Walmart Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. Wont code you for job you perform, will cross-train to take advantage of your abilities while keeping you minimum wage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Duarte, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Duarte, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Fellow associates are down-to-earth when they're not jaded

    Cons

    Gossip - even amongst management
    "Open Door" policy is corrupt
    You wont get paid to perform jobs that are above your pay grade.
    Tend to give minimum raises at evaluations.
    Only promotes sheep, or friends of higher up management
    Schedules you below full time to avoid giving benefits. Will not hesitate to ask you to stay and work a full time week. I have even been told in advance I'd be working full time that week but that they could only schedule me so many hours in the system.
    This place is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful. A lot of your policies are illegal. Listen to the little guy. Stop taking advantage of people in desperate situations. Code people for the job they perform and pay accordingly.

  2. Part time Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Palmdale, CA

    I worked at Walmart

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You meet exciting new people.

    Cons

    For part time hours they would give you anywhere from 32-36 weekly. If you needed to request a day off you had to hunt down the department manager to get them to sign off on it, even then they would lose the form and schedule you anyways. Management does not care for their employees, No communication, so every cashier had their own rules of doing stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to listen to your employees, have their back, give proper training for everybody to be on the same page!

  3. do not work there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    managers are never on the same page

    Cons

    managers never on the same page.

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  5. Crappy place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clarita, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You get a pay check.

    Cons

    Managers play favorites. They also don't pay their employees enough for what they're expected to do. I've been there almost two years and am expected to handle almost everything in the store on a regular basis, only making minimum wage. Good luck trying to go to school while working here. Kept getting scheduled during times I said I'm not available and got told how "out of line" I am for having my availability anything less than full while working in retail, especially at a 24 hour store. "I might understand if you were helping a sick family member or something, but school isn't an excuse." Manager's words, not mine. Pretty much your only chances at getting a promotion are if you're in good with someone or if you get REALLY lucky. They give pay raises when you hit you're one year anniversary, but they're extremely small (as in, consider yourself lucky if you get more than 20 cents).

    Advice to Management

    Be attentive to your employees' needs and quit playing favorites.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Low Pay for demanding work / management don't care

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -Good Coworkers
    -Flexible hours/ will work with you

    Cons

    -Management sucks / over payed
    -Raises and promotions suck
    -No leadership

    Advice to Management

    -your fired

  7. Helpful (1)

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing at all every thing there is horrible

    Cons

    Was my first job and they didn't even train me, I complained about it and they still did nothing, employees there would roll their eyes at me when I would ask questions, nobody's friendly, alot of weird people go to Walmart...

    Advice to Management

    No comment

  8. Helpful (1)

    Fun workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling is a huge plus for those who attend school. Not many hours are given even if you are a great worker. Amount of hours and promotions are not based on merit.

    Cons

    Getting a promotion is not easy when you're not sucking up to the managers. Hours of hard work and compliance doesn't come close to a cup of coffee.

    Advice to Management

    Management should really dedicate more time and effort to analyzing the work of those in charge. A lot of the time the work isn't being done and nobody seems to care to do it.

  9. Good place to shop but not the greatest place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, CA

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

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

    Pros

    good benefit
    ok co workers
    - Met some amazing people from different background

    Cons

    Just like any other company, you are underpaid and overworked. There isn't career advancement. Its a revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    keep manufacturing positions in the states. Offer more training and advancement to keep your staff happy. A revolving door company is not good and stop offering jobs to anyone that is willing to work for cheap

  10. Helpful (1)

    A Waste of my time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Zone Manager in West Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Zone Manager in West Hills, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Associates who just want to provide for their families, customer focused with hopes of being recognized and promoted by the upper management team.

    Cons

    You are showered with the notion that the associates get quarterly bonuses for their hard work. I worked 3 yrs. and received 1 bonus. We were always told that all other expenses whether it be store accidents, equipment repairs come before the associates. If you speak up, you are looked at as a trouble maker. Management rather sit in the office than interact w/ customers & associates.

    Advice to Management

    Sam Walton harnessed that associate/customer service/family friendly atmosphere. Where did it go?

  11. Crap. pure Crap

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Santa Clarita, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fairly Decent pay, at the time. Paid vacation, sick time..

    Cons

    Rude People, Rude Managers, Not family oriented for the workers, Over worked.

    Advice to Management

    How about Promoting people who actually deserve to move up and not let, managers promote the people that will sleep with them to get ahead. Also, don't deny someone a possible promotion when they go on leave to care for a sick or elderly family member, and base it on, "you left to go do whatever" so I gave it to someone with less experience.

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