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Walmart Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
8,782 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative (in 76 reviews)

  • They care about work life balance as well as overall employee to company engagement (in 73 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 173 reviews)

  • Do not want to provide full time which allows them to not provide health insurance (in 362 reviews)

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  1.  

    its a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Filler in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Order Filler in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    do what you are told and you will be mainly ignored, which is good in its own way. its a job but not much more

    Cons

    you arent a person, you are a robot which needs to do their job. if any manager ends up paying you too much attention they get rid of you. totally expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people are people. just because we arent paid much doesnt give you the right to treat up like slaves. that said, keep paying me and ill be there every morning

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's sad, really.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The experience is unparalled. You're given a VAST amount of responsibility even as a low-level supervisor that place you toe-to-toe with a store manager of another company. The relationships with coworkers is closer to being in a family than having a job.

    Cons

    The payscale is laughable at best. The politics between management is reminiscent of high school and is incredibly unprofessional. There is favoritism. The stores are understaffed and you will always be short-handed. Management doesn't care if you are short-staffed. The general leadership tactic they practice and openly TEACH new management and supervisors is fear based. "Do this or else". I love the company, I love my job, I even like a few of my superiors, but none of that changes the fact that this is the worst job I have ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give opportunity to someone other than your friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    So/so

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Walmart part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the employees were great to work with, some of the managers acted like they were children.

    Cons

    Was denied training due to my temporary position, subject to the whims of the other employees who would take advantage of my willingness to help out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide hands on non computerized interpersonal relationship training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    No Promotion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Palmdale, CA

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

    Pros

    same schedule every day and every week. crew was good.

    Cons

    pay was low, was passed up for promotions 3 times, and each time was not passed up by someone hired in house, it was always a new hire who then I had to train them to do there job. High turnover rate, you are expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from with in, dont ask people to work off the clock, and let people do the job they get paid for not the extra projects that you should be hiring a construction team for.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Kind of upset with the pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Associate in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Associate in Oxnard, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It Is a huge store to work in and I really enjoy the work there and will try to be there as long as I can.

    Cons

    Bad pay only 8 an hour when I tough the minimum wage was supposed to go up to 9 here in California.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your maintenance workers more please I just got hired for maintenance and I really wanted to do electronics but they said no so they gave me maintenance and for only 8 an hour like really

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Can you have a career at Wal-mart

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can move around and learn different things with out having to change Companies. all kind of shift to fit your life style. 10 Precent discount on merchandise.

    Cons

    Top heavy management that all have different views of how the store should be run. Their direction is always changing depending on who's in charge. They don't follow the basic belief of respect for the individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if you really follow the belief 's this company was founded on. Train trust follow up retrain if nessary.

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

    A joke

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glendora, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glendora, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to see weird people

    Cons

    Management is terrrible terrible terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth

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

    Shocking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oxnard, CA

    I worked at Walmart part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best reasons to work there is willingness to train and length of training,

    Cons

    Unorganized, not stable, rarely has full time opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More professional, more organized and better attitudes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I was under-appreciated and under-paid. Harassed by management, but not based on my JOB PERFORMANCE.

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    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    occasional bonus checks and an occasional manager that knows what their doing, better than you!

    Cons

    They choose their management on a friendship basis, your evaluations are based on WHO you are friends with, rather than being based on your performance!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base your evaluations on peoples skill level, not on your personal opinions of their life-style!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Customer Service Managers unappreciated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Simi Valley, CA

    I worked at Walmart part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not a lot of pros. Opportunity to advance or change positions. Can work longer hours than the regular staff. Discount is a plus. You can lose weight because you run around a lot.

    Cons

    Management stresses an open door policy but don't give you the time to discuss. Very limited training. No access to research yourself since you cannot be on the computer system unless you are on the clock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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