock Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Co-workers are overall friendly and multicultural.

    Cons

    Too much brainwashing of how wonderful Walmart is and how fair they are to workers and how much opportunities there are to move up. They actually want hardworkers (of course), but tend to keep them in that particular area rather than approving requests to move to a different position. Also not allowed very much flexibility to improve work situation by implimenting "new" ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should listen to the actual workers and their ideas more than strictly obeying Head Office and their ideas. Pay more and fire unsatisfactory workers more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not care about their employees, just care about lining the pockets for management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Spruce Grove, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spruce Grove, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    There are some very hard working employees. Like meeting people.

    Cons

    Does not support or care for employees, just get the work done. The stakeholders bonus has dropped substantially. I was there for 10 years, they don't try to keep the good ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the problem and address it, hard to have a good business if the employees r not happy. Too bad the company doesn't train the person for management position, instead of just accepting them for that. The open door policy is a joke!!!!! The department manager just made the environment worse to work in once I addressed a problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Its like slavery sometimes, on minimum possible wages...
    Worst job I have ever done.

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    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    Getting job is easy.
    Flexible schedule.
    Discount on purchases from walmart.
    You can take leave without informing and they are going to arrange another person in place of you. :-)

    Cons

    No concept of managment.
    Never make an employee permanent even after probationary period.
    No value for good work and no fine or coaching for bad work. If you can make them fool, you are gold.
    Unlimited work for entire shift hours, no slow time, always speed. And if you have less work, you cant get it easy because they are going to make sure next time you have so much work you cant breath during shift...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont give supervisors all authority.
    Make employee permanent after probationary period, atleast full time employees who work hard daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sam Walton's dream

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Associate
    Current Employee - Claims Associate

    Pros

    Good team spirit.
    You can move up relatively soon after you are hired if you manage to stand out and impress your boss.

    Cons

    The pay is disastrous. For a company that spends millions every year to improve its public image here, they definitely could higher their wage standards.
    Walmart Culture is definitely overdone. The training, the meetings before work, the speeches, everything. It's a bit alienating if you cannot really relate yourself to the company. And I found it really hard to relate being such a small part of such a gigantic company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sky's the limit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very frustrating

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

    Pros

    Meet new customers, 10% discount for associates! great store managers! make you feel important to them.

    Cons

    CSM's are too immature for their job. Information does not get passed down to associates. A lot of sneakiness by talking behind other's backs. Have no management skills what's so ever.
    They like to think that they are above everyone, however, look at the base salaries and there is not much difference so their egos need to be deflated..we all look up to the helpful CSM, and totally ignore the others as we do not want to feed into their egos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look into your front end CSM's. They need to be taught people skills, both within the organization and to our valued customers. Ex: Boxing Day rush was horrible. A lot of people did not show up for their shift. Meanwhile I had a woman stop me while I was going for my 15 min break from the cash register.She asked me to send and associate from that department to see her as she was interested in purchasing a vacuum. I told her that I would definitely find someone for her. I paged to have an associate to go meet this woman. When I came back from my break, I was surprised to see her still waiting for someone. By this time, I went to another department and asked who is in charge of that specific area. The associate told me that I have to go get the keys at Customer Service. I was on my way to inquire about the keys when I was stopped by a CSM. When I explained the situation, I was informed that that was not my job and get back to work as a Cashier. A half hour later the customer shows up and says that she still has not seen anyone and really wants that vacuum. The customer that I was currently serving, overheard our conversation, and seeing my frustration with the situation, said that in this case I should call the store manager as I did exercise all other options, and being a former associate herself she understood the situation. I called the store manager and explained the situation to him. He also was very upset that I got a response like that from a CSM. He agreed with me in saying the customer always comes first. Anyway, he made arraignments to meet this customer personally at the designated area. 20 minutes later, just as I'm about to go on my lunch hour, I see this poor woman with the biggest smile on her face with her vacuum. I refused to leave my cash until I saw this poor woman cash out. When it was all over with, she came around and gave me the biggest hug ever and said thanks for your help. Therefore, thank you to all store managers out there. We certainly count on you for direction.....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    low-cost labour work in retail store

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    discount card i.e. 10% off

    Cons

    cutting working hours unreasonably without any notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they won't listen anyway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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